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.
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.
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.
- 300 g 70% dark chocolate
- 50 g butter
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 3 cups cornflakes
- Store bought caramels like Werther's Caramel Chews
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Melt the dark chocolate and butter together in the microwave in short bursts on medium.
- In a large bowl, mix the cornflakes and coconut together.
- Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cornflakes and coconut, and stir until each piece of cereal is coated.
- Transfer the mixture into mini baking cases arranged on a tray - I use about a heaped teaspoon of mixture per case.
- Put the tray in the fridge to set whilst you make the cheat's salted caramel.
- Melt around 15 Werther's Caramel Chews (or similar caramel lolly) over a low heat. Add in sea salt and stir.
- Drizzle caramel over each Chocolate Joy. Tada!
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?
Double the fun! Chocolate crackles were definitely a childhood fave, especially if you got one with lots of copha.
Oh yes, the more copha the better! All these days copha creeps me out, all that solidified white fat. Ahhhhhh
awesome these sound incredible!
I can confirm they were VERY tasty, and I ate around 20 just to be sure!
Oh now these could be dangerous!
So dangerous… I had to take them to work so they weren’t in the house! I couldn’t be trusted!
What a great mind mixing these two special treats with 70% chocolate and caramel. How perfect.
Sometimes great ideas come when you can’t make up your mind! :)
OMGGGGGGG Two of favs made a sweet, sweet, delicious baby! Honey Joys are a def childhood fav!
Honey Joys were my fav as well! Can now confirm they taste great drowned in chocolate too ;D
I loved chocolate crackles but never liked honey joys – maybe I can fall for these babies? Thanks for joining the hop!
I hope I can change your mind Soph!!
I love this revamp of these two classics. Salted caramel only makes things better.
When in doubt, add salted caramel!
these are teeth achingly tempting!
I think I may have given myself a cavity – but worth it!
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.
Ooo I also love coconut ice and Victoria sponge cake!! I’m salivating…
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