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Homemade Star Crunch (5 Ingredients!)

Fun name. Five ingredients. Absolutely delicious. Make this Homemade Star Crunch today in just 30 minutes!

What is a star crunch?

A star crunch is a yummy, crispy, chocolate caramel treat from one of the most memorable ladies for us 90s kids - Little Debbie. This dessert is not the best-looking one on the market but the flavors will definitely not disappoint.

Chocolate, caramel, and some crunchy, crisp rice is the perfect combination guaranteed to hook every member of your family. Now get ready to create these delicious homemade star crunch bars with only 5 ingredients and half an hour!

Homemade star crunch bars

Here at Jordo's World, I'm in the business of making easy, healthy recipes for busy people. These homemade star crunch bars are no different! Get ready for a nostalgic treat with a healthy twist.

With just five delicious ingredients and thirty minutes, you'll have no excuse to get busy making these in your kitchen. The classic caramel, chocolate, crunch will give you all the taste of the original on the healthier side.

What are the ingredients in a star crunch?

You only need 5 ingredients!

  • crispy rice cereal 
  • dark chocolate chips 
  • coconut oil 
  • caramel bits 
  • milk

How to make homemade star crunch bars

  • Place a piece of parchment paper in a 9 x 9 baking dish. Set aside.
  • Add the crispy rice cereal to a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate microwave-safe bowl, add the caramel bits and milk. Place in the microwave for 3 minutes, until caramel bits are melted. Stir until mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Place in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate and caramel into the bowl over the crispy rice cereal. Stir gently until the cereal is completely coated.
  • Pour the coated crispy rice mixture into the pan with parchment paper.
  • Place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Cut into pieces & enjoy!

Star crunch substitution ideas

  • To make GF: Use gluten-free crispy rice cereal.
  • To make DF: Use dairy-free chocolate & almond milk.

Is caramel inside a star crunch?

It absolutely is! Caramel is an integral and tasty part of this recipe. It brings a smoothness and sweetness to the treat.

How to store this recipe

Frozen is the way to go when enjoying these bars! Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer and take out when you're ready to eat!

Other delicious dessert ideas

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Homemade Star Crunch Bars

Fun name. Five ingredients. Absolutely delicious. Make this Homemade Star Crunch today in just 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate caramel bars, crispy chocolate caramel bars, homemade star crunch bars, star crunch
Servings: 16
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Ingredients

  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal 82 grams
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips 112 grams
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 14 grams
  • ½ cup caramel bits 96 grams
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions

  • Place a piece of parchment paper in a 9 x 9 baking dish. Set aside.
  • Add the crispy rice cereal to a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate microwave-safe bowl, add the caramel bits and milk. Place in the microwave for 3 minutes, until caramel bits are melted. Stir until mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Place in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate and caramel into the bowl over the crispy rice cereal. Stir gently until the cereal is completely coated.
  • Pour the coated crispy rice mixture into the pan with parchment paper.
  • Place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Cut into pieces & enjoy!

Notes

  • To meal prep: Make according to instructions. Store in an airtight container in the freezer. 1 serving is 18 grams or 1/16 of the recipe.
  • To make GF: Use gluten-free crispy rice cereal.
  • To make DF: Use dairy-free chocolate & almond milk.
  • To track on MyFitnessPal & MacrosFirst: "Jordo’s World Crispy Chocolate Caramel Treats"

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Iron: 9mg
Recipe Rating




Joanna Barna

Friday 8th of December 2023

These take me back to my childhood 🤤