Chocolate Crunch Squares are a delicious and easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Got a serious craving for something crunchy, chewy and chocolatey? The good news: It will only take one bowl and about thirty minutes to mix up and bake these sweet and chocolatey Chocolate Crunch Squares!
You’ll start by melting baking chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Next, add sugar and eggs – stirring to combine – then some flour and vanilla extract. Finally, stir some Cocoa Krispies cereal into the batter, then spread the mixture into a baking pan.
Before placing these Chocolate Crunch Squares into the oven, add finely chopped pecans to the top – then bake until cooked through. Allow your Chocolate Crunch Squares to cool slightly before cutting into squares or bars.
These Chocolate Crunch Squares are a wonderful mix of chewy chocolate goodness, plus crunchy, salty nuts on top. (They are perfect served with a cold glass of milk!)
You can also change up this recipe – swapping in chopped almonds, pecans, peanuts, or any other favorite nut on top. You can even leave out the Cocoa Krispies cereal if you’d like, giving these Chocolate Crunch Squares a softer consistency after baking. (Either way – they are delicious!)
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
½ cup vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
Pinch of salt
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Cocoa Krispies cereal (optional)
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped fine
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large glass bowl place chocolate and shortening and microwave for a few minutes until the two ingredients melt together. Use a wooden spoon and stir.
Add sugar and stir to combine. Add eggs and stir to combine. Add salt, flour and vanilla and stir to combine. Add optional Cocoa Krispies and stir to combine.
Butter and flour a quarter sheet pan (9×13-inch) and spread batter to all edges and smooth on top.
Sprinkle with the nuts and bake for 15-18 minutes until the center has a tooth pick come out clean when inserted.
Cut into 24 pieces right in the pan then once cool, use a spatula and move to a rack to cool further.
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