If you’ve ever had a Snickers, Three Musketeers or a Milky Way bar, you’ve eaten nougat.

It can be creamy, chewy, fluffy, and you’ll find it in candy bars. But what is it? 

Nougat has just two ingredients: egg whites and a sweetener, and that’s usually sugar or honey. Just whip the ingredients together.

 Nougat came long before candy bars. People started making it in the Middle East around the 8th century.

It spread to Europe and became very popular by the 17th century.

In modern times, the large candy companies have taken over making nougat, and corn syrup is often the sweetener.

You don’t have to go to the candy aisle of your local supermarket to get your nougat. If you have eggs and honey in your kitchen, you can make nougat at home today, and you’ll find plenty of recipes on the internet.