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Honey Candy

Submitted by: akalauni on September 13, 2010
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Honey Candy

Look how pretty this is—Honey Candy–for your…Honey.

It tastes so good and I’ve even been told that it makes a lovely, soothing throat drop. I’m a bit more interested in it as a candy, because, well–it’s just the kinda girl I am.

But to each his own.

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: About 50 small pieces

Ingredients

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. butter

Directions

Put all the ingredients in heavy pan and cook over medium heat until it reaches the hard crack stage. Pour into a buttered cookie sheet. Fold edges of candy into middle until cool enough to pull. Pull and cut it into one inch pieces or roll in balls. Put on a greased cookie sheet. You can leave it there–or you can twist each piece in wax paper or cellophane.

I’d suggest that you wrap it if you want to carry a few pieces in your purse…

But you decide.

Categories: Candy

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  1. 9-13
    7:14
    pm
    Avatar of CindyP

    Oooo, this sounds good. I have to try it! I’m thinking of using some vanilla sugar :)

  2. 10-11
    12:24
    pm
    Avatar of Teresa

    I made these for my husband this weekend. He loves them. I had to use a little powdered sugar to keep them from sticking together. Thanks for the idea!

  3. 10-15
    8:57
    pm
    Avatar of Judy

    Just made your candy….FANTASTIC!!I won’t be buying any store bought throat drops from now on. Thanks for sharing the recipe….OH BTW Buster(my bassett)says thanks. I dropped one on the floor and he got it,he begged for more.Maybe next time will put lemon flavoring in to make honey-lemon.

  4. 10-27
    7:25
    pm
    Avatar of Helen

    Oh, I just have to make some of those for Christmas presents!

  5. 11-3
    2:11
    pm
    Avatar of Helen

    I wanted to add that these would be good for soothing a sore throat. And the addition of essential oil of peppermint might be nice, too, to make honey/mint drops.

  6. 11-4
    9:47
    am
    Avatar of Mark

    For sore throats you could coat the drops in powdered slippery elm bark. Slippery Elm bark powder is approved by the FDA as a demulcent (an soothing and softening affect). I also like to make an extract out of Coltsfoot leaves to add into the cough drops I make. Coltsfoot also has a soothing affect on the throat.

  7. 11-5
    7:50
    am
    Avatar of Dede ~ wvhomecanner

    Mark, what about horehound? Would we need to make a tea and replace the water with it to add horehound?

    dede

    • 11-5
      11:01
      pm
      Avatar of Helen

      I’d be willing to bet that would work, dede. I used to make horehound drops and that’s what I did…made a strong horehound tea and used it as the water portion. Uh, oh, now I’m thinking of honey-coffee drops, or honey-black tea drops, or with e.o. of lemon, honey-lemon drops…

  8. 12-12
    10:23
    pm
    Avatar of LaVonna

    All right, I am not totally new to all of this but could you explain the “pull” part. I am not following that.
    But thanks for the great recipe.

    • 12-13
      12:52
      am
      Avatar of Launi

      Hi LaVonna,

      Pull just means to stretch the taffy and fold it over. If you do that several times the candy lightens up and looks a lot like shiny ribbon.
      :}

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