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Mars Bar Christmas crackles recipe

Chocolate crackles are a kids' favourite at every birthday party. Now you can amp up the chocolate flavour with this Mars Bar version of the traditional chocolate crackle. And if you want to make them a little bit healthier, you could add a handful of dried fruit too.



  • 200g Mars bars, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of pouring (thin) cream
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3 cups Rice Bubbles
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 24 red Smarties or M&M's


Spray a little canola spray into 2 x 12 cup mini-muffin trays.

Melt the Mars bars, cream and cocoa in a glass bowl over simmering water. The bowl should not touch water. Stir the mixture until smooth.

Put the Rice Bubbles in a separate large bowl, pour in the chocolate mixture and stir until well mixed.

Spoon the mixture into the muffins tray and press down gently.

Refrigerate for 2 hours and turn out onto a tray to decorate.

Melt the white chcocolate in the microwave checking and stirring it at 30 second intervals. Pour it into a piping bag while warm and snip the tip off.

Turn the crackles upside down and pipe the chocolate on. Finish with a red Smartie on top of each one.


  • These crackles could be made more Christmas-y by adding 2/3 cup of either mixed fruit, chopped cherries and currants (if you are not partial to mixed peel in the mixed fruit) or apricots and slivered almonds.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.



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