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Chocolate Crackle Slice

Indulge in my Chocolate Crackle Slice Recipe! Blending a raw chocolate cookie dough base with a crunchy rice puff and peanut butter topping, it’s perfect for a sweet weekend treat!

Chocolate crackle slice cut into bars and stacked in a tower.
Chocolate crackle slice cut into bars and stacked in a tower.

Chocolate Crackle Slice

Samantha Pickthall
This mouthwatering Chocolate Crackle Slice recipe features a soft chocolate base topped with a crunchy chocolate crackle. Easy to make and irresistibly delicious!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Servings 6 people
Calories 3616 kcal



  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 4 Tbsp unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond butter, or cashew butter
  • 5 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 200 g dark chocolate chips or block, break into squares if using block
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies / Rice Bubbles



  • Prepare Baking Pan: Line a 9-inch x 12-inch rectangle baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Mix Base Ingredients: In a high-speed food processor, pulse all base ingredients until well combined and the mixture forms a soft dough.
  • Press Base Mixture: Press the base mixture evenly into the lined pan and refrigerate to firm up while you make the topping.


  • Set Up Double Boiler: Half-fill a small pot with water and place it over medium heat. Set a medium-large heatproof bowl over the pot.
  • Melt Chocolate and Coconut Oil: Add chocolate and coconut oil to the bowl and gently melt over low-medium heat, stirring occasionally until completely smooth.
  • Add Peanut Butter: Remove from heat and stir through peanut butter until well combined.
  • Incorporate Rice Puffs: Stir in Rice Krispies until they are fully coated with the chocolate mixture.
  • Assemble the Bark: Retrieve the base from the refrigerator and pour the chocolate crackle mixture over the top, spreading evenly.
  • Chill to Set: Refrigerate for an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until the chocolate topping is completely set.
  • Slice and Serve: Lift the set bark from the pan, slice into desired shapes, and enjoy!


  • Refrigeration: Store the bark in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.


Calories: 3616kcalCarbohydrates: 270gProtein: 88gFat: 263gSaturated Fat: 75gPolyunsaturated Fat: 22gMonounsaturated Fat: 72gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 362mgPotassium: 3075mgFiber: 61gSugar: 126gVitamin A: 2873IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 1077mgIron: 50mg
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First published in 2018, this recipe was updated in May 2024 to include new information and easier to follow method steps in the recipe card. No ingredients have changed.

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Chocolate Crackle Slice Recipe

This Chocolate Crackle Slice is decadent, delicious, and perfect for a weekend treat. Combining a raw chocolate cookie dough base with a crunchy topping of rice puffs and peanut butter.

The blend of textures and flavors will impress anyone who tries it. You’ll adore the easy steps involved in making this slice from scratch, it’s simply irresistible!

Long bars of chocolate crackle slice.

What is chocolate crackle?

Chocolate crackle is a popular sweet treat typically made from a mixture of chocolate, coconut oil or copha, and crispy rice cereal. The ingredients are combined, spooned into cupcake liners, and set in the refrigerator until firm.

These treats are beloved, especially at children’s parties, for their delightful crunch and chocolate flavor.

Are chocolate crackles gluten-free?

Chocolate crackles can be gluten-free, but it depends on the specific ingredients used. The main concern is the crispy rice cereal, as some brands may contain gluten or be processed in facilities that handle gluten-containing products.

To ensure chocolate crackles are gluten-free, use Gluten-Free Rice Krispies or Gluten-Free Rice Bubbles.

Expert Tips

  • Consistency of Base: Ensure the base mixture is pressed firmly to create a solid layer that will support the topping without crumbling.
  • Smooth Chocolate Melting: To prevent the chocolate from seizing, make sure no water from the steam enters the melting chocolate. Use a bowl that fits snugly over the pot.
  • Even Spreading: Use an offset spatula to evenly spread the chocolate mixture over the base to ensure a uniform layer that sets properly.
Pieces of chocolate crackle bark slice on board.

What can I substitute for coconut oil?

You can use a neutral-tasting oil like vegetable oil or canola oil as substitutes if coconut oil is unavailable.

How To Store Chocolate Crackle Slice

Refrigeration: Store the bark in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

If you enjoy this recipe, please consider leaving a ⭐️ star rating and a comment review below. I love to hear what you think and it’s much appreciated. Thank you! Your email address will not be published. Sam x

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  1. Oh it worked out so nicely, and was so quick to make!!! Crunchy and chocolatey and all that I wanted it to be! Thanks for the recipe!!

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