honey pops

wellnessweek

One of our goals for Wellness Week was to come up with an easy treat for on the go than can also provide an increase in, you guessed it, wellness! Our underlying hope was to make it sugar free, but after a few failed attempts using healthy sweeteners we finally gave in that good old cane sugar might be the healthiest option for successful sucker making, or they aren’t so much suckers as they are puddles of jelly.

We will be talking all about essential oils here soon, but for this honey pop we used lemon, which contains natural cleaning properties that promote detox and boost the immune system. Perfect for Winter! You could also use wild orange for colds or calming, peppermint for nausea, ginger for upset tummies. The possibilities are endless!

honeypopsKeep reading for the recipe!\\ 1 cup sugar
\\1/2 cup honey or agave
\\ 1/4 cup water
\\ 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (From Penzy’s)

In a heavy pan, combine sugar, the sweetener of your choice, and water. Over high heat, bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-high and continue to boil until honey mixture reaches 300°F (hard-crack stage), about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Add essential oil, beet juice (for coloring!) and mix well. Pour onto a sil-pat and insert sucker sticks. Cool completely and enjoy!

Comments

  1. Kit Wilson:
    on January 15, 2013 at 10:03 am said:

    Kids can be so picky… It’s such a trick to sneak healthy ingredients into foods kids will actually eat. I’d like to try this with maple syrup candy… Maple syrup is a natural sweetener with twice the calcium of milk. You could add DoTerra’s oil “On Guard” and make a candy for a smallfry with sniffles, since cane sugar lowers the immune system. Last week I tended a grandchild with a cough –who said no to everything except milk. (Sure to increase :( mucus production!) I ended up sneaking puréed butternut squash into her Mac & Cheese so at least she got some vegetables. More ideas like this please, for the grandmas who feed smallfrys now and then… Pretty please?

  2. Carolyn:
    on February 18, 2013 at 3:05 am said:

    This a great recipe for wellness week!

    • on August 22, 2014 at 12:41 am said:

      It’s good to get a fresh way of looknig at it.

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