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Copycat Recipe for Chocolate Crunch Oatmeal Cookies


Everyone loves Chocolate Crunch Oatmeal Cookies. Who doesn’t, right? Well, Nestle Crunch bars offer a delicious combination of chocolate flavor with a bit of rice cereal crunch combined with chewy oatmeal goodness.

crunch bar candy

To make this, we suggest you first make your own homemade Crunch Bar Candy. 

Our simple recipe uses just 2 ingredients. Yet it allows you to make these delicious chocolate crunch bars, a copycat of the Nestle Crunch Bar, and make it your way. In addition, I prefer the deeper flavor of dark chocolate, defined as more than 70% cocoa. But you might choose a milk chocolate version. I know some even prefer white chocolate. You choose!

Moreover, some additives to try when making these easy crunch bar candy bars:


Consider adding your favorites:

  • First is, dried cherries
  • Dried blueberries
  • Raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • Other dried fruit–get creative!
  • Nuts (your choice of type) chopped small
  • Tiny marshmallow bits
  • What creative ideas do you have?



Our Crunch Bar Candy Recipe

Crunch Bar Candy

These bars remind me of the candy my Mom and I often shared when I was a child- the Nestle Crunch Bar. By making my own now, I can adjust the type of chocolate and often use dark chocolate (over 70% cocoa) instead of milk chocolate. That crunch is still there!
Prep Time 10 minutes
chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Candy
Cuisine American
Servings 6 bars
Calories 298 kcal


  • 24 ounces chocolate chips dark or milk chocolate, your choice
  • cups crispy rice cereal such as Rice Krispies or other brand


  • Line a 9 x 13-inch pan with parchment paper. Or use a silicone mold pan. Apply a light coating of grease or spray.
  • Add one half the chips to the top section of a double boiler. You may use a glass bowl over a pot of water, if you don't have a double boiler.
  • Stir until they are all melted.
  • Add half the remaining chips and continue stirring to melt them.
  • Remove the bowl holding the melted chips. Set it on a potholder to maintain the heat.
  • Add the remaining chips and stir vigorously until they are completely melted.
  • Gently mix the rice cereal into the chocolate.
  • Pour the mixture into your prepared pan or silicone mold. Cover with a piece of parchment paper and carefully level. I find that using a flat-bottom pan works well for this.
  • Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • When firm, cut into desired size bars. In the 9x13 pan, you can make king-size bars by cutting in half widthwise, then cut twice lengthwise.


While many enjoy these bars as candy, you might use them as a base for cookies (see our Nestle Crunch Oatmeal Cookies) or add dried fruit to help increase the health component.


Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 1gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 20mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate, crispy
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And now, use that candy to make these delicious Chocolate Crunch Oatmeal Cookies.


Chocolate Crunch Oatmeal Cookies

For Nestle Crunch Bar lovers, these Chocolate Crunch Oatmeal Cookies combine the soft, chewiness of oatmeal with the delightful light and airy crunch of the favored Nestle Crunch chocolate bars!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 69 kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 ½ cups Crunch Bar Candy see our recipe or use store-bought


  • Heat oven to 350°F
  • In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed until creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to the egg and sugar. Mix until well blended.
  • Stir in the oats and Nestle Crunch candy; mix well.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Space the cookies apart slightly as they will spread as they bake.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  • Let cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; then move them to wire rack to cool completely.


All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only and nutrition may vary according to exact products and the online nutrition calculator being used. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on EatMoveMake.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 24IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate, crunch, oatmeal
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Need more ideas for these cookies?


Check out the ideas for additives to the Crunch Bar Candy recipe above. In fact, if you didn’t add any to your candy, you might include one or more in your cookies. In addition, of course, you might make the cookie dough as it is, then add a slightly different additive to each cookie. How creative is that! Let me know if you tried Chocolate Crunch Oatmeal Cookies in your home.


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