Friday, September 14, 2012

I baked: Almond Honey Joys (MasterChef)

For anyone who wishes to join us in this "Cook Like a MasterChef" cook-along, but have so far been daunted by the long ingredients list or complicated methods, this is a really easy one that you can make in under 30 minutes with only 5 types of ingredients.

Almond Honey Joys


The Almond Honey Joys were a true joy to eat. Sweet and crunchy, my kids especially, loved them so much that they were all gone by the end of the day.This was made according to the recipe by MasterChef Australia's sponsor, Western Star - I did not change a thing this time, but the next time I make these, I would definitely reduce the sugar to 1/5 - 1/6 cup. You can also use peanuts if you like, but I think almonds are a much better combination.

I made them in 2 batches, one in mini cups and another in larger muffin cups. The mini ones are more kids friendly (also better for portion control) and look absolutely adorable too. You can also gift this to your friends or even serve them during your parties / open house (nice as Biskut Raya or CNY cookies or Xmas treats).

Hope baking these Almond Honey Joys brings joy to both you and your family too! ;)


Lovely treats


Cornflakes and almonds, a sure winner with kids


Ah, the joy on Baby D's face.. ;)


This little boy couldn't stop eating them!



Almond Honey Joys
Recipe adapted from MasterChef Australia
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Makes 12 mini and 12 large

Ingredients
75g salted butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons honey
4 cups cornflakes
1/2 cup slivered almonds (I used almond flakes)


1. Over medium low heat, melt butter, sugar and honey in a saucepan until it is bubbling. Remove from heat and stir in cornflakes and almonds until coated.

2. Spoon cornflake mixture into paper case lined muffin pans and bake at 160°C for 7-10 minutes or until golden. Cool completely in pans before serving. (I made mini bite-sized ones for the kiddies and they take about 7 mins while the larger ones take about 12-14 minutes)







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I am submitting this to the "Cook Like a MasterChef" bloghop which I am co-hosting with Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Anuja of Simple Baking. To join, simply cook or bake any recipe (from the contestants, judges or even sponsors) from any MasterChef websites or cookbooks (any countries) and blog hop with us for the whole month of September 2012.

Your post must be a current post i.e. posted in September 2012 - please do not link older posts.

Please mention Cook like a Star in your post and link back to Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Anuja of Simple Baking and Baby Sumo of Eat your heart out.

You can get the HTML code here: get the InLinkz code (Click on the link, copy and paste the HTML code into your blog post where you want the blog hop list to appear. Make sure you are in HTML mode when you paste in the code)

Happy cooking! Do check out the other bloggers recipe below:



*This recipe was featured on Asian Food Channel's Facebook page on 14th September 2012 (featured 4 days in a row ;))

Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here.

32 comments:

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    1. Easy to make and it was a hit with everyone ;D

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  2. Oooo...they look so pretty! Slurpsss!!! Your boy is a natural. Should get him to do commercials.

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    1. Hehehe you know anyone who would want to hire him?

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  3. Lovely presentation...for a moment I thought I saw butterflies heading to your honey almond..heheheh

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    1. Hhehehehehe. Was it the yellow flowers? ;)

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  4. Hi Yen, am so sure they tasted amazing. The same was the topping for my florentine tarts and we all loved the super crunchy and super simple topping. So sweet to see your baby enjoy it !Lots of love to the little one .

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    1. Aww thanks! Kids are asking me to make more this weekend.

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  5. Oh these look really adorable and simple to make! I can see myself munching these during my break time at work! LOL!

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    1. Yes they are really easy to make. And so addictive to eat!

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  6. So addictive, couldnt stop popping them into my mouth.

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    1. I make for u again soon, dont worry ;)

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  7. The way your boy boy was eating also makes me feel like helping myself here, hehehe!

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    1. He loves them so much! Keep asking "one more, mummy please..."

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  8. what a cheerful-looking recipe! another one that's a must for your future cafe! :D

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    1. OK! I better make a list of things I shd put on the menu ;P

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  9. Ooh these were my favourite party treat! I loved them so much more than chocolate crackles! :D

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    1. Most kids can relate to it... I hope my kids will rmbr it when they're older too.

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  10. Still can't make up my mind what to cook ugh ! :P Will have to revisit again the Masterchef site :D These look pretty yummy ! Looks like your guinea pig :D give these almond joys a seal of approval ! lol

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    1. You still have 15 more days to join! I do hope to see one of your recipes on there ;)

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  11. Too cute! Sweet presentation and I can only imagine how wonderful they taste!!!

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    1. Thank u! A very simple treat, but it works!

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  12. I love both peanut and almond, Hehehe. :)
    Baby D is soooooo cute!

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    1. Hahah not really a snack.. eat too much also no good. But treat for being good kids ;)

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  14. These are great gluten-free snacks for kids. Baby D looks so cute enJOYing these honey JOYs.

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  15. Amazing! I'm sure my boys will surely like this goodies! Love the pictures of Baby D , he's so adorable! :)

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  16. Looks delicious and pictures with that little boy are so cute!

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  17. Awwwww baby D is so cute. Mwaaaaaah!
    This looks like a perfect treat for a kiddie play date.
    Great one!
    Anuja

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