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.
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!
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