Honey Joys are my go to snack recipe for school lunches. My kids like helping me make them especially when it’s party food for one of their parties.

Their 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.

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

Our favourite flakes for these are actually Woolworths Crunchy Corn Flakes – the perfect texture for Honey Joys.

Sometimes I’ll let the kids put chocolate chips through the mix or decorate with sprinkles too. YUM!

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:

  • I remember these when I was a child


  • I would leave the sugar out and use a diary free butter / coconut oil. Would rather not use honey as heating honey destroys it from all its beautiful nutrients, but that’s easy to replace with yacon syrup or coconut palm syrup.


  • As a child, I only ever ate these at other kids’ birthday parties so I’m excited to make these myself!


  • I used to eat these all the time as a child and forgot all about them! I can’t wait to make some with this great recipe.


  • This looks so good and it brings back so many memories


  • I will have to make these today for a morning tea treat :)


  • I will have to make these for my boys, I haven’t made them for a million years!


  • i loveee these i use to have these all the time when i was a kiddo…. They are such a nice sweet treat


  • I like that it does not have much sugar or option to just use the honey, but I would be looking for a butter substitute for a vegan version.


  • Definitely will be making these for my upcoming baby shower!


  • Great for kids parties.


  • An old but favourite recipe.


  • Awww, this takes me back to my childhood. These were a regular treat for special occasions.


  • I love the classic Honey Joys recipe.


  • We don’t like heating honey as it strips it from it’s nutrients and all what is left is a liquid candy


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