Homemade honey lollipops are a fun, simple way to make homemade candy with no refined or added sugars. These homemade lavender vanilla honey lollipops are perfect for enjoying on their own or as a tea spoon.
Homemade honey lollipops are so simple to make that you'll always have a batch on hand for a sweet tooth craving or sore throat. They are a perfect natural throat soothing remedy, and are so delicious.
Lavender + honey + vanilla is such a dreamy combination and these natural hard candies are free from any unusual and questionable ingredients, something store bought candy often contains.
How to use homemade honey lollipops:
- As a honey tea spoon, just dip the candy into your tea and let it melt.
- As a cough drop when you're under the weather. Just consume like you would a cough drop or lollipop.
- As a party favor. Wrap the candy in beeswax wrap to reduce plastic waste and stay on theme for a honey themed first birthday party of baby shower for your older guests.
Ingredients you need to make these homemade honey lollipops:
- Honey - if possible use Manuka honey. Manuka honey is the only type that can withstand heat and still maintain some health benefits. It's our favorite and the best for candy making.
- Dried organic lavender - you want to make sure it's food grade so it's safe to eat.
- Vanilla extract - for the beautiful vanilla flavor.
- Cream of tartar - to help prevent the candy from cracking. Works like a charm!
Tools you need to make honey candy:
How to make homemade honey lavender vanilla pops step by step:
Add all of your ingredients into a small sauce pan and mix until well combined. Put over medium heat with a candy thermometer immersed. Heat until honey reaches 300 ° F or 148 ° C.
Pour heated honey into lollypop mold. Add your sticks. Insert so that honey is covering the front and back of the stick. Let it sit and harden at room temperature for 30 minutes. Carefully remove from mold. Enjoy!
Frequently asked questions about honey lollipops:
- How do I store them when they're done?
The honey lollipops will be slightly sticky, like any hard candy would be. I personally store all of ours in a storage container in the fridge for up to three months. Their stickiness does not cause them to stick together in a way I can not easily remove them in my experience.
2. How do I individually wrap them?
We never keep plastic wrap in the house, so I would use some of our beeswax wrap. They would work perfectly cut into small squares and wrapped around the pop. If you plan to do this as a party favor, use new fresh beeswax wraps!
3. How long do they keep for?
Store up to one month at room temperature. Or up to three months in the refrigerator. Or up to six months in the freezer.
4. Can I freeze these honey candies?
Yes. I would individually wrap each pop to prevent freezer burn.
5. Can I add or omit any flavors?
Absolutely. This recipe is completely adaptable to your liking and needs.
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- ½ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon organic dried lavender buds
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
- Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan
- Heat on medium until temperature reaches 300°F or 148 °C
- Transfer to lollipop mold
- Add candy sticks of choice
- Let honey harden at room temperature for at least 30 minutes
Store at room tempreature for one month
In the refridgerator for three months
In the freezer for six months
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 48Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 0g