Honey Spice Throat Drops
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 5-10 drops protective blend essential oil
  1. Put all the ingredients except essential oil in a heavy pan and cook slowly over medium heat until it reaches the "hard crack stage."
  2. Resist the urge to turn the heat up higher to speed up the process. It will burn unless you keep it on medium and check it often.
  3. Once you can drizzle a spoonful of the syrup into a cup of cold water and have it turn to brittle threads--take it off the heat immediately.
  4. Wait about 30 seconds to a minute and then add the essential oil.
  5. Stir.
  6. Pour into a buttered cookie sheet.
  7. Fold edges of the candy into the middle until cool enough to handle.
  8. Working quickly, pull and roll into long strips...and cut into nickle size pieces.
  9. Allow to cool completely and harden.
  10. If your drops have been cooked long enough, you'll be able to store them in a ziploc bag unwrapped.
  11. If they are a bit soft and still sticky, wrap them in waxed paper squares and store in a ziploc bag.
Recipe by Gracious Rain at https://graciousrain.com/honey-spice-cough-drops/