Nigella’s salted Crunchie nut bars are simply delicious. They make the perfect gift and you can mix up the fillings to suit your tastes.

Salted crunchie nut bars

Salted Crunchie nut bars

A few weeks ago, I discovered one of my new favourite TV shows – Nigella’s Kitchen.

While her rather provocative mannerisms can get on your nerves, her recipes make up for them ten times over.

What that woman can create with a stick of butter is amazing. She’s definitely not one to follow if you’re steering clear of ‘naughty’ food though.

The latest recipe I had to make without hesitation – Salted Crunchie nut bars!

Yes I can spell crunchy – this recipe refers to ‘Crunchie’ bars as in the golden delights made by Cadbury. These are super simple to make and have just a couple of ingredients.

Salted crunchie nut bars

Lindt chocolate

Step one – select your chocolate. As this recipe is mostly chocolate, it’s best if you use good quality chocolate.

This ‘delicious Swiss milk chocolate’ just happened to be on sale.

The recipe says 100g milk and 200g dark chocolate. I didn’t want to risk having the rest of this bar lying around so I used 150g of each (Nigella said it was ok!).

Melting butter and chocolate

Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup together in a large saucepan, stirring frequently.

Golden goodness

While the chocolate is melting, chop up the Crunchie bars.

Add nuts and Crunchies

Add the peanuts and chopped up Crunchies to the melted chocolate and stir to combine.

Ready to set

Pour the mixture into a foil tin and spread it out.

You can use a baking tin for this but the foil tin makes it really easy to get it out at the end. Refrigerate the chocolate for at least 4 hours to set.

Salted Crunchie nut bars

When it’s set, remove it from the tin and cut into bars. It’s very rich so I cut it into reasonably small bars.

The video below uses some different additions but shows the general process of making these delicious chocolate bars.

Feel free to mix up your add ins for whatever you like most!


I also wrapped a few up as Christmas gifts. Just remember to keep them refrigerated.

Salted crunchie nut bars

Salted Crunchie Nut Bars - by Nigella

Nigella Lawson's Salted Crunchie nut bars


  • 200g (7oz) milk chocolate
  • 100g (3.5oz) dark chocolate
  • 125g (4oz) unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 250g (9oz) salted peanuts
  • 160g (6oz) Crunchie bars


  1. Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup together over low heat.
  2. Roughly chop the Crunchie bars and combine with the peanuts.
  3. When the chocolate/butter is melted, add the Crunchies and peanuts and mix through.
  4. Pour mixture into a tin tray (about 30cm x 20cm) or spring-form pant and refrigerate for about 4 hours.
  5. Remove the block from the pan and cut into bars of any size your heart desires.

Invite friends over to help you eat them or wrap them up and give as gifts.




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