Friday, August 17, 2012

Christmas Crackle

Have you heard of Christmas Crack? A few years ago someone at my church gave us some stuff called Christmas Crack. No it is not a drug although it is addicting so maybe? I didn't like the name of Crack so I started calling it Christmas Crackle. I have lost the original recipe and keep forgetting to ask for it. So of course I scoured the internet for a Christmas Crack recipe. There were ton's of them but none of them were the one I was looking for. They all had saltine crackers, chocolate and other stuff. Really? Saltine's in a dessert. Anyway, I knew the basics of the recipe so I experimented! This is one of the easiest and quickest recipes ever. Almost as easy as making rice crispy treats!

Can you see the gooey goodness this has? Now if you have any new crowns or fillings be careful!!

Christmas Crackle


12 to 14oz of Golden Grahams Cereal
1 cup Butter
1 cup Light Karo Syrup
1 cup White Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Candy Thermometer


1. Pour 12 oz of Golden Grahams Cereal in to a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
2. Boil together Butter, Light Karo Syrup and White Sugar. Insert candy thermometer and boil to almost firm ball stage. About 245 degrees. (From experience don't boil it longer. It will will literally become Crack and will break your teeth!) Don't walk away from the pot. It only cooks about 5 minutes.
3. Once it has reached 245 degrees take off of burner and stir in vanilla. Then pour onto cereal and stir till mixed really well. If it looks like it is a little to gooey add more cereal.
4. Pour out onto a greased cookie sheet. Let cool. Break apart and store in an air tight container. (It is almost better to store in a big rectangle container as apposed to a bowl. If it is in a bowl it tends to stick all together and  a little hard to take apart. )


  1. Looks absolutely delicious.... I bet my kids would munch it right up....

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! Gotta love Christmas goodies year-round!

  2. That does look matter what you call it!

  3. Your Christmas Crackle looks so good! We are Golden Graham lovers so this sounds great!! Thanks so much for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We are so glad you came and hope you'll come back and share more great recipes or ideas you have! Thanks again. -The Sisters