Chocolate crackle recipe

This classic chocolate crackles recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare and uses rice bubbles, cocoa powder, coconut, sugar, and icing—a favorite Australian kids’ party food recipe.

I don’t think you’re alone in this, but a classic children’s party food recipe brings back all childhood memories!

These recipes are as quick and easy as they are delicious.

Why You’re Going to Love This Recipe

These fun chocolate crackles are a real treat!

Make ahead. This recipe is perfect for making in advance! Prepare a batch of chocolate crackles several days before, and then store them in your refrigerator or freezer.

Perfect for Kids — the kids will love this recipe! They will not only want to eat the crackles but also want to make them.

Perfect for Parties Since these are served individually, they make excellent finger food or treats for parties and celebrations.

Minimal Ingredients – Made with only five ingredients, the preparation and cleanup are minimal.

What you need

The ultimate chocolate crackle dessert is made with just a few simple ingredients.

Please scroll down to the recipe card below the post for the complete method and ingredient amounts.

Rice Krispies- Also known as “Rice Krispies” in the United States, the rice bubbles have a chocolate coating that gives them flavor and texture.

Icing Powder is Also known as confectioners’ or powdered sugar; icing is finer than regular table sugar. It can be found in the baking section of your local supermarket.

Coconut Use desiccated (not shredded or coconut flour) coconut.

Cocoa- Choose an unsweetened cacao powder.

Copha — Copha (vegetable shortening) is melted into the rice bubble mixture to bind it together.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Please scroll down to the recipe card below the post for the complete method and ingredient amounts.


Mix the cocoa powder, rice bubbles, and icing sugar in a large bowl.


Melt the copha either in the microwave oven or on the stovetop.


Mix the copha melted into the rice bubble mixture.


Pour the chocolate crackle mix into cupcake cases.

Expert Tips

Copha is the best way to make chocolate crackle crunch. However, you can also use coconut oil, butter, or melted chocolate (without the cocoa powder).

Please note that the taste and texture of these substitutes will vary depending on which one you choose.

Store chocolate crackles in a refrigerator airtight container for up to 4 days.


These treats can be frozen too! Wrap them individually in baking parchment or separate them into an airtight container once chilled. Freeze for up to 3 months.

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