No Bake Chocolate Crunch Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 bars

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These Chocolate Crunch Bars are a no bake dessert that comes together in minutes! Chewy, fudgy, and crunchy, they’re sure to be a family favorite!

crunch bars cut into squares on baking rack overhead

Chewy, chocolatey deliciousness!

These No Bake Crunch Bars are not a copycat of the Nestle Crunch Bars (although I do love those as well!).

This recipe is another one from my Grandma’s church cookbook.

Sometimes I feel like I spent so much time scouring the internet for new and exciting recipes, that I don’t take enough time to treasure the recipes I grew up with.

Sometimes those are the best recipes.

I just love a good no-bake recipe. I think it’s safe to say that everybody loves a good no-bake recipe.

These bars are so perfectly chewy, with a bit of crunch and texture from the oats, coconut and rice krispies. The layer of chocolate on top makes them totally indulgent and ultra fudgy!

crunch bars in squares on black baking rack

Variations on these Crunch Bars:

  • You can use dark or milk chocolate, depending on your preferences. I usually use semisweet, because it’s what I have the most of around here, but you can go more or less sweet, as you prefer! Even white chocolate would be great in these!
  • You can easily make these gluten free by using certified gluten free oats and gluten free rice cereal, or another similar cereal, or even sub in more oats.
  • The ratio of coconut to oats to Rice Krispies doesn’t matter that much, so if you prefer one over the other, or if you want to leave out the coconut (for example), just bump up the other two to fill in the gap.
  • What does matter is the ratio of dry ingredients to “glue” — the butter, marshmallows and chocolate. Don’t mess with that one!
tall stack of chocolate crunch bars with one bite missing
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No Bake Crunch Bars

5 from 9 votes
These Chocolate Crunch Bars are a no bake dessert that comes together in minutes! Chewy, fudgy, and crunchy, they're sure to be a family favorite!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 24 bars
Calories 231cal


  • 3/4 cup hard margarine or butter divided
  • 8 cups mini marshmallows divided
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips divided
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup large flake oatmeal


  • Melt together ¼ cup margarine and 4 cups marshmallows. Stir in ½ cup chocolate chips until melted. Stir in coconut, Rice Krispies, and oatmeal.
  • Press into a 9×13″ pan that’s lined with tin foil (to save on washing!) and sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Melt together remaining margarine, marshmallows and chocolate chips. Spread on top of coconut layer. Set aside to set completely (I like to leave it in the fridge).
  • They are fine sitting at room temperature, but I like to store them in the refrigerator or freezer so they don’t get too soft and stick together.


*To melt ingredients together, I used the microwave. I cooked in the microwave on high for 1 minute, and then in 30 second intervals after that, stirring in between until smooth. You could also melt on the stove over medium-low heat.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 231cal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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  1. Darlyne Redd says

    Plan on making tonight. Would love to see MORE easy recipes like this from yours or others grandma’s kitchens! We usually expect recipes to be time consuming with so many ingredients that make us feel overwhelmed to want to try them. MORE, please!

  2. Denise Hamernik says

    I switched out the Oats for toasted slivered almonds.
    Now there are two delicious options 😊

  3. Trish F says

    Thank you @Ashley for co-hosting this great giveaway! I was contacted by Kristi and I am the winner! Yeah! I love following your blog and collecting all of these fantastic recipes. I will be stopping by often.

  4. Christina @ Bake with Christina says

    Having a balance is so important, if not, I’d eat my treats I make consistently, and nothing good can come out of that! Haha!
    But I LOVE those no-bak bars, they look so yummy and easy to make! Pinned 🙂

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