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Homemade Honey Candy Recipe

Easy Homemade Hard Honey Candy Recipe To Try

These homemade hard honey candies are very soothing when suffering from a sore throat.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • Saucepan
  • Candy Molds
  • Parchment paper
  • Candy Thermometer


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tb Water
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • Pinch Ginger, grated *optional
  • Pinch Lemon Peel. grated *optional


  • Get your silicone molds ready and place parchment paper down on the area you will be working to make cleaning up a snap!
  • Begin by adding sugar, water, and honey to a small saucepan.
  • Start stirring the mixture on medium heat and continue to stir CONSTANTLY to ensure all the sugar is dissolved.
  • Once your sugar is dissolved, you can turn up the heat.
  • If you plan to add flavoring to your candy, you'll want to use a food thermometer. You'll ideal temperature should be around 300 degrees before adding spices such as cinnamon.
  • You can also add in grated Ginger or Lemon peel; however, I would not recommend this if using a detailed mold.
  • Allow candy to harden for a few minutes before enjoying them.


Some people find it helpful to spray cooking spray for detailed molds; however, I skipped this step, and my candy came out without any issues.
Also, I found it best to store my honey candy on a covered plate in the refrigerator. Regardless of any recipe, I tried the candy was just too tacky to leave on the counter.