Chocolate Crackles

halloween; chocolate cracked; sugar free halloween

Styling: Carlie Monasso Photography: Samara Clifford

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Halloween is upon us and you know what that means…. trick or treat! It also usually means kids running around with blood sugar highs… but it doesn’t have to be that way thanks to these choc crackles, which are minus the nasty stuff.

I’ve used rice malt syrup instead of processed sugar because it’s fructose free and low GI (no blood sugar spikes) and coconut oil instead of copha – it’s  less fatty and has numerous health benefits, including aiding digesting and lowering blood cholesterol.

I’ve used raw cacao instead of cocoa powder – raw cacao is cold pressed which preserves the enzymes. It’s full of essential vitamins and minerals like  magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium.  As well as being a great source of antioxidants, it also protects the nervous system and is known to be a mood booster – so the kids can run around on cacao highs instead… they won’t notice – the difference, and adults won’t be able to keep their hands off them either!

Happy trick or treating.

Styling: Carlie Monasso Photography: Samara Clifford

Styling: Carlie Monasso Photography: Samara Clifford

You will need:

2 cups puffed rice
1 cup desiccated coconut
½  cup coconut oil (melted)
¼ cup raw cacao (you could also use OMG’s Light My Fire sugar free hot chocolate mix
2 tablespoons rice malt syrup

Topping:
Desiccated coconut
Goji berries

What to do:

  1. Combine puffed rice, desiccated coconut and raw cacao in a mixing bowl.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat, add rice malt syrup and allow to cool before adding to mixing bowl, stirring to combine all ingredients.
  3. Spoon mixture into cup cake (or mini cupcake cases) and top with desiccated coconut and goji berries. Refrigerate and allow to set, then serve to unsuspecting trick or treaters and watch as they shriek in delight (or fright)!
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Zara is founder and editor of Oh My Goodness. A certified holistic health coach, National Breast Cancer Foundation speaker and Bupa health influencer award finalist, Zara is passionate about making it as easy and fun for people to lead a healthy lifestyle. She’s appeared on The Project and Today Show; her recipes have been featured on I Quit Sugar, Sport Luxe, and Show and Tell Online; and she’s a regular contributor to Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online.

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