Sweet Treat, Homemade Honey Sticks.

Introduction: Sweet Treat, Homemade Honey Sticks.

About: Avid Geocacher and fan of all things iBles.

This Instructable will teach you how to easily make a honey stick. It's a simple and tasty snack.

Step 1: Materials

1. Honey, of cource! http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/honey
2. A straw, make sure it's not bendy.
3. Sissors
4 Painter's tape.

*This can get sticky*

Step 2: Sealing the End

Pinch one end of the straw closed. Fold a piece tape around the pinched end to keep it closed, then wrap a second piece piece around the circumference of the pinched end to make it honey proof and sealed shut.

Step 3: Air Hole and Fill.

With the tip of your sissors, snip a tiny cut at the edge of the tape of the sealed end. This will let air out and allow you to fill the straw with honey.

Filling:
For me, filling is easy. This is because the lid of my "honey bear" has a hole that perfectly fits the straw. All I have to is incert the open end of the straw into the container, invert the container, and squeeze. The honey will be forced into the straw, and the hole you cut will not allow the air to be compacted at the bottom of the straw. It will release the pressure so that the honey doesn't shoot back out. Finaly, Tape over the hole and enjoy. No more waiting 'till Farmers Markets.

Eating:
You can suck the honey out through the unsealed end, chew on the stick, or try to lick it out.

I haven't tried sealing both ends, but this might be able to be stored if you did.
Bunch several together to make a honey comb.

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    34 Discussions

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    Shastaw2006
    Shastaw2006

    12 years ago on Introduction

    You could also just melt the end of the straw with a lighter, take your fingers to press the ends together and seal. It doesn't burn your fingers, but be careful.

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    xero_o
    xero_o

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the suggestion! I just did my own instructable using the technique you're referring to.

    DIY Honey Sticks


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    imshanedulong
    imshanedulong

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    You could alsom use wax! I've seen honey straws sealed with wax.

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    tiuk
    tiuk

    13 years ago on Introduction

    How do you eat it? Suck the honey out, or bite the straw?

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    Weissensteinburg
    Weissensteinburg

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    What if you froze these, extracted the stick, and used them as tea stirrers?

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    tiuk
    tiuk

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    That's a cool idea. Does honey freeze?

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    ...freeze...cool idea...

    Yeh, well, I thought it was amusing!

    Nice idea for a snack - #2 son would love them, whilst simultaneously gluing himself to the fridge :-)

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    Weissensteinburg
    Weissensteinburg

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    #1 wouldn't like them? (Do you actually call them #1 and #2? ..."One, get over here!")

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    #1 is not so keen on honey.

    I do occasionally call them by their numbers (it's a family thing - my dad calls me #1 son, even though I have no brothers, just a sister), especially if I'm calling them from a distance.

    Mainly, though, it's an identity precaution (just like I refer to my other half as Kitewife because she has a very unusual name that would be easy to track down). I'll keep calling them #1 and #2 online until they're old enough to understand the dangers of identity theft and can decide for themselves.

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    (It's not "1" and "2", though, it's "Number One Son" and "Number Two Son". I think my dad pinched the idea off old Charlie Chan films).

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    imshanedulong
    imshanedulong

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Very efficient... I plan on naming my robot army that way. When I take over the world, I will dedicate my success to instrucables! The general robot even looks like an instrucables robot!

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    X_D_3_M_1
    X_D_3_M_1

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    like jackie chan? rush hour was like hecka cool

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    Weissensteinburg
    Weissensteinburg

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Well everything freezes...im not sure if it would freeze in a normal freezer though..

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    Mathias Re'eh
    Mathias Re'eh

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    it wouldn't freeze in a normal freezer it would just crystalize

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    daninja
    daninja

    11 years ago on Introduction

    We have a hive at our house... From two boxes we got EIGHTY POUNDS OF HONEY!!!