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Honey Cornflakes Recipe

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Whip up a batch of Honey Cornflakes, the irresistibly crunchy and sweet snack beloved by all ages. Known also as Honey Joys, these treats combine the simple goodness of cornflakes with a delectable honey-butter glaze, making them the perfect addition to any gathering or celebration!

Honey cornflakes in patty liners.

What are Honey Joys?

Honey Joys, also known as Honey Cornflakes, are a sweet and crunchy treat made primarily from Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, honey, butter, sugar, and vanilla. The mixture is heated to create a sticky glaze that coats the cornflakes, giving them a delightful crunch and a rich, honeyed flavor.

They are spooned into paper cases and baked until golden brown. Honey crackles are reminiscent of childhood parties and are enjoyed as a nostalgic snack in many Australian households.

Honey cornflakes on platter.

Are Honey Cornflakes Gluten-Free?

Yes, honey cornflakes can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free cornflakes instead of regular ones. This simple substitution allows individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease to enjoy this delightful treat without worry.

How Can I Make Them Crunchier?

For extra crunch, consider extending the baking time by a few minutes. However, it’s important to keep a close eye on them during this additional baking to ensure they don’t burn.

This slight extension can enhance their texture, making them even more delightful, but requires vigilance to find that perfect balance between extra crispiness and avoiding over-browning.

Individual ingredients layed out to show what is needed to make these

Do you Put Honey Joys in the Fridge?

No, storing honey joys in the refrigerator is not recommended as the humidity and cold temperature can cause them to become soggy. The moisture in the fridge can soften the crisp texture of the cornflakes, reducing the crunchiness that makes honey cornflakes delicious.

It’s best to store them in an airtight container at room temperature, away from moisture, to maintain their ideal texture and crunch.

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Honey cornflakes preparation.

Expert Tips

  • Gentle Folding: Fold the honey mixture into the cornflakes with a rubber spatula to evenly coat without crushing them.
  • Greased Spoon: Lightly grease your spoon or scoop to prevent the sticky mixture from adhering, making it easier to distribute into cases.
  • Cool on Wire Rack: Transfer Honey Joys to a wire rack to cool completely, preventing soggy bottoms and preserving their crunch.

Can I Make These The Day Before?

Yes, you can definitely make these honey cornflakes the day before you need them. They hold up well when stored properly, making them perfect for preparing in advance.

Once cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature to maintain their crunch. This makes them a convenient option for parties, gatherings, or as a make-ahead snack.

Honey joys in a small stack.

How to Store Honey Cornflakes

Room Temperature: Store Honey Joys in an airtight container at room temperature. They will keep well for up to 1 week.

Avoid Humidity: Keep them away from moisture, such as the refrigerator and humid conditions to prevent them from becoming soggy.

Honey cornflakes on plateer.

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Honey Cornflakes Recipe

Samantha Pickthall
Honey Cornflakes are a classic crunchy treat made with cornflakes coated in a sweet honey and butter glaze. Perfect as a party snack for both kids and adults!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Servings 12 honey joys
Calories 145 kcal


  • 5 cups cornflakes cereal,
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 300ºF (150ºC). Line a regular 12-hole muffin pan with paper muffin cases and set aside.
  • Prepare the Cornflakes: Place the cornflakes in a large mixing bowl and set them aside.
  • Combine Ingredients for Glaze: In a small saucepan, add the butter, sugar, and honey.
  • Heat the Mixture: Place the saucepan over low-medium heat and warm until the butter melts and the mixture begins to simmer. Maintain a slow simmer and cook for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  • Add Vanilla: Stir the vanilla extract into the heated mixture.
  • Coat the Cornflakes: Pour the warm mixture over the cornflakes and gently stir with a spatula or wooden spoon until the cornflakes are evenly coated and the glaze is well distributed. Tip: Work quickly as the glaze thickens fast.
  • Fill the Muffin Cases: Spoon the coated cornflakes into the prepared paper cases, filling each to the top.
  • Bake: Bake for 10 minutes until the tops are lightly golden.
  • Cool: Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. The honey joys will harden and set as they cool. Enjoy!


  • Room Temperature: Store Honey Joys in an airtight container at room temperature. They will keep well for up to 1 week.
  • Avoid Humidity: Keep them away from moisture, such as the refrigerator and humid conditions to prevent them from becoming soggy.


Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 139mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 417IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 3mg
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First published in 2022, this recipe was updated in May 2024 to include new information and easier to follow method steps in the recipe card. No ingredients have been changed.

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