Candy & Confectionery Recipes > Honey Treats

How to make honey treats:
These sweets/candies can be flavoured with vanilla, lemon or strawberry and are traditionally coloured pink. See Cooking with Sugar for information on the tricky process of boiling sugar.


4 cups (2 lbs) granulated sugar
2/3 cup (3 fluid ozs) water
3 tablespoons clear honey
3/4 cup (6 fluid ozs) light/single cream
1/2 tablespoon butter
strawberry, lemon or vanilla extract
natural pink food colouring
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Place the sugar in a heavy-based pan with the water and stir over a low heat to dissolve the sugar.
- Stir in the honey, cream and butter and boil until a sugar thermometer registers 290of (145oc).
- Quickly stir in the flavouring and coloring and pour on to an oiled slab.
- Leave to set, and then cut into small squares.