Tuesday, March 23, 2010

honeys joys

In my last post, I said in one of my comments that I made arancini last Sunday and forgot to take photos! Oooppss. Slacker!

So I have no choice but to post another sweet thing. But this is really very good, easy to make and I have not met a kid (big or small) who did not like it. This might not be good for diabetics though.

This again is a recipe from the package.

My husband came home one day and told me that he passed by some elderly ladies selling home-made goodies - jams, cookies, cakes, candies (or lollies, as they say here in Australia), etc - as fund raising for their club. They had all these heavenly, fancy food and all my husband wanted to buy are these honey joys (some call them honey crackles). He said that the grandmas were amused that he was so happy to find them selling it and that he did not fancy the other sweet things they had.

In a way, I could understand the grandmothers there. Honey joys are so easy to make you would not think somebody would think that it is the greatest thing (ever!). But on the other hand, I could not blame my husband, it is not that he likes this so much (and he does like it very much), he said it also reminds him of his childhood. His mom (aka the sweetest mother in law in the world) would often make it for her brood. I guess that is why we have an attachment for certain foods because it brings us back to a certain time or to a certain place. And if it is one of our happy place/memory/thing, wouldn't you want to go back there again and again?

Honey Joys

(Kellogg’s Cornflakes Recipe)

90 g margarine or butter

1/3 cup sugar

1 Tbsp honey

4 cups Corn Flakes

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C.
  2. Melt margarine, sugar and honey together in a saucepan until frothy.
  3. Add Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and mix well.
  4. Spoon into paper patty cases.
  5. Bake in a slow oven (150°C) for 10 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool.

Makes 20 (approximately).


  1. That looks great! Simple and good:)

  2. thanks debbie! it is really simple and good - that's why i love it :)

  3. Those looks so delicious. And "honey joys" sound too charming not to make! Oh and I love the design of your blog!

  4. these look great, no wonder everyone loves them!

  5. thanks rachel and peggy! let me know what you think if you make them. cheers.

  6. What a yummy snack, I love honey but it doesn't get as much attention as it should. Great way to use breakfast cereal :).


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