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Chocolate Crackles

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I love a delightful treat that brings back childhood memories, and you’re going to adore this Chocolate Crackles Recipe! Made with crispy Rice Bubble cereal, cocoa powder, copha, and a little less sugar than traditional crackles, this recipe combines simple ingredients to create a crunchy, chocolaty delight.

Chocolate crackles are the perfect treat for any kids party or gathering!

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Recipe for chocolate crackles in paper cases with sprinkles.
Chocolate crackles in patty cases on board.

Chocolate Crackles

Samantha Pickthall
Chocolate Crackles are perfect for kids parties – easy to make, no-bake treats that are irresistibly crunchy!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 12 crackles
Calories 290 kcal


  • 4 cups Rice Bubbles
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 250 g copha


  • Prepare Pan: Line a 12-hole muffin pan with cupcake paper liners and set aside.
  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the Rice Bubbles, coconut, icing sugar, and cocoa powder. Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  • Melt Copha: In a saucepan over low heat, melt the copha until fully liquefied.
  • Combine: Pour the melted copha over the Rice Bubble mixture. Stir thoroughly to ensure the mixture is well combined and evenly coated.
  • Fill Liners: Spoon the mixture into the cupcake liners, dividing it evenly to make 12 large crackles. Optionally, add rainbow or colorful sprinkles on top for decoration.
  • Refrigerate: Place the pan in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour, or until the crackles are solid. Enjoy!


  • Store: Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: Wrap each Chocolate Crackle individually in plastic wrap, then place them in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
  • Thaw: Thaw at room temperature for about an hour before serving.


Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 52mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 621IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 3mg
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Chocolate Crackles Recipe

Do you remember enjoying chocolate crackles as a child at your best friends birthday party? Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and whip up a batch of classic chocolate crackles!

This recipe is created with copha but you can also make chocolate crackles without copha!

Sharing these chocolate crackles with friends and family will make any event more festive and are the perfect kids party snack.

Including rainbow sprinkles adds a touch of whimsy and color that everyone, especially the kids, will adore!

Chocolate crackles made with copha with added sprinkles.

Best kids birthday party recipes

  • Honey Cornflakes – These sticky, sweet treats are another no-bake favorite, perfect for quick snacks or party favors.
  • Chocolate Spiders – Combine chocolate with crunchy noodles for a fun and tasty treat that’s always a hit at children’s parties.
  • Large Moist Vanilla Cake – Ideal for bigger gatherings, this cake is wonderfully moist and pairs beautifully with any frosting.
  • Kid-Friendly Rum Balls Made with chocolate and crushed cookies, these mock rum balls omit alcohol, making them a delightful treat for kids and adults alike.

Can I make chocolate crackles without copha?

Yes, you can substitute copha with other solid fats like coconut oil, butter or melted chocolate. However, coconut oil is not the best option as it melts at room temperature. Check out my chocolate crackles made without copha, the recipe uses melted chocolate!

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Expert Tips

  • Proper Mixing: Ensure that all dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed before adding the copha. This helps to avoid any lumps and ensures that each crackle has a uniform flavor and texture.
  • Melting Copha Correctly: Melt the copha slowly over low heat to prevent it from burning. Copha should be completely liquid before mixing it into the dry ingredients to ensure even distribution throughout the mixture.
  • Chill Properly: Refrigerate the crackles until they are firm. This usually takes about an hour, but they can be left longer if needed. Chilling not only sets them but also enhances their texture.
Chocolate crackle with sprinkles.

What is Copha made of?

Copha is made from hydrogenated coconut oil, which solidifies at room temperature. It’s commonly used in Australian cooking for its ability to give desserts a firm texture.

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Hot Drink: Chocolate Syrup Hot Chocolate 

How to store chocolate crackles

Store: Keep your cake in an airtight container at room temperature, where it will stay fresh for up to three days.

Freeze: For extended storage, wrap the cake well and freeze it for up to three months.

Thaw: When ready to serve, thaw the cake in the refrigerator overnight or for several hours at room temperature until soft.

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