Imagine discovering the ideal chocolate rice crackle recipe that only takes a moment to make up, nourishes the kids and will be a hit at any party you go to (for kids or adults).

I have an answer, of course, it’s got something to do with chocolate, and this has been our most popular creation with our After Midnight Co family

We call it Amaranth Coconut Chocolate Crackle

They make the perfect snack for morning or afternoon tea that is nourishing, delicious and has an energy boost to get you through the day.

They are also really quick to make… we love it when we can whip up a nourishing chocolate treat in a few minutes, and have it ready to eat in less than half an hour…heaven!

And the best thing about it is you can have lots of fun with a variety of fillings!

Our fave combination below, but play around with whatever you have in your cupboard.

We used puffed Amaranth for this recipe, you can also use puffed quinoa, or if you like a chunky puff in your bars – puffed rice.

Avoid conventional rice bubbles as that’s laden with extra sugar and a whole bunch of fillers you don’t need!

Amaranth is also a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, and selenium.

If you are new to coconut butter/paste – it’s like a thickened paste that looks like packed dried coconut flesh.

We love Loving Earth’s one which is divine.

Sometimes your local grocery shop will sell it as ‘Creamed Coconut’ – cheaper but not organic.

It’s seriously delicious and adds a beautiful creamy texture to this recipe, and a natural sweetness.


  • 6 tbsp (135g) coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter/paste
  • ⅓ cup After Midnight – Dark or raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup puffed amaranth (or puffed quinoa or rice)
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • (optional for a sweeter taste) 1 tbs xylitol or raw honey

How to make me:

  1. Melt the Coconut oil in a double boiler (bowl over a saucepan of simmering water). Once melted, add in the coconut butter/paste and melt that.
  2. Gradually stir in the After Midnight – Dark a bit a time.
  3. Mix in your puffed amaranth, coconut, goji berries, etc.!
  4. Pour the mixture into a lined tray or pan.
  5. Pop it into the freezer to set (30 minutes).
  6. Once set, take it out and either cut into rectangles or break up into rough shapes (which is kinda fun!)
  7. And for the best part…. eat and enjoy!



Use nuts, dried figs, cacao nibs, sour cherries, shredded coconut, add some chia seeds…seriously the options for this are endless! Just have fun.

So here’s one less mental battle you have to deal with as the festive season rolls in!

PS- I recommend making two batches, one for yourself and one for sharing with the kids

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