As important as it is to give our kids healthy and nutritious food, it’s also good to give them a little treat occasionally. This super simple chocolate crunch recipe is the perfect way to do both – sweet, delicious and chocolaty it’s full of flavour but far less calorific than other chocolate cake alternatives. It’s always a big hit with the kids and a great dose of nostalgia for anyone who remembers school dinners as a kid…

Wanderlust Chocolate Crunch - Healthy Day Care Meals From Kids' Country, Over Peover, Knutsford

Wanderlust Chocolate Crunch

Sometimes a sweet treat is the perfect pick me up to get you through a hectic afternoon of exploration. This chocolate crunch is just the ticket...


  • 215 g Plain Flour
  • 160 g Margarine
  • 160 g Caster Sugar
  • 20 g Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 5 ml Vanilla Essence


  • Beat the sugar and butter together.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla essence, beaten eggs and mix well.
  • Put into a greased tin and press gently on the top with a fork.
  • Brush with water and sprinkle remaining sugar.
  • Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for approx. 30 minutes.
  • Cut into portions while still warm. Enjoy!


Top Tip

This recipe can be adapted to make it suitable for dairy intolerances, just change the margarine to DF and add some DF chocolate buttons.
Also to add a fruity flavour add some grated orange zest to the mix and enjoy a slice of warm chocolate orange.