I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. If you live or come to Japan, it is not an easy task to find much of a variety of vegan chocolate. Although in recent years it has become easier to find vegan chocolate in your local supermarket, chances are it will be plain dark chocolate.
Here is an easy way to add some variety to that plain chocolate! As a kid I used to LOVE Nestles Crunch bar, which is a simple milk chocolate bar with rice crisps. Well I’m happy to say, you can easily make it here in Japan with just TWO ingredients! 😀
Vegan Rice Crisps Chocolate
- 100 grams vegan chocolate
- 1/2 cup rice crisps
- Melt chocolate over a stove top or microwave until melted
- Add rice crisps to melted chocolate & mix until combined
- Transfer chocolate to parchment paper lined tray or silicon tray & freeze for 15 minutes
- Cut into bars & enjoy!Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for 3 months
- If you live in Japan, surprisingly rice crisps aren’t very easy to find sometimes! My local AEON supermarket doesn’t have vegan ones, but my TSURUYA supermarket does. However I think only Nagano prefecture has this chain of supermarkets. As you may already be aware each prefecture usually has it’s own chain of supermarkets that aren’t in other prefectures, so this makes it really hard to know if it is easily accessible for everyone! So if rice crisps are or aren’t available where you live, please leave a comment to let me know. Please also add your prefecture!
- I recommend making the bars much thinner than what I did pictured above! It will be easier to cut into bars and also easier to eat!!
Ingredients Guide for Japan residents
As mentioned in the notes of the recipe, rice crisps may not be available in your local supermarket, so listed below are some options you can purchase online. For your information, rice crisp are commonly called genmai-pon (玄米ポン/玄米本) or kome-pon (こめポン).