Love that chewy, crispy, chocolatey snack cake from your childhood? Now you can make them at home but a little more sophisticated. These two-bite Star Crunch Truffle Balls bring you right back to your youth while still being an adult!
What is a Star Crunch you ask? As a kid, I always ate Little Debbie Snack Cakes. Swiss rolls were my absolute favorite, sometimes consuming almost a whole box in one sitting (love that childhood metabolism), and I even had a methodical way to eat them.
I would unwrap the chocolate coating first and then eat the small ridge of pooled chocolate at the lip of the roll. Then I would chomp my way down the cake and cream filling. After one roll, onto the next one… Don’t make fun of me, I even eat my Sno-Caps in a weird way. The Star Crunch snack cake was a close second!
Ever tried to share your traditions with your kids and they laugh at you? My kids don’t like anything I show them. But bring in a stranger and let them show them the EXACT thing and they act like it’s the greatest thing in the world. I tried this with snack cakes and my kids and they held true to their actions, until Christmas time.
My oldest son went to his Youth Group dirty Santa gift exchange and came back with a box of Little Debbie snack cakes. A large cardboard box filled with 8 smaller boxes of delicious snack cakes. He was so cheerful and happy when he brought them home and showed me his haul. One that he got after someone received his gift of Minion bath soaps…
His first question to me was “What is a Star Crunch?” I wanted to say that they were the delicious snacks I have been begging you to try but wouldn’t. Just to throw it in my face, he ate one. Now he is hooked!
After eating a few that he so graciously shared with me, I came to the realization that I still loved them, but the serving was too large for me. I could really just use a bite or two, not an entire medium pizza portion. I have been known to take down a few of those no problem.
Making a smaller version, as is the Take Two Tapas way, will still get my crunchy, chewy, chocolately fix without having a stomach ache or feelings of guilt.
Your Childhood Favorite?
What is your favorite Little Debbie Snack cake, how many can you eat in one setting, and do you have a method of eating it that will help me feel less weird about my consumption routine?
The inside won’t be as dark as the original Star Crunch snack cake, but the taste is the same!
If you like these Homemade Star Crunch Truffle Balls, try Derby Week Bourbon Balls!
Recipe for these truffles was adapted from the awesome Averie Cooks!