Easy Honey Sriracha Sauce

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An easy and delectable honey sriracha sauce recipe that is sweet, spicy, tangy and enhances nearly any dish it graces!

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❤️ Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • This sauce is super easy to make!
  • You can use honey sriracha sauce many different ways.
  • You only need a few simple ingredients.
  • It’s sweet, salty, spicy and tangy all in one well-balanced finger-licking sauce.
  • Naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free.
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🗒️ Ingredients and Substitutes

Sriracha: The spicy chili pepper flavor of a good sriracha sauce greatly complements the sweetness and creaminess of honey. If you do not have sriracha on hand, any good hot sauce will get the job done!

Honey: I like to use raw honey for both its health benefits and flavor, but any honey will do. If you are vegan or sensitive to honey, you can use another liquid sweetener like maple syrup or agave nectar, though the flavor profile will be slightly different (but still tasty!).

Coconut oil: I find coconut oil blends seamlessly with this sauce, adds a touch of flavor and sheen. I like to use unrefined for this purpose, but refined coconut oil will do, too. If you cannot have coconut oil, sub a neutral oil like avocado oil instead.

Vinegar: I love the flavor that apple cider vinegar imparts to this sauce, but you can sub white vinegar, lemon juice or lime juice in a pinch.

Salt: Salt enhances all the flavors in this sauce. I like to use pink Himalayan salt.

Black pepper: The ground black pepper in this sauce doesn’t add too much more spice, but it does add a nice smoky flavor note.

Garlic powder: Garlic, honey and sriracha are best friends. Adding a touch of garlic powder further enhances the garlic already in the sriracha and brings all of the flavors to the next level.

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🥣 How-to Make Honey Sriracha Sauce

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Simmer.
  3. Enjoy!
A saucepan filled with ingredients like red hot sauce, garlic powder, black pepper and honey.

🍽️ Serving Ideas

  • Use as a marinade for proteins such as tempeh or tofu (if you aren’t vegetarian, I’ve heard chicken wings work well with this sauce!).
  • Use as a dipping sauce for fried foods like fries, hush puppies or mozzarella sticks.
  • Serve alongside an appetizer for a dip or a drizzling sauce.
  • Use as a salad dressing or stir into plain hummus for a fun spin.
  • Drizzle over roasted vegetables or mix into stir-fries.
  • Dunk cauliflower wings into this sauce for a spicy, sticky glaze.
  • Mix with mayonnaise or sour cream for a cooler version of this hot sauce.
  • Toss with rice noodles.
A silver spoon filled with red sauce rests on a light colored table next to dried chili peppers.

❓ Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sriracha sauce made of?

Sriracha is traditionally made with red chiles, garlic, vinegar, salt and sugar.

What is the taste of honey sriracha?

Honey sriracha sauce tastes like a sweeter version of sriracha wrapped into one irresistibly sticky sauce.

How do I store honey sriracha sauce?

Store this spicy sauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to ten days.

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💭 Top Tip

Are you a fan of buffalo sauce? You can make one with this sauce by adding 1/2 cup of butter to the saucepan with the other ingredients!

A wooden honey spoon dripping with honey rests next to a clear glass bottle filled with a bright vibrant red sauce.

🌶️ More Delicious Hot Sauce Recipes

Louisiana Hot Sauce

Peri Peri Sauce

Sambal Oelek Sauce

Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce

A silver spoon dripping with red sauce rests next to piles of dried chiles.

If you like this sauce, you might like my book Hot Sauce Cookbook for Beginners!

Honey Sriracha Sauce

An easy and delectable honey sriracha sauce recipe that is sweet, spicy, tangy and enhances nearly any dish it graces!
5 from 84 votes
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Course: Condiments, Sauces
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Kristen Wood


  • ½ cup honey I like to use raw honey
  • ¼ cup sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil refined or unrefined
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or white vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the sriracha, honey, coconut oil, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes, whisking frequently, until the sauce has reduced and thickened to a syrup-like consistency.
  • Enjoy!


This sauce will keep well stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 10 days.
Please keep in mind that this sauce will continue to thicken as it cools!
You might also like Guajillo Sauce.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This was a really good sauce. I did not have coconut oil so I used extra virgin olive oil and it still turned out perfect. We used ours to coat some chicken wings. YUM YUM!

  2. 5 stars
    I love the complementary flavors of this honey sriracha sauce! Used it on our tofu and it turned out soooo addicting! It was bursting with flavors!

  3. 5 stars
    We all love your honey sriracha sauce with our chicken and fish. It sure gives that uplifting kick to most dishes and it has become our staple in the refrigerator.
    Thank you.

  4. 5 stars
    The balance between spicy and sweet is perfect in this recipe! I want to dunk everything into it!

  5. 5 stars
    The addition of honey in the siracha is delicious and made a delicious sauce. That’s interesting adding butter to this sauce will make a buffalo sauce.

  6. 5 stars
    This sauce was so simple to whip up! I dipped some leftover chicken bites into it and it gave them a whole new flavor! The perfect blend of sweet and spicy.

  7. 5 stars
    Homemade is always the bets, and honey sriracha is my favorite. Pinned to try your recipe soon.

  8. 5 stars
    What an easy sauce with a perfect flavour. We had a barbecue and my family loved it. Will definitely make again.

  9. 5 stars
    Yummm! I love sriracha sauce but adding honey is genius. This’ll be my new dipping sauce!

  10. 5 stars
    We loved your honey sriracha sauce with rice noodles yesterday. I also used some for kids dinner to dip their fries, they enjoyed it, thanks!

  11. 5 stars
    This was perfect with our roasted cauliflower! I loved how easy it as to make. We will definitely be making it again.