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An easy Easter Honey Joys recipe. Make with cornflakes or rice bubbles for the perfect sweet and crunchy treat for the kids. Add some mini chocolate eggs for a delicious Easter treat.
This post has been updated for your continued enjoyment.
When I was a kid, Honey Joys (or honey crackles) were at every single birthday party I went to. They were definitely the “in” party food. Over time they seem to have been replaced with seemingly other fancy food items, but there is something to be said about “simple being the best”.
Have you ever tried them? If not, you are truly missing out.
Every now and then you see them at a kids party and you always spy the adults eyeing them up. It’s because we know how good they!
As for the kids? Well they need to be educated!
Honey Joys are one of those recipes that once you try you will want to have them over and over again. They are THAT good.
You only need to take one bite and you are instantly transported back to your childhood.
All Your Honey Joys Questions Answered
How Long Do Honey Joys Last?
This really is a trick question, because the REAL answer to how long do Honey Joys last is…..not long! As soon as they are made they are generally eaten, so it’s not often they would hang around long enough to be of concern.
However, if you did go overboard in how many you made, or you want to make them ahead of time, then really Honey Joys can last several days out of the fridge, provided that they are in an air tight sealed container.
The fact that Honey Joys can easily last for several days makes them the perfect party treat to be made ahead of time. Any treat that can be made prior to the event is always going to be a winner in my book.
If however you want them at their optimum, I’d make them the day before. That way you don’t have the stress on the day of the party, but they are still super fresh and super crunchy. Yum.
How To Store Honey Joys
I would always recommend that you store the Honey Joys in an air tight container. They can be stored for several days out of the fridge (if it is cold), or up to a week in the fridge. If however you would like them to stay crispy, i’d recommend that you store them in the fridge.
Can Honey Joy’s Be Frozen?
I wouldn’t personally recommend freezing Honey Joys as they would loose their flavor and certainly their crunch. We don’t want that to happen!
Honey Joy Ingredients
Do you want to know the other great thing about Honey Joys? They are so simple to make and only require 5 ingredients ( or 4 if you are not making them for Easter)
All you need is:
- Cornflakes or Rice Bubbles
- Butter or Margarine
- Cadbury Mini Eggs (optional for Easter)
How To Make Honey Joys
Honey Joys are so incredibly easy to make. This also makes them the perfect treat to make with the kids. If the Honey Joys are made into small baskets, then they can easily be transformed into little Easter treats by adding some chocolate eggs or jelly beans into the center.
Step 1: Melt the butter, sugar and honey together in a saucepan until frothy.
Step 2: Add the cornflakes or rice bubbles and mix well
Step 3: Spoon the mixture into patty cases. If you want to turn them into an Easter treat then leave a well in the center of the basket. Otherwise fill up the entire patty case.
Step 4: Bake for 10 minutes at 150c and then leave to cool.
Step 5: (Optional) Add the chocolate eggs or jelly beans to the well of the Honey Joy to turn them into a delicious Easter treat.
- 90g butter or margarine
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 cups cornflakes or rice bubbles
- Cadbury mini eggs or other Easter treats
- Preheat oven to 150C
- Melt butter, sugar and honey together in a saucepan until frothy
- Add the cornflakes or rice bubbles and mix well
- Spoon mixture into patty cases, leaving a well in the center for Easter chocolates.
- Bake for 10 minutes then cool. Once cool, add the chocolates or jelly beans.
When I said this was an easy recipe I really mean’t it. This really is a great recipe to make with the kids, not only at Easter but at any time of the year. It’s simple, it’s fun and it’s totally delicious.Let’s keep in touch. Did you love this Honey Joys recipe? Sign up to the weekly newsletter to be kept up to date with other easy holiday, recipe and party ideas. Plus, you will have access to our wide range of free printables. See you there!