In a mixer bowl, add the gelatin and 1/2 cup of the water. Meanwhile, take the other 1/2 cup water and add it to a small sauce pan. Add in the honey, vanilla, and salt. Set the temperature to a medium-high heat, bringing the mixutre to a boil. Place a candy thermometer in the sauce pan mixture and continue to boil until it reaches 240 degrees (soft ball stage). This takes only about 8 minutes, so be sure to keep an eye on it. Immediately remove from heat after reaching soft ball stage.