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How to Make Chile-Infused Honey in a jar

DIY Chile-Infused Honey

This simple recipe adds some zip to regular honey by infusing chile flavors. The recipe makes a 1/2 pint (1 cup) however the recipe can be multiplied to make larger batches. Since it is made with dried chilies the spicy flavor is not overwhelming.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 16 1-tablespoons servings (1 cup of chile-infused honey
Calories 70kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 cup Honey
  • 5 dried New Mexican red chilies (another small chile variety may be substituted to your taste)
  • Half pint jar and lid


  • Place dried chilies in the bottom of the glass jar.
  • In a saucepan over very low heat warm the honey. Note: If you are using raw honey as I did it will solidify over time so either dig some out and warm, or place the open jar in a saucepan of water and bring to a low boil until the honey melts in the jar.
  • When is liquefied and hot, pour into the jar over the chilies.
  • Allow it to cool fully before sealing with a lid. Let it sit for a few days before using. It may be stored at room temperature indefinitely.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 20.3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg