Monday, April 9, 2012

Skyrim Honey-Nut Treats

Restore 5 Points of Health

Honey Nut Treats can be found all over Skryim.  It's a pretty simple idea, really: nuts+honey+stick = sweet, caloric goodness.   Putting these on a stick totally makes sense, as they're so sticky that the Dovahkiin's hands would stick to his/her sword.  Try explaining THAT to a Falmer.

To be really canon, these would probably just be honey, nuts and spices mixed with boiled honey - kind of like simsimieh, but it's a serious pain in the ass to make and unless you're a professional candy maker, there's no guarantee that it will actually set up.  Instead, I've modified an easier marshmallow treat recipe to get a taste that's authentically Skyrim without the need for a French culinary degree.

When you're making these, take the time to go to a restaurant or craft store and get Candy Apple Sticks.  They're sturdy, the perfect size and look just right.  In the game, these treats are the size of a baby's arm, which I put down to the game rendering.  Using a Candy Apple stick produces a treat that's really just the right size for a real meat human (or Dunmer.  or Argonian.  or...).

"Nothing hits the spot right after a fight like Nuts on a Stick."

Recipe (yields about 2 dozen treats)
3 Cups of Puffed Rice Cereal
(you know, the kind that's got a copyright on the name)
3 Cups of Mixed Nuts (salted or unsalted, per your preference)
1/2 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
2 Cups Marshmallows
3 Tbsp. Cinnamon

Mix the cereal, nuts and cinnamon in a VERY large mixing bowl, and set aside.

Melt the marshmallows, peanut butter and honey in a very large pot over low heat. Stir well until everything is melted and combined.

Pour the melted mixture into the cereal and nuts, and stir well to combine.

We used unsalted peanuts and almonds.  It was kind of like tasty hippie food.

Transfer the mix to a large mixing bowl and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.  The mix is too loose to form into balls when it's warm, and needs to chill a bit to firm up.

Take the mix out of the fridge and with damp hands (not soaking wet, just damp), mold the mix into balls that will be skewered onto the apple sticks. Damp hands keep the treats from sticking to you. Buttering your hands works too, but isn't as effective.

At this point, depending on the heat and humidity at your house, the treats may still be too loose to stay stuck on the apple stick. If this is the case, put the rolled treats on a tray and stick them in the freezer for about 15 minutes, then try to skewer them again.

These will keep for a week or more without refrigeration.  Just make sure to wrap or pack them in an airtight container.


  1. Very awesome - I keep seeing these in-game and wanting to eat them. I may try out your recipe =) Whenever I see food in video games, I want to re-create them all and have a huge feast! *BTW you might want to tag your moon sugar post with "skyrim food" and "skyrim recipes" as you did with this one*

  2. This is awesome. My boyfriend and I are planning on making these tomorrow night and playing Skyrim all night long. Can't wait to sink my teeth into this Honey Nut Treat.

  3. I seems like all of the comments for your Skyrim food articles are "Cool! I'll have to try this!" Well I HAVE tried it, and these treats are addictive!

    I altered the recipe slightly, using sliced almonds instead of mixed whole nuts, and I also used natural peanut butter (not sure what you used). I may have accidentally used less marshmallows than the recipe calls for, cuz my treats don't look as gooey as yours.

    Anyway, I really like them. I am going to experiment with different spices next time I make them.

    Your site is very cool! I plan on trying the Skyrim cocktails next... I'll let you know how it goes!

  4. Thanks! Gwen and I have been super busy this year and unfortunately the blog has taken kind of a backburner to our lives, but we've got a whole bunch of recipe ideas lined out and waiting to be made, so stay tuned.

    We'll get 'em out there eventually...

  5. I, too, thought of simsimieh when I saw these ingame, but yeah, making that stuff is /hard/. Glad you found a tasty loophole.

    Someday, I will give these to my real adopted children.