Honey Hot Sauce Recipe: Quick Fix for Sweet and Spicy Cravings!

This easy hot honey recipe only needs four ingredients and less than 10 minutes! It’s got a special flavour that’s perfect for dipping or pouring over lots of yummy foods. You can make it as spicy as you like.

Once it’s ready, the sauce is just the right mix of sweet and spicy—yum! Drizzle it on chicken or fries, pour it over veggies or pizza, or add it to your charcuterie board for a tasty twist.

Try it with fried chicken tenders or nuggets—now you’ve got delicious hot honey chicken! You can keep any extra sauce in a sealed glass jar at room temperature for up to 3 months. Easy, right?

Honey Hot Sauce Recipe

Honey Hot Sauce Recipe

Hot honey sauce is like a magical flavor boost! It's made with butter, hot sauce, and honey, giving it a rich, tangy, and sweet taste all at once. You can slather it on chicken wings, toast, or veggies—whatever you're craving! The best part? It's a perfect mix of salty, rich, sweet, and spicy flavors. And guess what? Making it is a breeze! So next time you want to jazz up your meal, whip up some hot honey sauce. Easy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 76 kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Small Pot


  • 4 tbsp Butter unsalted, if possible
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Hot sauce make sure it’s vinegar-based
  • Salt just enough to suit your taste


  • Put the butter in the pot on medium-low heat until it melts.
  • Once melted, add the honey and hot sauce. Sprinkle in some salt if you like.
  • Let the mixture simmer gently for about 5 minutes until it gets a little thicker.
  • Taste it to see if you need to add more seasoning. If yes, go ahead and adjust it, then serve.


  • If you don’t like things too spicy, just use 1 tbsp of hot sauce or even less, depending on your taste.
  • Keep the sauce in a closed container in the fridge, like a glass jar with a lid. It should stay good for about a week.
  • I wouldn’t recommend freezing this sauce because it might not be the same when you thaw it out.
  • If you prefer, you can use salted butter and skip adding extra salt.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories76 kcal

Can Homemade Hot Sauce be Bad?

Can Homemade Hot Sauce Spoil?

Yes, it can. If you’ve made your hot sauce at home, it can go bad. Make sure to keep an eye out for any signs of spoilage and store it correctly based on the type of sauce you’ve made. Fresh homemade hot sauces might not last as long as the ones you buy in stores because they might not have as much acidity to preserve them.

How Should You Store Homemade Hot Honey?

If you’ve whipped up some homemade hot honey using fresh peppers, it’s best to keep it in the fridge. But if you’ve used dried peppers, you can store them in a cool, dry place in a sealed container for about 3 months or even longer. That’s all there is to it!

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