11 Best Snacks with Honey

11 Best Snacks with Honey

Looking for more ways to incorporate nature's nectar into your diet? Look no further than snacks with honey! It adds a touch of natural sweetness and enhances the flavor profile like no other, and also offers a range of nutritional benefits

With simple ingredients, raw honey, and no artificial sweeteners, satisfy your taste buds with our list of the top tastiest honey snacks and recipes to try now.

Blueberry muffins sitting on a wooden surface.

The 11 Best Snacks with Honey

Don't forget that we have several different varietals of raw honey available to purchase here on our site or at our honey retail store. Use this list as a jumping-off point, and feel free to get creative with the varietal that you use. For the best quality, store honey at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. As we always say, play with your food, add honey, and make your snack unique!

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1. Honey and Cheese

While cheese isn't made with honey, honey is the ultimate addition to any charcuterie board. Honey pairs wonderfully with a variety of cheeses

Whether it's a tangy blue cheese drizzled with honey or a creamy brie spread on a cracker and topped with a dollop of honey, the combination of sweet and savory is simply divine. The honey adds a hint of sweetness that perfectly complements the richness of the cheese.

A charcuterie board spread with various cheeses, fruits, and Bee Inspired Honey.

You can easily elevate this honey and cheese snack by adding other sweet and savory ingredients as well. Cheese pairs surprisingly well with raisins. Different kinds of fruits and even vegetables can create a delicious combination!

If you love condiments on your snack, we recommend trying mustard, dijon mustard, lemon juice, honey butter (any kind of butter, really), and even soy sauce to blend flavors and create the perfect snack. Or, try it with a little ginger, garlic, and black pepper.

Charcuterie board spread with various cheeses, meats, fruits, crackers, and Bee Inspired Honey.

2. Chocolate Fudge

Use honey instead of sugar to create this delicious homemade chocolate fudge.

Made with just 4 wholesome ingredients — honey, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract — this recipe delivers a rich and creamy fudge that satisfies your sweet tooth all while remaining guilt-free. The second best part? No baking required!

Fudge by Bee Inspired on a wooden surface surrounded by the raw ingredients.

3. Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These sweet no-bake honey peanut butter granola bars are a delightful treat that comes together effortlessly (no baking!) with minimal ingredients. 

Packed with honey and peanut butter, and topped with chocolate, they're perfect if you're looking for on-the-go honey snacks. Satisfying, nutritious, and delish.

Peanut butter granola bars by Bee Inspired on a white surface surrounded by raw ingredients.

4. Honey and Nuts

Just like honey and cheese, honey and nuts is a simple yet tasty pairing. The natural sweetness of honey beautifully balances the nutty richness, creating a harmonious taste experience. It is truly the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

It's super easy to make this snack your own. Any nuts, such as almonds or peanuts, will work! If you enjoy baking, feel free to bake your nuts for a couple minutes to give them a smokier taste. All you need is a baking sheet!

Candied pecans in a wooden bowl.

We have several snacks to make with honey and nuts to choose from. If you like spicy foods, give our spicy nut mix a try. Prefer your snacks on the sweeter side? Homemade honey peanut brittle is easy and entertaining to make. Our candied nuts can't be missed either, and can be used for snacking or as a garnish on salads.

Similar to honey and cheese, feel free to experiment with dipping sauces as well! Soy sauce and mustard may seem like an odd things to eat with honey, but the flavors are great together!

Almonds on a wooden surface next to blueberries, a small jar of honey, and a block of cheese.

5. Beetroot Brownies

These beetroot brownies are a delightful twist on a classic treat. Our recipe combines the earthy sweetness of beetroots with rich cocoa powder, creating moist and fudgy brownies. 

Since honey collects moisture, these sweet treats will have an even better consistency than if they were made with sugar! If you bake with honey, you will also get a seemingly professional golden brown crust on your creation. Just be careful not to burn!

Sweetened with honey and naturally gluten-free (goodbye high-fructose corn syrup!), these indulgent yet nutritious brownie honey snacks are sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings in a unique and delicious way.

Beetroot brownies on a dark, hard surface surrounded by the raw ingredients.

6. Honey Seed and Nut Bread

All of the beauty of nuts and honey rolled up into a homemade bread that's perfect for snacking.

This gluten-free, healthy nut and seed bread draws inspiration from Nordic roots. Packed with a variety of nuts and seeds, it offers a hearty and nutritious alternative to traditional bread.

Try spreading it with vegan butter and topping with almonds - and a honey drizzle of course! This flavorful loaf is perfect for those seeking wholesome, gluten-free snacks with honey.

A slice of honey nut and seed bread on a light, hard surface next to the loaf.

7. Honey Bliss Balls

Bliss balls, protein balls, energy balls…these snacks have become a popular choice for creating snacks with honey in recent years. 

They're typically made with good-for-you ingredients like honey, nut or seed butter, and dried fruit. We have several different options, ranging from classic bliss balls with granola and fruit to oatmeal peanut butter honey balls to Eastern Shore Honey nut balls.

Honey nut balls in a white bowl.

8. Honey Carrot Cake Bars with Icing

Love carrot cake but want to ditch all of the added sugar? This recipe for honey carrot cake bars is for you, and the perfect way to get your kids to eat their "vegetables!"

A twist on a classic dessert, they're made with shredded carrots, warm spices, and a touch of honey. Plus, we top them with a tasty cream cheese frosting, giving these bars the perfect balance of sweetness and spice in every bite.

Honey carrot cake bars on a white plate next to a silver spoon.

9. Apple Honey Cake

This apple honey cake is one of our favorite snacks to make with honey.

It combines the natural sweetness of apples with the rich flavor of honey, making it moist and fragrant. Not only is it great for snacking, but you can also serve it as dessert!

Apple honey cake on a baking sheet with apples next to it.

10. Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Fruit 

Our oatmeal cookies recipe is another update on a classic — we're using honey paired with maple sugar to give them the sweetness you know and love.

Made with rolled oats, warm spices, and a touch of honey, they offer a chewy and comforting texture. Perfectly balanced in flavor, they are a delicious choice for an afternoon snack.

Oatmeal cookies with dried fruit on a white surface.

11. Honey Nut Granola

My good friend Joyce made me this Honey Nut Granola as a gift one year for the holidays, and now I start dropping hints for it at around October every year.

Close up of honey nut granola.

Honey Snacks: FAQs

Is it okay to snack on honey?

Enjoy honey as a snack in moderation. While it provides energy and nutrients, excessive consumption (like with anything else!) isn't recommended. Consider portion control, balance it with nutritious foods, and consult a healthcare professional if you have specific health concerns.

What is the best way to eat honey?

It all comes down to personal preference. Many people drizzle it over yogurt, oatmeal, or fresh fruit, spread it on toast, or use it as a natural sweetener in recipes like our list of snacks with honey above. Get creative and experiment!

Are snacks with honey actually good for you?

Yes, there are several potential health benefits to eating honey, thanks to its antioxidant content and antimicrobial properties. That said, while honey is a natural sweetener, it should still be consumed in moderation as part of an overall balanced diet to reap its potential benefits.

Honey ginger cookies on a white surface next to a glass of milk and a jar of Bee Inspired Autumn Honey.

Honey and Snacking: A Natural Sweetener

From nuts and fruits to grains and dairy, honey effortlessly enhances the taste of these snacks, elevating them to new heights of deliciousness. What's more, honey brings potential health benefits to the table as a natural sweetener, making it a smart choice for those seeking a mindful snacking experience.

Honey snacks will fill you up without weighing you down, making it the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. We've also been known to indulge in a little after-dinner treat…and encourage you to do the same.

Woman holding a bouquet of honey lollipops.