A dark chocolate, two-ingredient homemade “bark” version of the Nestlé classic.
I love dark chocolate. It doesn’t matter what I’m making, I will always reach for the dark chocolate. Unsweetened, bittersweet, 60%+ cacao… gotta be dark. But guess what’s impossible to find? Dark chocolate Nestlé Crunch Bars.
I keep a candy dish (actually, it’s a whale with candy shoved in his face) in my cube at work, and I recently picked up a mixed bag of candy to toss in there. For a split second I thought that it included dark chocolate mini Crunch Bars, but it was just seasonal packaging that pulled the wool over my eyes. Sigh.
So, I went home and decided to make them myself. I figured I needed Rice Krispies and dark chocolate… and that’s it. But I was convinced that I was missing some key ingredient because it couldn’t possibly be that simple. So I gave it a shot, and guess what? IT’S THAT SIMPLE.
Step 1: Melt chocolate.
Step 2: Add Rice Krispies and stir to combine.
Step 3: Let it set and break it into pieces.
That’s it, my friends. Super easy, customized to use the fantastically delicious Ghirardelli’s 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (surprise, surprise), and doesn’t include any of those unknowns that come with mass-manufactured candy. You don’t have to worry that it might include nuts, or soy, or pieces of dinosaur bones.
I like mine in “bark” form – it’s easier than trying to meticulously cut them into even pieces. It’s faster and gives it that extra homemade touch that I love so much.
Now go make these and pass them out as a little treat to your friends! Or make some new friends by giving them to random people on the street that willingly accept candy from strangers. On second thought… maybe just the first thing.
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