South African Chocolate Crunchies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

They are crunchy squares with a yummy chocolate topping. They are easy to make and popular with kids to make and eat. Once made they won't stay around for long. There is a version of these that does not use chocolate but they are not as popular. I have reduced the sugar to 1/2 a cup, if you would like them sweeter use 1 cup of sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients for the crunchies, except for the baking soda.
  2. Melt the butter and syrup together.
  3. Add the baking soda and stir.
  4. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Press into a medium sized greased baking pan, about 10 by 8 inches.Use the back of a spoon to press the mixture together and smooth the top.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes at 350dgrees F.
  7. Mix together all the ingredients for the icing
  8. Microwave 1 or 2 minutes until mixture is smooth.
  9. Pour the hot icing over the hot crunchies, tilt pan to cover the entire surface of the crunchy.
  10. Cut into squares when cool.


Most Helpful

These are great! So easy to make too. Thank for the recipe

ruby a. July 25, 2016

A classic South African favourite! I couldnt find my moms rcipe so have been using this one. Sometims i substitute the coconut for "tennis biscuits" (coconut biscuits), i use about 50g more butter, i dont use quite as much milk in the icing and i often leave them in the oven for a little longer to really crisp up. Adding a slab of chocolate to the icing is also a winner. Great recipe, fool-proof and highly reccomended.

Blake September 25, 2015

Came out dry and taste like raw oats.

Steven R. September 23, 2015

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