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Let’s talk food trends! 


I typically shy away from them as they are all just about buzz and never pan out to be as good as they’re hyped up to be. However, there are a few that truly make the cut. 

One of them, is hot honey


To be honest I believe pepper jelly, which is said to have been around since the beginning of time is very similar. However, there is something about the texture of honey that just makes it easier to use in recipe rather than a spread. Whatever the case may be, this concept is now seen everywhere even there still remains to be only one brand that carries it. (I think now TJ’s is carrying their own brand too)


What do you do with hot honey?


This was the first thing I thought before trying. However, once you explore it with food you stop questioning it. That’s because it truly can go with so many things. When cooking my objective is to add as many flavor dimensions as possible. Hot honey delivers in two ways, with sweet and spicy. Throw that on top of anything and it just elevates the flavors instantly. I’ve seen hot honey on everything from cheese to pizza, ice cream and more. I personally love putting it on carrots, game changer. 


So how do you get around enjoying this concept sans honey

You can easily make a date syrup! 


Date caramel was big years ago, but you can easily boil and strain the contents to create a more syrup like consistency. throw in some red pepper flakes and you have yourself a Hot Date Syrup that replicates hot honey, and may even be better! 



What’s great about this recipe? Everything! It’s quick, easy, affordable, you can use the solid leftovers to make recipes, you can modify the heat, add extracts, throw it on anything and everything, it’s vegan, contains no added sugar, requires just 2 ingredients, can even make for a great gift, and is just so good!



If you love all things with heat, you have to try this new Hot Honey Date Syrup!










Why this recipe is great: 






Packed with flavor 

Contains no added sugar

Tastes just like hot honey, if not better 

















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  • Author: Gabrielle
  • Total Time: 10 MINS
  • Yield: 2/3 CUP 1x


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  1. Soak the dates in 2 cups of boiling water for 10 mins.
  2. Place the dates in a nut milk bag over a pan and squeeze to extract the liquid. Add the red pepper flakes. If you’re weary of heat add 1 tsp and taste, then add more. 
  3. Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until thickened and glossy. (5 mins) Don’t boil for too long or the sauce will burn. Once the sauce starts to stick to a spoon it’s done. It will thicken as it cools and after placed in fridge. If it’s firmed up a lot once in the fridge just add 1 tsp of water and stir to achieve the desired consistency.



  • Prep Time: 5 MINS
  • Cook Time: 5 MINS







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One Comment

  1. This sounds really good. Can I replace the pitted dates with date syrup, and if so, any idea how much would I use?

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