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A stack of chocolate crunch bars on a plate.
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5 from 7 votes

Chocolate Crunch Bars

These chocolate crunch bars are a dreamy pairing of chocolatey goodness and crispy puffed rice. Bonus - it's a healthier take on the classic candy bar!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Chill Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Crunch Bar
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup puffed rice or puffed quinoa

Instructions

  • In a heatproof bowl over simmering water or in the microwave in 20-second increments, melt the chocolate until smooth. Then stir the puffed rice into the melted chocolate.
  • Line an 8½ x 4½ loaf pan with parchment paper, with enough paper up the sides to lift out. Pour the chocolate mixture into the loaf pan in an even layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
    Pouring chocolate crunch bar mixture into a loaf pan.
  • Remove the chocolate from the loaf pan and use a warm knife to slice it into bars.
    Sliced chocolate crunch bars on a table.

Notes

Storage: Store the bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Puffed Rice: I had a hard time finding puffed rice in my local market that wasn't part of a cereal with other flavors and sweeteners. So I bought this puffed rice online and it was perfect!

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg