A ‘joyful’ guilty pleasure

Today I am sharing a ‘guilty pleasure’.

Do you remember the school fete days from your childhood?

As a child of the 70’s I have very fond memories of the school fete and in particular, the cake stall.

Ohhhh those days were so politically incorrect . . . our mothers were more than happy to overload us with huge amounts of sugar in the name of ‘having fun on fete day’.

There were the toffees of course. . . tucked into patty cases, all golden brown and sprinkled with hundreds and thousands . . . what a delight it was to suck on one of those babies for a few days. No one worried about cavities or germs . . . or sticky messes.

The other fete day favourite was the Honey Joys.

These were my favourites . . . and still are!

Yes. . . it’s these joyful honey coated flakes that provide my guilty pleasure.

I still make these little honey wonders using a recipe my mum passed down to me. It’s quite different to the usual recipe . . . you know the one on the side of the Kellogg’s Cornflake box. The other recipe has lots of sugar and a spoon of honey . . . my mum’s recipe has lots of honey and a spoon of sugar.

To make: Place butter, honey and sugar into small saucepan and stir over medium heat until butter has melted. Pour warm mixture over cornflakes and stir. Spoon mixture into paper cases and bake in moderate oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and stand for 15 minutes to firm.

Easy . . . fast . . . cheap!!

My kids love the Honey Joys and they always disappear quite quickly . . .

. . . but let me tell you, serve these joyful ‘old favourites’ at a coffee and chat morning with reminiscing middle aged women and they will be woofed down quicker than you can say ‘sugar fix’.

I’ll be sharing my ‘guilty pleasure’ this week at these link parties. . . please come along and check out all the amazing talent.

Sugary kisses ~ Kerryanne

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  1. I pinned this and am definitely going to give it a try! Thanks!!!

  2. That does look yummy!

  3. Mmmmmmmmmmmm, what a treat…although I always preferred the Rice Crispy version – especially the Coco Pops choc version. Oh happy days.

    Toni xx

  4. Yum, I have never seen those before, although my late aunt did make a dessert kind of like that when I was a kid – the base was cornflakes in honey and sugar toffee, pressed into a pie dish, over which crushed tinned pineapple was spread, then whipped cream over the lot. I remember it being yummy but very sickly! My favourite baking item using cornflakes would have to be a yummy thing my mum always made at Christmas…cornflakes mixed with coconut, caramelised condensed milk and red and green glace cherries, rolled into balls then extra coconut. These are seriously good! Might have to make some soon now I have thought of them 🙂 I also love afghans too but not the traditional walnut on top!

    xx Karen

  5. No wonder you loved fete day. Those look delicious! The ones your mom made for Christmas sound so yummy!!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. looks yummy and simple to make, will have to try it, what temp do you set the oven on?

  7. Ha en fin kväll.

  8. OH YUM!!!!!! I must try some!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  9. I have never seen these before and I am quite tempted to try them. (Side note: I never feel guilty when sweets are in question 🙂

  10. Kerryanne,

    Those look absolutely amazing! They would never stay around at my house, either!

    Have a great day rock star!

  11. Kerryanne,these are a favourite in our house too,when the grandchildren come. I will try your mums recipe next time. Thanks x

  12. Yum – I will definitely have to try making these. I am a follower of your blog on Facebook and would love if you could hop over to my blog (http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/) and share the blog love. Have a happy Monday!

  13. Christine says:

    I made them today and my family loves them….thanks for the share

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