Everyone has great memories of foods from their childhood. Honey Joys are a classic Australian kids party treat made from Corn Flakes, so simple and easy to make, like Rice Krispies Squares! I call them my Cornflake Cupcakes!
Are Honey Joys Australian?
Yes. If you've never heard of Honey Joys you're probably from North America. That's because it was part of the Kelloggs marketing here in Australia for different uses for their cereals. This recipe is a classic Kellogg's recipe, found on the back of the box of your Kellogg's Corn Flakes. It's just like Rice Krispies Squares were advertised in North America. I suppose pre-internet, that's how cereal companies got us to use their recipes. I have an old Kellogs recipe for Caramel Rice Krispies which the kids also love eating.
Kids Birthday Party Foods
Everybody has great memories of kid's birthday party foods. Here in Australia, Honey Joys are a staple at kids birthday parties and at school fetes, or bake sales. This recipe is super easy to make, and absolutely delicious. Other popular Aussie birthday party foods are Fairy Bread (basically sprinkles on buttered bread) and Chocolate Crackles (rice krispies with cocoa and coconuts). Honey Joys are quicker to make than Rice Krispies Squares, with an easier cleanup.
How to make Honey Joys
They're so easy to make, only take about 15 minutes! Here's what to do in a nutshell;
- melt butter, sugar and honey in a pot
- add the cornflakes
- spoon into muffin pans
- bake for 10 minutes
The original Honey Joys recipe used ⅓ cup sugar and 1 tablespoon honey, but I modified because I love more of a honey taste. Sugar is the ingredient that makes the Honey Joys hard and combined together. If you increase the honey but decrease the sugar, it will be too soft and fall apart. I don't love them rock hard, you can adjust the sugar/honey rations to your preference.
This recipe will make 24 individual small cupcakes, which you need to prepare both tins right away (I made 12 cupcakes using jumbo cupcake tins). The corn flake mixture will set quickly, if you bake one cupcake tin at a time, so prepare both.
How Long will Honey Joys last?
Truthfully, not very long at my house! If you place them in an airtight container, they will last 2-3 days in the fridge. Thats' only true if your kids don't know they are there, otherwise they won't last the day! Easy to make a day or 2 before your party.
- make this recipe with Cocoa Pops or Special K
- mix in small marshmallows or sprinkles
- replace honey with maple syrup
- substitute cornflakes with leftover popcorn to make Honey Joys
This classic Australian kids recipe is always a hit. An quick and easy treat, especially with summer or school holidays coming up. I know you're kids will love it! Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 6 tablespoons /90g butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey generous tablespoons
- 4 cups cornflakes
- Preheat oven to 300°F/150°
- Prepare 24 muffin tins lined with small paper muffin liners.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter, sugar and honey together until frothy.
- Add cornflakes to the hot butter mixture and mix until coated.
- Quickly spoon into prepared muffin tins and bake for 10 minutes.