• 130 grams (4.6 ounces) honey
  • 400 grams (14.1 ounces) sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces) roasted almonds
  • dark or milk chocolate, to taste


  • Mixing Bowls

    Make sure you have at least two sturdy mixing bowls. Stainless steel is ideal for standing up to the heat.

  • Thermometer

    A candy thermometer will help you achieve precise temperatures, crucial for the perfect syrup.

  • Stand Mixer

    A stand mixer with a whisk attachment is your best friend for whipping egg whites to stiff peaks.

  • Shallow Baking Sheet

    Choose a shallow baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool and set the nougat.

  • Small Saucepan

    A small, heavy-based saucepan is perfect for boiling your honey and sugar mixture evenly.


Step 1

Have you ever made nougat yourself? Don't be afraid! The nougat recipe is not as complicated as it might seem at first glance, and the result will not leave anyone indifferent! Here’s the recipe for delicious and soft homemade nougat to please your loved ones!

Step 2

First, place the honey and sugar in a saucepan, and add 50 ml (1.75 fl oz) of water. Heat the mixture and bring it to a boil. Cook for about 10 minutes. To check if the syrup is ready, use the 'soft ball' test: drop a little syrup into cold water. It should solidify but remain soft. Alternatively, cook until the syrup reaches 140°C (284°F) if you have a thermometer. Tip: Be precise with the temperature for the best results!

Step 3

While the syrup is boiling, whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gradually pour the hot syrup into the whipped egg whites in a thin stream, continuing to whip the mixture constantly. Keep whipping until the mixture thickens and the mixer blades start sticking in the mass. Tip: Use a stand mixer to make this easier.

Step 4

Add the roasted almonds to the egg white mixture and mix well.

Step 5

Cover a shallow baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, and grease it well with a vegetable oil of your choice. Spread the nougat mixture on the parchment and smooth it. Tip: Use a spatula for easy spreading.

Step 6

Place the nougat in the fridge and let it harden for 1 hour.

Step 7

Cut the hardened nougat into small pieces.

Step 8

Melt the chocolate, and dip the pieces of nougat in it. Use two forks for easier handling. Spread the glazed nougat pieces on parchment paper. Place them back in the fridge for another hour. Enjoy! Tip: Store the nougat in an airtight container to keep it fresh.


Serving Suggestions and Ideas 🍫:

Once your homemade nougat has set, it’s time to let creativity flow! Cut it into elegant squares or fun shapes using cookie cutters. Place each piece in a colorful candy wrapper to bring out their festive vibe, making them perfect gifts for holidays or special occasions.

For an extra touch of sophistication, serve your nougat alongside a cup of rich espresso or a glass of dessert wine. The intricate flavors pair beautifully with these after-dinner delights, making you the star of any dinner party.

If you are hosting a kids' party, arrange the nougat pieces on a playful candy tray with various other sweets, along with some fresh fruit slices to balance the flavors. 🍓🍇 Your mini guests will thank you with beaming smiles and sticky fingers! 😋


Gluten-Free and Vegan Variations:

Gluten-Free: Good news! This nougat recipe is naturally gluten-free. Just make sure all your ingredients, especially the chocolate, are certified gluten-free to avoid any cross-contamination. 🌾🚫

Vegan: For a vegan nougat, replace the honey with agave nectar or maple syrup, and substitute the egg whites with aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas) whipped to stiff peaks. Ensure your chocolate is dairy-free, and you've got a delightful vegan treat ready to enjoy! 🌿🌱


  • Why is my nougat sticky and not setting properly?

    This might be due to the syrup not reaching the right temperature. Use a candy thermometer to ensure it hits 140°C (284°F).

  • Can I make nougat without a stand mixer?

    Yes, but it will require some serious arm power! A hand mixer can be used, but it might add some extra time to the whipping process.

  • How can I ensure my egg whites reach stiff peaks?

    Make sure your mixing bowl and whisk are completely clean and free of any oil or grease, and whip the egg whites at medium speed until they form peaks that stand up firmly.

  • What can I use instead of almonds?

    You can substitute roasted almonds with other nuts such as hazelnuts, pistachios, or pecans. Just make sure they’re roasted for the best flavor.

  • How do I store my homemade nougat?

    Store your nougat in an airtight container, preferably separated by layers of parchment paper, to keep them from sticking together. They’ll stay fresh for up to two weeks!

  • Can I add other flavors to my nougat?

    Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with extracts like vanilla, almond, or even citrus zest for added flavor depth.

Nutrition facts

Homemade nougat
Recipe Yield:20 servings
Calories:Approximately 225 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):200 - 250
Total Fat:12g
Saturated Fat:4g
Total Carbohydrate:25g
Total Sugars:23g