Here in Australia no birthday party is ever complete without chocolate crackles ¦a chocolate treat that can be made with two ingredients…chocolate and Rice Krispies. Kids love them and so do adults…and it’s always nice to find a treat that is quick and easy to make with kids.

The original recipe has a few additional ingredients like copha and coconut and icing sugar but using just chocolate and Rice Krispies makes a quicker, easier, and according to my kids, yummier chocolate crackle. I like to use dark chocolate but milk chocolate works too. Of course, the fun part of making these (other than licking out the bowl) is decorating them. Traditionally, they’re decorated with sprinkles but we call them ‘hundreds and thousands’ and if you ever accidentally spill them you’ll know why.


100 gm chocolate

3 cups Rice Krispies

Carefully melt chocolate in microwave or in double boiler.

Add Rice Krispies and stir with a wooden spoon until all the rice Krispies are covered in chocolate.

Spoon into cupcake liners and decorate with sprinkles. ( In Australia we’d say sprinkle with hundreds and thousands but sprinkle with sprinkles didn’t quite sound right!)

The measurements are only approximate and if you want to use less chocolate to make your crackles you can just add more Rice Krispies

We always put our Chocolate Crackles in the freezer ¦it just gives them that extra crunch.

If you’re wondering what to do with those leftover Rice Krispies why not try some of the recipes you can find here,here, here and here