These copycat Nestle Crunch Bars are an easy candy bar recipe made with rice cereal coated in milk chocolate. Only takes 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep!

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Easy copycat Nestle Crunch Bar recipe

About Homemade Crunch Bars

Candy is a go-to comfort food for any time of the year, and what better way to get your chocolate fix than with these four ingredient homemade crunch bars.

Easy candy bar recipe

What do you need to make crunch bars?

The best recipes are always the easiest, and that’s the case with these homemade crunch bars. To whip up a batch, you’ll need:

Homemade Nestle crunch bars cut and stacked

Can you use other types of chocolate?

This recipe calls for milk chocolate, as that is the same type of chocolate that Nestle Crunch Bars are made with.

However, you can also experiment with semi-sweet or dark chocolate, if you like those flavors more. You could even try white chocolate.

Crunch chocolate bar

How long do homemade crunch bars last?

There’s very little moisture in these bars, so they will last a while – however, it is best if they are stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator. This will keep the chocolate from becoming soft or oily at room temperature.

To store crunch bars:

  • Let the crunch bars cool to room temperature first. Chilling the bars while the chocolate is still hot will cause the chocolate to change to a darker color.
  • Store bars in an airtight container in the fridge. If stacking the bars in their container, separate each layer with wax or parchment paper.
  • Once stored, these bars should last up to two weeks.

Can you freeze crunch bars?

Yes, you totally can!

When stored in a freezer bag or a storage container, these candy bars should remain good for up to three months.

Easy crunch candy bar recipe

How do you make crunch bars?

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – Before you get started, prepare an 8×8 baking dish by covering the bottom and sides with parchment paper. Make sure the parchment paper sticks over the edges of the pan a little – you’ll use these edges to lift the candy bar mixture out of the pan later on.

Step 2 – In a microwave safe bowl, toss in the chocolate and coconut oil. Heat the ingredients in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each one, until the ingredients are melted and combined.

Step 3 – Use a spatula to mix the salt and Rice Krispies cereal into the chocolate.

Step 4 – Pour the candy mixture into the prepared baking dish, then let it cool for about 20 minutes. Once cooled, transfer the baking dish to the refrigerator and let set for about 40 minutes.

Step 6 – Grip the sides of the parchment paper to lift the candy bar mixture out of the baking dish, then cut the candy in the bar shapes of your choice.

Step 7 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Easy copycat Nestle Crunch Bar recipe
4.79 from 14 votes

Homemade Crunch Bars

5 minutes prep + 1 hour Chilling Time
209 kcal
Yields: 10 bars
These copycat Nestle Crunch Bars are an easy candy bar recipe made with rice cereal coated in milk chocolate. Only takes 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep!



  • Line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, then set aside.
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together on 30 second intervals until smooth, stirring between each one.
  • Add the salt and Rice Krispies to bowl and stir until fully combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to prepared baking dish. Smooth out the top to an even layer.
  • Allow the mixture to cool at room temperature for 20 minutes, then transfer to the refrigerator to set for about 40 to 60 minutes.
  • Remove the bars from the pan using the edges of the parchment paper. Cut into 10 evenly sized bars (or whatever size you'd like). Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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    • Sandra
    • 4 stars

    I love coconut so I added about half a cup of unsweetened to the mix. Didn’t want it too sweet so I also increased the Rice Krispies by about half a cup. Delicious!

    • Betty

    Love these crunch bars. Better than the store-bought ones.

    • Kitty

    How many WW points for this Nestle Crunch bar?


    Looks yummy going to try for Christmas gifts


    Can you use chocolate rice crispies for this recipe?

    • Hey Jasmine! Yes, chocolate Rice Krispies should just fine in this recipe.


    Can you put these into silicone Granola bar molds?

    • Hey Elizabeth! I haven’t personally tried that, but in theory, it should work. If you give it a go I’d love to hear how it turns out!

    • Karen

    Is there a substitution for th coconut oil?

      • Jessica Kilburn

      You can use the same amount of butter ❤️

    • Karen
    • 5 stars

    Soooo good
    Many compliments