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Chocolate Joys – A Chocolate Crackle x Honey Joy Hybrid

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I love reminiscing about the childhood treats from my youth – fairy bread, chocolate crackles, Australian Women’s Weekly Birthday Cakes, honey joys and more. This month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop is hosted by the lovely Sophie from The Sticky and Sweet with the theme Childhood Favourite. Today I will be sharing with you two of my favourite childhood sweet treats, reinvented into a tasty hybrid treat with an adult twist.

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So I present to you… the Chocolate Joy. A Chocolate Crackle x Honey Joy concoction that has been given a very adult dress up. For overseas readers, a chocolate crackle is traditionally made of rice bubbles, copha, cocoa powder and desiccated coconut, whilst a honey joy is caramel in flavour and made of cornflakes, butter, honey and sugar.

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I took the concept of a basic chocolate crackle and swapped out the rice bubbles for cornflakes. I used a mixture of 70% dark chocolate and butter to coat the cereal instead of cocoa powder and copha, and made a salted caramel topping to echo the flavours of a honey joy.

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Chocolate Joys - A Chocolate Crackle x Honey Joy Hybrid
 
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Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 300g 70% dark chocolate
  • 50g butter
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 3 cups cornflakes
  • Store bought caramels (like Werther's Caramel Chews)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Melt the dark chocolate and butter together in the microwave in short bursts on medium.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cornflakes and coconut together.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cornflakes and coconut, and stir until each piece of cereal is coated.
  4. Transfer the mixture into mini baking cases arranged on a tray - I use about a heaped teaspoon of mixture per case.
  5. Put the tray in the fridge to set whilst you make the cheat's salted caramel.
  6. Melt around 15 Werther's Caramel Chews (or similar caramel lolly) over a low heat. Add in sea salt and stir.
  7. Drizzle caramel over each Chocolate Joy. Tada!

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And the result? A rich and chocolately crunchy treat that isn’t too sickly – with a nice salty and sweet drizzle to top it off. Bring these to your next birthday or fete and the adults will go wild! Thank you Sophie for thinking of such a fun theme!

What’s your favourite childhood treat?

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18 Comments

  • Reply Helen (Grab Your Fork) February 17, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Double the fun! Chocolate crackles were definitely a childhood fave, especially if you got one with lots of copha.

    • Reply Swah February 24, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Oh yes, the more copha the better! All these days copha creeps me out, all that solidified white fat. Ahhhhhh

  • Reply chocolatesuze February 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    awesome these sound incredible!

    • Reply Swah February 24, 2014 at 11:09 am

      I can confirm they were VERY tasty, and I ate around 20 just to be sure!

  • Reply JJ - 84thand3rd February 17, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Oh now these could be dangerous!

    • Reply Swah February 24, 2014 at 11:10 am

      So dangerous… I had to take them to work so they weren’t in the house! I couldn’t be trusted!

  • Reply My Kitchen Stories February 17, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    What a great mind mixing these two special treats with 70% chocolate and caramel. How perfect.

    • Reply Swah February 24, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Sometimes great ideas come when you can’t make up your mind! :)

  • Reply theblondetourist February 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    OMGGGGGGG Two of favs made a sweet, sweet, delicious baby! Honey Joys are a def childhood fav!

    • Reply Swah February 24, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Honey Joys were my fav as well! Can now confirm they taste great drowned in chocolate too ;D

  • Reply Sophie - thestickyandsweet February 18, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I loved chocolate crackles but never liked honey joys – maybe I can fall for these babies? Thanks for joining the hop!

    • Reply Swah February 24, 2014 at 11:13 am

      I hope I can change your mind Soph!!

  • Reply Deepa @onesmallpot February 18, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I love this revamp of these two classics. Salted caramel only makes things better.

    • Reply Swah February 24, 2014 at 11:14 am

      When in doubt, add salted caramel!

  • Reply Sally - simmerandboyle February 20, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    these are teeth achingly tempting!

    • Reply Swah February 24, 2014 at 11:14 am

      I think I may have given myself a cavity – but worth it!

  • Reply Gareth February 23, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    These sound delicious. Chocolate Crispies (what we called these with rice crispies or cornflakes in Britain) were big favourites, along with coconut ice and Victoria Sponge cake. I think my teeth just dropped out thinking about it.

    • Reply Swah February 24, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Ooo I also love coconut ice and Victoria sponge cake!! I’m salivating…

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