This hot honey recipe is spicy and sweet — just like sticky yummy manna for your Soul!!! It’s a tasty condiment that will become a staple in your cupboards today. This easy-to-make gem takes only two ingredients and a few minutes to prepare. Add it to a variety of dishes, from breakfast to dessert. Try it with this delicious spicy, sweet watermelon salad recipe – perfect for picnics and barbecues!
The only two ingredients you need for the hot honey recipe are honey and hot peppers. Choose a pepper – for instance, try jalapenos, serranos, or habanero peppers. For this recipe, I’m using Thai chili peppers because they add extra heat and a punch!
Measure one cup of quality honey and one or two fresh or dried peppers.
Remove the stems and slice each pepper length-wise. For small peppers, use the edge of your knife to scrape away the seeds and membrane. For larger peppers, use a pepper corer like this one!. (And if you want extra heat, leave them in!)
Chili peppers have capsaicin which gives peppers their heat, so wear gloves. The capsaicin can linger on your skin for hours after touching them.
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Use a double boiler, and add the honey to the top pan and water in the bottom. Heat the honey until the water begins to boil and the honey starts to simmer.
Remove from the heat and add the sliced peppers. Stir the peppers into the mixture and submerge thoroughly. Don’t worry if a few seeds linger – they add texture and even more heat!
Using a spatula, scrape the honey and peppers into a jar or a bowl and allow the mixture to cool. You can also strain the peppers and seeds, and pour the warm honey into a squeeze or flip-top bottle.
The honey is a natural preservative and will last indefinitely on your counter or in the refrigerator. I used the hot honey recipe to make this spicy, sweet watermelon salad recipe and it’s the bomb! You can also add a spoonful to your oatmeal, or make a spicy toddy using a teaspoon with a shot of whiskey, hot water, and lemon. Spread some on your peanut butter sandwich or morning toast for a quick pick-me-up, or pour over vanilla ice cream. This hot honey recipe will delight your senses and have you coming back for more!
This two-ingredient, hot honey recipe is sure to become a favorite in your culinary arsenal. It can be used on various foods and adds a bit of sweet heat to salad dressings and sauces - even ice cream!
If desired, you can strain the peppers and seeds before pouring them into the jar. If you leave them in the mixture, the honey may get spicier over time. Be sure to handle the chilis carefully as they contain capsaicin which is what makes them HOT! If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves and avoid touching your face or eyes after working with these fruits.
Also, if you make this recipe, please leave a comment and let me know how it turns out for you! You can also share a photo of your dish on my Instagram page with the hashtag #thrivingwithless – Bon Appetit!
If you make this recipe, please leave a comment below and let me know how it turns out for you! You can also share a photo of your dish on my Instagram account with the hashtag #thrivingwithless – Bon Appetit!
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Just made this 2 ingredient hot honey, it’s cooling in a jar right not, I had to taste it, it’s delicious 😋 and so easy. I think il pull Serrano peppers out after it has cooled, but il do taste test first😋
I’m so glad you liked it, Mercedes! Good idea to pull the peppers out after it’s cooled a bit….if you leave them in like I did with the Hot Thai peppers, you may get a little more heat than you wanted!! 🙂