No Bake Homemade Crunch Bars Recipe

Certainly! Here’s a recipe for No Bake Homemade Crunch Bars:

Title: No Bake Homemade Crunch Bars

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Chilling Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Yield: 12 bars


  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional toppings: chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or additional chocolate chips


  1. Prepare the Pan:
    • Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides for easy removal. Lightly grease the parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Melt Chocolate and Peanut Butter:
    • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter.
    • Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until the mixture is melted and smooth.
  3. Add Honey and Flavorings:
    • Stir in the honey, vanilla extract, and salt into the melted chocolate-peanut butter mixture until well combined.
  4. Combine with Rice Cereal:
    • In a large mixing bowl, pour the crispy rice cereal.
    • Pour the melted chocolate-peanut butter mixture over the cereal.
    • Gently fold and stir until the cereal is evenly coated with the chocolate mixture.
  5. Press into Pan:
    • Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
    • Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to press the mixture firmly and evenly into the pan.
  6. Add Toppings (Optional):
    • If desired, sprinkle chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or additional chocolate chips on top of the bars and press them gently into the mixture.
  7. Chill the Bars:
    • Place the pan in the refrigerator and chill the bars for at least 1 hour, or until they are firm and set.
  8. Slice and Serve:
    • Once chilled, lift the bars out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang.
    • Place them on a cutting board and slice into bars using a sharp knife.
    • Serve the No Bake Homemade Crunch Bars and enjoy!

Nutritional Information (per serving – 1 bar): Note: Nutritional values may vary based on specific ingredients and portion sizes.

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 14g
    • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 170mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 29g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2g
    • Sugars: 17g
  • Protein: 5g

These No Bake Homemade Crunch Bars are a quick and easy treat, perfect for satisfying sweet cravings. They’re customizable, so feel free to add your favorite toppings or mix-ins for a personalized touch. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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