When I was a kid, my aunt would make these honey-taffy treats that I would horde. It was unreal. I was like golem from Lord of the Rings. I would not-so-stealthily steal as many as I could get my hands on. You'll feel the same way when you try them, trust me. I just hope that you can show more self-restraint that a seven-year-old-me. I've made these with all sorts of honey varietals. From Tupelo Honey, Orange Blossom Honey, Raspberry, or just local wildflower honey, these honey-taffy treats are the bomb.
- 1 1/2 Cups of Honey
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; lightly coat with cooking spray.
- Place honey in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, uncovered until honey begins to boil (about 8 minutes). Continue cooking until a candy thermometer registers 280°, about 10 minutes. Quickly pour mixture onto prepared pan, spreading evenly.
- Cool 20 minutes.
- Lightly spray your hands with cooking spray. Using your hands, fold the honey over itself to form a ball. Stretch honey into a long strand (about 2 feet long). Double strand back onto itself twice, pressing ends together. Continue pulling and folding honey for about 5 minutes or until the color changes from dark amber to a soft tan. Wrap in plastic wrap coated with cooking spray, and chill for 10 minutes.
- Coat a knife with cooking spray, and cut the taffy into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 12-inch log. Cut each log into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a log, and wrap each piece in the confectionary paper, cellophane wrappers, or wax paper.