Homemade crunchie bars! Just like the real crunchie!!

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I was talking to a friend of mine at work yesterday, and I am not sure how the topic of homemade Crunchie bars came up, but I have been thinking about it ever since… So I dug up my old recipe! It’s surprisingly simple. There are just three ingredients; sugar, corn syrup, and baking soda.

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In a saucepan, mix 3/4 cup of sugar and 4 tablespoons of corn syrup. Turn the heat on no higher than medium, because it is really easy to burn…

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Keep stirring it for a few minutes and let it cook at a rolling boil for about three minutes. If you are one of those people who like to be exact in their cooking, it should reach 300 degrees using a candy thermometer. If you are like me, you can carefully taste a drop (without burning yourself), and if it hardens on your tongue, and crunches, it is ready. If it is chewy, it needs to cook a few more minutes.

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Once you are satisfied it has cooked for long enough, or it starts changing colour and getting darker, take it off the heat and add a tablespoon of baking soda. This will make it puff up. Stir it quick because you don’t have much time!

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Then, quickly pour it onto a greased cookie sheet or waxed paper.

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You can spread it out a little, but it will also spread on its own a little if you tilt your pan. I am never patient enough to wait for things to cool, so I put it in the freezer for a few minutes. While I was waiting for it to cool, I melted some chocolate chips on a double broiler (actually it’s just a glass bowl that fits over a saucepan, but a double broiler sounds fancier)… Anyways, I melted the chocolate…

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Then, when cool enough, I took the mixture out of the freezer and broke it into pieces. Btw, don’t even try to break it into nice little squares, or pretty uniform sized pieces, because you have to smash it…

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Then, dip all of the larger pieces in your melted chocolate, and lay them on your waxed paper to cool. Once again, if you are like me and can’t wait, put them in the fridge to cool.

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Yummy!

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