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(Experiment 145) Crunchie bites

I was at the grocery and saw “Crunchie” still exists. Have not had one in over 20 years, can’t recall they were particularly good but for some reason, I had a craving for it.

Just got 2.5kg of milk chocolate so let’s get started!

PS: Those are REALLY good
You need

  • 72g water
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 7g sifted baking soda*
  • (optional) dash cream of tartar
  • 200g sugar
  • 145g corn syrup
  • ~200g milk chocolate

Instructions

*Make sure to sift your baking soda else you are likely to have clumps

  1. Make sure to prepare all the ingredients before starting the recipe. Line up a pan or baking dish with parchment paper big enough for the hot mixture. Make sure it’s big enough as the mixture will grow 2 times in size
  2. In a pot over medium heat, whisk the water, sugar, honey, and corn syrup until it’s all combined then don’t touch it. It will go from powdery to a clear liquid. Once the liquid reaches 300F ( hard crack), remove it from the heat, rapidly stir in the baking soda and cream of tartar for just 2-3 seconds else you will destroy the air bubbles.
  3. Carefully dump the mix in your pan/baking dish. You can use a spatula to scrape the sides. Do not touch the mixture or you will destroy the air bubbles. 
  4. Let cool an hour then break it either using your hands or a rolling pin.
  5. At this point, you will need to temper your chocolate, see how-to here. Then simply dip each piece into the bowl and lay them on parchment paper to cool.

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