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Easy No-Bake Homemade Crunch Bars Recipe

Easy No-Bake Homemade Crunch Bars Recipe

  • Author: Alex Morgan
  • Total Time: 1h 10 min
  • Yield: 12bars 1x


Indulge in the irresistible crunch and rich flavors of these homemade crunch bars! With just a handful of simple ingredients and no baking required, these treats are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth in a pinch. Enjoy the perfect blend of crispy rice cereal, creamy peanut butter, and decadent chocolate in every bite.


  1. 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  2. 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  3. 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  4. 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. Pinch of salt


  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for easy removal.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the crispy rice cereal with a pinch of salt.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and honey/maple syrup together. This can be done in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, or using a double boiler on the stove.
  4. Once melted and smooth, stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture over the crispy rice cereal and mix gently until well coated.
  6. Transfer the mixture to your prepared pan. Press down firmly to ensure it’s compact.
  7. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or until set.
  8. Once set, lift the bars out of the pan using the overhanging parchment paper and cut them into squares.


  • You can customize this recipe by adding chopped nuts, dried fruits, or shredded coconut for extra flavor and texture.
  • Make sure to press the mixture firmly into the pan to ensure the bars hold together well.
  • Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • chill time: 1 h


  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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