Monday, August 26, 2013

GOOD TASTE: Winnie the Pooh Honey {Hunny} Pops

Hunny Pops inspired by Winnie the Pooh {via homework} (22)Fall is around the corner and with the little ones back to school, cold and flu season will be upon us in no time.

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Hunny Pops inspired by Winnie the Pooh {via homework} (8)So when I was recently watching “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”, I started to “think, think, think” about honey.

Hunny Pops inspired by Winnie the Pooh {via homework} (16)Did you know that honey is a great way to soothe a sore throat? It’s also used as a cough suppressant. According to some studies honey works better than over-the-counter cough medicine for nighttime coughing (source). So while I was taking a trip down memory lane and watching that silly old bear and his adorable friends, I decided to make some HoneyPops.

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HoneyPops (HunnyPops as Pooh would say) only require one ingredient. It’s Winnie the Pooh’s favorite thing – honey!

Of course, you can add a little lemon or cinnamon but I went simple with just honey. Here’s how you make these fun pops.
  • One: Pour about a cup of honey into a sauce pan.
  • Two: Layout out your lollipop sticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or as I used a Silpat.
  • Three: Boil your honey over low to medium-low heat. Keep stirring and boiling until the honey reaches 300 degrees. Use a candy thermometer or if you don’t have a candy thermometer add a drop of the boiling honey to a cup of cold water. When the honey drop hardens and forms a ball it’s ready.
  • Four: Use a spoon and pour a small amount of the honey on to the top of the lollipop stick. Work slowly so a small circle forms.
Hunny Pops inspired by Winnie the Pooh {via homework} (11)Once your pops harden, wrap them in cello wrap or wax paper so they don’t stick together.

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I used a bit of Washi Tape to secure the cello wrap and made some cute Hunny Pop tags using a Disney Winnie the Pooh ink stamp.

Hunny Pops inspired by Winnie the Pooh {via homework} (18)Rewatching the classic The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was so fun. Winnie the Pooh is timeless. I grew up on Pooh and so did my son. Now you can share The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh with your little ones because the BluRay Combo Pack is being released on August 27th. Check out the Winnie the Pooh Facebook page for more information.

Hunny Pops inspired by Winnie the Pooh {via homework} (21) Here are some of my favorite quotes from Winnie the Pooh. They would be cute added to the Hunny Pop labels if you decide to make these. He may be a silly old bear but he was certainly a wise bear.

"I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”

“Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

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“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh.
"There there," said Piglet. "I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.”

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  1. What a great idea! They'd be great as a cute & tasty stirrer in tea too! :) Pooh would love them!

  2. Love these, Carolyn. And you packaged them so beautifully too!

  3. these look awesome. Pinning this for cold season! I also love your first pooh quote about dreaming - almost made me cry!

  4. these look awesome. Pinning this for cold season! I also love your first pooh quote about dreaming - almost made me cry!

  5. These are soo cute! That pooh tag is adorable too! Adds the perfect touch! Would love to have you share this and anything else at my link party!

  6. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  7. these turned out so cute! I love this idea, esp with sore throat season upon us! Very fun and such pretty pictures!

  8. WHAT? Honey pops are AWESOME! I've never seen these before but I will definitely be making some of my own now. Sore throats, or just a sweet craving - these will be a hit with my kiddos for sure.

    If you're interested, I'd love if you shared this with my Show & Tell party going on this week.

  9. I'm popping over to let you know I featured your post on Creative Green Living today. Great job!

  10. These look great! Any idea how long they are good for after you make them??

    1. I don't know for certain. I keep honey in the cupboard for a long time. I'm keeping these honey pops in the fridge and I think they'll be fine. The ones that I left out got soft on a hot day so into the fridge they went.

  11. Honey pops are so soothing during cold season and very hard to find. I can't wait to try these, thanks for sharing.

  12. I'm pretty sure I burned mine... Any suggestions on how to prevent that?

    1. Hi Mandy, You just have to really keep an eye on the temperature. I'm not that experienced at making candy - perhaps the next time try lowering the heat just a little. Good luck. Like anything creative, sometimes it's trial and error. Thanks so much for visiting.

  13. Stopping by from the Inspiration Board Linky. These are the cutest things ever! Great addition for a get-well basket.

  14. These looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  15. Would it still work if you add anything to these pop, like cinnamon or lemon, for added benefits?

  16. Oh I'm sure it would. Just like any candy making, you can add ingredients as long as it gets to the desired temperature and then harden. I'm not a candy making expert though.. :)


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