Homemade Hard Honey Candy Recipe

December 10, 2018 youtube

This recipe was so much fun to make! 😋 My daughter, Helena, enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and I’m so glad she decided to try this. So if you’re looking to make some holiday candy that isn’t filled with corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, table sugar, powdered sugar or any toxic chemical added for flavor and taste, you’ve come to the right recipe. And this is easily adaptable to any shape or flavor.


          ⚪  1/2 CUP 100% PURE HONEY

          ⚪  2 TEASPOONS SEA SALT

          ⚪  PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL (optional)

          ⚪  ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL (optional)


1 / Pour honey into pot, heat up over low heat for taffy and cook until light brown OR high heat for hard candy and cook until golden brown.

2 / Turn off flame and add essential oil. Start with 5 drops of peppermint OR 10 drops of orange. Add more or less of what you prefer in the next batch.

3 / Coat butter on a plate or dish and pour honey mix on the buttered surface. Allow it to cool for about 5 minutes or until your able to work it in your hands.

4 / Lightly butter your hands and then stretch and shape honey to your preference. And you’re done! 🤗


If you’re wanting a taffy-like consistency, cook the honey on a lower heat. If you’re wanting hard candy like we showed in my video, cook it at a higher temperature. Once the honey has cooled and stiffened, you can begin to stretch it and shape it. Be careful because as soon as you notice it hardening, make sure to begin shaping it how you want it before it becomes too hard. For Christmas we plan on making candy canes by twisting it in a straight line after stretching as much as we can and then adding peppermint oil. Yum! 🍭


You can definitely eat this without any additions but adding some salt gives it an even more delicious taste. I’ve been asked what it tastes like and the taste closely resembles a Werther’s candy. Sweet with a little salty flavor. If you want to add some essential oils for the holidays, such as peppermint or orange essential oils, mix them in after turning the flame off and before pouring it into the dish to cool. Peppermint is strong so you won’t need as many drops and orange is very light so you’ll need more drops.

And that’s all there is to it! This is super simple and super fun! My favorite way to do recipes. 😍 If you try the recipe, let us know how it goes! Did you add any additional ingredients? What different shapes did you make? We want to hear all about it. Thank you for watching and have a great day! 😘


  1. Aet says:

    The first three tryes were a fail. The fourth try was edible but I made so little, it was gone in no time. What went wrong? First two attempts I didn’t heat it enough. The third time I cooked it too much and the candy had a slightly burnt flavour. Fourth time was a success but as I said, there wasn’t enough of it. For my fifth attempt I combined the results of my first two attempts and heated it up again. That produced a nice taffy that I can share with my family. I even added some peppermint oil.
    Honestly, if you hadn’t made it look so easy, I would have given up after the first failure. Thank you so much! I’m excited to try to make some throat candy with oregano oil and ginger or something similar.

    • Darci Isabella says:

      Yes, if it’s under heated, you can easily throw it back in the pot and heat it longer. I’m glad it eventually worked out for you!

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