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Homemade Honey Candy Recipe

hen I worked at Cox Honeyland one of my favorite candies was their Old-Fashioned Honey Candy – the kind you can pull! It is delicious, and it’s fun to make! 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, Homemade Candy, homemade honey candy, honey
Servings: 48
Calories: 76kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Wax Paper


  • 2 cups melted honey
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • butter (or butter-flavored cooking spray)


  • Combine the first 3 ingredients and cook slowly on medium heat until it forms a hard ball when you drop it into ice water. It took me about an hour. 
  •  As the mixture gets close to being done, the bubbles from the boil will get a lot smaller and closer together. Pour the mixture onto a buttered cooking sheet. When cooled, pull with buttered hands. Stretch, twist and pull until firm (this is the fun part! ;)) and then form into long ropes and place on waxed paper. 
  • Cut into bite size pieces. If you want, you can roll them in powdered sugar and wrap them in wax paper.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg