Chocolate Crunch Bars

by Megan on January 9, 2014

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This week has had it’s ups and downs. Let’s focus on the ups though! Like the fact that I glittered every single finger nail and it turns out that this particular polish is better than any top coat ever! I painted them on Sunday and there’s no chip in sight! Last weekend, I totally picked up my girl Cindy’s couch to replace my super sad and ripped (but super-cute mid-century) couch. Turns out I forgot what it was like to have a comfy lounge-area! Life-changing!

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Today I walked into work and was handed a venti chai with my name on it. I’m getting super drink-full, but I’m pushing through it. And lately after dinner I’ve been craving chocolate, and I’ve got a freezer full of homemade crunch bars. I keep getting crumbs on my new couch (oops). But these bars are just what I’ve been needing! I’ve been snacking on them after pizza and in between sweeping and cleaning my feelings. After lunch and before shoveling a pup-path in the back yard. On my way to work and right before bed. Real quick before doing dishes, and casually while watching Netflix.

So do yourself a favor and make these crunch bars for your daily chocolate needs. They help! I promise it!

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Chocolate Crunch Bars
Recipe from Mast Brothers Chocolate Cookbook

Ingredients:

  •  1 1/2 lbs. dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 2 T peanut butter
  • 1 T honey
  • 4 cups rice krispies
  • sea salt, for sprinkling

Directions:

  1. In a double-boiler, melt the chocolate and butter together. Add peanut butter and honey. Mix in rice krispies and pour into a parchment lined 9-inch baking dish. Pop in the fridge or freezer until firm. Slice!

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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Package these up with wax paper, washi tape, and a dream.

{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen January 9, 2014 at 11:18 am

Sounds like you had a decent week. Hope you’ve survived the polar vortex. We’ve climbed up to 0 here in Minnesota! These look awesome and I have all the ingredients (yay!) so gonna work on them tonight!

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

Thanks! I barely did with a dead car battery and a burst pipe in the basement! I’m dreamin’ of spring!

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan January 9, 2014 at 11:39 am

I really love that you eat these anytime/all the time, my kind of girl!

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 11:55 am

We know what’s up!

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health January 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm

there is nothing that chocolate cant fix my friend. Stay warm. Hope there will be more ups this year.

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 11:55 am

Thanks, Dixya!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks January 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm

They look so dark and intense. PERFECT when cravings call!

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 11:55 am

Right?! They’re a freezer staple!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe January 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I so need these in my life this week! Sending you hugs for the downs this week. I’m glad you’ve got these bars to keep a smile on your face!

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 11:55 am

Yeah girl! And thanks!

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough January 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Girl you slay me with your tasty chocolate treats. I need these!

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 11:56 am

Shucks! All the chocolate, plz!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I feel like recently I’m always in a chocolate emergency!! These look great!

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

Me too, man!

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Amy | Club Narwhal January 9, 2014 at 5:28 pm

These probably taste so much better than the raw chocolate fig bar thing I made in an effort to be less indulgent but let’s be real, ain’t nothing like real sultry chocolate. And the crunchies! Need one, stat!

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 11:58 am

Ha! I’m interested in your raw candy bar tho!

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Tieghan January 9, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Chocolate crunch!! YAY!! These look addicting and all that chocolate is making me want some! Yes!!

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Yeah girl! I bet you’d love them.

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Megan - The Emotional Baker January 10, 2014 at 6:51 am

I love how easy these are! Bet they are delicious, too. Thanks for sharing :)

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Double trouble!

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Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness January 10, 2014 at 7:36 am

Man these would be the perfect way to satisfy those chocolate cravings! I need this in my life. Always.

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Yes! I keep chompin’ them right outta the freezer!

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Cindy January 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

GIRL! I wish my freezer were full of these instead of old ice cubes and freezer dust.

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Ha! But your life will be full of Voodoo Donuts soon!

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Nicole January 10, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Oh my! I think I have everything in the house to make these and they look so good! And I really have to get myself some of that Julep nail polish!

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Yeah! To both!

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Todd @ HonestlyYUM January 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm

I agree with Katrina – it’s always a chocolate emergency here at my house. ;-)

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

True DAT.

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Emily @ Life on Food January 11, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Give me, give me, give me! Oh my these look good.

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

If we were neighbors I’d share like whoa.

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Nicole @ Yes to Yum January 11, 2014 at 11:05 pm

I need these right now! That stick shape + dark chocolate..perfection

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Thanks, Nicole!

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Nicole @ Yes to Yum January 11, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Perfect! Love the cute packaging too, washi tape makes the world go around :)

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Thanks! Washi tape saves the day again!

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Laura@baking in pyjamas January 12, 2014 at 7:13 am

I always have chocolate cravings, especially where dark chocolate is involved. Saving!

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Yes! The darker the better!

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Kay January 12, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Followed the link from How Sweet It Is and made these TODAY! Easy and delicious! Will be keeping up with your postings now.

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Oh yay! Glad you found me!

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Genn January 12, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Oh wow! These look incredible!

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Megan January 13, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Thanks, Genn!

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Nik January 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm

You’re the dang best! I’m making these as soon as I get my hands on a couple pounds of (good quality) dark chocolate. Any recs?

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Megan January 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm

I generally use the GIANT over a pound dark chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s. <3

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Nik January 17, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Well, that’s easy enough! Thank you!

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Beth January 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm

OMG! These are the best! I won’t let Lauren or Nicole near them. You are the best!!!

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Megan January 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Don’t bother sharing! :)

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Beth January 17, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Drat! They sniffed out the goodies and I had to share. So yummy!

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Mandy January 15, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Do you think these would work without the peanut butter?

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Megan January 15, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Yeah! I bet they sure would!

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Gretchen January 17, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Dang it! I tried to wait 2 more weeks until after I deliver this baby to make these, but I lost that battle big time. Oh well, at least the scolding from my doctor will be worth it. Oh, and the Loui’s Pizza post from date night in 2011…how have I lived in Metro Detroi y entire life and not known about that place. I informed my dad today of the an “emergency”. That I need to eat there immediately.

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Courtney E. January 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

I made these over the weekend. I used an organic cocoa brown rice version of rice krispies. Pretty darn boss.

Tip for anyone who makes these: Use a sharp knife to cut them. Otherwise you will end up with a crumbly cut.

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Alex January 22, 2014 at 7:54 am

I need this in my life immediately! Wonder what the calorie count may be… does it matter? Ha. Making tomorrow, stat!

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Jennifer January 26, 2014 at 12:42 pm

These look sooooooo incredible, and so so easy. I’m definitely going to need to make them soon. xx Jen @ foodloveandlifeblog.blogspot.com

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Tracey March 25, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Can I replace the peanut butter with something (or leave it out)? My 14 y.o. daughter has a severe peanut & nut allergy so she wouldn’t be able to have them. She & I love to share sweet treats together. Any suggestions? Thanks, Tracey

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Megan March 27, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Just skip it! Feel free to add marshmallow tho! That could be super tasty.

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