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Christmas Crackle Recipe

christmas crackMy Christmas Crackle seems a little white trash and is most certainly not healthy, but it’s a great holiday snack to satisfy a salty/sweet craving. Also, I’m a little white trash, so it’s perfect.

Additionally, I usually have enough of the ingredients on hand to make it for a last minute dessert need. It’s also a really easy recipe for small kiddos to help with.

1 c brown or white sugar
1 c unsalted butter (yeah, an entire cup)
2 c chocolate chips
1 c coconut flakes

1 c chopped nuts
1 c butterscotch or peanut butter chips
1 c mini M&Ms
holiday jimmies or colored sugar sprinkles

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees
– Melt butter and sugar in a saucepan until liquid-y. Simmer 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently
– Line 40 Saltine crackers on a cookie sheet or 9in x 11in Pyrex sprayed with Pam
– Pour sugar mixture over crackers
– Bake 8-10 min
– While cooling, immediately sprinkle chocolate chips, coconut flakes and any optional toppings over the crackers
– Cool for 10 min. then break apart


This post is written by guest contributor April Conway.  April is a Reno resident who grew up in North Pole, Alaska. Besides her intimate knowledge of Santa and all things cold, she currently toils away in unflattering camoflague as a human resources officer at the Nevada Air Guard, introduces her Girl Scout Troop to new endeavors, concurrently eating a lot of cookies, and desperately tries to find time to moisturize. She’s lived on or traveled to all seven continents and firmly believes that dust and mud from each of those is still embedded in her carpet. April is a wife to Cotter (yeah, it’s a family name) and mother to two school-aged children, a near deaf dog, two cats who understand use of the litter box and one with irritable bowel syndrome who doesn’t. When that doesn’t keep her busy enough, don’t ask how much she’s invested in carpet cleaning, there are also two frogs who happily inhabit her house. She also slightly freaks out when the other April posts to RMB, thinking to herself, “Oh my gosh! What did I write and post while I was tipsy last night?”


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