| honey joys

May 17, 2009

The last time Sarah made honey joys was when she had a garage sale. As well as her crockery and clothes, she was selling honey joys and cupcakes for 50 cents each. The cupcakes were like little clouds with rose water scented icing, a rose petal encrusted with sugar atop each one. They looked divine and tasted divine. The mess of cornflake honey joys were a mouthful of surprise. I had relegated them to childhood, to fetes with chocolate crackles and toffees that were so hard even if you sucked them all day they wouldn’t decrease in size. But the honey joys were so good they transcended childhood. There’s something about how golden they look in the patty cakes and they have that wonderful crunch as well as the buttery, honey sweetness.

This batch we made didn’t last long. I confess to eating four, one after another. I’m very surprised there was any left to photograph. But they’re so simple to make it doesn’t matter if you eat them all at once.

Honey Joys

90g butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon honey
4 cups of cornflakes

Preheat oven to 150°C.

Melt butter, sugar, and honey together in a saucepan until frothy. Add cornflakes and mix well. Spoon into paper patty cases. Bake in a slow oven for 10 minutes.

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honey joys: 7 comments

  1. Fiona Says:

    This takes me back…I’m gonna make some this weekend 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Tia Says:

    I absolutely love these, I remember so many times taking them out of the oven and ten minutes later they’d be all gone.

  3. sarah Says:

    I love them so so much! Everyone always laughs at the thought of them, but really, they have transcended childhood. Though, I still devour fairy floss and hard toffee given the chance!

  4. Emily Says:

    Can I just say, I have fallen head over heels for your website. I made ‘the sicilian cake’ once upon a rainy day for my Aunt and Uncle when they came over for coffee, and everyone went back for seconds 🙂 We laughed and smiled and had to wipe melted chocolate off our noses (a sign of immense enjoyment). Today I’m having my friends over for a girly movie night and we’re going to munch on these honey crackles. A friend of mine once said ‘life is to be enjoyed and shared’ and what better to share than honey crackles with people you enjoy being around?
    Thanks again for the great recipes,
    Em xx

  5. sarah Says:

    I love honey joys! They are so buttery and warm! I’m glad the site and its recipes are working well for you and you are enjoying it! Thanks so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it! x Sarah

  6. Honey Kennedy» Blog Archive » Trotski & Ash: Sweet Recipes Says:

    […] HONEY JOYS RECIPE I don’t think that cornflakes are particularly amazing on their own or swimming in milk, so why the hell are they so unbelievably good in baked goods? Years ago, I worked in a bakery cafe in Seattle where one of our cookies turned everyone in the neighborhood into spiral-eyed zombies. The secret ingredient? Yep, cornflakes. We served lunch too, but that was of little consequence even around prime lunch time. People would stand in line at to order at the counter and keep their gaze focused solely on the rows of cookies as they slowly disappeared before their eyes, four at a time. People actually started showing up at 7am during the morning coffee rush to try to get a jump on the competition. I can mock them now, but the truth is that every employee at the cafe had stashed one or two away for themselves before the cookie wolves would descend. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe out! […]

  7. Nadia Says:

    It’s after midnight and I’m making honey joys for Winifred’s first birthday party! Gluten free cornflakes. No sugar. Just honey, butter and some sea salt. Maybe even Romy’s mum would approve of them at a birthday party! X

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