2-Ingredient Hot Honey Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Sides, Snacks
A bowl of delicious hot chili infused honey

Spice up your healthy menu with hot honey! With grilling season upon us, this sweet and spicy chili sauce condiment is sure to find its way into your meals. Whether it’s slathered onto grilled chicken, drizzled atop fresh fish or paired with roasted summer veggies, it’s the perfect way to add gourmet flavor to any dish. Plus, did we mention it’s super easy to make?

You only need two ingredients to prepare this DIY hot honey recipe: honey and dried chili peppers! We use a total of six dried peppers in 12 ounces of honey to make our version. Can’t handle the heat? Feel free to use less!

This recipe makes about 48 servings, so it’s great for using throughout the summer season. You can also package it up into mason jars, add some homemade labels and gift it to friends and family and the perfect seasonal gift.

Not sure what to do with your hot and spicy honey sauce? Here are some ideas:

  • Grilled chicken
  • Roasted veggies
  • Grilled or baked steak
  • Kabobs
  • Fresh fish
  • Shrimp
  • Fresh fruit
  • Waffles and pancakes
  • Homemade salad dressing
  • Hot tea

You can even pair it with your Nutrisystem meals, snacks and desserts for an extra sweet and spicy kick! Drizzle some over the menu items below:

Pro Tip: Enjoy this chili infused hot honey recipe in moderation and stick to one to three servings at a time. One serving counts as one Extra on Nutrisystem. You are allotted three Extras per day. (You can easily keep track of your daily Extras in the NuMi app! >)

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Servings: ~48 (1 serving = 1 tsp.)

Calories per Serving: 21

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Extra


  • 12 oz. honey
  • 6 dried chili peppers, chopped


  1. Heat chili peppers and honey in a saucepan over medium heat, just below a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain into a jar.
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