3 Ingredient Homemade Crunch Bars (GF, V, DF): a quick and easy gluten free vegan recipe for deliciously crispy homemade crunch bars. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free.
What’s your favorite candy bar? For some people, it’s peanut butter cups, for others it’s Snickers… Almond Joy, or maybe even fruit & nut bars (which I totally want to make and share on the blog soon-ish!).
For other people—make that super awesome people—it’s crunch bars! 🙂
That sounded a little too biased, didn’t it? Darn it… Y’all know that I have a soft spot for all the candy bars in my heart. And I’ve definitely made it one of my missions to remake these bars into healthified versions. 3 Ingredient Homemade Crunch Bars is one of my latest candy creations!
If you’re new around these parts, here’s a teeny tiny directory of what I’m talking about. Let’s call it the Beaming Baker Candy Directory. Oooh…. Sounds all official and delicious, doesn’t it?? And of course, everything’s vegan and gluten free! 🙂
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside at room temperature. Clear some space in the freezer for this pan—you will need it later.
Melt the chocolate using the double boiler method, or do the following: add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a medium, microwave-safe bowl (large enough to add cereal later). Heat in 20-second increments until softened and melty. Stir in between heating increments, until smooth.
Add cereal to melted chocolate. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until well incorporated. Pour this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Using the spatula, smooth into an even layer. Tap the pan a few times to help even out the mixture.
Transfer this pan into the freezer. Freeze for 10-15 minutes. Remove from freezer and allow to thaw for 10-15 minutes. Slice into 18 rectangular bars (3 rows by 6 columns). Enjoy!