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Honey Suckers & Candies

Not only for kids, this delicious treats is grown-up approved and perfect for gift giving, soothing seasonal coughs and tickles and is just... the bee’s knees! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Honey
Author: mistymeadowshomestead

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Honey (Preferably Misty Meadows Homestead Honey)
  • 2 Tbsp Water

Supplies

  • Sucker or Candy Molds
  • Sucker Sticks
  • Candy Thermometer
  • Pastry Brush

Instructions

  • Add the sugar, water and honey to a pan.  A quart-size pan works well.
  • Stir constantly, on medium heat, until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, take a pastry brush and some water and wash down the sides of the pan to remove any sugar crystals. Any remain crystals will cause your candy to be gritty.
  • Once your sugar is dissolved and the sides of your pan washed down, put in the candy thermometer and turn up the heat slightly. Let it boil. DO NOT STIR.
  • Once your candy thermometer reaches 300ºF remove your pan from the heat, remove the thermometerm, and gently stir in any flavor you are adding and allow the bubbles to settle down a bit. Don’t wait too long as you don’t want the candy to cool to the point it is no longer pourable.
  • Pour the candy into your molds and allow to cool and harden.