Sunday, April 10, 2016

Krackle Crunch Bars

It's the second Monday of the month and time for Secret Recipe Club.  This month, I was assigned Dena the blogger behind Oh! You Cook!, proving Kosher and Delicious are not mutually exclusive.
 Dena says "You don't have to be kosher (or even Jewish) to enjoy my recipes or musings."  She is also the author of The Everything Kosher Slowcooker Cookbook.

In search of a recipe for Tim's treat day at the office, these Krackle Crunch Bars caught my eye.  Knowing I had some rice krispies and a hersheys bar that needed to be used up, this was the perfect recipe.  If you're looking for an easy treat or something for the kids or grandkids to help with, give this one a try!  It's both easy and delicious.  These need to go to the office with Tim before I eat way too many!

Krackle Crunch Bars - Easy
Recipe courtesy of Oh! You Cook!
Yield: about 2 pounds

1 (24 oz.) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp. solid vegetable shortening (such as Crisco)
2-3 cups Rice Krispies, depending upon how much crunch you like

Line a medium to large cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Set aside.

Add chocolate chips to a 3-quart heat-safe bowl.  Dot with the vegetable shortening.  Nuke at full power for 1 minute.  Stir, then continue to nuke at full power for 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Fold in Rice Krispies. Pour and scrape chocolate mixture onto the baking sheet, using a spatula to spread out mixture evenly almost to the edges of the cookie sheet and to desired thickness. 

Place cookie sheet in fridge until chocolate sets up completely, about 1 hour.  Break up crunch bars into desired-sized pieces.

Serve immediately, or store in a tightly covered container at cool room temperature for up to a week.  You can optionally refrigerate or freeze up to a month.


  1. Mmmmm....these sound wonderful. I would have a problem sharing with others!

  2. That looks so chocolatey and wonderful. Thanks for sharing with the SRC, Julie.

  3. These bars are just as easy to make as Rice Crispy Treats - and disappear just as fast! Glad you like them.

  4. These sound yummy! Great choice for SRC!

  5. Yum. I like that it's just rice crispies and chocolate (pretty much anyway).

  6. They would last about two seconds around my grandchildren. The only way I'd know how they disappeared would be their chocolatey smile.

  7. Oh major yum to these bars! Might have to make them for our weekend trip!

  8. These would be major trouble for me :) My MIL used to make something similar with corn flakes - delicious!

  9. Yum! Great snack to keep on hand for the kiddies (and big kiddies too). Yep, I agree with Karen, the grandkids would devour these in no time at all.


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