Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Homemade Star Crunch

One of my favorite Little Debbie snacks as a kid was the Star Crunch. Chewy, chocolatey & crispy, nothing was better than an ice cold glass of milk and a Star Crunch...

Except maybe a Fudge Round. Or a Nutty Bar. Or a Swiss Roll Cake, but only if you carefully peeled off the sheet of chocolate "shell" on the outside. And yes, I know they're better when frozen.

Ok, so it's obvious I never met a Little Debbie I didn't like as a kid. Or as an adult. Admit it, you love this time of year as well, if only for Christmas Tree Cakes, with those red & green sprinkles and that greasy mouth-feel you get in the roof of your mouth after eating one. 

Since I have a tendency to try to make homemade versions of my favorite foods, I decided to try my hand at the Star Crunch. This recipe, though lacking the cookie found inside the storebought kind, is still SUPER yummy, and, best of all, EASY. As in, 5 minutes from start to finish easy. If you've got kids, this is a really great recipe for them to "help" with as well. 

Homemade Star Crunch
adapted from Bake Space

1 large jar caramel ice cream topping
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Combine the caramel sauce and the chocolate chips in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring, until fully melted.

Stir in Rice Krispies and mix well. Drop mixture in dollops on a Silpat-lined baking sheet or into cupcake liners. Let cool. 

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