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Christmas Toffee Candy Crack

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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.

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)


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well and set aside

Christmas Toffee Candy Crack


  • 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:

  1. In a large microwave bowl, add all the syrup ingredients.
  2. Cook on high for 2 minutes, mix and then cook a further 3 minutes and mix again.
  3. At this point, the butter and sugar should be melted.  If not, give it a good mix and whisk until all is dissolved.
  4. 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.
  5. Cook syrup ingredients to the “softball” stage.
  6. You may need more or even less than 8 minutes, but it will depend on the strength of your microwave.
  7. Toss the dry ingredients in a very large tray with a high rim lined with parchment paper and mix properly.
  8. Pour the syrup evenly over the dry mixture and mix thoroughly.
  9. Be careful as the syrup will be boiling hot, so use a wooden spoon to mix.
  10. Make sure that you have everything nicely covered in that oh-so-yummy and gooey sticky syrup.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Store in an airtight container.
  14. This is perfect for an edible Christmas goodie bag.

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41 thoughts on “Christmas Toffee Candy Crack”

  1. 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!

  2. 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?


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