On a trip to Cracker Barrel for breakfast I discovered this honey stir stick
and was suddenly inspired to make some of my own. After all, I prefer to avoid corn syrup when possible and this would be the perfect addition to some fall packages for my friends and family.
Making these sticks IS INCREDIBLY EASY! however, my first attempt was an EPIC FAIL..because I followed some bad bloggy instructions. Nevermind that though! I’m going to share with you the EASY! and FUN! way 🙂
You will need some Honey. GLORIOUS GOLDEN HONEY..I know a local beekeeper and so I went with a local honey which is rich and full of flavor.
Place some honey in a saucepan and heat it on medium heat till your candy thermometer reads 300 degrees which takes about 15-20 minutes. You can start by heating just 1 cup of honey which can yield about 16-24 sticks depending on size.. mine are about 1.5 inches. Make sure to stir the honey frequently this will keep it from boiling over. Once your honey reaches 300 degrees let it cool for 2-3 three minutes. By letting the honey cool it makes it easier to drizzle the honey in a circular motion over the lolli sticks.
And it is that SIMPLE! heat, stir, drizzle, and VOILA! ENJOY! you can decorate the sticks with craft stickers and wrap.. that’s the FUN part! and the BEST PART is You can pick your favorite tea or coffee and share with a friend. AFTER ALL NOTHING SAYS FRIENDSHIP LIKE TEA & FUZZY SOCKS 😀
Stay Creative ❤
P.S. If you are worried about the honey destroying your pan… don’t freak out.. I used a non stick saucepan and once I was done making the lolli’s I added some water to the pan and reheated it for a few minutes..by doing this the honey cleaned out of the pan with no problems..