healthy chocolate crackles piled on top of a white bowl

Healthy Chocolate Crackles

A new spin on the childhood classic, these healthy chocolate crackles are just as delicious and much better for you.  
Course Snack
Cuisine Western
Keyword chocolate crackles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 balls
Calories 56kcal
Author Cassie Heilbron


  • 1 1/2 cups rice puffs
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined.
  • Roll mixture into small balls (approx. 1 tbsp of mixture for each) and place on a baking tray.  
  • Pop the baking tray in the fridge for an hour to let the balls set. 



    • Peanut Butter -  You can use almond butter if you'd prefer. 
    • Cocoa Powder - You can use cacao powder if you'd prefer.  
    • Rice Malt / Brown Rice Syrup - You can use honey or maple syrup if you'd prefer.  
    • You need drippy peanut butter to act as a binder in the mixture.  If your peanut butter isn't drippy, melt it in the microwave or soften in a saucepan over the stove. 
    • Wet your hands a little before rolling the balls to stop the mixture sticking to your hands. 
    • You can easily turn this into a slice by placing the mixture in a square cake tin and cutting into squares after it sets.
    • You could also pop the mixture into little cupcake cases like the originals.
    • Recipe first published July 3, 2018.  Last updated March 29, 2019 with more tips and photos - no changes to the recipe. 
    • Nutrition is a rough estimate from a nutrition calculator based on one chocolate crackle. 


Serving: 1crackle | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 0.4% | Iron: 3.9%