10 Minute Dark Chocolate Crispy Cakes Low Sugar ‘Treats’ For Kids

Dr Jess Kids, Kitchen

The Natural Doctors: We all struggle with how to give kids fun food that isn’t full of sugar and additives and we often need a ‘treat’ which we can ‘swap’ for the sweets and cakes our children get from other parents. These have been a big hit with both our children and visiting friends and we have even given them out at Halloween. Use organic dark chocolate (we like Montazuma or Green& Blacks) and once the children are used to these we hide some toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds in them for extra nutrition!

Makes 12-16 crispy cakes. Children love to help make these

You Will Need:

  • 1 Box Rice Crispies (Nature’s Path do an organic Crispy Rice available from Sainsbury’s)
  • 100g Bar Dark Chocolate (60-70%)
  • Optional – Up to 50g White Chocolate (as trying to get children used to dark chocolate and lower sugar we make these with at first 50g white chocolate and then reduce it down by 10g each time we make them until we only us dark chocolate!)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 3 Handfuls Flaked almonds
  • 3 Handfuls Sultanas
  • 12-16 Muffin cases
  • Large Glass bowl (optional)
  • Large pan


Place the pan on the hob with 2-3 inches of water in the bottom and rest the glass bowl in the pan (or if in a hurry in the pan itself on a lower heat! like the photo)

Break the dark chocolate into chunks (with white chocolate if using) and place in the glass bowl to melt

Whilst the chocolate is melting place the flaked almond in frying pan and dry toast over a high heat until brown round the edges

Once the dark chocolate has melted stir in the vanilla essence

Slowly pour in rice crispies, flaked almonds and sultanas stirring and coating until all the dark chocolate is used up

Spoon into muffin cases and place in fridge to set