Healthy Chocolate Crackles May 24 2014

Growing up in New Zealand, chocolate crackles were HUGELY popular at kid's birthday parties. This is a much healthier and nicer version without Copha (Kremelta) and refined sugar. 

Try to use raw cacao powder instead of cocoa because of its amazing health benefits. Raw cacao powder is packed with antioxidants and is also the primary dietary source of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in western civilisation. Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which are associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate depression.   

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons raw cacao powder 

1 & 1/2 cups organic brown rice puffs

1/2 cup organic desiccated coconut

1/4 cup raw sesame seeds

1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

1/2 cup coconut sugar (has a lovely caramel flavour)

3/4 cup coconut oil

Method:

Mix together the desiccated coconut, coconut sugar, coconut oil, raw cacao powder and heat gently until melted.

Mix together the puffed brown rice and seeds in a separate bowl.

Add liquid ingredients (step 1) to the puffed rice and seeds and mix until puffs and seeds are well coated.

Spoon the mixture in to individual cupcake cases (in a muffin tin) or press firmly in to a slice tin.

Put in fridge to set. 

Makes 12 servings.

Note: Keep this treat in the fridge to keep it firm. Swap seeds out for slithered almonds or chopped macadamia nuts for something different.