Christmas Toffee Candy Crack

You won’t find an easier treat to make, anywhere.  Christmas Toffee Candy Crack – It’s breakfast cereal, nuts, and some more yummy goodies and OH SO ADDICTIVE!
I have made this before, but this year I decided to once again change it a bit and added some different goodies to my mixture.

Dry Ingredients:

200g (½ box) GF Honey Nut Chex cereal
225g (½ box) GF Shreddies cereal
200g (1 bag) unsweetened shredded coconut
100g pecan nuts (or any other nut/s of your liking)
100g golden raisins
340g (1 bag) Craisins
200g gumdrops, optional (you can use any other candy you like)
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well and set aside

Christmas Toffee Candy Crack
Syrup:

375 g butter (3 sticks)
1½ cups demerara sugar (other sugar will also work, but I love the caramel taste of demerara)
500 ml (2 cups) golden corn syrup

 

I also opted to make the syrup in the microwave.

Method Microwave:

In a large microwave bowl, add all the syrup ingredients.
Cook on high for 2 minutes, mix and then cook a further 3 minutes and mix again.
At this point, the butter and sugar should be melted.  If not, give it a good mix and whisk until all dissolved.
Return the bowl to the microwave 2 minutes at a time for a total of 8 minutes.
Take out after each 2-minute increment, mix and whisk a little.
Cook syrup ingredients to “soft ball” stage.

You may need more or even less than the 8 minutes, but it will depend on the strength of your microwave.
Toss the dry ingredients in a very large tray with a high rim lined with parchment paper and mix properly.
Pour the syrup evenly over the dry mixture and mix thoroughly.
Be careful as the syrup will be boiling hot, so use a wooden spoon to mix.
Make sure that you have everything nicely covered in that oh so yummy and gooey sticky syrup.
Once done, you can press it down with the palm of your hands in the pan and once cold and set (not sticky), break or cut into bite-size chunks.

The other option would be to give it a stir from time to time and let it form clumps on its own.  You decide what you wish to do.
Store in an airtight container.
This is perfect for an edible Christmas goodie bag.

 

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