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Caramel Crunch Bars

Caramel Crunch Bars – A deliciously thick and crunchy layer of Rice Krispies loaded chocolate topped with a generous layer of caramel, and a smooth and creamy layer of chocolate. These no-bake bars are ABSOLUTELY irresistible!

Caramel Crunch Bars

Caramel Crunch Bars

Guys, I have the most irresistible no-bake bars for you.

These bars consist of three delicious layers. Let’s run through them!

The base is a thick layer of chocolate that is loaded with Rice Krispies. The centre is a sweet and gooey layer of caramel. And lastly, the top is a layer of smooth and creamy chocolate.

This is a super quick and easy recipe to throw together, with each layer consisting of only two ingredients.

So, if you’re a chocolate and caramel lover like myself, you absolutely need to make these bars!

Looking for more bar recipes? Check out my Caramel Oat Bars, Apple Crumble Bars, and my No-Bake Chocolate Biscoff Bars.

Caramel Crunch Bars

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these bars. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

For the Crunch Layer

  • Chocolate: You can use milk, dark, or semi-sweet.
  • Rice Krispies

For the Caramel Layer

  • Chewy caramels or toffees: I used Kraft Caramels.
  • Evaporated milk

For the Chocolate Layer

  • Chocolate: You can use milk, dark, or semi-sweet.
  • Unsalted butter: Adding butter creates a more softer, smoother layer of chocolate.

How to make Caramel Crunch Bars

To make these bars, let’s begin with the crunch layer.

Simply add the chocolate to a large microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.

Add the Rice Krispies, and fold in until completely coated in chocolate.

Pour into an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper and spread out evenly. Freeze until completely set – about 10 – 20 minutes.

For the caramel layer, add the caramels and milk to a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.

Allow to cool slightly at room temperature – about 10 minutes.

Pour the caramel mixture over the crunch layer and spread out evenly. Freeze whilst preparing the chocolate layer.

Add the chocolate and butter to a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.

Pour over the caramel layer and spread out evenly.

Freeze until set – about 30 minutes. Cut into bars, serve and enjoy!

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Caramel Crunch Bars
Caramel Crunch Bars

These Caramel Crunch Bars are:

  • super quick and easy to make
  • deliciously thick and crunchy with a layer of chocolate loaded with Rice Krispies
  • filled with a layer of gooey caramel
  • topped with a layer of soft, smooth, and creamy chocolate

How long will these bars last? These bars can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Can I freeze these no-bake bars? Yes, they also freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

Caramel Crunch Bars
Caramel Crunch Bars

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Caramel Crunch Bars

Caramel Crunch Bars

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Freeze Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

A deliciously thick and crunchy layer of Rice Krispies loaded chocolate topped with a generous layer of caramel, and a smooth and creamy layer of chocolate. These no-bake bars are ABSOLUTELY irresistible!

Ingredients

For the Crunch Layer

  • 18-oz (525g) chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups (50g) Rice Krispies

For the Caramel Layer

  • 10-oz (280g) chewy caramels or toffees
  • 1/8 cup (30ml) evaporated milk

For the Chocolate Layer

  • 8-oz (235g) chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter

Instructions

For the Crunch Layer

  1. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add the chocolate to a large microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.
  3. Add the Rice Krispies, and fold in until completely coated in chocolate.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and spread out evenly. Freeze until completely set - about 10 - 20 minutes.

For the Caramel Layer

  1. Place the caramels and milk in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.
  2. Allow to cool slightly - about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour the caramel mixture over the crunch layer and spread out evenly. Freeze whilst preparing the chocolate layer.

For the Chocolate Layer

  1. Add the chocolate and butter to a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.
  2. Pour over the caramel layer and spread out evenly.
  3. Freeze until set - about 30 minutes. Cut into bars, serve and enjoy!

Notes

These bars can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. They also freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 bars Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 3gSugar: 38gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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S

Thursday 10th of December 2020

I can't wait to make these! Do you recommend eating them cold? Or at room temperature?

Marsha

Thursday 10th of December 2020

They are delicious chilled or at room temperature! It all comes down to preference :)