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


This honey joys recipe is one of my favourites to put in school lunches. My kids like helping me make them, especially when they’re going to be everyone’s first choice at a party.

When we’re making this honey joys recipe, my kids’ all-time 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) snack… they’re a trip down memory lane, too! Whether you’re a little kid or a big one, the crispy crackle of these munchable mouthfuls is irresistibly good. They’re the cousins of the infamous Aussie sweet snack Chocolate Crackles, but it’s no doubt which of the two came first!

A Honey Joys Recipe is so easy to follow, if you even need a recipe at all! These crunchy delights are so many Mums’ go-to because there’ll pretty much always be the key ingredients in the pantry and fridge! Honey lasts forever (at least in my house), butter is always there, and corn flakes are so accessible! And if you want to tailor your Honey Joys Recipe to better suit your family and kids’ preferences, it’s so simple! In this Honey Joys Recipe extra sugar is optional, especially because the honey is sugar itself. But you could also add in dried fruit like cranberries or small, cut-up pieces of dried apple. One of my favourite additions for this Honey Joys Recipe is pieces of peach cut up and dried overnight!

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

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:
  • 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


  • I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a honey joy before but I am a big fan of honey so will need to try these out.
    They also look super simple – thank you so much for sharing!


  • These are so simple , yet so delicious. Time to buy more cornflakes :)


  • My all time childhood favourite!


  • I always thought it was just honey and corn flakes. Didn’t realise there was butter added.


  • 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!


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