A traditional Australian sweet snack

Mention this recipe to an Australian abroad and he will instantly get homesick.


(serves 6)


  1. Combine sifted icing sugar, cocoa, rice bubbles, and optional sultanas.
  2. Melt copha and add to ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. Spoon into paper cups and allow to set.


Rice Bubbles are called Rice Krispies in North America. Icing sugar is confectioner's sugar. Sultanas are like raisins. Copha, it would appear, is utterly unavailable outside Australia. It is a partially-solidified shortening made of coconut oil.


Difficulty: easy if you can get the ingredients.
Time: 5 minutes preparation, 1 hour cooling.
Precision: approximate measurement OK.


Michael Gigante 
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne Vic., Australia 
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Recipe last modified: 21 May 86

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