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Honey Drops (DIY Cough Drops)

When my kiddos get sick with a cough or sore throat. A spoon full of honey does the trick.

Not only does it help the scratchy throats they LOVE honey. We even used honey as a bribe to potty train my oldest son. When he did his business on the potty, I gave him a squirt of honey in his mouth.
Worked better than stickers and M&M's!

Being that this is our first year having a child in the school system (Owen is in Preschool) our whole family has been hit hard this fall with colds and sickies that we just can't seem to kick. My youngest son Chase has had a slight cold/cough off and on for weeks. He gets better than he catches something else with in days!

 I saw these on Pinterest I knew I needed to make them asap to help my poor boys throat!

So if you find your self in a house of sick kiddies and you want to give them something to sooth their throat that is all natural whip up a small batch of these drops! They last allot longer than a spoon full honey that's for sure!

Honey Drops


Honey as much or as little as you'd like! I used 3/4 a cup.


In a small sauce pan over low/med heat add your honey. Bring to a low boil. Clip your candy thermometer to the side of the pan. When it reaches about 300 (hard crack stage) remove it from the heat being very careful because honey burns easily!

On a piece of parchment paper or wax paper, pour tsp sized drops leaving room for them to spread a bit.

You can also lay a pop stick and pour about a tbs sized drop on top of it making honey pops... which works great with the kids!

Leave them on your counter to harden. Takes about 20 minutes.

Wrap individually in parchement paper and store in an air tight container. Should last 3-4 weeks.

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  1. What a great idea! This is so fancy-frugal and creative!

  2. What a wonderful idea. I am doing this one for sure! We have a fantastic Kahlua Cinnamon Cocoa. Come on over and try it out. While you are there be sure to check out the Southern Fried Women post and enter to win a great Christmas present from the author!

  3. What a wonderful idea to make your own cough drops! And pure honey flavored... such wonderfully tasty relief!

  4. finally! As I mentioned earlier in a FB post, I had found you, but didn't bookmark you. This weekend I recalled seeing this post about honey drops and for the life of me I couldn't find this page. I did find lots of other posts using sugar and corn syrup and very little honey, so I just devised my own..honey and lemon oil to taste (I used 1/8 tsp) for my first batch, but I didn't measure the honey. I probably used 1/2 cup. Boiled to 300 added the lemon oil (could use orange or lime too) and dropped onto silpat. I wrapped them in unwaxed waxed paper, but they kinda stuck a little. Next time, I'll try the parchment.

    My niece and nephew gave me a quart of local honey for Christmas. It was very very dark honey. Almost too strong for tea. It made perfect drops!

  5. This is a classic recipe that is passed down from one generation to the other. What I like about this is that it is a natural remedy.

  6. Honey along with ginger and lemon can be an effective cough remedy. It's good to know that these products exist. However, it is still very important to consult your doctor to ensure proper treatment and management.

  7. Can you use this for your tea, as a substitute for sugar. also maybe adding a little bit of Cinnamon to it to give it a nice taste. Cinnamon is good for you too. I mix Cinnamon and honey together and spread it on my Toast. Tastes really great. I added more cinnamon, but for the drops you can add less, so you have more honey than cinnamon.

  8. I lovvee this idea! Cant wait to try it!

  9. you are not supposed to give a child under 1 honey! Also, boiling honey renders it impotent for it's curative properties; also, use honey from your local beekeeper; I found mine in our farmers market & he's taught me much

    1. I didn't give a child under the age of 1 honey... My kids are older than that. But thanks so much for your concern......

  10. Thank you for all of your remedies! It's nice that I can make my own. I'm allergic to so many things, so I can either leave the ingredient out or change it for something similar in the recipe! Something I can't do if I went out and bought it!!! xxx


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