Raw Chocolate Coated Rice Cakes ~ Nut, Egg, Dairy + Gluten Free

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Raw Chocolate Coated Rice Cakes ~ Healthy Kids Treat

Vegan || Vegetarian || Gluten Free || Dairy Free || Nut Free || Soy Free || Egg Free

Chocolate coated rice cakes

I made these mega-amazing Raw Chocolate Coated Rice Cakes for my son’s morning tea function at school during the week.  From all reports, they were an absolute hit – (Target audience was 25 x three to five year old boys!)… there was not a crumb left.

This recipe is inspired by some ‘Dark Chocolate Coated Rice Cakes’, which I found in the health food store recently.  I bought them as a one-off ‘treat’. My children approved so I thought I’d make my own version which is healthier because this recipe is:

  • made with Loving Earth Chocolate: (raw chocolate with no nasty ingredients), which is:
    • Soy free (most standard commercial chocolate contains Soy)
    • refined cane-sugar free (most standard commercial chocolate contains Cane Sugar)
  • The have added Fibre and Healthy Fat from the Shredded Coconut
  • They are preservative free – be sure to choose preservative-free shredded coconut

So there you go – what’s not to love about these? Kids think they are ‘fun’ and they get eaten VERY quickly. Your kids shouldn’t react with crazy highs or bad behaviour, because there aren’t any nasty additives and they are soooooo easy to make. Win, Win, Win!

For the record, I used Loving Earth Creamy Coconut Mylk Chocolate, which is made with:

  • Amazonico Criollo Certified Organic Raw Cacao (47%) from Satipo, Peru,
  • Organic Coconut
  • Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar

You can find this Loving Earth product in most health food stores, gourmet supermarkets and online. Checkout the Loving Earth website for info and shop online here. You can also source quality shredded coconut from Loving Earth too – talk about a one stop shop! Warning – some of Loving Earth’s raw chocolate flavours do contain nuts. So if nuts are an issue, then do beware.

So try this recipe on your kids and please let me know what you think – I’d love to hear your feedback.

 Chocolate coated rice cakes


Makes: 28 raw chocolate coated rice cakes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 10 minutes



  • Double boiler (mixing bowl above saucepan- no gaps at the sides)
  • Baking tray, lined with baking paper
  • measuring cup
  • wooden spoon
  • spatula

Chocolate coated rice cakes


  • 28 mini rice cakes, or 3 to 4 large rice cakes, broken into peices
  • 1 x 80g block Loving Earth “Creamy” Mylk Chocolate (or flavour of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup preservative-free shredded coconut

Chocolate coated rice cakes


If required: This recipe can be made one day ahead.

  1. In the double boiler (bowl over the saucepan with water), melt the chocolate gently, all the time mixing with the wooden spoon.
  2. Once the chocolate has melted, turn off the heat.
  3. One by one, dip the rice cakes into the chocolate, to coat one side only. Place on the baking paper and sprinkle with shredded coconut.
  4. Transfer the baking tray to your fridge to allow the chocolate to set for approximately 10 minutes, or until firm and dry.
  5. Once the chocolate has set, serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Chocolate coated rice cakes


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.



2 replies
  1. Anita Whittingham
    Anita Whittingham says:

    Love this idea!!!! Thanks for the inspo. I’m going to try this for sure! I’ve been buying those Table of plenty choc coated rice cakes but they contain soya lecithin and sugar. Loving Earth chocolate is a great idea! Or I may even make my own raw choc.

    • Catherine Noonan
      Catherine Noonan says:

      Ah Table of Plenty! That’s the brand I bought for my children as a treat. I knew I could do better (aka healthier) and seriously Anita, this recipe is SOOOOO easy! Of course the coconut ontop is optional. I hope you like this healthier version as much as we do! Thank you for your support and feedback! xxx

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