• 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 4 Ingredients


Chocolate Crackles would have to be an all time party favourite.  Do you agree?

After MoM Member Kate submitted this recipe, we asked who remembered Chocolate Crackles.

Hands shot up and suddenly everyone was reminiscing about birthday parties and school fetes.  Where platters of chocolate crackles always graced the tables.

Some of us remembered that Chocolate Crackles were the first recipe we made on our own.  One member thought she was a very clever chicken to have added a flourish of sprinkles on top!

When did Chocolate Crackles first appear?

According to Australian Food Timeline, the earliest Chocolate Crackles recipe was printed in an advertisement in the Australian Women’s Weekly. This was on Saturday 18 December 1937.

The advertisement was placed by Edible Oil Industries, a subsidiary of Unilever, who made Copha. Copha is a uniquely Australian ingredient made from solidified coconut oil.

They’re an Aussie icon!

Few Australians need an introduction to Chocolate Crackles. They’ve been a favourite for children’s parties and cake stalls for more than 80 years. Much like lamingtons, honey joys and school fete toffees, they’ve been around as long as we can remember.

They are loved by young and old.  Look around at any party and you’ll see an adult or two sneaking a Chocolate Crackle! There’s nothing better with a cuppa! It’s also probably because they’re chocolate flavoured and easy to make – you just melt and mix.

Is this the best Chocolate Crackles recipe you’ve tried? 

Once you’ve tried this recipe, let us know how it went.  It’s always good to read other comments when you’re checking out a recipe. If you LOVED the recipe, hit the LOVE button up top of this recipe – the more loves, the more others will know this one’s a beauty. x

If you like Chocolate Crackles, here’s a few other Aussie classics you might like to try:


  • 4 cups Rice Bubbles
  • 1 cup Icing Sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 250g Copha


  1. Mix all the ingredients together, spoon into patty pans and chill until set

  • Looks yummy, thanks for sharing your recipe


  • So easy. Such a good recipe to do with the kids.


  • I make mine with coconut oil, yacon/ coconut palm syrup, puffed kamut or puffed brown rice, desiccated coconut and raw chocolate powder. My kids sure like them.


  • I remember making these with my Nanna except we added cocoa. Think this may be missing from the ingredients.


  • Along with Honey Joys and Truffles, these were the treats of our childhood. So easy to make, and we felt like the luckiest kids in the world.


  • Sorry, but the recipe is missing the chocolate/cocoa.


  • Omg yes, thank you for the recipe I remember having these when I was a kid


  • Thank you for kids friendly recipe.


  • Looks so good.thank you for sharing


  • Party fave


  • What is copha? is there a substitute?


  • That is the same recipe I use too. I loved chocolate crackles as a kid and now my kids always request them for their birthday parties too. A definite favourite!


  • It wasn’t a party unless there were chocolate crackles or honey ones. Such memories! Will need to try these out again


  • These are such a favourite at parties!


  • i loved helping my mum make these when I was a kid – maybe I should get my girls in the kitchen and we can whip some of these up over the holidays! – thank you for sharing your recipe :)


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