Raw & unfiltered local honey can work its way into countless recipes, but our favorites are always the easy ones. These three fun, simple recipes make great replacements for sugar-loaded store-bought treats, getting their sugar from all-natural local honey. You can give each one that special home-cooked flavor by using your favorite local varietal honey from across the U.S.
Honey & Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars
1/2 cup Local Hive Colorado Honey
3/4 cup peanut butter
3 cups Cheerios
- Line a small baking pan with foil and set aside.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, warm honey and peanut butter and stir until completely blended.
- Remove the pan from heat and stir in cereal until evenly coated.
- Place the mixture in foil-lined pan and flatten.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting into 8–12 bars.
Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups
3 cups fresh strawberries
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp Local Hive Florida Honey
- Remove leaves from the strawberries, then add the berries and lemon juice in a blender, then pour the mixture into a small saucepan.
- Cook the strawberry mixture over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Preheat oven to 175°F.
- Remove from heat and stir in the honey.
- Pour onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat and spread into an even, thin layer.
- Bake at 175°F for approximately three hours, or until the surface of the leather is no longer wet, but not yet dry and brittle.
- Slice into strips with a pizza cutter. Roll the strips in wax paper to store and serve. Store in an airtight container.
Apple Cinnamon Cookie Honey Bites
2 cups rolled oats
¼ cup ground flaxseed
¾ tsp cinnamon
½ cup almond butter
3/8 cup Local Hive Clover Honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 grated apple (about 1 cup)
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flaxseed, and cinnamon. In another bowl or measuring cup, stir together the almond butter, honey, vanilla and salt.
- Pour the almond butter mixture onto the oat mixture and stir until everything is evenly coated. Stir in the grated apple.
- Create small round bites with an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, compacting them with your fingers.
- Refrigerate the honey bites in an airtight container. They will keep up to four days.