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Spicy Honey

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 to 3 chili peppers* seeds and stems removed, halved or sliced


  • In a saucepan over medium-low heat, cook the chili peppers and honey, stirring often, until the honey reaches a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to low, then allow the honey and chilies to continue cooking for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the honey to cool for 30 minutes.
  • Pour the honey (chili peppers included) into a jar, then seal and place in the refrigerator.
  • For best flavor, chill the honey for at least 4 to 6 hours prior to using.


Base the amount used on the heat level you prefer (and the chilies you use). Mature chilies (tending to be red or shades of yellow and orange) tend to work best.
Some of our favorite options include:
- Red jalapeƱo: Medium heat
- Fresno pepper: Medium heat
- Cayenne pepper: Upper-medium heat
- Habanero: Extra-hot
- Scotch bonnet: Extra-hot
- Ghost pepper: Super-hot