Nestle Crunch Bar Copycat

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Introduction: Nestle Crunch Bar Copycat

About: Hello and Welcome to In the Kitchen With Matt. I am your host Matt Taylor. My goal for the show is to teach you how to cook really good food at home for cheap. Eating out everyday can get expensive, but it doe…

In this Instructable, I will show you how to make chocolate crunch bars. This homemade Nestle crunch bar copycat recipe is so incredibly easy to make with only 2 ingredients. And the cool thing about it is you can make your crunch bars with whatever kind of chocolate you want. If you want classic milk chocolate crunch bars you can do that, if you like the Lindt 78% cocoa dark chocolate you can make crunch bars out of that, etc. They are so yummy and taste just like the real thing, at least the milk chocolate ones do. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get started!

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Follow the simple steps below or watch the video tutorial or do both! :)

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

You can print the recipe here if you like.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of chocolate, doesn't have to be exact (chocolate bars, chocolate chips, candy melts) (110g)
  • 1/2 cup Rice Krispies or Crisped Rice, doesn't have to be exact (13g)

Tools:

Note: If you don't have a candy bar pan and don't want to buy one, you can drop the candy onto a silicone mat or parchment paper and shape it in a bar shape.

Step 2: Melt the Chocolate

First, you need to melt the chocolate. What chocolate do you want to use? Semi-sweet chocolate chips? Go for it. Symphony milk chocolate? Go for it. Lindt 78% cocoa Dark chocolate? You guessed it, go for it! There are so many options you can try. Candy melts work great if you want to leave the chocolate bars out at room temperature a party, or something.

Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave either with the defrost setting for 45 seconds and then stir, 45 seconds and then stir. Or normal high setting for 25 seconds and then stir, 25 seconds, and then stir, etc. until it is melted.

Note: I don't usually temper the chocolate, because I store the candy bars in the fridge. But you can temper the chocolate if you like.

Step 3: Add Those Rice Krispies

Now time for the crisped rice cereal (Rice Krispies). I find a 1 to 1 ratio works well. I am using roughly 1/2 cup of Rice Krispies with my 1/2 cup of chocolate. But it really doesn't have to be exact. If you want more crisped rice use more, if you want less, use less of it. :)

Pour the Rice Krispies in the bowl of melted chocolate and fold it in, don't stir vigorously because it may damage the cereal. Mix until fully coated.

Step 4: Fill and Chill

Now fill up your candy bar pan or granola bar pan. I try to keep them fairly thin. In my granola bar pan, I can usually get 4 of them with each batch. You could even make them thinner than that and get 5 of them.

Smooth the top out with the spoon or silicone small spatula and then tap it on the counter to allow the chocolate to level out more and the crisped rice to settle. Then place the pan in the fridge for about 30 minutes to set.

Alternatively, you can scoop out the mixture onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat and then shape it into a bar. They just won't turn out as nicely without a mold, but they will taste exactly the same.

*In the picture the really dark ones were made with Private Selection Blueberry Almond Chocolate bar, the one in the middle made with Symphony milk chocolate bar, and the ones on the right were made with semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Once chilled you can remove them and eat them. I normally store them in the pan in the fridge. Look how smooth they are on the bottom and the classic crunch in the middle.

Also compared to the real crunch bar, these are a bit thicker. The milk chocolate ones made with the Symphony chocolate tastes almost identical to the classic Nestle crunch bar. So yummy!

If you don't want to store them in the pan or didn't use a pan, just store them on parchment paper in the fridge, or you can freeze them as well. Enjoy!

Step 6: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action with this video tutorial. :)

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    17 Comments

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    Projectile_Lover
    Projectile_Lover

    Question 4 months ago

    Can I make this with your 4 ingredient chocolate recipe?

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    elinorrowberry
    elinorrowberry

    8 months ago

    This. Is. Revolutionary.

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    Animiles
    Animiles

    1 year ago

    Thank you very much for sharing!
    (plastic) waste is a huge problem and the plastic usage is only increasing as the population grows. The way we are living isn't sustainable. I'd like to sustain my life until I die a natural death, but it's not looking like I'll be able to achieve that if we (as humanity) don't change our habits and consumerism.

    It's fine to consume. Consumerism itself isn't actually necessarily a bad thing. But everything has to be as convenient as possible no matter the cost. This results in a lot of single-use plastics. Making things yourself is a great way to reduce plastic usage.

    Here's an idea: If you want to make some money you could start to make them in larger quantities and start selling them. If it goes well you could start making other things. If you're lucky (if you put some effort into it) you might even be able to open up a zero-waste bakery :D

    Anyways, again, thank you very much for sharing! These instructables are highly appreciated!

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    Dreadalus
    Dreadalus

    1 year ago

    They make granola bar pans? Oh, crap. I'm doomed. Nice instructable, though :)

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    In The Kitchen With Matt
    In The Kitchen With Matt

    Reply 1 year ago

    lol I feel like there is a silicone gadget/pan/container for everything lol I have so many silicone products haha

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    tcs79
    tcs79

    1 year ago

    Good to know that I'm not alone. Use to buy a peanut with chocolate when travel aboard, but the last time I just don't find it anymore. I decided to make on my own exactly the same way as you just using peanuts. Great tutorial though.

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    Roosterhead
    Roosterhead

    1 year ago

    This is the kind of content I’m looking for!

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    RobPaige
    RobPaige

    1 year ago

    At the risk of making this political, another excellent reason to make these yourself is to avoid giving Nestle your money.

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    attosa
    attosa

    1 year ago

    I like how your rice krispies are not all chopped tiny like the original ones.. or whatever they do! More satisfying texture here, I'd say!

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    In The Kitchen With Matt
    In The Kitchen With Matt

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you!! :) I think they use a special crisped rice made for them. I remember watching a "how's it made" episode where they showed the crisped rice, it looked a little different than Rice Krispies. And they had huge trucks delivering the chocolate, which yes, I would love to swim in that chocolate. lol

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    These are great! I should use my little stick mold to make them :D