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Homemade Star Crunch Cookies

These Copycat Homemade Star Crunch Cookies are just like Little Debbie's but made entirely from scratch! Chewy, gooey, caramel-y and packed with chocolate, they're a total crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 11 -12
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 11 ounces (One 11-ounce bag) Kraft caramel bits
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10 ounces (One 10-ounce bag) miniature marshmallows
  • 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • One package chocolate CandiQuik or chocolate candy coating


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Meanwhile, pour the caramel bits in a large microwaveable bowl,and microwave on HIGH power for 30 seconds. Stir, then heat for another 30 seconds or until melted or almost melted. Add in the butter and mini marshmallows. Continue microwaving on HIGH for 30 second increments, stopping to stir until melted and smooth. Pour in the cereal and stir to combine.
  • Working quickly and being careful as the mixture is hot, grab a 1/4 cup-size handful of the caramel cereal mixture and form it into a puck shape. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with remaining cookies. I find it is easiest to grease my hands with cooking spray before grabbing the cereal mixture! Allow the cookies to set and cool, about 20 minutes.
  • Melt the candiquik according to package directions or until smooth. Working with one cookie at a time, dunk the cookie into the melted chocolate and use a fork to cover the cookie on top and the sides with chocolate. Gently lift the cookie out of the chocolate bath and allow excess to drip off. Return the cookie to the baking sheet and repeat with remaining cookies. Allow chocolate to set, about 10-15 minutes. If you have any leftover chocolate, drizzle it over the cookies for a pretty look.