Luxury recipes for balls with honey 5 times different! Sweeten your life with us

There is nothing better than sweets and snacks made of honey! So dive headfirst into these great honey ball recipes that will sweeten your life!

You won’t find more delicious recipes, and with ours you can even travel and taste flavors from half the world!

Try them the Indian way or even the Italian way!

Honey balls Struffoli

It’s time to make these amazing little fried balls of fluffy dough, caramelized in honey and decorated with rainbow sprinkles or candied fruit. Struffoli are a typical Italian dessert served at Christmas and you can literally find them in every home and Italian pastry shop.

What will we need

  1. 400 g of flour
  2. 3 eggs
  3. 80 g of butter
  4. 40 g of granulated sugar
  5. 2 tablespoons orange liqueur (or limoncello)
  6. Peel of 1 orange
  7. ½ teaspoon baking powder or baking soda
  8. ¼ teaspoon salt
  9. 600 ml oil (for frying)
  10. 250 g of honey


  1. First, melt the butter in a water bath and let it cool
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour with baking powder and a pinch of salt
  3. Then add sugar, melted butter and liqueur
  4. Make a well in the middle and add the egg
  5. Mix the ingredients together using a wooden spoon
  6. Finally, we add the grated orange peel, mix the ingredients with a spoon and then continue to knead with our hands until we get a uniform dough without lumps
  7. Wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes
  8. After resting, cut the dough into equal parts
  9. Roll each piece on the work surface with your hands to form a cylinder about 1 centimeter thick
  10. Cut the dough roll into many 1 centimeter pieces
  11. Shape the pieces into balls
  12. For frying, we use a pan with a high rim and pour oil over it, which we heat to approximately 180 degrees
  13. We check the temperature with a thermometer or try it with a small piece of dough, if it starts to fry and bubbles immediately after dropping it into the oil, the oil is ready
  14. We fry the honey balls in batches to have better control
  15. The balls will be ready in 30-40 seconds
  16. The struffoli are fried to perfection when they are golden
  17. Then take the honey balls out of the pan and place them on a paper towel to drain
  18. Pour almost all the honey and some rainbow sprinkles into a pot that will hold all the balls (NO balls yet)
  19. We start heating at a very low temperature and stir lightly
  20. Turn off the stove and add the balls
  21. Add one more tablespoon of honey and mix everything
  22. When all the balls are covered in honey and sprinkles, immediately transfer them to a serving bowl while they are still hot.
  23. Sprinkle them with candied fruit and serve

You can keep these Italian balls in airtight containers for about a week BUT they must not be covered in honey or sprinkles. So you fry the honey balls, let them cool and then put them in a storage container.

Amazing balls full of honey and flavor covered in sticky syrup and colorful sprinkles.

Marlenka honey balls

Sweet, sticky, fluffy, these are exactly the balls inspired by the well-known honey dessert. We guarantee that you won’t find a better flavor combination and the dessert bowls will remain empty. Creamy chocolate dough with pieces of fluffy dough inside and on the surface, this combination with honey just won’t get tired! I dare say they are better than the original, but judge for yourself.

What will we need

For balls

  1. 120 g chocolate (chopped)
  2. 125 ml caramel condensed milk
  3. 80g cocoa powder (plus more for coating)
  4. A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  5. 2 spoons of honey
  6. Pinch of salt

For the dough

  1. 450 g plain flour
  2. 150 g of powdered sugar
  3. 50 g of walnuts
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  6. 4 spoons of honey
  7. 60 g of butter


  1. Place chocolate chips and condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl and then microwave
  2. Heat the mixture there for 40-60 seconds and stir while heating until the chocolate is completely melted
  3. Stir the mixture until completely smooth
  4. Stir in cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt until combined and set aside
  5. We will then prepare the dough for the gingerbread sheets
  6. Mix plain flour, powdered sugar, ground nuts and baking powder
  7. Then add butter, honey and eggs to the dry ingredients
  8. We will make a smooth consistent dough from the mixture
  9. Wrap it in foil and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes
  10. We then divide the dough into parts and roll them into patties (they don’t have to be the same, we will crumble the dough after baking)
  11. Place the sheets of dough on a baking sheet and into the oven
  12. Bake them at 180 degrees for 10 minutes
  13. Crumble the cooled honey cakes and set some aside for wrapping
  14. Add the ball dough to the remaining crumbled dough and mix
  15. Let the dough rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour
  16. After that, we begin to form balls from the dough for honey balls
  17. We wrap them in crumbled dough or in cocoa powder
The best honey balls in the style of marlenka dessert with honey and chocolate.

Honey balls without salk

This recipe for honey balls is the Greek version of this sweet. They are made from a simple batter, fried until they have a golden and crispy surface, while still soft inside. At the end, they are dipped in sweet syrup and decorated with sugar and nuts.

What will we need

For balls

  1. 250 ml of lukewarm water
  2. 2 spoons of sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons of active dry yeast
  4. 750 g plain flour
  5. 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  6. 250 ml of lukewarm milk
  7. 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  8. Oil for frying (I used grapeseed oil)
  9. 85 g of crushed nuts
  10. Ground cinnamon (for serving)
  11. Icing sugar (for serving)

For syrup

  1. 250 ml of water
  2. 250 g of honey
  3. 200 g of sugar


  1. Mix water, sugar and yeast in a large bowl
  2. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes until the yeast rises and foams
  3. Add flour, cornstarch, milk and olive oil
  4. Mix with a wooden spoon to combine, then knead for about 5 minutes until the dough is smooth
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it in a warm place for 1 hour, until the dough doubles in volume
  6. While the dough is rising, prepare the honey syrup
  7. Mix water with sugar and honey in a small pot
  8. Stir and bring to a boil
  9. Then lower the heat and let it bubble for about 20 minutes
  10. Remove the syrup from the heat and set it aside to cool
  11. When the dough is risen, we press it to deflate it
  12. We lightly oil our hands
  13. Shape the dough into small balls with your hands and place them on a baking sheet
  14. Fill a small saucepan about ½ full with oil
  15. Heat the oil over medium heat until it starts to bubble
  16. Next, prepare a large tray lined with a paper towel
  17. Carefully start adding the honey balls to the heated oil
  18. Fry the balls for about 2 to 3 minutes, until they are golden brown on all sides
  19. Transfer the fried balls to a tray lined with a paper towel and let them drain briefly
  20. Then dip the balls into the prepared syrup
  21. Once we have all the balls covered in honey and on a serving plate, drizzle with more syrup and sprinkle with ground sugar, cinnamon and nuts before serving

Are you intrigued by the flavors of Greece and would you like to try other traditional Greek delicacies? Join us in preparing this Greek baklava , which is also full of honey and has a nice crispy top!

Fluffy honey balls from yeast dough with coffee and nuts.

Unbaked honey balls

This great recipe for honey balls requires only a few basic and high-quality ingredients to create a great honey dough. These peanut butter balls are packed with energy, and best of all, you only need one large bowl and about 10 minutes of prep time.

What will we need

  1. 250 g oat flakes (not ground)
  2. 125 g natural peanut butter
  3. 125 g of honey
  4. 90 g unsweetened grated coconut
  5. 90 g chocolate (chopped)
  6. 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
  7. A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  8. Pinch of salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to combine
  2. Put the bowl with the dough for honey balls in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour so that it can harden
  3. Then take the dough out of the fridge and shape it into balls about the size of 1 tablespoon
  4. Store the balls with honey in a covered container in the fridge or freezer

Speaking of honey balls, how about making a slightly bigger dessert? For example, one of these honey desserts , which every sweet lover will appreciate.

Fragile honey balls made of oatmeal, honey and chocolate and peanut butter.

Homemade fried balls with honey

These sweet honey balls are among the most popular Indian desserts and are often referred to as “Indian doughnuts”. This delicious treat consists of soft, melt-in-your-mouth fried donuts that are traditionally made from powdered milk and then soaked in sugar syrup overnight.

What will we need

For syrup

  1. 4 green cardamom pods (or 4 teaspoons cardamom powder)
  2. 600 g of powdered sugar
  3. A pinch of saffron
  4. 2 teaspoons of rose water
  5. 2 teaspoons chopped pistachios

For balls

  1. 6 green cardamom pods (or 6 teaspoons of powder)
  2. A pinch of powdered sugar
  3. 100 g of dry whole milk
  4. 40 g plain flour
  5. ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  6. 50 g ghee (or softened butter)
  7. Frying oil
  8. A spoonful of natural white yogurt
  9. Juice of 1 lemon
  10. 4-5 tablespoons of whole milk
  11. Sunflower oil


  1. For the syrup, heat the cardamom, sugar and 500 ml in a saucepan over a moderate temperature
  2. Do not let the water boil until the sugar dissolves
  3. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool
  4. We gradually add rose water and saffron until we get a lightly flavored syrup
  5. Mix crushed cardamom and sugar for the balls
  6. Sift milk powder, flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the cardamom and sugar mixture
  7. Rub in 50 g of ghee or butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs
  8. Add yogurt, lemon juice and enough milk to make a soft dough
  9. Rub your hands with a little sunflower oil and shape small portions of the dough into balls about 3 centimeters in size
  10. Heat the syrup until it reaches the boiling point, then turn off the heat and cover the pot with the syrup with a lid
  11. He heats up the moths for frying in a high pot
  12. Fry the balls in batches at a medium temperature for 5-7 minutes until they are evenly fried and dark brown
  13. Remove them from the pot and then let them drain on kitchen paper towels
  14. Add the honey balls to the warm syrup and leave to soak for 2-3 hours, preferably overnight
  15. Before serving, reheat the balls in honey and serve hot sprinkled with pistachios

You say yes to honey, but are you more of a team of carnivores than cake eaters?
Then go to our other recipes with honey, where you will also find variants for salty dishes. Bake these ribs in honey , for example!

Honey-soaked balls fried in oil and sprinkled with pistachios.

How is honey made?

Honey bees collect nectar from flowers to store as food because the honey provides energy for their flight muscles and provides thermal insulation in the hive in winter.

Bees usually produce more honey than the colony itself needs and consumes. The beekeepers then harvest and bottle this surplus.

Honey begins as nectar collected by bees from flowers, which is then broken down into simple sugars stored inside the comb. The construction of the honeycomb and the constant movement of the bees’ wings causes evaporation, creating sweet liquid honey.

The color and taste of honey varies according to the nectar collected by the bees.

For example, honey made from orange blossom nectar can be light in color, while honey from avocado or wildflowers can be dark amber in color.

On average, one hive produces about 25 kilograms of surplus honey each year. Beekeepers harvest it by collecting the honeycomb frames and scraping off the white “caps”. Once the “caps” are removed, the combs are placed in a centrifuge that squeezes the honey out of the comb.
After centrifugation, the honey is strained and begins to be bottled.

Then it’s time to bottle, label and sell.

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