Hot Honey Nut Bars


Utilize the trendy hot honey to make a nut bar that is perfectly sweet and salty with a bit a heat.

hot honey nut bars

Brie Goldman

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
36 bars

Hot honey is infused with fresh or dried chile peppers. Find several brands at grocery stores.


  • 1 cup butter, cut up

  • 6 tbsp butter, cut up

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 1 oz salted mixed nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. For crust, in a large bowl microwave 1 cup of the butter until melted. Stir in ½ cup of the brown sugar, 1 tsp. of the vanilla, and the salt. Stir in flour until combined. Press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Using a fork, prick crust on top but not all the way through. (Pricking the crust will help the filling to stick.)

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine hot honey, remaining 6 Tbsp. butter, and remaining ½ cup brown sugar. Bring to boiling over medium-high, stirring often. Carefully add cream; return to boiling. Remove from heat. Add remaining 1 tsp. vanilla and the nuts, stirring to coat (mixture will be quite thin). Spread nut mixture over crust. 

  3. Bake about 20 minutes or until topping is bubbly in center (caramel will still appear quite thin; bars will firm up as they cool). Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan; cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
8g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 137.2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4.7g 24%
Cholesterol 19.6mg 7%
Sodium 89.9mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 16.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Total Sugars 10.2g
Protein 1.1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 27.1mg 1%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.3g
Vitamin D 0.5IU
Alanine 0g
Arginine 0.1g
Ash 0.4g
Aspartic acid 0.1g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 0mcg
Choline, total 3.3mg
Copper, Cu 0mg
Cystine 0g
Energy 574.1kJ
Fluoride, F 0.7mcg
Folate, total 15.2mcg
Glutamic acid 0.3g
Glycine 0g
Histidine 0g
Isoleucine 0g
Leucine 0.1g
Lysine 0g
Methionine 0g
Magnesium, Mg 4.3mg
Manganese, Mn 0.1mg
Niacin 0.5mg
Phosphorus, P 14.9mg
Pantothenic acid 0.1mg
Phenylalanine 0.1g
Phytosterols 0mg
Proline 0.1g
Retinol 61.5mcg
Selenium, Se 2.9mcg
Serine 0.1g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.3mg
Tryptophan 0g
Tyrosine 0g
Valine 0g
Vitamin A, IU 228.9IU
Vitamin A, RAE 62.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.8mcg
Water 4.1g
Zinc, Zn 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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