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Chocolate Reindeer Crackles: Easy Reindeer Treats Kids Will Love

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Looking for easy reindeer treats that kids will love? These chocolate reindeer crackles are perfect! They’re easy to make and taste delicious. Plus, they’re the perfect Christmas treat idea if you’re looking for something fun to take and share for all your Christmas celebrations.

These chocolate Christmas crackles are adapted from my very popular white chocolate crackles recipe. Unlike most chocolate crackles, they use real chocolate melts and have no copha. They could not be easier to make and you can prepare a batch in under half an hour!

Reindeer chocolate crackles on a plate

Easy Reindeer Treats – Rudolf Reindeer Crackles

Not only are these easy reindeer treat ideas made using real chocolate melts, but they are also a far easier option than making reindeer Rice Krispie treats since you only need to melt chocolate.

This is a great Christmas recipe that kids can help with and they are always a hit when we make them to share for kids’ Christmas parties and end-of-year celebrations, just like my white chocolate Christmas tree treats!

This recipe brings the best bits of the classic chocolate crackle recipe with a bit of a twist.

Although, if you prefer a healthier treat alternative with those delicious chocolate crackle flavours, make sure you also try my healthy chocolate Rice Bubble slice.

What You Will Need

Ingredients for making chocolate christmas crackles

There aren’t many ingredients needed to make these simple Christmas treats! This is what you will need:

  • 2 cups of puffed rice cereal (Rice Bubbles, Rice Krispies etc)
  • 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 200g milk chocolate melts
  • Pretzels
  • Red candies or Jaffas
  • Mini cupcake cases

The printable recipe card with a FULL ingredients list and detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

How To Make Chocolate Reindeer Crackles

This Christmas treat recipe will make around 24 chocolate crackles, depending on the size of your cupcake cases. It is easy to double up the ingredients if you want to make a larger batch.

They are so easy to make that you can throw a batch together in about 20 minutes, from start to finish, then leave them to chill in the fridge until you are ready to serve them!

It is a great recipe to make with the kids too since they can help you stir and spoon the mixture into the cases.

How to make chocolate reindeer crackles

STEP ONE – Mix the puffed rice cereal, desiccated coconut and icing (powdered) sugar together in a large mixing bowl.

STEP TWO – Melt the chocolate melts in a heatproof bowl in the microwave. Microwave 100g at a time for 30 seconds then stir and repeat until completely melted. Take care not to over-melt your chocolate as you will risk burning it. It will often melt as you stir it.

Alternatively, use a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water on the stovetop.

STEP THREE – Mix the melted chocolate with your dry ingredients, stirring until well combined.

STEP FOUR – Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases. Stick broken pretzels into the top for antlers and add a red candy such as a Jaffa or M&M for Rudolf’s red nose.

STEP FIVE – Place in the refrigerator to set. Keep them stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them.

This Christmas chocolate crackle recipe also works great with dark chocolate if you prefer.

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below or a rating and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram. I would love to see it!

Are Rice Bubbles And Rice Krispies The Same Thing?

Rice Bubbles and Rice Krispies are essentially the same cereal, although different brands. They are both puffed rice cereals with a few minor differences in added ingredients such as sugar or salt.

In Australia and New Zealand, we generally refer to them as Rice Bubbles whilst in America, they call them Rice Krispies!

Either will work perfectly for this recipe, as will using any other brand of puffed rice cereal.

And if you’re looking for more yummy cereal recipes to make, check out these Rice Bubble recipes.

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Chocolate Reindeer Crackles

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Looking for easy reindeer treats that kids will love? These chocolate reindeer crackles are perfect for Christmas parties and baking with kids!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of puffed rice cereal (Rice Bubbles, Rice Krispies etc)
  • 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 200g milk chocolate melts
  • Mini pretzels (broken in half)
  • Red candies or Jaffas
  • Mini cupcake cases

Instructions

    1. Mix the puffed rice cereal, desiccated coconut and icing (powdered) sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
    2. Melt the chocolate melts in a heatproof bowl in the microwave. Microwave 100g at a time for 30 seconds then stir and repeat until completely melted.
    3. Mix the melted chocolate with your dry ingredients, stirring until well combined.
    4. Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases. Stick broken pretzels into the top for antlers and add a red candy such as a Jaffa or M&M for Rudolf's red nose.
    5. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least half an hour.

    Notes

    Notes: Take care not to burn the chocolate. Stirring will help melt the remaining pieces of chocolate.

    Keep chocolate crackles stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or in a cool place for up to a week.

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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

    These figures are provided as an approximate guide only.

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