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Honey Candy

Prep Time:40 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Serves:40
A better-for-you candy that’s homemade? You bet! Try your hand at making Honey Candy using Kodiak’s crave-worthy, crunchy Honey Bear Bites. The hearty whole grain bear bites crushed atop the spiced, cinnamon squares would make Mr. Wonka himself envious.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup honey 
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • extra butter for greasing hands 
  • 1/2 cup Kodiak Honey Bear Bites, crushed
     

Directions

  1. Grease a small, rimmed sheet pan with butter and refrigerate until ready to use. 
  2. In a large, tall pot combine the honey, heavy whipping cream, sugar, and salt.  
  3. Place the pan over medium heat and stir to dissolve sugar until the mixture comes to a boil. Once boiling, do not stir any longer or crystallization may occur.  
  4. Place a lid over the pot for 1 minute. 
  5. Remove the lid and continue cooking until the mixture reaches 280°F. 
  6. Once the temperature is reached, remove the pot from heat and carefully pour the hot sugar into the chilled pan greased with butter.  
  7. Let rest for 20 minutes, or until hot enough to handle.
  8. Lightly coat your hands, or latex-gloved hands with butter, repeating as necessary. Using your hands, fold the candy over itself to form a ball. Stretch the ball into a long strand and fold it over itself twice, then press the ends together. Repeat for about 5 minutes or until the color lightens by several shades. 
  9. Divide the candy into 2 equal pieces and roll each into a log. Cut each log into 1” candies and coat with crushed bear bites.   
  10. Wrap the candies in confectionary or wax paper. 

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