Christmas Crack {a.k.a Sugar Rush}

Christmas Crack {a.k.a Sugar Rush}

If you are looking for the perfectly addictive, treat for your next Holiday, then this is it! Sweet, crunchy and amazingly simple to make…we call it Christmas Crack.

Christmas Crack is the perfect treat for any party of Holiday gathering. Allergy-friendly and Addictive
You know those desserts that you can make “healthy” by changing a few ingredients, here or there?  Well, this isn’t one of them!  

This is simply, the most addictive holiday (or party food) treat I’ve ever made.

And although healthy, it is NOT, it IS, free from Dairy, Eggs or Nuts which means my little can eat it without worry.  So food allergies trump healthy any day.

It can also be Gluten-free if you sub out the Golden Grahams for something like Van’s Cinnamon Heaven cereal.
The most addictive, allergy-free Christmas dessert!  Christmas crack

Here’s what you need to make Magic happen:

  • Rice Chex
  • Golden Grahams OR Van’s Cinnamon Heaven which is GF.
  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • Butter (Earth Balance makes the BEST allergy-friendly butter there is)
  • Sugar
  • Corn Syrup (Brown Rice Syrup just may do the trick, and make it a tad but “healthier”, but I haven’t tried it yet)
This may not be healthy, but it is free from dairy, eggs & nuts with a GF option, which makes is all worth it!
Now that you have all the ingredients, you just have to be able to Mix, Melt & Pour.
Mix the cereals and coconut.
Melt the butter and sugars until it reaches 230 degrees on a candy thermometer (or until it reaches the “soft ball” stage).
Pour the melted sugar over the cereal and mix again to coat.
Usually, it doesn’t stick around very long after this.  But if you can manage to get it into an airtight container before some little fingers start grabbing at it (OR before you start nibbling away) there may actually be a chance your party guests will be able to enjoy a taste of this as well.
Christmas Crack is the perfect treat for any party of Holiday gathering. Allergy-friendly and Addictive
But I warn you ahead of time, this is TOTALLY addictive, hence it’s name. However, you could also go with Sugar Rush…..you’ll know why after your kids eat a few handfuls full.

The Recipe:

Christmas Crack {a.k.a Sugar Rush}

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Yield 12 people

If you are looking for the perfectly addictive, treat for your next Holiday, then this is it! Sweet, crunchy and amazingly simple to make...we call it Christmas Crack.

Ingredients

  • 6oz Rice Chex (1/2 12oz box)
  • 6oz Grahams cereal (1/2 12oz box) (like Vans Cinnamon Heaven for GF version)
  • 1 C. shredded coconut , unsweetened
  • 3/4 C. (1.5 sticks) Dairy free butter, like Earth Balance
  • 1 C. organic cane sugar
  • 1 C. corn syrup

Instructions

  1. In a very large bowl, combine cereals and coconut.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter and add sugar and corn syrup. Heat until mixture reaches 230˙ on a candy thermometer. It will have a "melted" consistency but will be able to form a "soft ball".
  3. Pour over cereal mixture, stir and coat well.
  4. Pour mixture out onto 2 large, lined cookie sheets to cool.
  5. Store in a container to keep fresh.

Courses Holiday, Dessert

Cuisine Vegan, Gluten free

Notes:

Makes 2 large pans and you’ll still have some left.  You can easily cut this in half.
* I divided the mix into the pans and THEN poured the syrup mix on top of it and mixed it in.  It may be easier to make sure it was evenly distributed that way, so you can do whichever works best with the bowls you have.
Don’t hesitate to try a few more “add-ins”, like Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips, but make sure you wait until the mixture has cooled or else you’ll have melted chocolate on your hands.
You’re friends will all love you for making this, and be ready to hand out the recipe!

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5 Comments
  • Kristina
    Posted at 13:09h, 29 September Reply

    OH MY GOSH this looks amazing! I would have to be careful around this bowl, for sure… I’d just keep snackin’!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:54h, 02 October Reply

      That’s exactly why I only make it for parties. I’d find a way to justify eating it for cereal 🙂

  • Alisa Fleming
    Posted at 19:20h, 01 October Reply

    Oh my goodness, this stuff would be DEVOURED at parties. It looks amazing. Bookmarking it for an allergy-friendly Christmas party this year.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:51h, 02 October Reply

      Devoured is probably the most accurate way to describe eating this !

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