I must confess I’d never heard of honey sticks until just recently. I don’t really understand why one would to use a honey stick when there’s the ooey, gooey mess of honey spoons – which really is the best part of the honey experience, in my humble opinion…that and how it breaks down the peanut butter on a peanut butter and honey sandwich and swirls ever so lovely depending on how much peanut butter you use and how much honey you pour over the top of the peanut butter (let’s just say I use enough to make it happen).
That said, I can understand that if you are too grown up to still play with your food (though I highly recommend you do once in a while). If this is the case, I can see a need for making your own honey sticks. I can also see the need for adding to your tea at work or maybe if you are having a picnic and you want to take honey with you. There are, admittedly, many uses for honey sticks… just don’t forget the spoon technique – use it once in a while.
Below is a wonderful article on how to do just that. The tutorial doesn’t look like this is a tough process, and there’s even a video of other things you can keep waterproof by using the same technique.
Here are the materials that you will need for this project:
Honey: There are a lot of different types of honey that you can use. You can use any basic honey that you find on the shelf at your grocery store. Or you can find specialty honeys that are made primarily from one type of flower. Each different flower type gives a distinct flavor. Most areas with a lot of farm land will have bee keepers that will sell locally made honey.
Straws: Any plastic straw can work. I prefer to use clear strawing. The process is a little easier if you can see the honey as your are filling the straws. Also a clear straw shows off the delicious honey inside.
Candle: You need a heat source to seal the ends of the straw. I like to use a candle because it is stationary but you can also use a lighter.
Needle Nose Pliers: You need a pair of pliers to pinch the straw and hold it shut while sealing the ends. The narrow tip of needle nose pliers works best.
Recipe Found at: