Honey and Peanut Butter Candy - Surprise Candy hard

Honey and Peanut Butter Candy – Surprise Candy

When I crave something sweet and healthy, my go-to is peanut butter and honey candy. I like to call it surprise candy, as it can turn out either hard and crispy or soft like toffee, depending on the type of honey I use. This gluten-free treat comes together in under 5 minutes using just two main ingredients: peanut butter and honey.

Peanut butter and honey candy is my choice when I want something sweet and healthy. I usually call it surprise-candy, because depending on what kind of honey I use it’s going to be hard and crispy or soft like toffee. You make this gluten-free treat in less than 5 minutes with only two main ingredients peanut butter and honey.

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I like to add some vanilla extract and a pinch of salt, but that’s up to you. Feel free to use any nut butter you prefer, or even Tahini (sesame paste).

Honey and Peanut Butter Candy - Surprise Candy soft

 I love peanut butter, so I usually make these with organic crunchy peanut butter (without added salt and sugar). You can even add some extra nuts in the mixture or cover it in chocolate. The choice is yours.  

Honey

Depending on the type and brand of honey you use, the result will be either hard, soft or something in between. That’s why I call it surprise candy. For the hard crispy result, I used Raw Cretan thyme honey and for the softer one, I used regular blossom honey. The rawer the honey, the harder / crunchier the result will be. Whatever you choose, the taste will be amazing.

Honey and Peanut Butter Candy - Surprise Candy hard
Hard
Honey and Peanut Butter Candy - Surprise Candy soft
Soft

How to make Peanut butter and honey candy

  • The ratio is simple: 1 part honey to 1 part peanut butter, approximately 100 g (3.5 oz) each. You can adjust the amounts as you prefer. In this recipe, I used 3 heaping tablespoons of each honey and peanut butter.
  • Bring honey to a boil in an medium non-stick saucepan. On high heat let the honey boil until it reaches 120C (248F) on a candy thermometer.
  • If you don’t have a candy thermometer: When it start to boil like on the picture below, keep it boiling for another 90 seconds.
boiling honey
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla extract (optional). Use a silicon rubber spatula and mix until well combined. If you want to add some extra nuts you can do so now.
Peanut butter and honey candy mixture
  • Pour the mixture into a small air-tight container, sprinkle some crystal salt flakes over the mixture (optional) and cover with a lid. Allow it to cool before placing it in the refrigerator. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Honey and Peanut Butter Candy - Surprise Candy in form
  • For a thinner candy, spread the mixture onto parchment paper and allow it to cool in the refrigerator.
Honey and Peanut Butter Candy - Surprise Candy
  • You can shape them and then place them in the freezer before covering them in chocolate.
dollops of candy
shaping
dipping  candy in chocolate
Surprise Candy in chocolate
  • Store the candy in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Honey and Peanut Butter Candy - Surprise Candy hard

Peanut butter and honey candy

You make this gluten-free treat in less than 5 minutes with only two main ingredients peanut butter and honey.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Uncategorized
Servings 12
Calories 40 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 candy thermometer
  • 1 medium non-stick saucepan
  • 1 Rubber spatula
  • 1 air-tight container

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp Honey Heaping spoon or 100g (3.5 oz)
  • 3 tbsp Peanut butter Heaping spoon or 100g (3.5 oz)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Crystal salt flakes

Instructions
 

  • Bring honey to a boil in an medium non-stick saucepan. On high heat let the honey boil until it reaches 120℃ (248℉) on a candy thermometer
    boiling honey
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla extract (optional). Use a silicon rubber spatula and mix until well combined. If you want to add some extra nuts you can do so now.
    Honey and Peanut Butter Candy - Surprise Candy mix
  • Pour the mixture into a small plastic food container, sprinkle some crystal salt flakes over the mixture (optional) and cover with a lid. Allow it to cool before placing it in the refrigerator.
    Honey and Peanut Butter Candy - Surprise Candy in form
  • Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours. Remove the peanut butter and honey candy from the food container and cut it into pieces.
    Honey and Peanut Butter Candy - Surprise Candy hard
  • If you want to make the candy thinner, you can spread the mixture on parchment paper and then cool it. Then store it in an air-tight container.
    Honey and Peanut Butter Candy - Surprise Candy

Notes

The ratio is simple: 1 part honey to 1 part peanut butter
  • You can use any nut butter of your choice and even Tahini (sesame paste).
  • You can even add some extra nuts in the mixture or top it with some chocolate.

Βon appétit

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4 thoughts on “Honey and Peanut Butter Candy – Surprise Candy”

  1. 5 stars
    Easy,healthy and delicious! One piece is enough before any excercise to give you power and endurance! 💪🏻A perfect snack , so simple and so tasty❤️

    1. Hello Jared! The amount is as shown in the pictures, but of course, you can increase the quantity as needed. I used heaping tablespoons of peanut butter and honey. Just remember to use equal amounts of peanut butter and honey, and also increase the amount of vanilla extract. Since these are consumed quickly at my place, I usually make 150 grams (5.3 oz) of peanut butter and 150 grams (5.3 oz) of honey with 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.
      I hope you enjoy them just as much as I do!

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