Homemade Crunch Bars

Homemade Crunch Bars

What are you passionate about? Mom and I were watching the news one recent evening and the anchor said that question is frequently asked in job interviews. Strangely enough, the anchor also noted that many people don’t have an answer.

That sounded crazy to us as both of us started rattling off the different things about which we are passionate. Can you answer the question? I hope so because life is nothing without some passion.

Homemade Crunch Bars

I’m passionate about my parents who support me through everything. I’m passionate about writing. And reading and watching TV and movies because I get to call it research. I’m passionate about baking and cooking. And I’m passionate about exercise because it makes me feel good and lets me eat everything I like to cook and bake.

I’m passionate about summer and sunshine, flowers and sundresses, high heels and sunglasses, hot pink lipstick and smoky eye shadow. I’m passionate about California, even though I’ve never been there.

I’m passionate about nail polish in every shade of the rainbow. Also actual rainbows, the moon, stars, and planets when they light up the night sky. I’m passionate about fancy nights out and quiet nights in.

Homemade Crunch Bars

I’m passionate about Snoopy and Garfield and the Saturday morning cartoons of my youth. I’m passionate about music, singing too loudly, dancing all the time, and shaking it off whenever possible.

I’m passionate about life and making it as awesome as it can be.

And I’m definitely passionate about these Homemade Crunch Bars. You literally won’t believe how easy these are to make. Some melted carob (or chocolate), mixed with white chocolate for sweetness and some Rice Krispies and bam! You have an awesome treat to gift . . . or just devour!

These are easy to make gluten free as well. You’ll be shocked at how much these taste like real Crunch bars. Or dare I say better!

Homemade Crunch Bars

Homemade Crunch Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 18 bars


1 12 ounce bag carob chips

½ cup white chocolate chips

2-3 cups Rice Krispies, gluten free if necessary


In a large microwave safe bowl, place the carob and white chocolate chips. Microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring in between to promote melting and prevent burning, until fully melted. Stir in the Rice Krispies. Use 2 cups if you only want some crunch and 3 if you want extra crunch.

Pour the mixture into a parchment lined 8-inch square pan. Smooth into an even layer and place in the refrigerator for about 2 hours, until firm. Using a very sharp serrated knife, slice into candy bar sized pieces.

Bars may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for about 1 hour.


Additional chilling time is necessary


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  1. I think I’d be pretty passionate about these terrific looking crunch bars! 😉 Really good recipe — thanks.

  2. These look so good! I have a serious weakness for anything resembling a Rice Krispie treat. 🙂 I’ve never tried carob chips, but I’ve seen them in my grocery store. I should do that soon!

  3. I can totally see why you’re passionate about these crunch bars! SO impressed that you made them from scratch!

  4. I’m passionate about food. Oh boy, am I passionate about food… All the food. These crunch bars look amazing. I love carob!

  5. I’m passionate about food and dessert, specifically. 🙂 Love these bars!! Have a great week next week – I will be out of town, still posting recipes, but may be disconnected from the world of blogging! 🙂

  6. What’s life without passion? I agree!

    These homemade crunch bars are so creative yet simple and sooo tasty!

  7. I bet your crunch bars are better than the store bought kind, Laura! Delighted, too, that a young person likes carob. P.s. It was fun reading about all your passions, too. Have you ever seen a double rainbow?

    • I have seen a double rainbow once. I’d love to see one again. This time of year I often see the Little Dipper out of my windows at night too – truly magical. Thanks, Kim!

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