Hokey pokey, as far as I knew, was just a song. However, I have learned that hokey pokey is also a candy, with a recipe popularized by Nigella Lawson.
Warning (see pics at bottom of this post):
What makes it work:
The recipe works better if you use 3 T of corn syrup rather than 4.
You need to wait. Do not touch the mixture in the pot for even longer than the 3 minutes the recipe recommends. I waited about 6 minutes the second time. It will look like it is starting to burn.
Don't spread the mixture after you pour it on the parchment - just pour it and leave it.