Honey sticks are a great little treat. They are delicious. They are portable. They have an extremely long shelf life. But most importantly, they are easy and fun to make. You may even want to get the kids involved. So here is a simple tutorial on how to make your own honey sticks.
Step 1: Materials
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.