Chocolate Crackles Gluten-Free

These classic chocolate crackles are a old time favourite for kids and adults alike. The chocolatey, coconutty crunch – delicious!

Best of all, they are quick to make and easy to adapt to gluten-free.

tray of glutenfree chocolate crackles party food

Perfect for children’s birthdays parties and bake sales, these gluten-free chocolate crackles can be made in under 15 minutes and ready to serve shortly afterwards.

The photos shown here are from my youngest’s recent birthday party. As many of the kids attending are still quite little, I made a mix of normal cupcake-sized crackles as well as some mini-cupcake sized portions.

For more gluten-free party food ideas, you can check out these marshmallow cones and mini pizzas.

Ingredients Required For GF Chocolate Crackles

To make these gluten-free chocolate crackles, you will need the following ingredients:

ingredient for gluten free chocolate crackles
  • Gluten-free Rice Bubbles/Krispies
  • Icing/Powdered Sugar
  • Copha (or Coconut Oil)
  • Desiccated (or finely grated) coconut
  • Cocoa powder

See below for quantities and potential substitutes and variations.

How To Make Chocolate Crackles

One of the many great things about chocolate crackles, is just how easy they are to make:

dry ingredients for chocolate crackles
Combine all dry ingredients together.

dry ingredients for chocolate crackles mixed together
Don’t worry if it doesn’t look too chocolatey just yet!

add melted copha to the dry chocolate crackles recipe
Add the melted copha to the dry ingredients – the copha will sink to the bottom so keep mixing.

Chocolate Crackes Gluten-Free
Spoon mixture into cupcake cases and place into the fridge to set.

Hint: make sure that you aren’t left with a pool of copha/coconut oil at the bottom of the bowl. This helps to bind and ‘set’ the chocolate crackles to make sure that each crackle isn’t too ‘dry’.

Chocolate Crackes Gluten-Free

Chocolate Crackles Gluten-Free

These gluten-free chocolate crackles are always a hit with both children and adults!
4.69 from 19 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Party Food
Cuisine Australian
Servings 12 Cupcake Sized Crackles


  • 12 cupcake cases


  • 4 cups Gluten Free Rice Bubbles/Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup Icing Sugar/Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Desiccated/Grated Coconut
  • 250 grams Copha *see below for variations
  • 5 tablespoons Cocoa Powder


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free rice rubbles/krispies, icing sugar, coconut and cocoa together.
    4 cups Gluten Free Rice Bubbles/Rice Krispies, 1 cup Desiccated/Grated Coconut, 5 tablespoons Cocoa Powder, 1 cup Icing Sugar/Powdered Sugar
  • Melt the Copha in a saucepan on a low heat. Add to the mixing bowl and stir all ingredients well.
    250 grams Copha
  • Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and refrigerate until firm (usually 30 minutes).
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Altering the recipe slightly can add a unique twist on the old-fashioned chocolate crackles:

  • Gluten-free Cocoa Pops – cocoa pops can be used in place of the rice bubbles/krispies but they will be extra chocolatey – in this case, you can forgo the cocoa altogether or simply add 2 tablespoons.
  • Deluxe – add some gluten-free chocolate buttons or sprinkles to the top of the crackles.


When stored in an airtight container in the fridge, chocolate crackles can last for up to a week.

Chocolate crackles don’t freeze or thaw well.

Top tip

For smaller children, or when there are lots of treats on offer, it can be a good idea to provide both the standard cupcake size crackles and also some mini cupcake sized crackles too. This also prevents wastage at children’s birthday parties when the little eyes can be bigger than the tummies 🙂


What Can I Use Instead of Copha?

Coconut oil can be substituted for copha.

Melted copha helps to bind the ingredients together and then helps it to ‘set’. It also gives an ideal crunch to the chocolate crackles, all of which can also be achieved with melted coconut oil and then allowing the recipe to set in the fridge.

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