Scare Sugar away this Halloween with Manuka Honey as a Natural Sweetener

Manuka honey is a fantastic sugar substitute for your Halloween baking and treats. Not only does it offer a delicious flavor, but it's also rich in nutrients and boasts skin-friendly antibacterial properties. Let Manuka honey enchant your Halloween for a healthier celebration.

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#1. Halloween Sandwich Cookies

Get into the Halloween spirit with these delightful Manuka honey cookies! Perfect for kids, these spooky treats are fun to make.

Here's how.



1 ½ sticks softened butter
1 ¼ cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup New Zealand Honey Co. manuka honey
⅓ cup coconut sugar
½ cup smooth peanut butter


4 tablespoons softened butter
¾ cup smooth peanut butter
½ cup icing sugar
½ teaspoon salt


With your favourite spooky Halloween candy.



1: Melt half a stick of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add oats and cook while stirring until toasted. Spread onto parchment paper to cool.

2: In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, mix the remaining stick of butter with honey and coconut sugar until pale and fluffy, add peanut butter and mix until well combined.

3: Add oats and dry ingredients to butter mix and stir until well combined. Roll out dough between two sheets of parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut cookies into rounds. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden.


1: Mix all filling ingredients together until smooth.
2: Transfer to a pastry bag.
3: Pipe on to one cookie and sandwich with another.
4: Decorate the cookies with remaining icing and candy

Can not have enough!

“I just love this honey and now I start using with a lot of recipes and baking yum”

- Bakeel - New Zealand

#2. Pumpkin Spice Face Mask with Manuka Honey

This homemade manuka honey and pumpkin face mask will leave your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Here's how.


2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon New Zealand Honey Co. manuka honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1: Mix pumpkin puree and manuka honey in a small bowl.
2: Add ground cinnamon and nutmeg to the mixture.
3: Stir until you have a smooth, consistent mixture.


1: Before applying the mask, make sure your face is clean and free of makeup or other skincare products.

2: Using clean fingers or a soft brush, apply the mask evenly to your face, avoiding the eye area.

3: Relax and let the mask sit on your face for about 15-20 minutes. You may experience a slight tingling sensation, which is normal due to the natural enzymes in pumpkin.

4: Rinse your face in warm water and gently pat your face dry.


  • Pumpkin is rich in vitamins and enzymes that can help exfoliate and brighten your skin.

  • Manuka honey has natural antibacterial properties and can provide moisture and promote skin healing.

  • Cinnamon and nutmeg can help improve circulation.


Make this Mask using our Manuka Honey UMF 10+

My only skincare routine now

“Manuka has changed my life.. my skin!”

- Mariana - United States.

#3. Pumpkin Spiced Latte with Manuka Honey

This all-time favourite will fill your home with the comforting aroma of pumpkin spice and honey, perfect for those cosy fall moments.

Here's how.


  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee or 2 shots of espresso
  • 1/2 cup milk (any kind you prefer)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons New Zealand Honey Co. manuka honey (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice blend (or a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves)
  • Whipped cream (to garnish)
  • Cinnamon or pumpkin spice for dusting


1: Brew a strong cup of coffee or prepare 2 shots of espresso.

2: In a small saucepan, heat the milk over medium-low heat. Do not let it boil; you just want it to be steaming hot.

3: In another saucepan, add the pumpkin puree, manuka honey, and pumpkin spice blend. Heat over low heat, stirring to combine the ingredients. Let this mixture warm for about 2-3 minutes, ensuring it's well-mixed.

4: Pour the brewed coffee or espresso into a large mug.

5: Slowly pour the steamed milk into the coffee while stirring gently to combine.

6: Add the warm pumpkin, honey, and spice mixture to the coffee and milk, stirring well to incorporate all the flavours.

7: Taste the latte and adjust the honey to your desired sweetness level.

8: Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin spice. Enjoy!

The best added sweetness

“My wife and I use this product in everything hot beverages, recipes, fruit basically anything we’d add sugar to as a sweetener. We love it and it’s highly nutritious !!!!!!!.”

- FS - United States

#4. Ghoulish Green Smoothie with Manuka Honey

This ghoulish green kiwi smoothie is the perfect way to kickstart your day with a spooky twist and a burst of vibrant flavour.


2 ripe kiwis, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
1 tablespoon New Zealand Honey Co. manuka honey
A few ice cubes
Chocolate (for decorating glasses)


1: Blend all ingredients
2: Pour into glasses.
3: Add a spooky touch to glasses with drizzled chocolate and Halloween-themed straws.

Delicious 😋

"I have a hard time not hunkering down with a spoon and just eating the whole jar. I do eat a teaspoon every day. I also use it in tea and homemade lemonade in place of sugar."

- Cynthia - United States

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How to Choose Your Manuka Honey

The most rigorous testing for genuine manuka honey is the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF™) grading system.

Since honey is one of the most faked foods there is and manuka specifically is packed full of great benefits, opting for UMF™-graded manuka honey gets you the best stuff guaranteed.

But which grade is right for you?

For a general, daily wellness boost, opt for the lower grades:


UMF™ 5+ | MGO 83+
UMF™ 10+ | MGO 263+

For more antibacterial properties and easing medical complaints, opt for the middle grades:


UMF™ 15+ | MGO 514+
UMF™ 20+ | MGO 829+

For the best antibacterial effects and for addressing more significant medical issues, aim higher:


UMF™ 24+ | MGO 1122+

UMF™ 26+ | MGO 1282+
UMF™ 28+ | MGO 1450+


Still unsure what’s right for you?


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Get Your UMF™ Manuka Honey from New Zealand Honey Co.

All our manuka honeys are independently tested to the highest UMF™ standards, so you know you’re getting the real deal.

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