I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but ‘regular’ chocolate crackles are bad news!
The sugar, the hydrogenated copha, the rice bubbles.
One of our natural new age mums, Kat was telling me how she made chocolate crackles with coconut oil (genius!)
I thought I would give it a crack (oh yes, that pun was intended!) over the weekend. I roughly followed a chocolate crackle recipe, just adding in better quality, healthy ingredients.
The result is deeeeeeelicious and very similar tasting to ‘regular’ chocolate crackles. I reckon the kiddlywinks wouldn’t even notice the difference, but mums can be happy that they are eating something that is much better for their health!
This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, nut-free and egg-free and it’s really, really easy!
It’s been kid tested and approved!
Really Healthy Chocolate Crackles
Okay, so this is what you need:
2 cups organic brown rice puffs
1/2 cup organic desiccated coconut
1/2 cup organic coconut sugar
3 tablespoons of organic raw cacao
HOT TIP: These chocolate crackles would also be fabulous with a spoonful of Berry Choc Chunk!
Okay, so this is how you do it:
Chuck the coconut sugar in the thermomix and powder it on speed 9 for a few seconds (or use your food processor).
Fling in your coconut oil, cocoa and coconut and heat gently on 50 degrees, speed 2 for 2 minutes in the thermomix. For those without a thermy, melt on the stove top in a saucepan with the sugar.
Throw in your brown rice puffs and combine gently, reverse, speed soft for 1 minute. For those without a thermy, pour your melted chocolatey goo over the rice puffs in a bowl and combine thoroughly with a large spoon.
Put 12 paper patty cases into a muffin tin – don’t do this with the fan going!
Gently spoon the mixture into each one, making sure you mix it as you go, so the chocolatey goo is even throughout each crackle.
Fling it into the fridge and wait, wait, wait until they go hard (it’s not long!).
This would be perfect to serve at kids’ parties, as a special treat. It’s also a great recipe for kids to ‘cook’ themselves.
So, what do you think? Pop back and let me know if the kids liked their really healthy chocolate crackles!