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How to make Chocolate Crackles Surprises - Recipe

Updated on January 14, 2018
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Oliversmum is a self-taught cook and likes to try new and healthy recipes. Her preferences are biscuits/cookies, cakes, and puddings.

Chocolate Crackle Surprise waiting ready for the kids :) :)
Chocolate Crackle Surprise waiting ready for the kids :) :) | Source

Chocolate Crackle Surprises

These sweet little treats without the Sultanas may be known as Chocolate Crackles. We have added Sultanas just to make them a little different.

There have been different recipes around for many many years on how to make these crackles some are similar to this one, others with an ingredient left out or maybe one added, even a substitute for one of the ingredients, depending on what your child can or cannot eat.


Our personal choice of one of the Ingredients is Kelloggs Rice Bubbles,known by that name in Australia and New Zealand. In other Countries they may be known as "Rice Krispies". They are both made by the same Company "Kelloggs".

You may have your own favorite brand!

Children will love them. As a special treat for a Birthday Party, when their friends come over to play or for a tea party, camping out. anytime really :)

Apart from heating the Copha, it is a great Recipe for the children to be involved in the making of. It might be messy but believe me the kids will have a lot of fun :)

Chocolate Crackle Surprise ready for the party!
Chocolate Crackle Surprise ready for the party! | Source

Kelloggs Rice Bubbles

Kelloggs Rice Bubbles my choice for these Chocolate Crackle Surprises!
Kelloggs Rice Bubbles my choice for these Chocolate Crackle Surprises! | Source

Ingredients

The ingredients needed to make these scrumptious Chocolate Crackles are:

  • 250 grams Copha.
  • 1 x cup Soft Icing Sugar ( plain).
  • 3 x Tablespoons of Cocoa.
  • 1 x cup Desiccated coconut.
  • 4 x cups Rice Bubbles.
  • Small quantity of Sultanas.

Copha is a vegetable shortening.

The ingredients for Copha are hardened coconut oil, soya bean and lecithin.

Pouring the melted Copha into the dry mixture of the Chocolate Crackle Surprises!
Pouring the melted Copha into the dry mixture of the Chocolate Crackle Surprises! | Source
All the dry ingredients needed for the Chocolate Crackle Surprises!
All the dry ingredients needed for the Chocolate Crackle Surprises! | Source

Method

Combine in a large mixing bowl Icing sugar, coconut, cocoa and rice bubbles.

The order in which you combine the ingredients really doesn't matter.

Mix them all together very well.

Place the Copha in a saucepan on the stove and melt it very slowly.

Once it has all melted take it off the stove and let it cool a little.

When it has cooled slightly pour into dry ingredients and mix all the ingredients thoroughly.

Patty Pans laid out ready to be filled with the Chocolate Crackle Surprises mixture!
Patty Pans laid out ready to be filled with the Chocolate Crackle Surprises mixture! | Source

Filling the Patty Pans

Half fill Patty Pans with mixture and the surprise is to add three or four Sultanas but not to every one then fill the Pans until the mixture is sitting above the top of the Pan, add a couple more Sultanas on top.

Place the finished Chocolate Crackle Surprises in an airtight container and Refrigerate until they are set.

I used 5cm (they are called Mini). Patty Pans this mixture made a total of 50 Chocolate Crackles. They are quiet small.

Not so much of a sugar rush for the children, but you could use larger Pans if you want, which would give you less in total, maybe twenty five to thirty.

I hope the children have fun helping to make these crackles and enjoy eating them. :) :)

Copha block
Copha block | Source
A plate full of juicy sweet Sultanas
A plate full of juicy sweet Sultanas | Source

Rice Bubbles' is a registered Trade Mark of Kelloggs Company

Kelloggs is a registered Trade mark of the Kelloggs Company

'copha' registered Trade Mark of Peerless Foods (Kremalta NZ)

© 2010 oliversmum

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    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      6 years ago from australia

      Peggy W. Hi. Thank you for alerting me to the difference in the names of Rice Bubbles and Rice Krispies.

      I have now made reference to this near the top of the hub.

      Unfortunately our nearest Costco is 300 km away,but I believe it is a great place to shop.

      The Recipe you mention sounds rather nice, would love to try it if you decide to publish it.:)

      The little cases are colorful,thought they looked rather cute.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and votes. They are very much appreciated. :):)

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Are these Rice Bubbles like Rice Crispies? I'll admit, I have not spent much time in the cereal aisles of late. We usually purchase our cereal (oatmeal and Cheerios) at Costco and seldom eat other kinds unless needed for a specific recipe. I remember a Rice Crispie cookie that my mother used to make when we were kids using melted marshmellows. This sounds like it might be similar with even more flavors. Voted up, useful and interesting. I like the idea of the little cups for presentation purposes. :)

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      6 years ago from australia

      vespawoolf Hi. Yes I am sure you could use any brand,this is just the one that we use.

      This crackle is rather nice and the children seem to love them,as well as the adults.

      Hope you like them,when you get time to try this recipe.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment.:):)

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      vespawoolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      Wow, this sounds yummy! We don't have that brand of cereal, but I'm sure I could use another type of puffed grain. Looking forward to trying this!

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      6 years ago from australia

      Movie Master Hi. I hope your husband enjoys them, when you get time to make these chocolate crackles.

      They are rather sweet, but nice.

      Thank you for dropping by and your votes,It's always nice to hear from you. Regards Oliversmum. :):)

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      My husband is going to love these, I will make some tomorrow for him.

      They look delicious, thank you and voted up.

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      7 years ago from australia

      earnestshub. Hi. Yes you will have to do that, it's been a while.

      Don't worry about him. if I have a time frame, something will be hidden that he will never find.

      There is more than one fox at this address :).

      Thanks for your great comment. :):)

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      earnestshub 

      7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Watch out Oliversmum, I'm gonna start timing my visits to your recipes.

      The only problem is that ravenous fox will beat me to them. :) :)

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      7 years ago from australia

      dara60. Hi. You are very welcome.

      Yes looking at any recipe that has chocolate in it tends to make you hungry.

      Thank you so much for your comment. :) :)

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      dara60 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for such interesting hub. I feel hungry now :)

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      7 years ago from australia

      wendy87. Hi. chocolate is my best friend as well.

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment,also for voting it up and bookmarking my chocolate crackle surprise recipe.:) :)

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      wendy87 

      7 years ago

      i love chocolate and that is why this hub is great voted up and bookmarked.

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      7 years ago from australia

      Mrs.J.B. Hi. Oh dear you are a strong person. I love sweets ( maybe a little too much).

      I would love to know your families opinion when your daughter gets time to make these Chocolate Crackle Surprises.

      Thank you so much for your comment. :) :)

    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      I learned when I became a nutritionist not to eat sweets. My daughter loves baking so she has the recipe copied and ready to go. I will let you know how my husband and son like it.

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      7 years ago from australia

      fynxs23. Hi. They are rather nice for special occasions.

      A little sweet but tasty.

      Thank you for your comment. :) :)

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      ivyjean 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Mouth watering..^_^

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      7 years ago from australia

      CMHypno. Hi. They are pretty tasty. The Kids seem to love them. Hope you like them if to get time to make this Recipe.

      Thank you for your nice comment. Merry Christmas. :) :)

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      CMHypno 

      7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      These sound delicious, so I will have to get cooking!

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      8 years ago from australia

      Salt. Hi. Thank you very much.

      Sorry about that. All I can say is "go for it". There are quiet a few Recipes out and about that are similar to others that have been published. So far most of mine were given to me by my Mother.

      Thanks again for your nice comment. It is very much appreciated. :) :)

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      8 years ago from australia

      PaperNotes. Hi. Thank you so much.

      Now I am blushing. If you need a Chocolate fix, these Crackles will do the trick.

      Thanks again for your lovely comment. It made me feel good and put a big smile on my face. :) :)

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      salt 

      8 years ago from australia

      Love this one. This is one I'd actually planned to do - but you've done it and dont it beautifully!!!

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      PaperNotes 

      8 years ago

      Hi there! I knew that whenever I need great sweet recipes, I have to check your hubs! You are awesome! Thank you!

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      8 years ago from australia

      Vocalcoach. Hi. Yes I'm with you, absolutely anything with Chocolate works for me.

      I do hope you and your Family/Friends like these Crackles. Maybe you will have to make two batches.:)

      Oliver is wonderful,getting more handsome every day,He sends his love to Clancey and wishes him a Merry Christmas.

      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment.:) :)and one :) :) each from Oliver.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Oh, my - Yummy. Chocolate anything works for me. I will be trying this delicious recipe and handing out to friends, neighbors and loved ones. That is...if there is any left after I have my share first. :-) Thanks sweet lady!

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      8 years ago from australia

      Getin TheKnow. Hi. They are nice, with a great chocolate taste.

      A nice sweet treat for a Party or special occasion.

      Thank you for your great comment. :) :)

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      8 years ago from australia

      Kinderhook. Hi. You are welcome.

      They are wonderful for a Children's Party, plus the colored Patty Pans really make a statement.

      Thank you for your nice comment. :) :)

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      GetInTheKnow 

      8 years ago

      That sounds so yummy! Thanks for the great recipe!

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      Kinderhook 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for this recipe--looks perfect for a party!

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      8 years ago from australia

      Hello hello. Hi. I am glad that you liked this Chocolate Crackle Surprise Recipe. It's a good one for Children's Parties.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a great comment. :) :)

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a great recipe.

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      8 years ago from australia

      Feline Prophet. Hi. This is a great Recipe for anybody who just loves Chocolate.

      No cooking (apart from melting the Copha). A little messy, but easy to make.

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a nice comment. It's always great to hear from you. :) :)

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      Feline Prophet 

      8 years ago

      I can almost taste your delectable chocolate crackles! :)

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      8 years ago from australia

      TrudyVan. Hi. Me too.

      It is a great Recipe for anyone that loves Chocolate.

      Thank you for your nice comment, it was very much appreciated. :) :)

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      8 years ago from australia

      Agvulpes. Hi there. Well it was me that got a surprise when I looked in the container of Chocolate Crackle Surprises It wasn't the Kids or Oliver, so it was easy to guess who the culprit was.:)

      I am glad that you liked them. Maybe next time you will be first.

      It would be nice if others try this Recipe, but even nicer if they like them, especially the Children.

      Thanks for your great comment, Rated up and Twittering it. That was pretty special. :) :)

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      TrudyVan Curre 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Hello there. I love Chocolate in any form love the recipe thank you for sharing

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      Peter 

      8 years ago from Australia

      Oliversmum it looks like I was too busy eating the Chocolate Crackles (I especially liked the Surprise, thank you) to be first to comment on this great Hub.

      If your other readers don't try this recipe the will not know what they are missing.

      Rated up and Twittered out :-)

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      8 years ago from australia

      Jeff and Ranay. Hi. Thank you. Your Mums Recipe sounds very interesting. Do you make it, or are you going to publish it. We love Butterscotch.

      These Crackle Surprises are nice. I hope you like them if you get time to make this Recipe.

      Thank you again for your lovely comment, it is very much appreciated. :) :)

    • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

      oliversmum 

      8 years ago from australia

      Darlene Sabella. Hi. Yes it is a nice Recipe for Children and Adults alike, especially if you like sweet treats.

      Our Grandchildren love helping to make these Crackles, but more important to them is the eating.

      Thank you so much for your great comment. It's really nice to see you back. I do hope all is O.K with you and your Family at this time. Kind regards Oliversmum. :) :)

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      Jeff and Ranay 

      8 years ago

      This looks so good. My mother made a slight variation using dried chow mein noodles and butterscotch chips. I have to go grocery shopping today, think I will get the ingredients for this and whip some up. Thanks for sharing this tantalizing recipe.

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      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      A wonderful holiday surprise for friends and family, so glad I found this awesome recipe, great hub and I look forward to seeing you, it's been a while. Your friend & fan, darski

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