Chocolate Crunch Bars with 2 Ingredients (Nestle Crunch Bar Copycat Recipe)

Nestl chocolate crunch bars with a dark chocolate, two-ingredient handmade bark! Chocolate and Rice Krispies combine to form a simple puffed rice chocolate bar recipe that requires no wrappers or other ingredients.

I like dark chocolate. I always opt for the dark chocolate no matter what I’m preparing. Bedark unsweetened, bittersweet, 60%+ cacao.

But guess what’s difficult to come by? NestlCrunch Bars in dark chocolate.

I used to have a candy dish (really, it’s a whale with sweets pushed in his face), and I once bought a mixed bag of candy to throw in there. For a brief moment, I mistook it for dark chocolate tiny Crunch Bars, but it was only seasonal wrapping that fooled me.


This copycat recipe is very simple, can be tweaked to use your preferred chocolate, and is free of the unknowns that come with mass-produced sweets.

You don’t have to be concerned about it including nuts, soy, or dinosaur bones.

Ingredients for chocolate crunch bars

So, I went home and decided to create them myself. I thought I needed Rice Krispies and dark chocolate, but then I discovered that was all I needed.

Yet I was certain that I was missing a vital component since it couldn’t be so easy. So I tried it, and guess what? IT’S THAT EASY.

How to make chocolate crunch bars

  • Step 1: Melt chocolate.
  • Step 2: Add Rice Krispies and stir to combine.
  • Step 3: Let it set and break it into pieces.

That’s all there is to it, my friends.

Do I have to use dark chocolate?

Absolutely not! It is just my own choice.

The beautiful thing about this being such a simple recipe is that you can change the kind of chocolate and the outcome will be the same, only with a different amount of sweetness. You might try:

  • Dark chocolate
  • Semisweet chocolate
  • Milk chocolate
  • White chocolate

Can I make white chocolate crunch bars?

Definitely! But, if you want to create white chocolate crunch bars, keep in mind that you must be particularly cautious while melting the white chocolate to avoid overheating it since it is more fussy than other forms of chocolate.

How to cut the bars

I like my homemade crunch bars in bark shape since it is simpler than precisely cutting them into even pieces. It’s quicker and adds that additional handmade touch that I like.

You may just break them up with your hands or a big knife, or you can use a longer knife (or a rolling pizza cutter (aff link)) to cut them into more evenly-sized pieces.

Now go make these and give them to your pals as a little treat! Make new acquaintances by handing them out to random individuals on the street who will gladly take sweets from strangers. On second thinking, maybe only the first.

Two-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Homemade Crunch Bars

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Cook Time: 5mins
Total Time: 5mins
Servings: 16to 24 (it varies on how you slice them)
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A dark chocolate, two-ingredient homemade “bark” version of the Nestlé chocolate crunch bars! Chocolate and Rice Krispies make for an easy puffed rice chocolate bar recipe – no wrappers, no extra ingredients, no kidding.


  • Square baking pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Mixing bowls
  • Mixing spoon


  • 12ouncesdark chocolate, I use Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 1cupRice Krispies, or similar cereal


  • Line an 8×8″ pan with foil with the edges hanging over the side a bit and set aside.
  • Place chocolate into a medium to large microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth.You can also use a double broiler to simmer water in the saucepan, and slowly melt the chocolate in the upper pan, stirring frequently until melted. 
    12 ounces dark chocolate
  • Add cereal to bowl and stir to thoroughly combine.
    1 cup Rice Krispies
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth it out so that the mixture is evenly distributed.
  • Place in the fridge to set for at least an hour.
  • Remove from pan and break into chunks (or you can try to cut it so that the pieces are more uniform, if desired). Enjoy!


Storage: Can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week, but the fridge is recommended for warmer climates.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 3mg


What are the ingredients in a Nestle Crunch chocolate bar?

Nestlé Crunch is a simple pleasure made of 100% genuine milk chocolate and crisped rice. Ingredients Crisped Rice, Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Nonfat Milk, Milkfat, Lactose, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavor) (Rice Flour, Sugar, Barley Malt, Salt). Contains milk and soy. Peanuts, tree nuts, and wheat may be present.

What makes Nestle Crunch bars crunchy?

Nestle’s Crunch Bars are a store-bought confectionery. It just has two ingredients: chocolate and rice crisp cereal. It’s essentially a chocolate bar with crispy pieces mixed in to make it crunchy.

What chocolate is similar to crunch bar?

1938: The Crunch

The Crunch is one of the early crisped rice milk chocolate bars, and Hershey launched the Krackel that same year.

Why was Nestle Crunch discontinued?

Nestlé chose to sell its American confectionery division due to a drop in sales.

Why do crunch bars taste different?

Nestle will replace red 40 and yellow 5 in Butterfinger bars with annatto, which “comes from the seeds found in the fruit of the achiote tree,” according to CNBC. Crunch bars are renouncing artificial vanillin in favor of genuine vanilla.

What is the white coating on crunch bars?

If you keep Crunch bars at too high a temperature, the fat or oil contents will melt or soften and move to the top of the candy bar. The fat on the surface of the bar may become a yellowish powder when it cools again. This is referred to as “fat bloom.”

What is in the middle of a crunchy bar?

Crunchie is a chocolate bar with a honeycomb toffee sugar center (also known as “sponge toffee” in Canada, “honeycomb” or “cinder toffee” in the UK, and “hokey pokey” in New Zealand). It is created by Cadbury and was initially released in the UK by J. S. Fry & Sons in 1929.

What are the crunchy things in crunch bars?

Nestlé’s crunch bar is a famous chocolate bar that has chocolate with crunchy rice particles within.

Did Nestle discontinue Crunch bars?

These items were scheduled to be offered for a limited time until July 2018, yet they were never withdrawn. Crunch Mocha is a defunct candy bar that uses mocha rather than milk chocolate. Crunch Crisp is a large candy bar comprised of wafers and chocolate cream.

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