This post is updated with brand new shiny photos! I made these popcorn choc crackles again for a park playdate. I was surprised, as my kids love them, but I really thought that other kids might think they were odd, or not sweet enough. But...they loved them! I came home with none! Because they were being done for a playdate, I used cupcake liners and they made them much easier for the kids to manage.
So...I've got a post on how to make your own popcorn. I recommend you read that before you make these because it means they are a lot more economical and that you will have popcorn with no nasties on it! Then you're set to make these popcorn choc crackles plus you'll have a good stash of popcorn leftover for lunches.
Now, for the sake of honesty, these aren't actually chocolate! Does that make them more awesome? Yes. They are just as yummy as traditional chocolate crackles and the popcorn makes them extra crunchy and super yummy. Plus there's some sneaky chia seeds snuck into them.
These are best served cold, but if they are kept in a lunchbox with an ice brick, they will be fine. I pop a small baran (silicone divider) under them in the lunchbox so as to ensure they come out easily..
one for me!
Thinking about it, my kids have only had ever had chocolate crackles once, so I don't know that they could compare the two, but both of them found these to be very yummy. These are gluten free, dairy free and delicious!
If you're looking for more party snacks ideas, here are some of the recipes I can recommend:
- Healthy no bake choc bounty slice
- Toffee apple popcorn balls – gluten free and super yummy!
- Teeny tiny quiches
Popcorn choc crackles
- 3 cups popped popcorn
- ¾ cup desiccated coconut
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup rice malt syrup
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- Heat the honey, coconut oil and rice malt syrup in a small saucepan on the stove until it forms large bubbles. Remove from the heat.
- Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl, pour over the wet ingredients.
- Stir well then spoon into mini cupcake moulds.
- Refrigerate until set.