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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