Ooey, gooey Chex Mix with almonds and coconut makes an addictive treat that we appropriately call Christmas Crack.
There are some Christmas treats that we eat all year long and Christmas Crack is one of them. Everyone loves it and it really is addicting, hence the name. I don’t know who started calling it that, but we always have and we go with it. My husband isn’t a follower though and calls it Chex Mix. He thinks Christmas Crack is a weird name, I just think he’s weird. If he wants me to make it, I make him ask for Christmas Crack because when I think of Chex Mix, I think of the one that is salty and comes in a bag. You know, the one that has the pretzels and brown thingy’s in it. I still don’t know what those are.
I do know what’s in Christmas Crack though. Butter, sugar, corn syrup (aka Sugar) and Christmas goodness. Ok, there are other things as well. All I know is that the combination of ingredients makes this treat ooey and gooey and so addictive. Everyone we make it for loves it. My cousin Tasha asked for it for our nephews first birthday party a while ago for the dessert table. Hmmm..I wonder why. I swear a one year old can’t eat it. I think Tasha has an addiction we don’t know about. *wink*
I know who else has a addiction? My dad. Every time I went to take a photo of the last batch we made on Saturday, he would grab another handful and I would get his hand in the photo. I told him I was taking pictures for my blog and he just shook his head and laughed saying “I don’t know what a blog is”. He doesn’t know what a blog is and Myron doesn’t know what Christmas Crack is. Men I tell ya.
So, it looks like I will be making some more and updating photos later.
Anyway, here is the recipe. Make it for you and for your friends and family, they’ll love you even more. Promise.
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- 8 cups Corn Chex cereal
- 6 cups Golden Grahams cereal
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a large bowl, combine corn chex, golden grahams, almonds and coconut.
- In a medium saucepan on stovetop heat butter, sugar, and syrup over medium heat. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and let cool for 1-2 minutes.
- Pour over cereal mixture and stir until cereal is coated. Spread out onto cookie sheet to let cool.
Do not overcook. Set the timer to 2 minutes, otherwise it will get too hard and it will not coat your cereal and your batch will be super tough to eat.