Easy Honey Candy Crunch

Easy Honey Crunch Candy Recipe

A while back, I bought a copy of Rodale’s Naturally Delicious Desserts and Snacks by Faye Martin. It’s an out of print book, from 1978, but you can still pick up used copies from Amazon.com for only a couple of dollars plus shipping.

I found the basis for this recipe in there, and once I made it, I just had to share. There are some similarities between it and my Honey Nut Brittle Candy Recipe, but this one requires no candy thermometer (yay!) and is almost fool-proof. If you’re craving a sweet & crunchy easy honey candy treat in a short amount of time, this is the recipe for you!

I did test this with coconut oil (using 1/4 cup oil instead of 1/3 cup butter), and while it did well in texture, there is no comparison to the flavor as when you use real, salted butter. So, if you do substitute, keep that in mind and you might want to add a dash of salt/vanilla/cocoa or other flavor-jazzer-uppers.

 

 

Easy Honey Crunch Candy Almond

Easy Honey Crunch Candy

  • 1/3 cup salted butter (see note above about substituting coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds (or toasted sesame seeds)

Line a plate with parchment paper. In a heavy frying pan (I used a stainless steel skillet), melt the butter over medium heat. Add the honey and stir constantly for about three minutes. Add the almonds (or toasted sesame seeds), mix well and stir frequently for another 4 minutes or so, until the mixture starts turning golden brown. It will thicken as you stir.

Spread the mixture onto the parchment paper and pop in your freezer for a few minutes. Using a buttered, sharp knife, score lines in the candy. Return to freezer and let cool completely. Cut/break into squares and enjoy! Store in the freezer or refrigerator. Makes 12 to 16 pieces depending on how large you cut them.

 

Easy Honey Crunch Candy Sesame

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12 Responses to Easy Honey Candy Crunch

  1. Farmer Doug says:

    Hi Jan. This timely post (Happy Valentine’s Day!) reminds me of the old song that goes: “Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey….” :)

  2. Wow, Jan–those look lovely! I really love brittle, I can eat so much of it in one sitting! I need to also say that you have such a knack for photography, I really admire your photos. :)

    I’d love it if you came and shared this (and up to two other posts, if you’d like) at Blog Fest #20. It’s live now! :)

    Farm Girl Blog Fest #20

    Hope to see you over there!
    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

    • Jan says:

      Hi Kristi! I’m a little late to the party, so will hit up this Friday’s! Thank you for the invite and the kind words! :)

  3. Yummy! I have to make this for my children. I’m always looking for healthier treats.

  4. elaine says:

    i’ve been looking for the recipe to make honey and seseame candy would this be it if a substitute the nuts?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Elaine, this is indeed one version of a honey & sesame candy – if you look in the ingredients it says you can substitute sesame seeds with the nuts in equal measure. The bottom picture on this post shows a batch of the candy made with sesame seeds. I hope that helped answer your question! :)

  5. Chantell says:

    It hasnt totally solidifies yet and i am already eating it…. Ahh im bad, but it’s soo good.