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Christmas Toffee Candy Crack, You won’t find an easier treat to make, anywhere. 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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 is dissolved.
- Return the bowl to the microwave for 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 the “softball” stage.
- You may need more or even less than 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.
Prepared, tried, and tested Esme Slabs
41 thoughts on “Christmas Toffee Candy Crack”
This recipe looks quick and easy which is great for this busy time of year. Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggersPitStop.
It’s an absolute delight to do so. Sharing is Caring and I love quick and easy recipes.
This looks delicious ! A a sweet tooth, I thank you for sharing this with us 😊💖
Great but be warbed its addictive, enjoy 😉
love that part of this can be done in the microwave, so easy and quick!
For sure. Make it less fuss and bother
Sounds delicious. I wonder if it could be made with a lower sugar content… and it probably could. But one or two of these little treats wouldn’t do anybody any harm – as long as they could stick at 2!
Yes, its a sugar bomb but one of two *small blocks* would do no harm, as long as you can stick to one or two. Put it in gift baggies (2) for each and you’re set.
Looks delicious – just one question, are craisins chocolate raisins?? Think my daughter might try making these for friends pressies, thanks for sharing x
Craisins, is dried cranberries, or you can use any raisins you wish. I used it to get the red color and its super yummy
Thanks – shows how much I know. Will have to find similar cereals to use here in the UK!
Use any cereal you like. Anything crunchy but no sugar as you already have lots of sugar added. Enjoy
Thank you – will let you know how it goes!
Please do, this is a versatile recipe – you use what you have available and ♥, not a real recipe as I change it every time I make it.
These look and sound delightful. Didn’t know you could make syrup in the microwave!
I do whatever I can in the microwave – just cook it long enough to get the correct texture and voila, you have syrup
I’m hopeless at this stuff. I burn EVERYTHING. But this looks so good I might give it a shot anyway!
Please try it, this is so so easy nothing can go wrong, you just add what you want and its yummy
Now this I must try, although craisins? not heard of them, or that, before. It sounds like one that befits my skill set lol
Seems like months since I was here Esme, so must ask how the cook book idea is rolling?
Gary – Craisins, is dried cranberries or you can use anything else you wish. I used whatever I had available at the time.
Well I never knew that, well I know what dried cranberries are, just never heard them called that before! Learn something every day blogging 😁
Maybe a Canadianism ……
Must be, although it’s registered as a trademark name to Ocean Spray apparently.
Yup that’s correct
Oh sorry. missed to respond on the cook book idea. I have put that on ice over the Christmas period time and will for sure revisit this as I am very much interested to do it.
That’s OK, I wasn’t expecting progress this side of Christmas! Be a good project for 2018 though.
Hope so, will knock on your door again for help on this one.
No problem and I’m looking for good next year projects too 😊
Thanks, I am so happy to have you on my team on this project, looking forward to it.
Next year will hopefully be a good one with new achievements and memories. I’m looking forward to it too 😊
Thank you in advancw Garry, as I for sure will need all the help I can get
How can I resist a recipe with the word ‘crack’ in the name? Hilariously delish!
Thanks so much – be warned – it’s addictive
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Hope you enjoy these
Thank you, full of breakfast goodness with some sweetness added
Best to you, Esme!
A nice breakfast recipe, Esme.
Thank you Robbie.