Cooking with Sonny: Chocolate Crackles

Sonny’s grandma had her sixtieth birthday on the weekend and everyone had to bring something for the party. To cater for the kids we were asked to bring Chocolate Crackles and Honey Joys.

Sonny put his apron on and set to work making the crackles, these are a good one to do with kids because they require no baking.

sonnys chocolate crackles


We used the traditional Kellogg’s recipe and it will make 24 smaller crackles or 12 larger ones. We did 12 large and used coloured patty pans! We placed them in a cupcake tin so they would keep their shape.

In a large mixing bowl add four cups of Rice Bubbles, 1 cup of icing sugar, 3 tablespoons of cocoa and 1 cup of desiccated coconut.

sonnys chocolate crackles

You will also need 250g copha, this can be found in the fridge section of the supermarket – near the butter! Place the copha in a saucepan and melt over a low heat – obviously that was a job for Mum!

Add the copha to your crackle mix and stir through.

Once the ingredients are combined, spoon it evenly (or unevenly if you are anything like Sonny) into the patty pans.

sonnys chocolate crackles

A side note from Sonny to all the kids out there helping – “some for me, then some for the patty pans”.

Place the Chocolate Crackles in the fridge until they are set. If you don’t need them for a couple of days just leave them in a sealed container in the fridge. We made ours on a Thursday and the party was on Saturday.

A favourite recipe for kids that has been around for years – an oldy but a goody. Although I did discover as an adult I’m not a fan like I was when I was younger.

What do your kids love to cook?

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