White Christmas Crackles

White Christmas Recipe

Do you remember Chocolate Crackles?  When I was a child I loved Chocolate Crackles as they were a delicious treat that we were only allowed to enjoy on birthdays.

I don’t think I’ve had a chocolate crackle in 10 years or more, so when one of my fiances workmates put in a request for me to make some White Chocolate Crackles I thought it would be fun.  With the festive season quickly approaching though I thought I would turn the White Chocolate Crackles into White Christmas Crackles!

One thing that was present in the crackles I remember from my childhood was Copha, but I didn’t want to use Copha in my crackles.  I searched online and came across a White Chocolate Crackles recipe from the lovely Maggie Beer, which didn’t use Copha, so I used that as my base.  To that I added different coloured glace cherries, pistachios and coconut.

To take my festive themed treats to the next level I made Christmas tree shaped crackles.  I thought the glace cherries and pistachios would sort of act as Christmas tree decorations.  Whether they look like Christmas trees or just lumps of crackles is up to your imagination ;)

Were Chocolate Crackles one of your favourite party foods growing up? If not, what was?

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White Christmas recipe

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White Christmas Crackles
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Recipe adapted from Maggie Beer's White Chocolate Crackles Makes 16 crackles
  • 4 cups rice bubbles
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • cup pistachio nuts, lightly toasted ,
  • 400g of mixed coloured glace cherries chopped,
  • 200g of white chocolate, chopped
  • 80ml cream
  • 1 tablespoon glucose syrup
  1. Combine rice bubbles, coconut, pistachios and cherries in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Once melted add the cream and glucose syrup, and stir to combine.
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture over the rice bubble mixture and stir until everything is coated.
  4. Place spoonfuls of the mixture into patty cases and chill until set, 2 to 3 hours.
To make Christmas Tree shaped crackles take a couple of large sheets of nonstick baking paper and make 20cm diameter circles on the paper. Cut the circles out of the paper and fold each circle into 4. Unfold and cut one of the folded sections out from the circle. Fold the circle, overlapping the edges a little, and tape together! Sit the cones, tip side down, in a coffe mug or glass and fill with the crackle mixture. Chill until set and then remove the baking paper.




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  1. Rosa December 16, 2011  4:59 pm Reply

    So pretty and festive!



  2. thelittleloaf December 16, 2011  5:51 pm Reply

    I've never heard of chocolate crackles...we have rice krispie cakes in the UK, but not sure if that's the same thing? I've not seen them with coconut in before. But they look lovely and I want to try them! So festive, and the little glace cherries look like jewels on the christmas trees, beautiful :-)

    • delicieux December 17, 2011  9:46 pm Reply

      Thanks :D Rice krispies are made of rice bubbles, so they are similar. At least with these you an make your own flavours ;)

  3. Sneh | Cook Republic December 17, 2011  8:40 pm Reply

    Pretttttyyyy! Merry Christmas Jen :-) Hope you have lovely holidays!

    • delicieux December 17, 2011  10:11 pm Reply

      Thanks Sneh :D You too!

  4. Moya December 18, 2011  1:14 am Reply

    Christmas crackles, they look so festive and with the snow falling on your web page...it's Christmas.

    • delicieux December 18, 2011  2:55 pm Reply

      Thanks Moya, I'm glad you like them. Happy holidays! :D

  5. beti December 18, 2011  3:32 am Reply

    what an easy treat! yet so cute

    • delicieux December 18, 2011  2:55 pm Reply

      Thanks Beti :D Happy Holidays!

  6. Katy Potaty December 18, 2011  9:13 pm Reply

    Mmm, these take me back to childhood Christmas Eves!

  7. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com December 19, 2011  1:18 am Reply

    I've never had crackles before and now I want it all.. Every bite :D This looks so festive. Happy Holidays, Jennifer :)

    • delicieux December 19, 2011  10:19 am Reply

      Happy Holidays to you too Kiran :D

  8. cc11 December 19, 2011  12:33 pm Reply

    Ah chocolate crackles, memories from childhood parties, love the festive spin!

  9. Nic@diningwithastud December 22, 2011  3:04 pm Reply

    Awesome colours!! I do love choc crackles - they take me back haha

  10. Kerry Davenport December 23, 2011  6:21 pm Reply

    I made these today. Simple and delicious.... Simply delicious. Thanks for the great recipe. Merry Christmas

    • delicieux December 24, 2011  3:26 pm Reply

      Hi Kerry,

      Thanks for your feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed them. Merry Christmas! :D


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