Homemade Hard Honey Candy To Soothe Your Sore Throat

by RoomCrush
12 Candies
20 min

There you are, suffering from the worst cold and sore throat you have ever been faced with. So much so, your Amazon wishlist has turned into a full pharmacy filled with hard honey candy, lotion facial tissues, and Vicks vapor rub.

To your horror, when you were ready to hit the process button; the sore throat lozenges are on backorder?!?!?!?!? What?

I know what you’re thinking, homemade hard honey candy is just too difficult of a task to take on.

That, my friend, is not the truth and these candies could be whipped up quickly. I’m going to show you how to create the CUTEST and most soothing homemade honey hard candies that will have your friends and family requesting get well packages from you.

Here’s a secret – making candy is so easy, and if you use cute molds, your friends will think you slaved all day.


You probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen and spice rack. Yup, we can add some spices in the recipe as well to make them more “Gourmet Like.”

The next time I make this recipe I will be creating  Honey Lollipops with this candy mold.

You can add them to your tea icon

Lately, I've been obsessed with bees and honey. Therefore, I've gifted a few bee mugs, and adding Honey Lollipops to the "Get Well Gift Sets" is on my to-do list.

Homemade Hard Honey Candy To Soothe Your Sore Throat
Recipe details
  • 12  Candies
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tb Water
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • Pinch Ginger, grated *optional
  • Pinch Lemon Peel. grated *optional

Get your silicone molds ready and place parchment paper down on the area you will be working to make cleaning up a snap!
Begin by adding sugar, water, and honey to a small saucepan.
Start stirring the mixture on medium heat and continue to stir CONSTANTLY to ensure all the sugar is dissolved.
Once your sugar is dissolved, you can turn up the heat.
If you plan to add flavoring to your candy, you'll want to use a food thermometer. You'll ideal temperature should be around 300 degrees before adding spices such as cinnamon.
You can also add in grated Ginger or Lemon peel; however, I would not recommend this if using a detailed mold.
Allow candy to harden for a few minutes before enjoying them.
  • Some people find it helpful to spray cooking spray for detailed molds; however, I skipped this step, and my candy came out without any issues.
  • Also, I found it best to store my honey candy on a covered plate in the refrigerator. Regardless of any recipe, I tried the candy was just too tacky to leave on the counter. However, I live in a very humid state.
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