This is a great recipe, so easy and fast to make, yet delicious for kids or adults alike. Copha is Coconut Oil, which can be found at my local Wal-mart Neighborhood Store. The brand they sell is Lou Ana and inexpensive compared to other places. The Coconut Oil is crucial to the recipe, so track it down and make this. It will be a hit with everyone! The recipe is Diabetes friendly as well if you need something a little sweet. NOTE: To address another's review about the amount of sugar in the recipe and it being diabetes friendly, I wanted to clarify my reason for this. The amount of sugar in this, distributed throughout the recipe isn't actually that much, if you consider and use portion control. The coconut in this recipe along with the Rice Krispies, makes this a low glycemic food, raising blood sugar more slowly than eating a potato or something made with white flour. When sugar is a real concern, I don't believe in sugar substitutes, but instead Portion Control, which is key. Yes, I have tried it, making the recipe as written, and after testing my blood sugar many times, can say this is true. Portion Control is particularly easy with this recipe, since you scoop a serving into a cupcake liner. Because of the richness of the coconut oil, one serving is quite satisfactory and I stand by my statement that this is diabetes friendly.
project for my grandies and I, didnt have coconut, but they were a huge hit. I just cant believe I had forgotten how to make them :)
I have always loved this recipe... the ultimate party food for kids along with fairy bread and coconut ice. ( So cruel of me to send them home on a sugar high! LOL) I make them with peanut pieces instead of the coconut. To die for! I was a little worried to read the review that said this was diabetes friendly - surely all that icing sugar....? I don't see the sugar substitutes working in this recipe... has anyone tried it?
My daughter has enjoyed making this recipe, and they never keep long. Worth noting, We call "Copha" (vegetable shortening) "Kremelta" Thanks for posting
A great Australian party food favourite for young and old. I made these for Little Miss 4th birthday. I changed the serving size to twelve cups and they were so popular. Update: Little Miss was having a little friend over to visit and she request we make chocolate bubbles again. Thank you once again for posting this recipe Terese
Great recipe and so easy, non-Australians using the recipe take note that an Australian tablespoon is 20ml not 15.It's 60ml of cocoa you'll need in this recipe!
Yum. An absolute must for any small person's party. I've just made a batch and had to hide them in case they get eaten before the big day. A little bit of Aussie history here.... and kids (and adults) love them.
Ohhhh my favorite childhood treat. Just like a chocolate milkshake only Crun-CHY! If you can find Copha (solidified coconut oil) you HAVE to make these. Eat a chocolate crackle and a vegemite sandwich and I am sure they will let you Down Under as a bona-fide Aussie!
Hey Terese, Thanks for posting this recipe... I live in Chicago now but I'm originally from Geelong, Australia so this recipe brought back many fond childhood memories. The only problem is that I have not been able to find copha over here. I will keep looking :-)