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Homemade Star Crunch

With just 5 ingredients you can make a batch of chewy, no-bake Little Debbie Star Crunch cookies! No stove-top needed - simply microwave and enjoy a caramel-y & chocolate treat in under 10 minutes!

Course Dessert, Snack
Category American
Keyword homemade star crunch, little debbie, cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 cookies
Calories 331 kcal
Author Melissa Rose

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel chips Hershey brand
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted or salted work, just not margarine
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups rice krispy cereal

Instructions

  1. Add chocolate chips, caramel chips, and butter to a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power (important!) for 1 minute. Stir, then microwave in 30 second increments at 50% power until melted (mine takes about 2 minutes total). Mix until mostly smooth (it's okay to have a few lumps).

  2. Once melted & smooth, add marshmallows (do not stir them in) and microwave for 1 minute.

  3. Mix chocolate mixture until smooth (it's okay if a few of the marshmallows aren't fully melted), then stir in rice cereal. Mix until coated and let cool for a few minutes.

  4. Once mixture is warm to the touch (i.e. not too hot to touch) scoop mixture in 1/2 cup scoops, spray hands with nonstick cooking spray, roll into a ball, and then flatten into discs. . Place on parchment to harden.

  5. If desired, you can also press mixture into a loaf pan and make them into bars.

Recipe Notes

Can I double the batch? If you want to double the batch you have two options:

  1. Simply make the recipe twice in two separate bowls. You can't double the recipe in the same bowl because the marshmallows would expand too much (also, I've found that doubling in the microwave increases your changes of burning the chocolate mixture).
  2. If you want to double, triple, or quadruple the batch all at once you can make these on the stovetop using a large pot. For stovetop, follow the same instructions but melt the mixture on medium heat.

Storage Instructions: Store in an airtight container. When properly stored, these will stay fresh for several days.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Star Crunch
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 228mg10%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1127IU23%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 5mg28%
* Nutritional information is estimated from a online calculator and can vary based on ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.