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

Ingredients

1/2 cup Local Hive Colorado Honey

3/4 cup peanut butter

3 cups Cheerios

Directions

  1. Line a small baking pan with foil and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, warm honey and peanut butter and stir until completely blended.
  3. Remove the pan from heat and stir in cereal until evenly coated.
  4. Place the mixture in foil-lined pan and flatten.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting into 8–12 bars.

 

Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups

Ingredients

3 cups fresh strawberries

3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp Local Hive Florida Honey

Directions:

  1. Remove leaves from the strawberries, then add the berries and lemon juice in a blender, then pour the mixture into a small saucepan.
  2. Cook the strawberry mixture over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Preheat oven to 175°F.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the honey.
  4. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat and spread into an even, thin layer.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

Ingredients

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)

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Pour the almond butter mixture onto the oat mixture and stir until everything is evenly coated. Stir in the grated apple.
  3. Create small round bites with an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, compacting them with your fingers.
  4. Refrigerate the honey bites in an airtight container. They will keep up to four days.