Homemade Buncha Crunch

This homemade buncha crunch candy is the perfect way to make your favorite movie theater snack at home! It takes 5 minutes to make and you only need 3 simple ingredients.

healthy buncha crunch

I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves Buncha Crunch! This sweet and crunchy snack is a movie night must-have. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to make it at home!

Whether you are serving it on top of your favorite popcorn, or eating it straight from the tub, I no doubt believe this is going to be a new go to in your house if you love chocolate as much as me. Let’s get to it!

homemade healthy buncha crunch

Ingredients & Substitutions

All you need for this recipe is rice cereal, chocolate, and a little coconut oil or butter. The oil helps the chocolate melt and it also helps it to stay slightly soften even when set.

  • Rice Cereal– You can use any kind of plain rice cereal you like. I used Rice Krispies.
  • Chocolate– I used semi sweet chocolate chips but you can use your favorite chocolate. You can even use  Lily’s Dark baking chips which are sweetened with stevia. Their dark chocolate is also vegan friendly.
  • Coconut oil- You can use coconut oil or butter.

How to Make Homemade Buncha Crunch

This recipe is so simple but it’s a great treat! By tossing the cereal with the chocolate in a zipper top bag, you get little chunks instead of just one whole bar.  I started with a 1 to 1 ratio of chocolate and cereal but I felt like I could get my chocolate to go a little further so I added more cereal.  Feel free to stop at 1 cup or add even more if you don’t need it as chocolatey!

After you’ve tossed the cereal in chocolate, spread it out in a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Just let it drop out of the bag, scraping the last bits if any is stuck inside.  This will form your clusters so just make sure they are about the size you want and you can always break up any that are too big.

And that is it! I threw mine in the fridge for it to harden, and I also stored it there for best keeping. Feel free to reach out with any questions if I didn’t address one of yours!

In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • a microwave safe bowl for melting your chocolate
  • a spoon (probably) for the chocolate
  • a ziploc baggie
  • a cookie sheet
  • parchment paper


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homemade healthy buncha crunch

Homemade Buncha Crunch

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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Homemade buncha crunch aka your favorite movie theater snack made in only 5 minutes, using only three ingredients!


  • 1 cup rice cereal
  • 2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil or butter


  1. In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate and coconut oil and stir to combine.
  2. Place the rice cereal in a large zipper top bag.
  3. Pour the chocolate onto the cereal, shaking vigorously until it is evenly coated, and then transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Put in fridge until the chocolate has hardened.


you can start with 1/2 cup of cereal and decide if you think you like the ratio of chocolate to cereal.  I added a few more tablespoons because I felt like I could make the chocolate go a little further but it is totally up to you!

The traditional rice krispy cereal is not certified gluten free.  If you want this gluten free I recommend One Degree brown rice crisps.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  1. I love this recipe! I’ve made it twice already, and it’s so much easier than the store-bought version. The crunchy texture is just perfect for a sweet snack.

  2. This is one of my family’s fav treats for a movie night! It is delicious and crunchy. It’s fun to eat while enjoying our fav movies!

  3. I tried, and I think my kids ate most of it before I could even get it in the oven.

  4. This was an easy snack to make for movie night and the kids loved it, I made some with white chocolate as well which went down great!

  5. My kids absolutely loved this! Thank you so much for an easy and super awesome recipe. Making this again for sure!

  6. We had a family movie night yesterday, and this was a perfect quick snack to make! My kids loved it, and they even had fun helping shake it together! Definetly making this again next month.

  7. We made this yesterday and it was a such a hit with everyone, young and old! Thank you, a regular weekend treat!

  8. Wow! This snack dish looks incredibly yummy! A perfect snack for the family’s movie session! Plus we only need 5 minutes and 3 ingredients to have this amazing snack!

  9. This is my new favorite go-to snack for movie night. So delicious and easy to make too!

  10. I had been looking for a good snack for my Netflix watching. lol. This one fit the bill. Thank you!

  11. This snack was delicious! I made it for a snack for the kids to munch on while in the vehicle – kids loved it and no mess!

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