Clean Chocolate Crackles

Growing up in Australia, chocolate crackles were a regular fixture at kids’ birthday parties. I personally loved them in all their sugary glory. But it’s actually pretty easy to whip up a healthier version.

Instead of using hydrogenated fats, table sugar and processed cocoa powder as per the typical recipe, you can easily use raw extra virgin coconut oil, a less refined sweetener and raw cacao powder instead. I love to use Bare Blends Raw Peruvian Cacao. It gives such an intense chocolatey flavour and a nice hit of antioxidants. For sweetener, pure maple syrup, rice malt syrup or honey will all work.

I also use puffed brown rice in the recipe. You can buy puffed brown rice from health food shops or in the health food section at many supermarkets. It does have a slightly earthier flavour, but I personally like it. You could use puffed white rice if you prefer for these chocolate crackles.

Gluten-free | Vegan

clean chocolate crackles


8 crackles

Active Time:

5 minutes

Total Time:

1 hour


  • 2 x 20ml tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil, softened
  • 2 x 20ml tablespoons pure maple syrup (or rice malt syrup or honey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Bare Blends Raw Peruvian Cacao
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1 cup puffed rice


  1. Mix the coconut oil, rice malt syrup, vanilla extract, cacao powder and salt in a bowl until smooth. All the puffed rice and stir until the rice is well coated in the chocolate mixture.
  2. Place 8 mini muffin cases on a tray. Spoon the mixture into the cases and leave in the fridge to set.
  3. Store in the fridge or freezer.

Lilian Dikmans

Hi, I'm Lilian. Lilian Dikmans if you like full names. I'm a lawyer from Melbourne, Australia who recently stepped out of the corporate world to pursue my love for food, health and fitness. I'm all about simple, nourishing meals and healthy treats. I eat well because I like to feel good. I'm addicted to Muay Thai and I love yoga, mountains and good coffee. I started my blog to share my recipes and efforts to live a healthy life- Real Food Healthy Body

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