The first time I made these candies was during the holiday season. I took them to Crossfit one morning (during the Paleo lifestyle challenge) and they were a huge hit. The problem is, it is difficult to eat just one. They are chewy, sometimes chocolatey, and all together delicious!
The recipe is super easy to follow, although it requires a lot of physical labor. My arms are pretty tired right now, so I did not use as much labor as the recipe suggested, and my candies turned out just fine!
- 1 cup of honey - i buy Grandma Bees at Save-on, it is local and raw
- 1 cup of nut butter - I use almond butter - cheapest I found is Costco
- 1 tsp of coconut oil - yep, I just guess
- boil honey to 270F - you do need a candy thermometer for this
- turn off the burner and stir in the nut butter
- put the pot in cold water and stir until stiff- this is where i cheat - I make sure the mix is smooth, but i only stir once in a while to make sure it is not sticking to my pot. I really don't need any extra workouts ;-)
- form candies on parchment pater and chill - I plop them in the freezer
Sometimes I like to dip the caramels in chocolate... that makes an extra nice treat. I have also roasted a variety of nuts and topped them with nuts (then coated them in dark chocolate ;-) yum yum)
I'd love to tell you where the recipe is from, but the first time I got it, I got it from my friend Stephanie. When I needed it again I had to bug her for the recipe and for some reason I wrote it on a piece of paper?
Happy Candy making my friends!!!