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Yummy Christmas Chocolate Crackle Wreaths

If you are looking for yummy Christmas treats for your holiday parties, we sure do have some festive ones that kids will love. Have you seen our sugared marshmallow cupcakes, these 7 holiday goodies, or these crescent roll Christmas trees? If you haven’t, you need to add them to your party menu. Be sure to grab our recipe for Christmas chocolate crackles below too. They are shaped like wreaths but we also have a traditional version too.

christmas chocolate crackles shaped like a wreath for holiday parties.

Chocolate crackles are a traditional party treat in Australia. Around the holidays, I especially miss my home country and want to eat all of the traditional foods we make. This year I decided to make not only traditional chocolate crackles but also turn some into wreaths that are perfect for your holiday parties.

Christmas chocolate crackle wreaths

Kids are going to love helping to make these because licking the spoon/s at the end is the best part. Or at least it was when I was a little girl.

Ingredients to make Christmas chocolate crackles

  • Chocolate Rice Krispies
  • Powdered sugar
  • Sweetened coconut
  • Crisco
  • 100% cocoa powder
  • Christmas nonpareils

chocolate rice krispies, crisco, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and coconut for making christmas chocolate crackles


These Christmas chocolate crackles are so easy to make because once you measure out all of your ingredients you just combine it in a bowl.

combine all of the ingredients for chocolate crackles in a bowl.

To make the chocolate crackle wreaths you will need to brush Crisco around a donut pan.

Press the chocolate crackle mixture into the donut pan spaces. If you just put it in without pressing it down a little they will fall apart when you try to take them out again.

chocolate crackle mixture pressed into a donut pan to make christmas wreaths

Sprinkle holiday nonpareils over the top before you put your pan into the freezer to set. Just putting them into the refrigerator will not set them enough to remove them from the pan, so I recommend the freezer.

chocolate crackle wreaths for christmas made in a donut pan.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate once you have removed them from the pan until you are ready to serve.

christmas chocolate crackles shaped like wreaths with festive nonpareils sprinkled over them.

As I mentioned above, traditional chocolate crackles are made but putting the chocolate crackle mixture into cupcake liners and refrigerating them. If you don’t have a donut pan, then these are quick and easy treats that will be loved by everyone.

christmas chocolate crackles

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Christmas Chocolate Crackle Wreaths
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Make a traditional Christmas chocolate crackle, or one shaped like a wreath for your holiday parties.

Keyword: chocolate crackles, christmas treats
Servings: 12 people
Author: Tonya Staab
  • 4 cups Chocolate Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Sweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1 cup Crisco melted
  • 3 tbs 100% Cocoa Powder
  • Christmas Nonpareils garnish
  1. Combine all ingredients (excluding the nonpareils) in a bowl until completely combined.

  2. Brush a donut pan with melted Crisco.

  3. Press chocolate crackle mixture into the donut pans.

  4. Freeze for 30 minutes before serving or freeze, remove from pan, and then refrigerate until ready to serve.

  5. Alternatively, put mixture into cupcake liners and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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