Bit O' Honey (Copycat Recipe)


Jeanne Benavidez Recipe

By Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben


Rating:
Serves:
8 - 10
Prep Time:
Method:
Microwave
Comments:

Bit O' Honey has always been one of my favorite candies. It's hard to find anymore so when I found this recipe, I was so excited. It is really good.

Ingredients

1/2 c
honey
1/2 c
extra-chunky peaut butter
2 c
dry powdered milk
1 oz
almond paste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt the honey, peanut butter and almond paste together in the microwave. Stir with a wooden spoon every 30 seconds until reaching the soft-crack stage of 270ºF. Best if you use a candy thermometer.
2
Let the mixture cool to 180ºF. Add 1 cup of dry powdered milk and mix well with a wooden spoon. Add the other cup of dry powdered milk and knead until well combined. Roll out on wax paper until candy mixture is approximately 1/2 inch thick.
3
Cut into strips (@ 3/4 inch wide and 2 inches long). Let sit to slightly harden and then wrap each piece in wax paper to store.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #copycat-recipes


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19 Comments

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Michael Novak imacoconut
Saturday, August 22 at 4:19 PM
I agree with Stephen it tastes like a power bar. I cooled it to 180 and added powered milk and I could not stir it in I added a 1/4c water to get the rest of the milk in. Then had to add more powered milk to make it turn out right. You can find bit-o-honey at the dollar store. But loaded with garbage! Thanks for sharing!
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Stephen Strickland Stricksw
Jul 20, 2014
As I get older I have gotten where I pay more attention to labels and avoid as much extra chemicals as I can, like all the unpronounceable ingredients! I also try to avoid modified sugars like high fructose corn syrup...it was truly disappointing last time I went to buy some bit o honey and saw it was mostly just that. So, time to make it at home!
I really appreciated your recipe and it came out very delicious, but it seemed with the peanut butter it tasted more like a peanut power bar. That's not bad, it just wasn't what I remembered. I tried another recipe that didn't call for any nut butter and it came out hard and much less pliable. I think your recipe was much closer to the mark. Here's what I changed today that seems to be almost there. Instead of peanut butter I used almond butter, same quantity...1/2 cup. This I think is what makes the difference in pliability. I added about a 1/3 cup of slivered almonds as well. I seemed to remember little bits of almond in it when I was little. Finally, I used a magic bullet to finely powder the powdered milk. Maybe it's the brand I was using, but it was like instant coffee sized chunks that didn't mix up very well. Powdering the powdered milk made folding it in much easier. The rest I did the same. I laid out a large sheet of parchment on my marble and cut on that after rolling out the candy. It is really yummy! Thank you!
Stephen
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Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
Mar 24, 2013
Patti, I corrected the powdered milk amount. It should have been only 2cups. So sorry for the confusion. Next time I'll test the recipe again before I post it. I haven't made this recipe in a long time.
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Patti Thompson pattilt
Mar 24, 2013
Could the problem be that in the 'ingredients' you listed 2 1/2 cups of powdered milk, but in the 'directions' you only instruct to add 2 cups of it? I, too, love this candy. I have only been able to find it at Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) which has a lot of different retro candy, surprisingly.
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deb baldwin messinthekitchen
Dec 28, 2011
Okay Jeanne, I thought I was doing something wrong..Let me know how this version turns out, and I will try it again. Thanks for taking the time to fix this.