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Chocolate Crunch Recipe

by Adina 18/12/2018 10 comments

chocolate crunch bar with caramel, cornflakes and hazelnuts on a plate
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Last Updated on 10/09/2020 by Adina

Amazing chocolate crunch, crispy and full of flavor, made with chocolate, caramel bonbons, cornflakes and hazelnuts. The best crunch chocolate bars recipe ever!

crunch chocolate bars stapled on a plate

If you are still looking for a quick Christmas gift or an addition to a Christmas present, please make this chocolate crunch recipe!!!

If the person you give it to is a chocolate lover, you cannot go wrong, these bars are beyond good. They are heavenly! Unbelievable! And you don’t even have to be a great chocolate lover to love this. I am not a chocolate person, but I loved every crumble of the chocolate caramel crunch.

I’ve made this recipe for the first time about three weeks ago as part of a larger homemade gift box for a friend. The bars got unpacked and were passed around the table. They were gone within 5 minutes and there were only 8 people present.

With one exception (there is always one), every single person had more than two pieces and could not stop complimenting me for the chocolates.

Oh, I really don’t find the words to make you realize how good these bars are… Bittersweet chocolate, sweet and very crunchy caramel bonbon pieces, crispy cornflakes, and hazelnuts… it can hardly get any better!

You really have to give them a try! For a bit of a comparison: I don’t know if you are familiar with the Toblerone? I was told twice that these bars are an even better version of Toblerone.

chocolate crunch with caramel and cornflakes stapled on a silver plate

Tips

  • I used my Thermomix to make the bars but you can do everything by hand, it is really not difficult at all. A good food processor just makes everything quicker. The recipe is also adapted from a Thermomix recipe found in their magazine.
  • Like always when working with chocolate, please use the best sort you can get, your favorite kind.
  • I used a mixture of milk chocolate from Milkachocolate crunch, Chocolate Crunch Recipe and dark chocolate from Lindt, our favorite kinds. (Amazon affiliate links)
  • I also used hard caramel bonbons from Werther’s Original hard candychocolate crunch, Chocolate Crunch Recipe, I don’t know if these bonbons are available in your area, if not, use any other brand of very hard caramel bonbons. (Amazon affiliate links)
  • This is not a paid post or anything, I am mentioning those product names for a better understanding, to help you choose the appropriate ingredients for making these bars.
  • The European products are not a must either, use good quality similar products available in your area.
chocolate crispies with caramel

Thermomix instructions:

  • Chop the roasted hazelnuts for 6 seconds on level 6. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Roughly crush the cornflakes for 3 seconds on level 5. Add to the bowl with the hazelnuts.
  • Crush the hard candy for 3 seconds on level 5. Transfer to a separate bowl.
  • Chop the chocolate pieces for 6 seconds on level 5. Add the salt and the oil and melt for 5 minutes/50 degrees Celsius/ level 2. Add to the bowl with the hazelnuts, and cornflakes and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle evenly with the crushed caramel candy.

How to make without a food processor:

  • Chop the roasted hazelnuts roughly using a chef’s knife. Place in a bowl.
  • Crush the cornflakes roughly with your hands. Add to the hazelnuts.
  • Crush the hard candy using a meat mallet or a heavy sturdy pan. Set aside separately from the rest.
  • Melt the chocolate au bain-marie. Once it is fully melted add the salt and the oil. Pour over the hazelnuts and the cornflakes. Mix very well.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, sprinkle with the crushed candy.

More chocolate delights:

Romanian Homemade Chocolate Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread

Cornflake Cakes

Bailey’s Hot Chocolate

Kinder Cake

chocolate crispies with caramel

Chocolate Crunch Recipe

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Amazing chocolate crunch, crispy and full of flavor, made with chocolate, caramel bonbons, cornflakes, and hazelnuts. The best crunch chocolate bars recipe ever!

Ingredients

  • 40 g/ 1.4 oz/ ¼ cups whole hazelnuts
  • 50 g/ 1.8 oz/ 2 cups unsweetened cornflakes
  • 60 g/ 2.1 oz hard caramel candy (Note 1)
  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz milk chocolate (Note 2)
  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz dark chocolate about 70% cocoa (Note 3)
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Line a casserole dish of about 20x20 cm/ 8x8 inch with plastic foil.
  2. Roast the hazelnuts in a pan without any fat, for a few minutes or until fragrant. Stand by and shake the pan very often to avoid them burning. Immediately remove the nuts from the pan and let cool.
  3. Rub the nuts between your palms to remove some of their brown skin. You don't have to get it all away, just as much as you manage.



Without a food processor:

  1. Chop the roasted hazelnuts roughly using a chef's knife. Place in a bowl.
  2. Crush the cornflakes roughly with your hands. Add to the hazelnuts.
  3. Crush the hard candy using a meat mallet or a heavy sturdy pan. Set aside separately from the rest.
  4. Melt the chocolate au bain marie. Once it is fully melted add the salt and the oil. Pour over the hazelnuts and the cornflakes. Mix very well.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, sprinkle with the crushed candy.



Thermomix or another good food processor that can manage crushing the hard candy:

  1. Chop the roasted hazelnuts for 6 seconds on level 6. Transfer to a bowl.
    Roughly crush the cornflakes for 3 seconds on level 5. Add to the bowl with the hazelnuts.
  2. Crush the hard candy for 3 seconds on level 5. Transfer to a separate bowl.
  3. Chop the chocolate pieces for 6 seconds on level 5. Add the salt and the oil and melt for 5 minutes/50 degrees Celsius/ level 2. Add to the bowl with the hazelnuts and cornflakes and mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle evenly with the crushed caramel candy.



Finish:

  1. Place the dish in the fridge for a couple of hours until the chocolate is set again. Chop into smallish squares. I prefer to eat it cold, straight from the fridge. It keeps well in the fridge.

Notes

  1. For instance Werther's Original.
  2. For instance Milka.
  3. For instance Lindt. Or any other similar products available in your area.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is not always accurate.

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[email protected]'s Recipes 22/12/2016 - 13:30

Kids would be crazy for these.. a perfect candy recipe!

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Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 22/12/2016 - 15:42

My husband is a chocolate lover for sure! I’m positive he would eat more than 4 of these Crispy Chocolate Squares in one sitting! Love the hazelnuts in here!! I hope you have a beautiful holiday! Cheers!

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Monica 23/12/2016 - 12:00

Oh, I *really* wish I could grab one right off my screen! Love this!! Love the crunch and texture…plus all that chocolate! It’s bliss!!

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Dawn @ Girl Heart Food 23/12/2016 - 14:05

I can understand why these disappeared so fast, Adina! That sound delicious! Love the combo of nuts, caramel and chocolate and the corn flakes for texture. And I especially love how they come together so quickly. Perfect for the busy holidays and there’s still time to make them 🙂 Pinning! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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Anca 23/12/2016 - 14:40

Yummy! My mother used to make a dessert with corn flakes, they were so good, a recipe similar to yours. I will have to try them.
Craciun fericit! x

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Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table 23/12/2016 - 15:43

I can see why these were gobbled up – they sound amazing! We’ve depleted our stock of cookies and treats, so I may need to make a batch to get us back in the sugar 😉 Love all the flavors in here and that bit of crispiness – delicious! Pinned! Happy holidays to you!

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Laura Dembowski 23/12/2016 - 19:39

I love an easy to make treat like this that I can snack on for awhile!

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Balvinder 18/12/2018 - 18:49

Oh my goodness this is killing me! i want to make these right now.

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Magdalene Chua 27/12/2018 - 02:17

I just think these chocolate cookies will taste delicious just by thinking about it, it has all my favourite ingredients like dark chocolate, werthers bonbons n cornflakes. I wanted to give this recipe 5 stars but it posted when I started clicking one star and then it didn’t let me carry on..hmm something is wrong and I couldn’t edit it!

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Adina 27/12/2018 - 08:44

Hi Magdalene. One is supposed to click only once, so if you want to give 5 stars, then you click the fifth star.

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