M (eneffigie) wrote in vegancooking,


Bit-O-Honey was always one of my favorite candies as a kid, but I hadn't thought about them in years. For some reason, though, I've been craving them recently and decided to try to make a vegan version. I found this recipe, which was simple and easily veganized. However, the peanut butter part just sounded wrong. I definitely did not remember a peanut butter taste in the original. So I looked up the ingredients list of the original and found that they actually contain almonds. This recipe still needs a bit of work, but I thought I'd post it and maybe gets some suggestions on improving it.


1 part agave nectar
1 part almond butter
2 parts powdered soy milk

Melt agave nectar and almond butter together in microwave, approx. 30 seconds was all that was needed for 2 T each of agave and almond butter, adjust depending on the size of the batch you are making. (I usually use the microwave as little as possible, but it seemed the best/least messy way to do this.)

Add powdered soy milk and mix until dough-like consistency forms.

Drop "dough" onto waxed paper and pat down until relatively flat (mixture is liquidy enough to flatten itself out the rest of the way).

Allow to cool for a few minutes, then cut into pieces. Roll pieces into little log shapes and place on waxed paper.

Chill for at least 30 minutes.

*Sorry, the photo isn't the best. I can't stand when people add really unappetizing photos to their recipes...hopefully I'm not doing the same...

They're not nearly as chewy as they should be and the flavor is not quite right, but it's pretty close. Though I haven't had Bit-O-Honey in years, these seem like a pretty good approximation to me (flavor-wise).
Tags: desserts-candy(non-chocolate), nuts-almonds, nuts-nut butters, substitutes-dairy-powdered milk, substitutes-honey, sweeteners-agave nectar
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