Homemade Crunch Bars

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By bethc on Tue, 12-05-06, 15:50

I just tried this homemade version of Nestle Crunch Bars, and we love them:

2 bags milk chocolate chips (I used Hershey's)
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power for one minute at a time, stirring after each minute, until melted. Stir in Rice Krispies. Spread in a greased 9x13 pan. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Store in the refrigerator.

They get too soft when left out on the counter. But I've been using a metal serving spatula to cut them, because they're very firm in the fridge. But they're just lovely to eat.

We've thought of adding a layer of caramel, then another layer of Crunch, to make it like a 100 Grand Bar, but I don't have the ingredients in the house to do those other layers. It might turn into a mess that way, anyway.

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By Chicago on Tue, 12-05-06, 20:32

Sounds yummy!

We make a buttercrunch candy with matzoh bread as the base with chocolate and carmel. I would think your GRAND recipe might work if you used a matzoh bottom layer. So, matsoh, chocolate, carmel, chocolate) the last there having rice crispies mixed in? So long since I have had one, it is hard to recreat in my mind! But I think the matzoh cracker base would contain the choc/carmel melty stuff.

The buttercrunch makes the carmel with a brown sugar/butter mixture and it too cools in the fridge to then be broken apart.

Thanks for the idea!

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By josh'smom on Tue, 12-05-06, 21:42

Those sound sooooo good. I am making them tonight!

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By mharasym on Wed, 12-06-06, 01:18

Check out Skor Bar Square Recipe posted here. I'll raise. All the food groups - chocolate, caramalized brown sugar, yum.

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By josh'smom on Wed, 12-06-06, 15:29

For the Crunch bars do you need to line the dish or spray so it does not stick?

Thank you for the Skor bar recipe. I am also making this today (suprise my husband Skor bars are his favorites) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By bethc on Wed, 12-06-06, 16:03

I greased the bottom of the pan lightly with shortening, and they come out easily. I would think non-stick spray would work great, too.

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By SFMom on Wed, 12-06-06, 23:22

Oh wow, I will have to try this.

We get "crispy rice bars" from Vermont Nut Free. They are my kids favorite. But you know, it gets expensive....


Two girls, ages 12 & 15, allergic to peanuts, soy, legumes, most tree nuts, and a few antibiotics.

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By Jenna on Thu, 12-07-06, 00:18

These are great! My PA son loves them and so does the rest of my family. Thanks for the recipe.

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By josh'smom on Thu, 12-07-06, 02:32

Just made the homemade crunch bars tonight and they are a huge hit and they really taste like the real thing!!! Thanks Bethc [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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