The Australian classic primary school treat – dairy-free chocolate and gluten-free rice cereal combine to form chocolate crackles.

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For those of you from Australia, these should take you back to your childhood.  I remember a number of potluck meals, and primary school get togethers, where chocolate crackles were THE thing to bring and eat.  But the traditional recipe calls for copha … which I understand to be high in lots of stuff that really isn’t good for you.  Add that to the fact that it’s not available in the US, and I started doing some research on what I could use instead.

I found a box of gluten-free puffed rice cereal at the local grocery store (who knew that Rice Bubbles and it’s generic counterparts contained gluten … and why??), and instead of making something healthy, like my rice krispie bars (recipe here),  I thought I’d go back to my childhood and embrace all things chocolate and rice.  Things that crackle together!

Chocolate crackles
Yields 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
145 calories
17 g
5 g
8 g
2 g
5 g
28 g
32 g
13 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
28g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145
Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 32mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups puffed rice cereal (gluten-free)
  2. 3/4 cup sweetened coconut
  3. 250 g chocolate chips (dairy free if needed)
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate chips until smooth, either in a double boiler or in a microwave.
  2. Mix together rice cereal and coconut with the melted chocolate until totally coated.
  3. Spoon into prepared muffin tin liners and chill in refrigerator for at least an hour.
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calories
145
fat
8g
protein
2g
carbs
17g
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