Crunchy lamington recipe

Adam Liaw
Adam Liaw's crunchy lamingtons (with rice bubbles).
Adam Liaw's crunchy lamingtons (with rice bubbles). Photo: William Meppem

​​Everyone loves a lamington, but here's a recipe that swaps light and fluffy for chewy and crunchy.


100g coconut oil

½ cup castor sugar

2 tbsp rice malt syrup, or glucose*

4 cups puffed rice cereal (such as Rice Bubbles)

2 cups shredded coconut

For ganache

250g dark chocolate

1 tbsp coconut oil

125ml pouring cream

*Gluten-free: Ensure this recipe gluten-free by using pure rice bubbles and rice malt syrup


1. Heat the coconut oil, caster sugar and rice malt syrup (or glucose) in a small pan over medium heat for five minutes until the mixture starts to change colour.

2. Pour over the rice cereal in a heatproof bowl and stir to combine.

3. Press mixture firmly into a lightly oiled slice pan or deep baking tray and cool to room temperature.

5. Slice into 5cm squares.

6. To make the ganache, heat the chocolate, coconut oil and pouring cream in a small saucepan, stirring until the mixture is melted and glossy.

7. Stick a skewer into each puffed rice square and dip it into the ganache to coat. Tap off the excess ganache and sprinkle with shredded coconut.

8. Allow to cool and serve.