• Makes 12
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 4 Ingredients


This honey joys recipe is one of my favourites!

My kids like helping me make them, especially for birthday parties.

When we’re making this honey joys recipe, my kids’ favourite job is to mix the butter, sugar and honey together with the cornflakes. They are also really good at spooning the mixture into the patty pan with paper cases.

These sweet treats are more than just a sweet treat and an awesome birthday party (or sneaky) lunchbox snack… they’re a trip down memory lane, too!

Whether you’re a little kid or a big one, the crispy crackle of this Honey Joys Recipe is so good.

So easy to follow you hardly even need a recipe.

These crunchy delights are so many Mums’ go-to because we will usually have all the ingredients in the pantry and fridge! Honey lasts forever, butter is always there, and Corn Flakes are everyone’s favourite cereal! If you want to tailor your Honey Joys Recipe to better suit your family and kids’ preferences, it’s so simple! You could switch out the honey for Rice Malt Syrup and if you only have Rice Bubbles they could work too.

In this Honey Joys Recipe extra sugar is optional, especially because the honey is sugar itself. You could also add in dried fruit like cranberries or small, cut-up pieces of dried apple. One of my favourite additions are pieces of peach cut up and dried overnight!

Our favourite flakes for these are actually Woolworths Crunchy Corn Flakes – they make the perfect texture. But of course any brand of corn flakes is fine.

Sometimes I’ll let the kids add chocolate chips or decorate with sprinkles. YUM!

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Ingredients (makes 12 )

  • 2 cups Cornflakes (any brand)
  • 2 tbs Honey
  • 40g Butter
  • 1 tbs Castor sugar (fine to leave out)


  1. Preheat oven 160deg and line patty cakes (makes aprox 12 pending how generous you are)
  2. In a saucepan melt butter and combine honey and sugar (if using) in and stir until bubbling. Remove from heat and fold in corn flakes.
  3. Serve into prepared cake pans and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Do you think you'll give this recipe a try?  If you already have, let us know what you thought in the comments below. There are lots of different ways to make Honey Joys - go with the age old traditional recipe (like this one) or you might like to try a few alternatives:
  • These were one of my favourites when I was young. Will have to make them for the grandies.


  • yummy – this brings back so many childhood memories!


  • My kids really like these.


  • I’m going to try this without the sugar, don’t think I need more haha


  • This takes me back to when meal prep was so easy, so simple, with only a few ingredients and such a sweet result.


  • I think I’m gonna make these, I have a heap of cornflakes haha


  • Honey joys are a forgotten treasure of mine.


  • Yum I used to eat these all the time growing up. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.


  • Yummy!


  • Great memories of birthday parties. Thanks for sharing.


  • This certainly brings back some wonderful memories. Will have to give them a go since I happen to have all of the ingredients which is a miracle in itself.


  • This is my kids favourite.


  • OMG, this takes me back to my childhood. These were staple birthday party fare with chocolate crackles and truffles. We all knew how to make these.


  • Thanx for sharing


  • Heard about them but never try it. Thx for sharing


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