How to Make Bit-O-Honey!

By LeafTV Editor

Bit-O-Honey is a honey-flavored taffy candy made with bits of almond. The store-bought variety started mass production in the 1960's, but this recipe will give you the real homemade taste of taffy.

Homemade honey taffy
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How To Make Bit O Honey

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Melt 1/2 cup of honey, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 ounce of almond paste together. Stir the whole time with a wooden spoon until reaching the soft-crack stage of 270ºF.

Let the mixture cool to 180ºF. Add 1 cup of dry powdered milk and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Let cool to 110º F. Roll the candy out on a cutting board using a rolling pin. While still warm cut into rectangular chunks about one inch long and 1/2 inch thick. Let harden and then wrap in wax paper pieces to store.

Tips

  • Use red and green paper to wrap and store in small hostess bags for Christmas gifts.

  • Use color wrappers pertaining to each holiday.

  • Only use wooden spoons.