Do you know how to make chocolate crackles? They are a delicious sweet treat for children that use very few ingredients are usually gobbled up quickly at kids birthday parties. What’s even better, they are so simple that children can get involved in the making process!
Chocolate crackles take me back to my childhood. I remember them always being one of the first treats to quickly disappear from the table. To be honest, I haven’t made them in years, but their simplicity and the fact they avoid many common allergens is very appealing to me, since Possum (almost 3 years old) has a severe egg allergy.
Pouring, mixing, scooping is all part of the fun!
Learning through cooking
There are many benefits to involving children in the process of cooking. Many people feel a little nervous about the mess that can be potentially made when a little one is included, however, it all should be seen as part of the fun and not the problem. Children get so much enjoyment by being included and part of making something special.
Chocolate crackles are what I would call a ‘sometimes food’. They are not something we would find ourselves eating everyday, but something that is considered a special treat and what we might find them at a party or similar celebration. While I cook with Possum I find that these simple conversations about health, nutrition and being conscious about our food choices naturally come up, which I think is important to have with children at an early age. 🙂
- 4 cups Rice Bubbles (or Rice Crispies)
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 250g copha
- 1 tbsp 100s & 1000
- In a large bowl, mix together the Rice Bubbles, icing sugar, cocoa & coconut.
- Slowly melt the copha in a saucepan over a low heat. Allow to cool slightly.
- Add to Rice Bubbles mixture, stirring until well combined.
- Spoon mixture into paper patty cases, decorate with sprinkles and refrigerate until firm.
I find this picture so funny! Possum doesn’t gets the opportunity to eat sweet foods very often and so this picture accurately depicts her enjoyment of these chocolate crackles. I don’t actually blame her, they are seriously delicious.
What special treats do you remember enjoying as a child?
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Hi, I was wondering to make these crackles but I don’t use copha. So else can I use?
Love your little cute assistant.
Hi neha! Thank you for your fabulous question. You could absolutely make this without the copha. Could I suggest this website – http://www.4ingredients.com.au/blog/chocolate-crackles-without-copha…-yep-you-read-it-right
Thank you for your kind comments about my little assistant. She is a great helper. 🙂
Oh thank you so much for the website.
Wow thanks for the recipe! My little girls LOVED it.
Thanks so much Jane! Thrilled you and your girls loved it as much as us. 🙂
What is copha ?
Hi Judy! Thank you for your question. Copha is a vegetable fat shortening that comes from coconut oil. You can get it at your supermarket.
Mary H says
I am sooo glad I ran across this website!!! I have the flu right now, but I’m super excited to try your recipes once I get better. I have an egg allergy too, so thank you so much for sharing your easy egg-free recipes! I am so sorry about Possum’s egg allergy, and I really hope she grows out of it! (Also, she is absolutely adorable 🙂 )
Lovely to hear from you! I’m thrilled you are happy with what you have found on my blog. I’m always cooking egg free recipes so I have lots more to share. How do you cope with your allergy? Have you had it since being a child? Thank you so kindly for your comments. Possum is incredibly good with managing her egg allergy. She makes me very proud. 🙂