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Easy chocolate crackles recipe that is perfect for kids parties. This classic recipe uses minimal ingredients and can be whipped up in minutes.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that are the best. That’s exactly what you get with these chocolate crackles.
This is one of those kids party treats that has been around forever, yet often gets overlooked.
As a kid we would make them for school fete’s, birthday parties and weekend treats. But in recent years they seem to have been overlooked for more fancy party treats like cake pops and marshmallow pops.
It’s a shame because chocolate crackles really are a sensational kids party treat. There are several reasons for this!
- They are very easy to make.
- Kids LOVE them.
- You can make a huge batch quickly.
- You don’t need to have any baking experience to pull them off.
Let’s be real here. Anytime you make some party food for the kids, you want it to be easy. This recipe is no exception.
And the best thing?
They are that easy to make that you could easily get the kids to help you out.
Having the kids help to make the crackles would be a lot of fun.
The hard bit however would be convincing them to wait until they have set before eating them!
Ingredients You Will Need
As mentioned before, one of the great things about chocolate crackles is that you will need very minimal ingredients.
Simply use the following:
- Rice Bubbles or Rice Krispies
- Icing Sugar
- Desiccated Coconut
- Cocoa Powder
Scroll down to the recipe for the full quantities.
Chocolate Crackles Instructions
Step 1: Combine dry ingredients. Measure all the dry ingredients and mix together in one bowl.
Step 2: Melt the copha. Melt the copha on the stove or the microwave.
Step 3: Stir together: Pour the melted copha over the mixed dry ingredients. Mix all together until everything has been coated.
Step 4: Spoon together. Spoon the mixture into the pattie cases or onto a lined tray. Leave them to cool.
The tray can be cut into squares after it has cooled.
What Can Be Used Instead of Copha in Chocolate Crackles?
Copha is a vegetable fat shortening which is made from hydrogenated coconut oil and soya bean lecithin.
Copha is used a lot in popular Australian kids party recipes.
If you would rather not use copha, or you don’t have access to it, it doesn’t mean that you can’t make the recipes.
There are alternatives!
Whilst copha will give you the best result for these chocolate crackles, you can substitute it with the following:
- Coconut Oil
- Melted Butter
- Melted Chocolate
Take a look at this recipe that makes the delicious chocolate crackles copha free!
You may be wondering whether copha makes the food taste like coconut?
The quick answer is NO!
Once the copha is added to the food, there is no flavor. So just like coconut oil you can use the copha and it wont affect the flavor of your treats.
How To Store Chocolate Crackles
One of the great things about chocolate crackles is that they can be made ahead of time and stored until you need them.
Place the chocolate crackles into an airtight container and place in the fridge.
They will be fine in the fridge for up to 4 days.
If you make the crackles a couple of days before you need them, you will be able to place any left overs in the fridge for another couple of days and they will still taste great.
Alternatively you can also place in the freezer, provided that they are placed in an air tight container between parchment paper.
The chocolate crackles can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
There are a couple of different ways that chocolate crackles can be made.
- Make the chocolate crackles copha free. See details above!
- Instead of using rice bubbles use cornflakes.
- Change up the flavor. Try these Fru-Choc Crackles.
I recently tried a FruChoc recipe and I have to say they were absolutely delicious.
There was a slight change to the recipe, using 250g of Menz FruChoc’s and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips instead of the coconut and cocoa powder.
This tasty treat will be made in 10minutes flat. It couldn’t be easier.
- 4 Cups of rice bubbles
- 1 cup of icing sugar
- 1 cup of desiccated coconut
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 250g melted copha
- Measure and mix all the dry ingredients together.
- Melt the copha over medium heat until fully melted.
- Add the melted copha to the dry ingredients and mix well
- Spoon into patty cases or onto a lined tray.
- Place in the into the fridge until set.
- Chocolate crackles in a tray can be cut into squares after it has set.
Chocolate crackles can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Alternatively they can be placed in an airtight container in between parchment paper and placed in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Yummy! It’s just delectable dear! I would try the recipe for my cousin’s birthday definitely. Thanks for sharing
Tanya, you wont be disappointed! I hadn’t had them for years and only made them because of parties my daughter was involved in. And….oh my….I remembered why I loved them as a kid…they are delicious ;0)
Ranking High says
Even though I do not eat sweets a lot, I love these chocolate Crackles 😀 I will definitely be sharing the FruChoc recipe with some of my friends who enjoy making desserts 🙂
The FruChoc ones were my favourite ones … they added that little bit of extra flare. But be warned, they took a couple of extra minutes to make…he he.
Thanks for this recipe I’ve made them for my son’s 1st birthday party tomorrow! They look yummy!
That’s fantastic Claire. I’m sure he will enjoy them….and the big kids will enjoy them too ;0)
this recipe is really similar to the cereal crackles i do for CNY the only diff is that mine isnt choc
Oh intriguing Amanda. Do you have a recipe for them? Are they made with honey instead?
Ashley Mullen says
I bet my kids would love these! I have pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board.
Catherine Holt says
Oh they totally would Ashley. The problem is that us adults love them too…lol