One of my FAVORITE recipes during the holidays is this Cringle Christmas Crack. It may be the only one you find on the internet NOT made with saltine crackers. Honestly, it’s like nothing you have ever had before. Made with delicious dried pineapple, white chocolate, cereal crisps, almonds, shaved coconut, and more.
It’s so easy, quick, and delicious. you will probably be making this more than once this holiday season.
One of the best parts of the holidays is all of the amazing desserts. I generally try and be “good” with my diet, but the holidays are always the hardest time. In fact, this is one of my favorite recipes, and it’s the one recipe that gets me off of my diet EVERY time.
What’s in Christmas Crack?
You may have seen a few recipes floating over the internet for Christmas Crack, but you won’t have one that tastes as good as this one. We actually don’t use saltine crackers in this recipe.
Here is everything you will need to make it:
- cereal crisps
- white chocolate
- pineapple tidbits (dried)
- shredded coconut
- sprinkles (optional)
Before you can make this Cringle Christmas Crack, you will need to open your pineapple tidbits and place them in a dehydrator for a couple of hours. Or you can place them in the oven on 175 for 8-10 hours. I do this to get the majority of the moisture out of the pineapple so my Christmas Crack isn’t soggy.
How do I make Christmas Crack?
To get started, you will need to heat the white chocolates in the microwave. I like to heat mine in a plastic container and heat them in one-minute increments. Stirring in between. It usually takes about 3-4 one minute cycles before they are completely melted.
Next, I gather the rest of the supplies on a plate. Dried pineapple. Almonds. Peanuts. Coconut. Cereal crisps.
Cringle Christmas Crack
Dump everything into the melted chocolate and stir to cover well.
Once all of the recipe mix is covered, spread evenly on a foil pan and then cover with sprinkles of your choice.
You can now either allow the recipe to dry for a couple of hours at room temp or if you are in a hurry and you have space, place the foil pan into the refrigerator and allow to cool for twenty minutes.
Break the Cringle Christmas Crack in small pieces and serve.
Just be warned, this amazing dessert recipe goes very fast, so you might want to make several batches this holiday season.
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How to Make Cringle Christmas Crack Dessert
- 1/2 cup cereal crisps
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1 12oz white chocolate
- 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits dried
- 1/4 cup coconut shredded
- sprinkles (optional)
- To get started you will need to dry the pineapple tidbits in a dehydrator or purchase the pineapple already dehydrated.
- Heat white chocolate in the microwave according to instructions suggested on the package.
- In a small mixing bowl, add dried pineapple, almonds, peanuts, coconut, and cereal crisps.
- Add the white chocolate to the mixture and stir well. Make sure to coat all of the ingredients.
- Remove from bowl and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Allow to cool for 1 hour, or place in the refrigerator for faster cooling.
- Break into small pieces before serving.
- If you have access to a dehydrator, you can make and store extra pineapple.
- If you choose to use a dehydrator, make sure you run a complete cycle so that the pineapple is fully dehydrated. (You don't want soggy Christmas crack)
- Consider doubling or tripling this recipe and sharing this recipe with friends and family.
If you liked this recipe, you might also like this recipe for a donut Christmas tree. A perfect surprise for breakfast on Christmas morning.