Nectar Joys

Ahhhh – the humble honey joy! I remember eating shit tonnes of these as a kid. They would make an appearance at every birthday party alongside the Coco pop chocolate crackles!

Cornflakes, well they’re vegan thank god, but honey, *high pitched squeaky voice* wellllll….. not so much.

Honey is something most people get very shocked over, “What, you don’t even eat honey? That’s crazy!”

By definition a vegan is a person who does not eat or use animals or animal products. A bee is an animal which produces honey for it’s own kind, not for us. Even if the honey is ‘locally made’ or ‘from a friend that has her own bee’s’, still doesn’t change this fact. There are still vegans who still consume honey, which is a contradiction, but I suppose there are worse things to happen in the vegan world! I looked into both sides and have found valid points from both. But for me, well, I’d rather not eat honey and call it a day.

I won’t go into all the details but here’s a link to a nice short article discussing both sides.

http://animalrights.about.com/od/Veganism/a/Vegans-And-Honey.htm

ALSO! The Vegan Bro’s sum it all up perfectly for me! It’s short and sweet. Don’t  mind the swearing! Ahhhh I Love these guys.

http://veganbros.com/1-reason-honey-vegan/

Anyways, back to honey joys. There are so many honey alternatives it’s actually mind boggling why humans even consume honey at all!

I cannot claim this recipe as I’ve always used the recipe on the side of the Kellogg’s Cornflake packet.

However for this I have subbed the honey for Coconut Flower Nectar and the butter for Nuttelex.

Yes! They turn out very much the same! Tried and tested on friends who didn’t know I swapped out the honey and they had no idea! They’re still crunchy, super sweet and incredibly moorish! Recipe modified from http://www.kelloggs.com.au/en_AU/honey-joys.html

The reason why I call these Nectar Joy’s; I made a batch not long ago using Coconut Flower Nectar. Lord help me they were the absolute best! But alas! I couldn’t find another jar after I had run out of this liquid gold! The search continues, so in the mean time I use Coconut Syrup which you can find at most supermarkets. This has a similar flavour to golden syrup, which you could also use in this recipe no worries.


INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups Kellogg’s® Corn Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Flower Nectar or Coconut Syrup or Golden Syrup
  • 1/3 cup castor sugar
  • 90g Nuttlex
  • Patty Pans (makes 6 big ones or a billion tiny ones)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C.
  2. Melt Nuttlex, sugar and Coconut Nectar together in a saucepan until frothy.
  3. Take off heat and add Kellogg’s® Corn Flakes and mix well. Working quickly, spoon into Patty Pans.
  4. Chuck them in the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool before eating cause these mother fuckers are fucking hot when they first come out of the oven.
  6. Store in the fridge

Well, there you have it, another classic veganified!

These are literally a pain in the asshole to spoon into the tiny patty pans. Use big patty pans if you have little to no patience like me. Those little tiny patty pans are just assholes.

 

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