Australian Crunch Recipe

This is childhood recipe adapted for a gluten free low sugar diet. It's great for children and adults with food intolerances as well as those trying to reduce sugar consumption.  What I have found is that there are lots of recipes and new products coming to the market which are supposedly healthy, yet they still have a high sugar content, even if it is in the form of dates or more natural sugars; they still have an adverse effect on the body when consumed in high quantities.  

I hope you enjoy this as much as we do here :)

Australian Crunch


125g Gluten-free flour (we used a mix of- 50g oat flour, 40g rice flour and 35g of coconut flour).

75g desiccated coconut (without any preservative)

140g melted Pure spread (you could try coconut oil / any other vegan spread / plain butter if you’re not vegan)

2 TBSP of maple syrup (or honey)

1 large TBSP of unsweetened cocoa powder

50g crushed gluten free cornflakes (with no added sugar)

150g/ 200g 70%-80% dark chocolate for the topping


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Line a 9inch by 9inch baking tray (if you want thicker squares use a smaller tin & adjust the cooking time).

Place the 'Pure' spread (or vegan spread / coconut oil) in a saucepan and melt gently.

In the mean time crush the cornflakes and mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Add the maple syrup to the melted spread and stir until combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix well.

Press the mixture into the tin and place on the middle shelf in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let the tray cool completely.

Once cool, melt the chocolate and spread over the base whilst still in the tray and wait for it to set. To speed up the process, place it in the fridge.

Once the chocolate has set, lift the baking paper out from the tray and cut into bars or squares. We like to cut ours into bite size pieces.

Enjoy with a cup of  LockhartMartin cocoa infusion!

Note* these are deliberately made to have a low sugar content using dark chocolate and 2 TBSP of maple syrup. If you want to make sweeter treat you can add more syrup / honey but we advise keeping it low as it still creates a delicious and healthy treat for children and adults.