Surprisingly, yes. You can easily freeze honeycomb, and the best thing about this is that it can last in the freezer for a very long time and retain its amazing taste and crunchy texture.
Honeycomb is one of the most delicious and healthy snacks available. I like to always keep some in my kitchen for whenever I crave a sweet and fun treat.
Lucky for me, I have found the best way to store my honeycomb for the longest time possible without worrying about any change in their perfect taste or their heavenly crunch.
Freezing honeycomb is your key. Although, refrigerating your honeycomb is possible, yet, it won’t preserve your fresh honey comb for longer than a week. And of course, leaving them inside a container on the counter is a big no. They will lose their crunch instantly.
How can I freeze honeycomb?
Once you have your freshly made honeycomb, follow these steps carefully to ensure proper freezing of your honeycomb.
- Make sure that your honeycomb is completely cool to at least room temperature before you attempt to freeze it.
- Separate your batch into small portions and freeze them separately so that you can only take out the portion you need out of the freezer without defrosting the whole batch. Remember, you can’t refreeze honeycomb again once it defrosts.
- Place each separate portion of honey comb in a separate freezer bag.
- Squeeze as much of the air as you can out of the freezer bag before sealing it. I prefer to use a zip-lock bag and seal it all except one corner where I put a straw in and release the left of the air out, then seal this corner.
- Label all the freezer bags with the date of freezing and its contents so that you can distinguish it from all the other food in the freezer.
How long can honeycomb stay in the freezer?
Honey comb can last in the freezer for up to a year!
Yup, that’s right. It can withstand freezing for as long as 12 months. That’s why, freezing it in small portions is preferred.
Bear in mind, though, that the more sealed and airtight the freezer bag containing the honeycomb is, the longer it can retain its crunch and taste in the freezer. It is important to properly prepare the honeycomb for freezing.
How to defrost frozen honeycomb?
All you have to do when it comes to thawing the frozen honeycomb is just move the honeycomb from the freezer to the counter and allow it to defrost for 2 to 3 hours.
Try to only thaw the portion you are going to eat.
Tips that guarantee successful freezing of your honeycomb:
These 3 tips will ensure a perfectly frozen honeycomb that can last for up to a year in the freezer.
- I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to release as much of the air as possible from the bag containing the honeycomb. Exposure of the honeycomb to air in the freezer will cause it to soften up and won’t be as fresh as before freezing.
- The fresher you freeze your honeycomb, the more preserved it is going to be in the freezer. So avoid delaying the freezing step if you are going to freeze it anyways.
- You can’t refreeze honeycomb. Freeze it in small separate serving-sized portions so you won’t have to refreeze any excess.
Frequently asked questions:
Now that we know all the steps to proper freezing of the freshly made honeycomb, time to share with you some of the questions that I came across that might help you.
Can you freeze Crunchies?
Theoretically speaking, you can freeze your Crunchies bars. However, why would you need to?
They would probably have a far beyond-use date.
Can I freeze honey?
Unfortunately, it is impossible to freeze honey. No matter how long you leave it in the freezer, it simply won’t solidify. It will, however, thicken up a bit.
Can I refreeze honeycomb?
Once frozen honeycomb thaws, it starts softening up and loses its crunch. That’s why, freezing it again is a big no-no. The outcome will definitely be either too soft or too brittle, so certainly not enjoyable.
However, if it was mixed with other ingredients, and let’s say, baked, then you might be able to freeze it again, but in a different form.
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