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.