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Crunch bars

Crunch Bars

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 10
  • Diet: Vegan


These delicious homemade crunch bars are made with just 2 simple ingredients. Crunchy puffed rice cereal and rich decadent chocolate combine to create this candy bar treat. 


  • 3 cups (525g) Vegan Chocolate (Chopped) or Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • 2 cups (70g) Puffed Rice Cereal*


  1. Spray an 8×8 square dish with non-stick spray and line it with parchment paper so that there is an overhang on either side. 
  2. Add the chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and microwave it in 30-second intervals bringing it out to stir every 30-seconds until melted. 
  3. Add the puffed rice cereal and fold it into the melted chocolate. 
  4. Pour out into the prepared 8×8 square dish and smooth down. 
  5. Place into the fridge to set. 
  6. When set remove it from the dish using the parchment paper overhang. Cut into 10 neat bars. 


*Vegan chocolate. It’s best to use a high quality good tasting vegan chocolate bar (roughly chopped). You can also use vegan chocolate chips but make sure you use a brand that you know will melt down and re-set well. 

*Puffed rice cereal. Rice krispies may not be technically vegan in some countries because of the way their Vitamin D is sourced, but you can certainly use an alternative brand of puffed rice cereal. If you’re gluten-free then make sure you use a gluten-free brand of puffed rice cereal. 

*Storing and Freezing. These bars store very well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. They are also freezer friendly for up to 3 months. 

*This recipe was first published in June 2016. It’s been updated with new photos and text. 

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: By Hand
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 Bar (of 10)
  • Calories: 331
  • Sugar: 9.6g
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Fat: 25.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.7g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 5.2g

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