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Honey-Sweet, Delicious Raw Gluten-Free Cinnamon Honeycomb Chews

~ raw, gluten-free ~

A honey-sweet, nutty, chewy candy best describes this special treat.  If you are bee-gan (vegans that don’t consume bee products), I apologize, but this recipe is built around honey.

Raw honey is far more than a natural sweetener, it’s a “functional food,” which means it is a natural food with health benefits. It contains natural antioxidants, enzymes, and minerals including iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and selenium. Vitamins found in honey include vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and niacin. (1)

I want to point out the importance of using raw honey.  It has a completely different texture, not to mention health benefits than the golden-amber, liquidy store-bought stuff.  Raw honey is super thick, sticky, but ooooh so yummy and much better for you. So don’t skimp on this ingredient.

When putting this recipe together, I used fine almond flour.  This can be achieved by dehydrating almond pulp and grinding it to a fine flour. You could also grind down whole almonds that have been soaked and dehydrated… though this version won’t create as fine as a texture. Lastly, if use store-bought almond flour, you could use that as well.  So you have some options.

I created this candy recipe for my grandparents who struggle with eating hard, churchy candy these days.  My goal was to create a candy that was sweet, full of flavor, soft, chewy but ultimately… healthier than anything you can purchase off the store shelf.  Mission accomplished.   They were well-received by all who tried them.  I hope you enjoy this recipe and please keep in touch below.  Blessings, amie sue

Sweet, Full of Flavor & Soft Raw Gluten-Free Cinnamon Honeycomb Chews, Amazing gift IdeaIngredients:

Yields 36 (2”) candies



  1. Place the almond flour, honey, salt, and cinnamon essential oil in the food processor fitted with the “S” blade.  Process until it turns into a creamy paste.

Fill the piping bag:

  1. It is best to use either a canvas or a silicone piping bag.  I used the piping tip Ateco #808.
  2. While holding the bag with one hand, fold down the top with the other hand to form a cuff over your hand.
  3. Fill the bag 1/2 full.  If you overfill the bag, the excess batter may squeeze out the wrong end not to mention that you will have less control of the bag when piping.
  4. Close the bag by unfolding the cuff and twisting the bag closed. This forces the batter down into the bag.
  5. “Burping” the bag: Make sure you release any air trapped in the bag by squeezing some of the batter out of the tip into the bowl. This is called “burping” the bag.
    • If you don’t remove the air bubbles, they will come out while you are piping your straight line and cause blurps and breaks.  Best to create a seamless line.


  1. Hold the piping bag tip about 1/4″ above the non-stick sheet, at a 22.5-degree angle, and slowly pipe the batter from one edge of the dehydrator tray to the other.
  2. Keep constant pressure on the piping bag as you squeeze out the paste.  This will ensure an even thickness of the line.
  3. After each completed line, stop and retwist the piping bag, working all paste towards the tip.  This will eliminate air bubbles in the bag and give you a solid grip.
  4. Remember: It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just have fun and if you make a mistake, scoop it up, place back in the bag and do it again.

Dehydrate & store:

  1. Place the tray in the dehydrator and dry at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, then reduce to 115 degrees (F) for 16-24 hours.
  2. Once cooled, cut into 2” lengths and wrap in squares of wax paper.
  3. I keep mine stored in the fridge for freshness, but they can be left out at room temp.
  4. These candy chews won’t be hard or crunchy.

Culinary Explanations:

  • Why do I start the dehydrator at 145 degrees (F)?  Click (here) to learn the reason behind this.
  • When working with fresh ingredients, it is important to taste test as you build a recipe.  Learn why (here).
  • Don’t own a dehydrator? Learn how to use your oven (here). I do however truly believe that it is a worthwhile investment. Click (here) to learn what I use.
You can use any piping tip, creating different shapes.
You can use use any piping tip, creating different shapes.
This batter takes a little hand strength as you can see from
my white knuckles. Hehe  Just take it slow and steady.
 This batter takes a little hand strength as you can see from my white knuckles.
Once you have the rows piped out, you can make score marks
with a metal ruler or knife.
Once you have the rows piped out, you can make score marks with a metal ruler or knife.
Cinnamon Bark essential oil

14 thoughts on “Cinnamon Honeycomb Chews

  1. Cathy says:

    yummm! these look tantalising. Thank you for sharing (and you always make every treat look soooo beautiful too). Wishing you Seasons’ Blessings and many thanks for you wonderful recipes, photos and joyful writing across the year. It’s always a delight to get a posting from you. with love, cathy (wales, uk)

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Cathy. I appreciate your warm felt words… needed on a chilly day such as today. hehe I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season. Blessings to you and your loved ones. amie sue

  2. Brenda says:

    Hi Amie Sue,
    Thank you so much for the posting of these beautiful recipes.

    I was wondering if you had some ideas for sugar substitution such as Nu Naturals Stevia.

    Forever Grateful,

    • amie-sue says:

      No I sure don’t Brenda. I created these with a balance of ingredients to create a honey candy. By moving the honey it will totally change the flavor and texture. The texture is the fine balance in order to get it to be like a chewy candy. It takes just drops of stevia to sweeten so the whole recipes would have to be re-created. Have a great day, amie sue

  3. Lily says:

    I love your site

  4. I made these very tasty Cinnamon Honeycomb Chews a few days ago. Boy! Are they packed with a lot of flavor! My daughter loves them! She is a chocolate lover and is not much on cinnamon. It surprised me when she said she really liked them! I thought she’d say they were good but too much cinnamon for her. The best part is she is finally starting to like dehydrated food. She didn’t like dehydrated food much. Said it tasted funny! I told Amie this awhile back. Amie told me to not give up on her. I didn’t make it a big issue. Every time I make something dehydrated I ask her to take a small bite. Now after she takes a small taste test she usually takes the rest of it and finishes that piece. My heart is singing! I couldn’t have done it without these great recipes from you invent Amie! We love most every thing we have tried. Mucho Thanks! Merry Christmas to you and your Hubs!

    • amie-sue says:


      Thank you soon much for posting your experience with these candies. It means a lot to me and it really touched me to read that your daughter is now warming up to the dehydrated creations. All of your efforts and love are being recognized now and my heart sings with you. You are precious!

      Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too. hugs, amie sue

  5. Wow! So sorry about all the type O’s, spelling etc. Laughing.. With the stroke of one misplaced finger twice I lost everything I typed. I was a bit frustrated typing it all again. I didn’t read it over as well as I thought. giggling! Ok, This girl is tired, I can hear my bed calling my name. Good night, Sweet dreams :)

    • amie-sue says:

      Shoot Treasure, I didn’t even notice them. hehe It’s all good. I do appreciate your dedication in leaving a comment for me/us… your efforts mean a lot. :) Have a happy day! amie sue

  6. Natnode says:

    Is it possible to substitute the cinnamon oil for cinnamon powder?

    • amie-sue says:

      Absolutely Natnode. One drop of oil is roughly equivalent to 1 tsp cinnamon powder… so I would use between 1-2 Tbsp of cinnamon powder. I hope this helps. blessings, amie sue

      • Natnode says:

        Yay, I’m excited to make these this weekend. In addition to a 5m 10 or 100 more of your recipes. I’ve been raw for 8 years and your recipes are some of the best I have discovered. I’m also a big fan of my own creations. Food is medicine. Nature provides.

        • amie-sue says:

          Keep me posted on how they turn out for you Natnode. Being able to create your own recipes is the best as each recipe is tailored around your tastebuds, dietary needs, and ingredient availability. :) thanks for the comment. blessings, amie sue

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