How to make honey joys

Honey crackles (also known as honey joys) are a childhood treat for every Australian (found at many birthday parties). You can make them by melting, mixing, and baking. Try to resist for a second. They’re crunchy, sweet, and chewy.

Why you will love it

Yes. I’m the adult who stands at the kids’ party snack table to make sure that all of the honey delights are not gone before I can get one. The sweet and crunchy honey taste brings me back to childhood, and I don’t want to let kids have all the fun. I would never pass up a Honey Joy.

Honey joys are a popular Australian party food for kids. The ingredients are melted together and then mixed with cornflakes. They are light and sweet but also very light, so make a lot.

  • So easy and quick
  • Crispy, crunchy and chewy
  • Honey, butter, and sweet flavor
    • No Special Equipment Required
    • This recipe is dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free.

Honey Joys Ingredients

  • The classic honey joys are made with only the best ingredients, and I have tested and tried my ratios. They are easy to make and have no weird ingredients.
  • Cornflakes Kellogg’s classic cornflakes are the crunchiest. You can also use the gluten-free variety to keep them gluten-free.
  • Honey: The honey flavor really comes through. Since all pet tastes differently depending on where they come from, pick one you love.
  • Butter: Use unsalted butter for this recipe.
  • Sugar A little white granulated granulated is all that you need.
  • Salt Honey joys and optional taste great without salt, but a pinch of it adds an extra depth to the flavors.
  • Optional Ingredients: You can add chopped nuts like peanuts or 100’s and 1,000’s (sprinkles). Use whatever you have, or color code them according to your party theme. You can also add shredded coconut, dried fruit like sultanas, or dried cranberries for an extra chewy factor.

Honey Joys: How to Make Them

    1. Moist ingredients: Start by melting butter, honey, and sugar in a pan over medium heat. But don’t stop here. It’s important to bring the mixture to a rolling boil and then let it bubble up until bubbles cover its entire surface. Then, move on to the next step.
    2. Combine everything: Place the cornflakes in a large bowl, then pour over the honey and butter mixture. Mix until all cornflakes are glistening.
    3. Bake: Divide cornflake mixture into 12 paper cupcake cases and bake until tops begin to turn golden.
    4. Serving: Let the cookies cool down before eating. When they first come out of the oven, they’ll still be gooey and molten. But as they cool down, they become crunchy and delicious. They are delicious when they’re warm but not as crispy.
  • Addition of other ingredients: When adding nuts to your mixture, you should add them before baking. If using sprinkles, however, you can scatter them on top immediately after the cookies come out of the oven. If you want, you can mix the sprinkles through, but some brands will lose their color.


    • ▢ 4 1/2 cups cornflakes (160g / 5.7oz)
    • ▢ Unsalted Butter 115g (1 US Stick / 1/2 cup or 4oz).
    • ▢ 1/4 cup granulated sugar or caster sugar (50g/1.8oz).
    • ▢ Honey, two tablespoons (8 teaspoons) 
    • ▢ Optional pinch of salt
    • ▢ Nuts or 100’s and 1000’s (sprinkles).


      • Preheat the oven to 160C/180C fan forced/350F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake cases. Set aside.
      • Place the cornflakes into a large bowl. Set aside.
      • Combine the butter, honey, and sugar in a small pan over low to medium heat.
      • Bring to a rolling boil while stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat once the surface has bubbled. Please do not touch it, as it is extremely hot.
      • Stir in the salt if using.
      • Pour the honey mixture over the cornflakes immediately and mix well with a spatula until all cornflakes are coated. Add the chopped nuts now if you want to.
      • Divide the cornflakes evenly between the 12 cupcake cases.
      • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the tops are a little golden.
      • Sprinkle sprinkles on top as soon as Honey Joys comes out of the oven. As they set, the sprinkles will adhere.
      • Honey joys must cool to room temperature before they can set. It would help if you did not eat them warm as it will burn your mouth. Warm is okay, but they won’t be fully glued together.
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