A Healthy Alternative to Chocolate Crackles

Does anyone remember making chocolate crackles or rice bubble crackles as a child? Perhaps you make them for your children now? I used to love making and eating them as a child.

These crackles may be "okay" as a treat every so often. However, why not step it up a notch and make a healthy alternative that taste just as great? What's great is that they're nutritious, too!

So many people who try Natural Naughties treats made with coconut oil make comments suggesting that the treats taste similar to "crackles".

The ingredients
Unlike many traditional "crackle" recipes this one does not include the added sugar and other highly processed ingredients.
  • Coconut oil is a nutrient dense super food that is known to assist to boost the metabolism and immune system. To know more about it, check out this great write-up on Coconut oil that I found here: http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/2011/11/why-i-get-excited-about-coconut-oil/
  • Raw cacao is a great source of vitamins and minerals for health.
  • Great value super foods from Power Super Foods
  • A good quality protein powder will assist to make these treats more "filling" to keep you full for longer.
  • Brown rice puffs are gluten free and give this recipe "crunch". More people are reporting gluten intolerance and would do well to try this option.
Protein Rice Puffs
I have been addicted to these rice puffs lately as I only just discovered them the other day. Rice puffs are packed with iron and other minerals, in addition to being low in saturated fat, so their benefits include lowering your risk of heart disease. They are also low in sugar but full of fiber, meaning they help you digest your food more easily. 

1/2 cup melted coconut oil
2 scoops raw protein powder
2 tablespoons raw cacao
4 serves puffed brown rice
1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar 

Melt the coconut oil in a pan.
Mix in all other ingredients.
Pour into a lined tin.
 Set in the fridge.

You can also break the bars up and use it as an alternative to cereal. Serve with almond milk.

I used 180 Nutrition Protein in this recipe. I love this protein powder as it does not contain and 'fillers" or artificial ingredients. This protein powder is loaded with nutrient dense super foods and it tastes amazing too. Using this protein meant I did not need to add sweetener to the recipe as the protein contains "stevia".

If you like this recipe you will love the Recipes in The Natural Naughties Protein E-book, available at our e-store.

Kayla Thompson