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News / Health & Wellness

Sweet Retreat…Simple Travel Snacks Made with North Dallas Honey

Soon the first school bell will ring and you may be thinking of getting in one last trip. North Dallas Honey Company says, “Pack a punch with delicious homemade snacks for those last minute getaways.” Designing your own snacks not only reduces the sugar and preservative intake, they taste better and are better for you.

Remember that while honey is naturally good, it also provides health benefits. A carbohydrate, honey provides strength and energy and can reduce muscle fatigue in athletes. Honey boosts the immune system and improves the digestive system with its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties.

Adults, try this cleansing tonic every morning: Before breakfast, mix a spoonful of honey and lemon juice from half a lemon into a cup of warm water and drink it.

To get your children off to a great start, North Dallas Honey offers these simple recipes for some tasty treats that kids (and adults) will love. Take them on trips, have them at home, and even include them when packing school lunches.

Honey Krispies

1/3 cup butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
3 Tablespoons North Dallas Honey
7 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 cup chopped pecans

Melt butter in pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and honey. Stir constantly Cook until marshmallows are melted and mixture is syrupy.

Turn off heat and stir until the cereal is well coated, Pour into a buttered pan and spread mixture evenly in pan. Cool. Cut into squares.

Easy Honey-Pops

2/3 cup North Dallas Honey
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup non-fat dry milk
2/3 cup coconut
Lollipop sticks

Mix ingredients in order given. Form into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Insert the lollipop stick into the bottom of the ball. Chill well. Note: Some kids have severe allergies to peanut butter – make sure you check with children's parents before feeding them peanut butter snacks.

Honey Granola Bars

3½ cups oats, quick uncooked
1 cup crasins
1 cup chopped nuts
2/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup North Dallas Honey
1 egg, beaten
½ t vanilla
½ cup brown sugar, packed
½ t salt

Toast oats in ungreased shallow baking pan at 350° F. for 15-20 minutes. In a large bowl, combine toasted oats with remaining ingredients and mix well. Press firmly into well-greased 15½ by 10½ jelly roll pan. Bake at 350° F. for 20 minutes.

Cool and cut into bars. Recipe can be baked ahead and frozen.

North Dallas Honey has been providing local, raw and unfiltered honey since 1972. Look for the bear-shaped bottles with the orange label at your local grocer. Natural honey helps alleviate allergies –- think organic. Adults should take 1 tablespoon of honey a day and children over age 1 should take 2 teaspoons a day. For your convenience, our honey can be found at Albertson's, Central Market, Kroger, Market Street, Sprouts, Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods. Visit

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North Dallas Honey Company ( produces thick and quality honey in 12-, 16- and 32-ounce containers. We also offer our honey in 1- and 5-gallon containers as well as North Dallas Honey Company quarterly gift baskets. For your convenience, our honey can be found at Albertson's, Central Market, Kroger, Market Street, Sprouts, Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods and online at