Chocolate Crackles

Copha is high in salicylates, so it is not on our shopping list, and as a result I have never made chocolate crackles for Oscar.  We do make other rice bubble treats, but last week when asked to make “rice bubble cake” I thought I’d try and come up with an alternative recipe.  I didn’t need to, I found the perfect one at were so good we made them again this week, but with carob, the colour is paler but they taste pretty much the same.

Chocolate / Carob Crackles

Serves 12
Prep time 1 hour, 10 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 15 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for Amines Challenge, RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet – Very High Chemical
Meal type Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Special Occasions
Chocolate or carob crackles without copha.


  • 80g white Pascalls marshmallows
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 1 heaped tablespoon cocoa or carob powder (sifted to remove lumps)
  • 2 cups Rice Bubbles


  • Naturally coloured 100s and 1000s


1. Place the marshmallows, butter and cocoa or carob in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, until melted.
2. Place the rice bubbles in a bowl, add the marshmallow mixture and 100s and 100s, if using, and stir to combine.
Prepare a tray with 12 regular-sized cup cake pans. Spoon the Rice Bubble mixture into cup cake cases and refrigerate for 1 hour to set before serving.
Carob Crackles


Low Chemical / Failsafe, Very High Amines


1.  Use cocoa powder if amines are allowed.

2. Use carob powder for a low chemical version.

Originally this recipe had 1 tablespoon of caster sugar added at step one.  I have since made the recipe with the sugar and it is still quite sweet.

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