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Honeycomb and Nut Brittle with REAL honeycomb make the perfect gift for your candy loving friends.
I’m back with another homemade gift idea! This time, it’s homemade candy. In the past, I’ve made and gifted homemade traditional peppermint bark, but this year, I’m becoming a little more adventurous.
This year, I’m making Honeycomb and Nut Brittle that’s perfect for all of my candy loving friends! They can enjoy them themselves or leave some out for guests to snack on. The honey flavor really shines thru without being overly sweet.
The base of this Honeycomb and Nut Brittle is a combination of honey, sugar, and water. BUT what makes these extra special and worthy of gifting for the holidays are the honeycomb pieces nestled within the brittle. Before making this brittle, I have never tried honeycomb. I enjoyed eating the honeycomb by itself, in little bite-sized pieces, but you can also spread it on hot toast and biscuits! Who knew? I’m dreaming of spreading it on waffles the next chance I get! I think adding bits of honeycomb in the brittle really gives it that “gourmet” touch :) I also added candied pecans and dried cranberries for some color and a festive touch.
I used Don Victor® Honey in this recipe. Don Victor® Honey is raw, filtered honey, and not heated or processed in anyway. Not to mention, there’s a honeycomb included in every jar so you have everything you need with one purchase! You can find Don Victor® Honey in the Hispanic Aisle at your local Walmart.
To make them gift ready, I will be packaging the Honeycomb and Nut Brittle in cellophane bags tied with a little festive wire. With each bag, I will also be including a jar of Don Victor® Honey and instructions to make the brittle. All of my friends will be able to recreate the brittle at home for entertaining or to enjoy themselves. So fun, don’t you think? I tell ya, homemade gifts are the best :D
So that you can gift Honeycomb and Nut Brittle with jars of Don Victor® Honey, I made a printable version of the instructional tags for you to print out at home. Simply print on cardstock, punch a hole in the corner and tie it around the jar. How much easier can it get?
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- 1 ½ cups sugar
- ¼ cup Don Victor® Honey, look for the Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar
- ¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda**
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup candied pecans, roughly chopped
- Honeycomb from 1 Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar, roughly chopped
Lightly grease one 17.25" x 12.25" rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or a brushing of vegetable oil.
In a medium sauce pan that is at least 6-inches deep* combine the sugar, honey, water, and vanilla. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
Stop whisking and lower the heat to medium low. Insert a candy thermometer and monitor until the mixture reaches the hard crack stage (300F). Remove from heat immediately and add the baking soda, whisking about 3 times just to combine.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan without spreading. Sprinkle on the cranberries, pecans, and honeycomb. Set aside to harden, about 30 minutes. Break into pieces.
*A deep sauce pan is very important because the mixture will foam and rise.
**Make sure there are no lumps.