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Little Debbie Star Crunch (Copycat)

Learn how to make a delicious copycat version of Little Debbie Star Crunch at home with our easy recipe. Enjoy the chewy, chocolatey treat everyone loves.

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Hello sweet treat enthusiasts! 🌟 Have you ever found yourself reminiscing about those delightful, chewy Little Debbie Star Crunch cookies from your childhood?

You know the ones I’m talking about. Those deliciously crispy, chocolatey delights that were a lunchtime staple or a special after-school treat. Today, we’re bringing that nostalgic treat right into your kitchen with a super simple and irresistible homemade star crunch recipe!

If you’re like me, you love the combination of caramel, chocolate, and that satisfying crunch. Guest what: can recreate this magical treat at home with just FIVE ingredients. These include butter, Rice Krispies, marshmallow creme, chocolate chips, and caramel chips.

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There’s something satisfying about making your own copycat version of a favorite snack. It’s like you’ve unlocked a secret recipe that’s been passed down through generations.

One of the best things about these star crunch cookies is that they’re perfect for any occasion. Need a quick treat for a potluck? Done. Looking for a fun weekend baking project with the kids? Check.

Want to indulge in some sweet nostalgia all by yourself? Absolutely! These cookies are perfect for sharing (or not – we won’t judge!).

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients, put on your favorite apron, and get ready to make some magic happen in your kitchen.

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Trust me, once you taste these homemade cookies, you’ll be hooked. The combination of gooey caramel, rich chocolate flavor, and crispy rice cereal is just too good to resist.

Whether you’re a lifelong fan of Little Debbie’s treats or you’re just discovering them for the first time, this super simple recipe is sure to become a favorite. So let’s get started!

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Happy baking, and may your days be filled with delicious, chocolatey goodness! Here’s what you’re going to need.


  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 4 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 1 7 oz jar of marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel chips

You can substitute 1 3/4 cups of mini marshmallows if you can’t find marshmallow creme. I recommend heating them as you do the chips to incorporate.

If using a spoon to flatten, grease the bottom to keep from sticking.

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Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Get the printable recipe for this dessert below:

Yield: 10 - 12 cookies

Little Debbie Star Crunch

star crunch recipes

Enjoy this homemade version of the classic caramel and crispy star crunch with simple ingredients and easy steps.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes


  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 4 cups rice krispies
  • 7 oz marshmallow creme (1 jar)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel chips


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.rice krispies, butter, chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, caramel chips
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, add butter, chocolate chips, caramel chips. Heat on 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until fully melted.butter, chocolate chips, caramel chips in a bowl
  3. Add marshmallow creme to the mixture and mix thoroughly.Adding marshmallow creme to the mixture
  4. Stir in the rice krispies, one cup at a time, until all ingredients are fully combined. Allow to cool slightly.Stir in the rice krispies cup by cup to combine
  5. Using an ice cream scoop or large cookie scoop, place equal amounts of the chocolate mixture onto parchment paper. Flatten out the top using the bottom of the scoop or hand to press lightly.Scooping mixture onto the parchment paper
  6. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until firm.Flattened mixture ready to go into the fridge

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 3g

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