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Thursday 29 April 2021

Honey Crackles Recipe

For Mathilde's recent bee themed birthday party I made honey crackles; a classic Australian treat found at kids' birthday parties all over the country. The honey crackles fit in perfectly with the bee theme and they reminded me of my own childhood. They're one of those party treats that I loved as a kid but had kind of forgotten about seeing as they're not common here in the US. 

I had actually never made honey crackles myself before, or at least not as an adult, but they're super easy to make and they're delicious so I thought I'd share the recipe with you today. 

So just what is a honey crackle, I hear you ask. Think of a rice krispies treat, but instead of rice krispies and marshmallow they're made with corn flakes and honey. Instead of being made in a flat shape they're baked in cupcake liners. Fun aside, cupcake liners are known pattypans in Australia and I actually didn't know that the word wasn't used here in the US until I looked it up to check for this post and found that a "pattypan" in the US is apparently a type of small squash. You learn something new every day!

Another thing that I learned, is that in some parts of Australia people call honey crackles "honey joys". I've never heard that name before, but apparently it's a thing. It's wrong, but it's a thing. Ha! 

Anyway... onto the recipe!

What you'll need:
4 Cups corn flakes
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon honey
Cupcake liners
Sprinkles (optional)

Makes 12 cupcake sized honey crackles (or 24 mini cupcake size).

Preheat oven to 325F.

Line a muffin tray (or two in my case) with twelve cupcake liners. 

Add the butter, sugar and honey to a pan and melt over a low heat.

Stir the butter mixture until it is melted until frothy.

Pour the melted butter mixture over the cornflakes and stir through until the cornflakes are all covered.

Spoon the cornflake mixture into the cupcake liners. 

For an extra fun touch add sprinkles to the top of each honey crackle. Mathilde wanted half with sprinkles and half without.

Bake the honey crackles for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool and serve.

Honey crackles can be stored for a few days in an air tight container, but there's a good chance they won't last that long as they're sure to get eaten up quickly! They're a great party food that you can make ahead of time.

The honey crackles were a hit at Mathilde's little party and I'll definitely be making them for more parties in the future - or just for tasty lunch box snacks! I loved having them in my lunch box as a kid.

What party foods from your childhood do you make for your kids? I usually make mini sausage rolls and fairy bread for our parties, both of which are Aussie party classics. You can fid my sausage roll recipe here. They're so good! 

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