Healthy Homemade Crunch Bars

Growing up, I’ve always gravitated towards Hershey’s Cookies & Cream Bars or Snickers…  nothing else.  But the variety of candies passed out during Halloween always made me think, “Oh my GOSH this is so good, why don’t I ever eat these??”  I’d think that about Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twizzlers, and Dots…  but most of all, I’d think that about Crunch Bars.  They’re so simple, but so good.  They’re chocolatey, crunchy, crispy.  They satisfy your sweet tooth with every bite.  So since Halloween is coming up, I thought I’d try my hand at making them myself.  Especially after reading the ingredient list off the store-bought bars.

Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Nonfat Milk, Milkfat, Lactose, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Crisped Rice (Rice Flour, Sugar, Barley Malt, Salt).

One good thing is that they removed preservatives and artificial ingredients (such as PGPR and vanillin) from their ingredient list, but it’s still basically pure sugar  🙁

These easy 2-ingredient Homemade Crunch Bars taste JUST like the original, except they're way better (and healthier too)! Crunchy, crispy, chocolatey, and satisfying. You'd never know they're sugar free, and gluten free too! Perfect for Halloween, birthdays, surprise parties, movie theatre snacks, or a decadent treat just for you. #sugarfree #glutenfree #halloween #chocolate #homemade #candy #candybars #DIY

To avoid those less-than-ideal ingredients, I made this super easy delicious recipe for ya!

These 2-ingredient Homemade Crunch Bars taste just like the store-bought version, except they’re WAY better!  All the crunchy, crispy, chocolatey heaven, yet made all natural, refined sugar free, and gluten free too!

Perfect for Halloween, healthy dessert, a decadent snack, or all of the above  😉

These easy 2-ingredient Homemade Crunch Bars taste JUST like the original, except they're way better (and healthier too)! Crunchy, crispy, chocolatey, and satisfying. You'd never know they're sugar free, and gluten free too! Perfect for Halloween, birthdays, surprise parties, movie theatre snacks, or a decadent treat just for you. #sugarfree #glutenfree #halloween #chocolate #homemade #candy #candybars #DIY

5 from 2 votes
These easy 2-ingredient Homemade Crunch Bars taste JUST like the original, except they're way better (and healthier too)! Crunchy, crispy, chocolatey, and satisfying. You'd never know they're sugar free, gluten free, and vegan too! Perfect for Halloween, birthdays, surprise parties, movie theatre snacks, or a decadent treat just for you. #sugarfree #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #halloween #chocolate #homemade #candy #candybars #DIY
Healthy Homemade Crunch Bars
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These easy 2-ingredient Homemade Crunch Bars taste JUST like the original, except they're way better (and healthier too)! Crunchy, crispy, chocolatey, and satisfying. You'd never know they're sugar free, and gluten free too! Perfect for Halloween, birthdays, surprise parties, movie theatre snacks, or a decadent treat just for you.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Candy
Keyword: DIY
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 80 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the dark chocolate.  Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until completely melted.  Let cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in the crispy rice cereal, then spoon the mixture into 2 trays of these chocolate candy bar molds (makes 6 bars total).

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Homemade Crunch Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = ½ chocolate bar)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.8g 9%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 1%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

But wanna know what makes this recipe really great?  It requires only 2 ingredients!

These easy 2-ingredient Homemade Crunch Bars taste JUST like the original, except they're way better (and healthier too)! Crunchy, crispy, chocolatey, and satisfying. You'd never know they're sugar free, and gluten free too! Perfect for Halloween, birthdays, surprise parties, movie theatre snacks, or a decadent treat just for you. #sugarfree #glutenfree #halloween #chocolate #homemade #candy #candybars #DIY

I might just make some fun-sized ones and sneak ’em into the theatre…  because I ain’t paying $9 for a big tub of trans fat-filled popcorn.  Naw thank you.

These Homemade Crunch Bars are UBER chocolatey — they’ll satisfy your sweet tooth in a single bite!

Totally drool-worthy stuff right here  😉

These easy 2-ingredient Homemade Crunch Bars taste JUST like the original, except they're way better (and healthier too)! Crunchy, crispy, chocolatey, and satisfying. You'd never know they're sugar free, and gluten free too! Perfect for Halloween, birthdays, surprise parties, movie theatre snacks, or a decadent treat just for you. #sugarfree #glutenfree #halloween #chocolate #homemade #candy #candybars #DIY

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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6 comments on “Healthy Homemade Crunch Bars”

  1. I was looking for a healthy recipe like this one! Thank you! Kids will love it!

  2. Pingback: Easy 2-ingredient Healthy Homemade Crunch Bars (gluten free) | Healthy Recipes Feeds

  3. What brand of crispy brown rice cereal do you use?

  4. This is great but the molds you put only makes 3 bars so 1/2 of them would only make 6 bars total, not 12. So do you use 2 of these molds? Also was wondering of you know the grams or ozs of each serving? Ty again these are PERFECT cant wait to try

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