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  • Egg free
  • Nut free
  • Seafood free
  • Sesame free
  • Shellfish free
  • Soy free
  • Peanut free
  • Vegetarian

This treat brings exactly that – the sweetest joy – especially with this best honey joys recipe. Take a trip down memory lane!

  • Makes12
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time5 minutes
Honey joys


  • 75 butter, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) honey
  • 2 tbs caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 cup (200g) corn flakes

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 598kJ/143 Cals (7%), Protein: 1g (2%), Fat: 5g (7%), Sat Fat: 4g (17%), Carb: 23g (7%), Sugar: 10g (11%), Dietary Fibre: 0.3g (1%), Sodium: 101mg (5%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 170°C. Line 12-holes of a 1/3-cup (80ml) muffin pan with paper cases.

  2. Step 2

    Place the butter, honey, sugar and salt in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until butter melts and mixture is smooth.

  3. Step 3

    Place the cornflakes in a large bowl. Add the honey mixture and stir until cornflakes are well coated in honey mixture. Divide cornflake mixture evenly among paper cases, pressing down a little to compact them.

  4. Step 4

    Bake for 10 mins or until dark golden and crisp. Set aside to cool completely.

Recipe tip

Add a couple of tablespoons of crushed peanuts, desiccated coconut, raisins, glacé cherries or choc chips to change things up a little.

Clever storage:
Honey joys are best eaten the day they are made, but can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. They are not suitable to freeze.

Honey joys recipe

For many, honey joys are part of those childhood memories that always bring a smile to one’s face. Cornflake honey joys are regulars at birthday parties, school fetes and local sporting team fundraisers. But the best thing about them is that these sweet treats are quick and easy to make.

How to make honey joys

For a classic honey joy, they are best cooked at a low temperature and just long enough to set. Undercooking will make them crumbly and overcooking will make them too crunchy. Make sure you measure the ingredients carefully and use fresh cornflakes for extra crispness and lightness. When preparing them, spoon even amounts into the patty cases. It may help to use two spoons: one to scoop the mixture and the other to scrape it into the cases.

Building on the basic

Extra ingredients can be added to this recipe for honey joys. Colourful sprinkles will add a festive feel, and if you’re making them for a school or sporting team’s fundraiser, you could choose sprinkles in the school or team’s colours. For added flavour, dip the base or drizzle the top of the honey joys with melted chocolate. 

Love this recipe?

If you’re a big fan of this honey joy recipe, you’ll also love these cornflake chocolate nests. Easy and delicious, they're treats the whole family can enjoy – you can even add sultanas to the mix for a fruity twist. Or try these rice crispy treats – with just five main ingredients and a sprinkle of salt, these no-bake delights are a quick and deliciously easy snack.