Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Lunchbox #10 - Holiday Special - Lunchbox Treats

In keeping with the theme of vintage treats, here is a treat that's not only the right size for a lunchbox (and very treat-ish, I'm definately not claiming these to be healthy, but they are fun and it's nice to have a special treat every now and then, don't you agree?) but they are also a great party food and I really don't think you could get more of a classic Aussie treat than these!  And, more importantly, they are super easy!

Presenting...Honey Joys!

Yuuuuuuum!!  As we are a nut free household over this way, I used this brand of cornflakes for our Honey Joys - if you are in Australia, they are available at Woolworths...

And here is the recipe - I collected this years ago (before Miss Five was born!) straight off the side of the Kellogs Cornflakes box.  I really can't believe this is the very first time I've ever made them.

Honey Joys
4 cups cornflakes
1/3 cup sugar
90 gms butter
1 tblspn honey

Preheat oven to 150 degrees celcius.
Melt butter, sugar and honey together in a saucepan until frothy.
Add cornflakes and mix well.
Spoon into paper patty cases.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool in tray.

Hints:  The recipe card says that this makes about 20, it only made 10 for me but I used big patty cases and piled them high!  Also, you can have them plain but if you want something that looks a little more fun you can sprinkle some 100's and 1000's or coloured choc chips (or anything you like really!) over the top of them after they come out of the oven but before they cool. And having the patty cases in a muffin tray means it's really easy to spoon in the mixture.  See? Wasn't that easy?

I hope you give these a try and enjoy them!  We are off camping and are taking ours with us as an after dinner treat round the campfire, yaaaaay!!!  Have a brilliant weekend, everyone!


  1. I must teach my girls how to make them as they are so yummy and easy. Sounds like they'll be a real hit around the camp fire. Enjoy!

  2. Oh Honey Joys are a lunch box favourite with my kids as well. They like to help make them too.

  3. Lovely - our 6 year old has been busting to make these, I love the extra lollies on top. I wandered over from Meet Me At Mikes and I'm so pleased that I did!

  4. They WERE extra specially good around our campfire! They store perfectly in an airtight container if you need to keep them or transport them anywhere.