Twelve Days of Holiday Treats: Rocky Road Chocolate Crackle Slice

Cross section of Rocky Road Chocolate Crackle SliceWelcome to Day 5 of

The Twelve Days of Holiday Treats!

Once again, this year, from December 1-12th I’ll post a new holiday treat recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining!

The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (perfect for this year of smaller gatherings – each recipe makes 1-dozen) that are simple to prepare and that use everyday ingredients and equipment  so hopefully you’ll be able to whip up any of these on a whim.

Today’s treat is a mash-up of two childhood favourites – one of which I only ever remember getting at Christmas (Rocky Road) and the other which we only really ate at birthday parties (Chocolate Crackles). Rocky Road Chocolate Crackle Slice is a lightened up version of Rocky Road that is easier to make, ready to eat sooner (!) and is the prefect recipe for the kids to help with. Watch out though, it’s a bit addictive!

Two pieces of Rocky Road Chocolate Crackle SliceI know these might be a little child-like (it’s the coloured marshmallows, right?) but these really taste great and in normal times, would look lovely on a holiday sweets buffet. This year, as we all (well, those of us in countries where Covid is not yet under control. Sigh) celebrate the holidays with smaller gatherings, this small batch is enough to share some with neighbours or friends (safe porch drop off recommended) and to keep some for yourself. You might regret giving any away though 😉

Yield: 12

Road Chocolate Crackle Slice

Cross section of Rocky Road Chocolate Crackle Slice

Rocky Road, meet Chocolate Crackles!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 40g (1 cup) Rice Krispies (rice bubbles)
  • 40g (1/4 cup) sifted icing sugar
  • 25g (1/4 cup) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 60g (a heaping 1/4 cup) coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 40g (1/4 cup mini marshmallows)
  • 90g (1/2 cup) chopped glacé cherries


  1. Grease an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan and line it with parchment paper
  2. Mix the rice krispies, icing sugar, coconut and cocoa in a large bowl.
  3. Pour in the melted coconut oil and use a rubber spatula to stir through the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix through the marshmallows and cherries, making sure they are evenly distributed.
  5. Press the mixture into the lined loaf tin and refrigerate for approximately an hour.
  6. Cut into 12 pieces.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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The stuff of childhood dreams? Maybe. This will for sure bring a smile to your face when you look at it, though! It’s so fun (and so tasty!).

Rocky Road Chocolate Crackle Slice on a black background

Stay tuned to see what tomorrow brings and in the meantime…

Check out the rest of the 12 Days of Holiday Treats:

Day 1: Rice Krispie Wreaths

Day 2: Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

Day 3: Peppermint Bark

Day 4: Orangettes

Day 5: Rocky Road Chocolate Crackle Slice

Day 6: Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Day 8: Mendiants

Day 9: Chewy Chocolate Mint Crackle Cookies

Day 10: Apricot, Coconut and Cranberry “truffles”

Day 11: Chocolate, Cherry and Almond Brownies

Day 12: Peppermint Hot Chocolate


Check out last year’s 12 Days of Holiday Cookies:

Day 1: Easy Three Ingredient Shortbread

Day 2: Jam Drops

Day 3: Chocolate Caramel Slice

Day 4: Melting Moments

Day 5: White Christmas

Day 6: Langues de Chat

Day 7: Chocolate Coconut Slice

Day 8: Cornflake Biscuits

Day 9: Rocky Road

Day 10: Honey Joys

Day 11: Rum Ball Truffles

Day 12: Giant Florentine Cookie (to share)


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