Gross gross gross gross gross. There's nothing you can do in Texas that doesn't potentially involve bugs. Not even laundry. Gross.
i made honey comb the other day from scratch. it worked really well. after the chocolate dried (over night) it tasted just like store bought. but better. i used dark chocolate chips instead of milk. mmmm, chocolate.
Here's the recipe:
1 cup of sugar.
1 cup of dark corn syrup.
1 tablespoon of vinegar.
1 tablespoon of baking soda.
2 cups of chocolate chips
What to do:
1--Line a 9x13 pan with foil, grease it with butter and set aside.
2--In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and vinegar.
3--Cook and stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
4--Cook on high, without stirring until the liquid boils and the candy thermometer reaches 300°F. (hard crack stage-- drop of a bit of it in cold water. if you take it out and it snaps, it's ready. if it's still bendable, keep it boiling.)
5--Remove candy from heat, then quickly stir in the baking soda and mix well.
6--Pour into buttered pan but do NOT spread (don't want to pop the bubbles.)
7--After it's cool, break it into pieces.
8--Melt chocolate chips in double boiler (or microwave) and dip the pieces into it. Stick 'em in the fridge to cool faster.