I am always short of snacks. Especially something that can be made in a jiffy. They surely make life easy, full and tasty. Obviously I had not heard of Honey Joys. These are actually mini granola bars or mounds. Or they are cornflakes dunk in melted butter and honey and baked for a few minutes. I came across these while browsing through this blog. I gave it a try after googling several other recipes as well and they were awesome.
Cornflakes: 1.5 cups
Candied fruits/Tutti Frutti : 4 tbsp
Walnuts/ choice of nuts : 2 tbsp chopped
Unsalted Butter: 2 tbsp
Honey: 2 tbsp
Granulated Sugar: 1-2 tbsp
Ground Ginger: few pinches (completely optional)
Coloured Sprinkles: handfuls
Mix together cornflakes, candied fruits and nuts in a bowl. You can adjust the quantities as per choice, taste and availability.
In a large sauce pan, melt together the butter,honey,sugar and optionally ground ginger. Once the liquid starts to boil,reamove from fire and add in the cornflakes mixture and stir well to combine until they are evenly coated with the hot liquid.
Drop spoonfuls into cupcake liners or suitable dishes and top with sprinkles. Bake for about 8-12 minutes in a preheated oven at 150C.
Take out and cool on a wirerack. I took mine out in the 8th minute as I didn't want the sprinkles to discolour and look ugly.They were not firm like granola bars commercially available. They were like soft granola bars and easily shareable if you want. But the portions were perfect for individual servings. Good things definitely come in small packets.
Pair it up with icecream or sorbet so make a complete dessert. They are very easy to make and a perfect snack. So enjoy this simple joy of life.