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Chex Christmas Crack
This Chex Christmas Crack is gooey and chewy and crunchy and sweet and salty – it’s really everything that is delicious!
Every Christmas season I make this Chex Christmas Crack. (Click here to see my other Holiday Desserts.)
And every year I promise myself I won’t make it again until next holiday season because it’s so.dang.addictive! This year I was smart and made it, then promptly bagged almost all of it up to give away.
Can we talk about the gooey bits of coconut mixed with the chewy candy coating and the crunchy Chex and Golden Grahams? And the tiny bit of pretzels just give it a little salt to cut the sweet.
It truly is Christmas Crack! Make some for your family, then bag up the rest for friends in some little cello bags with a cute ribbon or tie.
This recipe makes 2 cookie sheets full of Christmas Crack. Plenty to have a little for your family and then to give away.
Chex Christmas Crack
This Chex Christmas Crack is gooey and chewy and crunchy and sweet and salty – it's really everything that is delicious!
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1½ cups butter, unsalted (3 sticks)
- 2 cups light corn syrup
- 10 cups Rice Chex Cereal (1, 12 oz. box)
- 7 cups Golden Grahams Cereal (optionally, you can add Cinnamon Toast Crunch instead of Golden Grahams)
- 2 cups pretzel sticks
- 1 bag (14 oz.) shredded coconut (sweetened)
Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with wax paper or parchment paper, spray with cooking spray, and set aside.
In an extra large bowl combine Chex, Golden Grahams, pretzel sticks, and shredded coconut). (If you don't have one bowl large enough, evenly divide the ingredients between 2 bowls).
In a large saucepan, add butter, sugar, and corn syrup.
Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until it begins to boil.
Once it begins to boil, set a timer for 4 minutes 30 seconds. Continue to cook over medium heat as it boils, and continue stirring.
Once timer goes off, remove from heat and pour over Chex mixture in bowl(s).
I like to pour about half over, mix it up with large spoons, then pour the remaining half.
Using large spoons mix it together well, and pour out evenly onto baking sheets to set.
After about 30 minutes, mixture will be cooled and set. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Hope you love this fun holiday treat. Be sure to tag me @plumstreetcollective if you make this Christmas Crack. Happy holiday baking!