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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- 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
- Combine rice bubbles, coconut, pistachios and cherries in a large bowl and stir to combine.
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Once melted add the cream and glucose syrup, and stir to combine.
- Pour the chocolate mixture over the rice bubble mixture and stir until everything is coated.
- Place spoonfuls of the mixture into patty cases and chill until set, 2 to 3 hours.
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