No-Bake Homemade Crunch Bars

Indulge in these No-Bake Homemade Crunch Bars, a delightful treat that is as effortless to create as it is delectable. Featuring crispy rice cereal enveloped in a sumptuous blend of chocolate and peanut butter, these bars provide a perfect crunch with every bite. They are an excellent choice for a quick dessert or a sweet snack without any need for baking!


  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter (alternative: any nut or seed butter)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (alternative: grass-fed butter)


  1. Prepare Tray: Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Cereal: Place crispy rice cereal in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Melt Ingredients: In a microwave-safe bowl or on the stove, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Heat until melted, then whisk until smooth.
  4. Combine: Pour the melted mixture over the crispy rice cereal and stir until well-coated.
  5. Set: Transfer the mixture to the prepared dish and press down firmly. Refrigerate for at least one hour until firm.
  6. Serve: Remove from the refrigerator, cut into bars, and enjoy!

These crunch bars are not only a joy to eat but also versatile. Store them at room temperature or freeze for a longer shelf life. Try the Keto version by substituting ingredients to fit your dietary needs. A delightful treat that’s perfect for sharing!

Weight Watchers points: 12 points per serving.

To calculate Weight Watchers points for the recipe, follow these steps:

  1. Determine the Nutritional Information: You need to know the calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein content of each ingredient.
    • 3 cups crispy rice cereal: Approximately 390 calories, 1.5g saturated fat, 9g sugar, 6g protein.
    • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips: Approximately 1,260 calories, 48g saturated fat, 150g sugar, 9g protein.
    • 1 cup peanut butter: Approximately 1,520 calories, 20g saturated fat, 28g sugar, 64g protein.
    • 1/2 cup maple syrup: Approximately 420 calories, 0g saturated fat, 108g sugar, 0g protein.
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil: Approximately 480 calories, 43g saturated fat, 0g sugar, 0g protein.
  2. Total Nutritional Content:
    • Calories: 4,070
    • Saturated Fat: 112.5g
    • Sugar: 295g
    • Protein: 79g
  3. Use the Weight Watchers Points Calculator:
    • Weight Watchers Points formula: (Calories/50) + (Saturated Fat/8) – (Protein/10) + (Sugar/10)

    Applying the formula:

    • Calories: 4,070 / 50 = 81.4
    • Saturated Fat: 112.5 / 8 = 14.1
    • Protein: 79 / 10 = 7.9
    • Sugar: 295 / 10 = 29.5

    Total Points: 81.4 + 14.1 – 7.9 + 29.5 = 117.1

  4. Per Serving Calculation:
    • Assuming the recipe yields 12 servings, divide the total points by 12.

    Points per Serving: 117.1 / 12 ≈ 9.76

Rounded up, each serving is approximately 10 Weight Watchers points.

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