Homemade Crunchie Bars!

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Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted – sorry about that! Things have been utterly insane around here.

We’re still working on tornado repairs. We got our walnut back from the mill, and are about to start working on building kitchen cabinet doors, etc. Exciting – I can’t wait to see it finished – and to BE done!

In addition to that, yesterday we had the release of my first sewing manual in over a decade: “Spandex Simplified: Synchro Swimwear“. It’s been really amazing to see the evolution of this (and my other!) sewing manual. What started out as scrawled notes in a booklet and a black/white photocopied amateur publishing job over a decade ago is now a full color, photographic, professionally printed book. Love it!

No real time to breathe, though, as my next one – “Spandex Simplified: Sewing for Skaters” is coming up quickly, with a release date in just one month!


Anyway, taking a moment to post a great recipe for you. As I’ve mentioned before, one of the crummy things about being an immigrant is the difficulty in obtaining a lot of the “homeland” foodstuffs that we love and miss. My homeland, Canada, in particular, has some really great candy bars. Mr Big, Sweet Marie, Wunderbar, Eat-More, Coffee Crisp, Crispy Crunch – Sigh! I’m not even much of a chocolate person, and I’ll find myself craving em from time to time.

So, of course – I’m in the process of creating make-at-home versions of each. Well, when I have a minute, here and there! My next goal is a replica Eat-More bar, which I should have time to look at in late September. Ouch. Anyway, here’s my recipe for homemade Crunchie bars – a bar popular not only in Canada, but in Great Britain and other countries. This is a chocolate coated sponge toffee, and has been a favorite of mine since I was a young kid. Enjoy!

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Homemade Crunchie Bars

Homemade Crunchie Bars

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6 thoughts on “Homemade Crunchie Bars!

  1. Yeah…. Use the highest pot you own. I mean… Your standard saucepan won’t cut it. Think double the hight. At least. Good thing sugar dissolves in water….. Also good thing my kitchen didn’t catch on fire 😉 Next try I’ll be using my pasta/stock pot.

  2. 5 stars
    YAY!!! I adore Crunchies but they have become harder and harder to find in the U.S., my ex was from South Africa and introduced me to this WONDERFUL candy bar that is my all time favorite now!

  3. 5 stars
    Cool, I am planning to try this recipe next week-end!

    Did you ever make other chocolate bars? I’d love to try Coffee crisp, Kit Kat, Oh Henry, etc…

    Thanks for the recipe.

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