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Dark Chocolate Crunch Bars

If chocolate were a food group…

homemade crunch bars

We could eat brownies for breakfast, cookies for lunch, hot fudge sundaes for dinner. And dark chocolate crunch bars all day long.

Yes, that would be a nice life.

Copycat Dark Chocolate Crunch Bars!

Nestlé doesn’t currently offer a darker variety of their popular Crunch bars, which means they are missing out. This dark-chocolate version is richer and more delicious than any milk-chocolate candy bar could ever dream to be.

Dark Chocolate Crunch Bars

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rice crispies (brown or white, or gf) (30g)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (50g)
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil (60g) (See nutrition link below, for substitutions)
  • Sweetener to taste (options include: pure maple syrup, NuNaturals alcohol-free vanilla stevia drops, or agave. I haven’t tried granulated sugar or powdered stevia in this recipe.)
  • tiny dash salt (makes the flavor pop)

Instructions

Combine coconut oil and sweetener. Stir, then add cocoa powder and rice crispies (If needed, add 3 tbsp water or milk of choice, only if using stevia.). Stir until it gets thick. Pour into any flat container (or candy molds, or smush between layers of wax paper or in ziploc bags). Freeze until solid, and store in the freezer.

*View Dark Chocolate Crunch Bars Nutrition Facts*

vegan crunch bar

What’s your favorite candy of all time?

We didn’t often eat candy at home when I was growing up, but I always got candy bars at the movies. I’d go through phases– one year it was Twix bars, one year was Milky Ways, another year was Raisinettes. And I never tired of Mounds bars or M&Ms. For sure, my choice was always chocolate. Didn’t even want to know about the Sour Patch Kids or Shock Tarts.

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Published on July 1, 2012

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  1. nancy says

    I made this a few times and made the mistake of using unrefined coconut oil so I bought coconut oil and used it for this reicpes. No matter what I do even though I follow your recipes the coco powder tastes soo strong and bitter. I use unsweetened Hershey. I don’t know what I am doing wrong 🙁

  2. Tina says

    Katie, I just made these last night and used what I had in the pantry – Fiber One Original cereal and they turned out amazingly well! Thank you for all your hard work in creating healthy and delicious recipes. I’m pregnant and trying to sustain a healthy diet even when the cravings hit. Congratulations on all your success with your cookbook – it is much deserved!

  3. Dani says

    How many drops of stevia should I add? Will it turn out if I just use unflavored liquid stevia drops? Should I add vanilla extract?

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