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Glory Bee Honey Chews are delicious, raw and gluten-free

~ raw, gluten-free ~

The ispiration for this recipe was to re-create the flavor of a childhood candy, Bit o’ Honey. Texturally, I knew that I couldn’t get close.  Those candies were tough… I mean the kind of tough where you bite down, and it creates a hermetic seal between your top and bottom molars, tugging at your fillings, and sometimes pulling them out.

Ask Bob (cough). I once created a care package for him that included Bit o’ Honey candies, many years ago.  Long story short… one of those candies literally pulled a filling out. Oy-vey! Some care package, huh?! hehe

The original Bit o’ Honey candy is made from corn syrup, sugar, nonfat milk, hydrogenated coconut oil, almonds, honey, salt, egg whites, canola and/or safflower and/or palm oil, modified soy protein, natural flavor, TBHQ, and Citric acid.  I decided not to use 96.2% of what they did and the end result… well, these don’t taste like the original Bit o’ Honey’s…. but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t good!

The candies that I created are chewy, but won’t suck out any fillings! They are honey-sweet and leave a good aftertaste in your mouth.  One thing that I have learned is that different raw kinds of honey will give the recipe a slightly different flavor and texture.  We love to use local raw honey and always pick up random jars at the Farmers Market.  So we get sticky-sweet exposure to many different flavors.  As long as you enjoy what is in the jar from your pantry… you will enjoy it in this recipe.

For the almond flour, I used a fine almond flour, not ground almonds.  You can achieve a raw fine almond flour by soaking, removing the skins, and dehydrating almonds.  After dehydrating them and grind to a fine flour texture.  If you don’t skin the almonds, the candies will have brown flecks in them. And if you just use ground almonds, not only will you have the brown flecks, but it will be grainy. If you are not able to do this and 100% raw isn’t your top priority, you can purchase almond flour.

One last important thing that I wanted to point out is 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 skip on this ingredient.   I hope you enjoy this recipe and I would love to hear from you.

up close photo of Glory Bee Honey Chews Ingredients:



  1. Place the almond flour, honey, and salt 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 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.

Glory Bee Honey Chews in a jarCulinary 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).

Glory Bee Honey Chews in a jar
Now that we know what they look like… let’s make them. :)
Slow and steady wins the race when piping Glory Bee Honey Chews

Slow and steady wins the race.

Slow and steady wins the race when piping Glory Bee Honey Chews

Be sure to “burp” the bag.

Slow and steady wins the race when piping Glory Bee Honey Chews

Use one hand to give the bag pressure….

Slow and steady wins the race when piping Glory Bee Honey Chews

And the other hand as a guide.

Slow and steady wins the race when piping Glory Bee Honey Chews

Row one upon completion.

Slow and steady wins the race when piping Glory Bee Honey Chews

Re-twist the bag after completing each row.

Hold the bag at a 22 degree angle.

Hold the bag at a 22-degree angle.

Even pressure will create solid lines.

Even pressure will create solid lines.

As you can see, my bag is shrinking!

As you can see, my bag is shrinking!

Just about done...

Just about done…

I think that they are just gorgeous. :)

I think that they are just gorgeous. :)

Make a mart on tape every 2” as a cutting guide

Make a mart on tape every 2” as a cutting guide

Cut the chews...

Cut the chews…



Wrap and enjoy!

Wrap and enjoy!


4 thoughts on “Glory Bee Honey Chews

  1. These turned out so great!!!

  2. Natalie says:

    I want to make these with coconut flour instead of almond flour. Do you think they will be similar in flavor and texture as with almond flour?

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Natalie,

      Coconut flour is very different than almond flour. The main difference which would negatively affect this recipe is that coconut flour absorbs moisture and can make a recipe really dry in no time. You could try cashew flour (fine ground cashews) or maybe even oat flour. You would have to experiment with those. I hope this helps, amie sue

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