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Vegan Crunch Bars

Call it your early

Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa

gift from me to you because

I’ve decided to extend this entire week to more:

(((We’re gonna need this especially after last night’s Real Housewives New Jersey Reunion!)))

I know. I know.

Hold your applause as I take my bow.

*”You’re welcome” and “I’m sorry”*

all rolled into one.

Today’s candy is dedicated to you,

*Hard-core Chocolate Lover*

Yeah, you know who you are–

I’m looking right at you.

And so is this:

The Vegan/Gluten-free Crunch Bar.

GF and Vegan “Crunch” Bar Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bag vegan chocolate chips
  • Enjoy Life’s Crunchy Rice Cereal (for the gluten-intolerant); Koala Crisps or Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal (for the vegan/gluten intolerant)
  • Break apart mold bought from here

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Melt chocolate chips in microwave. Depending on how many bars you want to make, start with 1 c. of chips at a time, melting in 30 second increments. Go for a total of 1 min 30 sec-2 minutes.
  2. Place a thin layer of melted chocolate into the mold just to get it entirely coated with it. Place approximated 1-2 tsp of cereal into mold. Gently press down with your fingers.
  3. Cover the remainder with chocolate to fill in the gaps.
  4. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  5. When attempting to remove from the molds and you are having problems, take a butter knife and gently get into the edges to help it pop out.

A rice crunch-ity center, surrounded by nothing but decadent chocolate.

This is probably one of the easier chocolate bars to make!

Don’t get too comfortable however, because the week has just begun.

Wait until you see what’s in store…

You might just want to take off of work and stay in the kitchen.

30 Comments Post a comment
  1. Woohoooo for another week of more candy and goodies!!!! Bring it on because I’m lovin’ it!!
    I looooove crunchy rice cereal in desserts, more specifically chocolate! Yummmmm and awesome texture!
    I want to take off work and make all your creations!!! 🙂

    October 17, 2011
    • Yes, take work off and make candy and all your goodies too…for me 🙂 hehe. Colorado is not that far, right?

      October 17, 2011
  2. amazing.. and so gorgeous!! love love it..!!

    October 17, 2011
    • Thank you so much Richa!

      October 17, 2011
  3. You are a one woman chocolate making machine! I love chocolate with rice krispies in them.

    October 17, 2011
    • And I have the sugar acne and belly aches to prove it too! 🙂 haha. I never thought I’d say that I can’t wait to stop eating candy…

      October 17, 2011
  4. You have skills! I will be watching all week to see what you devise.

    October 17, 2011
    • Oh yay, a bystander to witness death by chocolate! The rate that I’m going, that will be the message on my tombstone 🙂

      October 17, 2011
  5. oooh, fun, a whole week of homemade candy! One of the candies I really want to try making is Lokum, or Turkish delight. A few years ago we had a vegan candy-making party, which was SO fun – we make candy corn and chocolate covered caramels with pretty designs. It was so fancy. But, my turkish delight idea has never gone away.

    October 17, 2011
    • You know, I have never had a Turkish delight, can you believe it?? Looks like you will HAVE to make them and send me some 🙂 P.S. I wanna go to a vegan candy-making party. How fun does THAT sound??!! Jealous…

      October 17, 2011
  6. Oh wow, those look super fantabulous.
    If you end up making homemade Mars bars I may end up stalking you, but not in a psycho killer kind of way, more of a I think I love you kind of way….just a heads up :p

    October 17, 2011
    • Keep your stalker eyes peeled, Maggie 🙂 You just might see them. Maybe. That’s all I can say. And I’d be okay with the psycho killer love. hehe

      October 17, 2011
  7. Gnom gnom gnom! I love crunch bars! I am making chocolate frogs for a Halloween party and have been debating if I should fill them with anything. Now I think I’ll do this!! Unless you come up with something better for me this week… 🙂 (Hey, lookit! I remembered!)

    October 17, 2011
    • What are chocolate frogs???? I want one! And listen to you, miss bossy (secretly loving it!) hehe. Fill me in!

      October 17, 2011
      • Chocolate frogs are nothing to get too excited about… I bought a frog shaped chocolate mold, that’s all… I thought they would be cute hopping around on our food table, totally forgetting the whole “Harry Potter” tie-in. I debated about putting maybe a caramel filling inside, but I think that may be more trouble than it’s worth, especially if I can do gf rice crispies… 🙂

        October 17, 2011
        • Fun! They ARE something to get excited about, you watch your mouth. All of the above sound like good fillings. Caramel, rice crispies, or peanut butter! P.S. Kuddos on successfuly putting a happy face twice in a row. You are getting the hang of it 🙂 haha. P.P.S. You are never going to guess what I just made for tomorrow…

          October 17, 2011
          • Are you about to make me the happiest woman in the world?! *eyes wide in anticipation…*

            October 17, 2011
            • Well, let’s just say that I can eat them (so they will be vegan and gluten free) and I’m sure there is a better recipe out there for you. BUT, with that said, yes, I am about to make you a very happy lady 🙂 Now…were you going to marry me if I did this or stalk me officially? I couldn’t remember which one you propositioned to me…

              October 17, 2011
              • Oh honey, I’m already stalking you. Put up a link on my blog and everything. Tomorrow we’re getting married. =)

                October 17, 2011
                • Do we both wear wedding dresses or shall I invest in a tux? haha. New York, here we come…

                  October 17, 2011
  8. These look great! I miss crunch bars, but I have a feeling that these are better.

    October 17, 2011
    • Everything tastes better homemade, right?! 🙂 Thanks Amanda!

      October 17, 2011
  9. I seriously need to find some crispy brown rice cereal ASAP!

    October 17, 2011
    • Yes you do! Do you have a Whole Foods nearby? That is where I found my supply 🙂

      October 17, 2011
  10. Crunch bars are my FAVORITE! And I just so happen to have a bag of chocolate chips and brown rice cereal lying around. You sure do make this grandma happy.

    October 17, 2011
    • Get out of town, Grandma!!! Go melt those choco chips now! xox

      October 17, 2011
  11. I *always* want to take off work and stay in the kitchen…

    These do sound easy to make! And yet, so appealing and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    October 17, 2011
    • Well, consider this a note from your doctor! Take the whole week off–it looks like you might need it 🙂

      October 17, 2011
  12. LOVE IT! So simple, and I know it must be delicious. Another bookmark… thank you!!

    October 17, 2011
    • Really they are too easy to make that when I was writing down the directions, I was thinking, “This is it? Really?” Ha. You got it, Angela!

      October 17, 2011

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