Sweet Honeycomb Bites With A Honey Almond Filling
What would we do without honey bees? Their sweet, delicious honey and incredibly resilient beeswax are the stuff dreams are made of! We took some inspiration from these dedicated little worker bees and recreated one of their greatest creations, the honeycomb, as a delicious, unique dessert. The honeycomb pattern on the outside of these bite-sized treats will make them the buzz of the town, and their sweet honey and almond filling is fit for a queen. They're un-bee-lievable sweet treats that are simply too cute and delicious to resist!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty Level: Moderate
For the honey almond filling:
- 1¾ cups almonds
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp honey
For the honeycomb dough:
- 2½ cups flour
- 1½ sticks butter, chilled & cubed
- ⅓ cup corn starch
- 1 egg yolk
- ⅓ cup water
- 4 threads of saffron
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- clean tweezers
- honey for the topping
1. For the honey almond filling, grind the almonds in a food processor until they're finely chopped. Stir together the ground almonds, brown sugar, egg white, and honey in a large mixing bowl until combined. Wrap the filling in plastic wrap, transfer it to the refrigerator, and chill for at least 15 minutes.
2. For the honeycomb dough, knead together the flour, corn starch, baking powder, salt, and cubed butter by hand. Dissolve the 4 threads of saffron in ⅓ cup of water, pour the mixture through a sieve to remove any excess residue, and mix the saffron water into the dough. Transfer the honeycomb dough to the refrigerator and chill for 10 minutes.
3. Once the honeycomb dough and honey almond filling have chilled, remove both from the refrigerator and preheat the oven to 350°F. Roll out the honeycomb dough into a large rectangle and roll the honey almond filling into a log approximately the same length as the dough. Place the honey almond filling at one end of the honeycomb dough and roll everything up into a snug log.
4. Make slightly diagonal cuts in the honeycomb log to divide it into 6–8 equally large segments.
5. Use tweezers to pinch the dough on the outside of the honeycomb bites so that the texture resembles the outside of a honeycomb. If the dough starts to become too soft, place the honeycomb bites back in the refrigerator before moving on to the next step.
6. Place the honeycomb bites on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, transfer the baking tray to the oven, and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Once the honeycomb bites have baked, remove them from the oven and drizzle honey on top.
These honeycomb bites look stunning and taste amazing. Even though they're simple to make, whoever you serve them to will think you had to work as hard as a worker bee to get them looking so good!
Get the recipe for the No-Bake Honeycomb Cheesecake featured in the bonus video.