Honey Ginger Chews

June 16, 2017
Great for digestion, motion sickness, colds and sore throats and tasty!
Coconut Free
Corn Free
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
Nut Free
Soy Free
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This seems a bit complicated at first to make, but it's actually really easy! They're a great natural candy to have on hand with tons of benefits. I love making these when I feel a cold coming on or having them handy for longer car rides. My kids love them too! The only thing I'm going to warn you about is close all your windows and doors before making these. It might not be as much of a problem in the winter, but when I first started trying these out it was springtime and the bees came! As soon as I started cooking the honey we had 3-4 bees in our house! Other than that these are pretty simple to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated ginger
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cup local honey

Steps

  • In a medium saucepan combine ginger and water
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer covered for 30 minutes
  • After the ginger has simmered strain out the tea and set aside, you can compost the ginger or do whatever you would like with it. 
  • In a large saucepan combine honey and 1/2 – 3/4 cup of the ginger tea (3/4 is very spicy, so if you want it less spicy use 1/2 cup)
  • Cook honey and tea over medium-high heat until it reaches 260ºF, takes about 30 minutes (the best way to tell if it’s done is to fill a large cup with cold water and drop a little bit of the honey/ginger into it, take it out and try it, once it’s reached the right consistency it’s done. It should be a bit chewy, more like a caramel than a hard candy.)
  • Spread out on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper
  • Once it’s cooled a bit you can start rolling them into bite size pieces and wrapping them in parchment paper. This makes it easy to take them on the road with you. 
  • They’ll keep for months in the freezer.
Enjoy!

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