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No-Bake Homemade Star Crunch

No-Bake Homemade Star Crunch : A Delicious Treat for All Occasions


  • Author: No-Bake Homemade Star Crunch
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours 20
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Description

  • Serve these delightful star crunches as a sweet treat for dessert or as a snack.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or chopped nuts for added texture and flavor.
  • Enjoy them with a glass of cold milk or your favorite hot beverage for a delightful indulgence.

Ingredients

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  • 4 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Base:
    • In a large mixing bowl, pour the crispy rice cereal and set it aside.
  2. Make the Caramel Sauce:
    • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup and granulated sugar.
    • Stir constantly until the mixture starts to bubble and the sugar dissolves completely.
  3. Add Peanut Butter and Vanilla:
    • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined.
  4. Combine with Cereal:
    • Pour the peanut butter mixture over the crispy rice cereal.
    • Gently fold and stir until the cereal is evenly coated with the peanut butter caramel sauce.
  5. Form the Star Crunches:
    • Using a spoon or your hands, scoop out portions of the mixture and shape them into small clusters resembling stars.
    • Place the clusters on a parchment-lined baking sheet. You should get about 12 star crunches.
  6. Prepare Chocolate Topping:
    • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the semisweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth and fully melted.
  7. Coat the Star Crunches:
    • Spoon the melted chocolate mixture over each star crunch, covering them completely.
  8. Chill and Set:
    • Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or until the chocolate coating has hardened.
  9. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once the star crunches are set, remove them from the refrigerator and serve.
    • Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • Storage: Keep the No-Bake Homemade Star Crunches in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. If you prefer a firmer texture, you can refrigerate them, but allow them to come to room temperature before serving for the best taste and texture.
  • Variations: Feel free to customize your star crunches by adding chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or even colorful sprinkles to the mixture for added crunch and visual appeal.
  • Allergy Information: If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, you can easily adapt this recipe by using alternative ingredients such as almond butter or sunflower seed butter for peanut butter, and dairy-free chocolate chips for the chocolate topping.
  • Kid-Friendly Activity: Making these star crunches can be a fun and interactive activity for children with adult supervision. Let them help shape the clusters and drizzle the chocolate topping for a memorable kitchen experience.
  • Gift Idea: Package these homemade star crunches in decorative bags or boxes tied with ribbon for a thoughtful homemade gift for friends, family, or coworkers. They are sure to be a hit for any occasion!

Enjoy making and sharing these delicious treats!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1-2 hours

Nutrition

  • Calories: Approximately 220 calories

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