A few weeks ago I was dreading the Holiday season as it applies to being gluten-free. Inevitably I would receive invitations to parties with tables filled with baked goods. (Cake, why must you tempt me so?) I’ve been on the prowl for a good gluten-free recipe to use as my go to this season. I’ve tried cookie and cupcake recipes, but I’ve been hard pressed to find one I really like and that I’d be willing to share with others.
This weekend we hosted a game night. This is a somewhat new thing in our family, but we are hoping to form a habit with some of our friends where we get together and play games once a month.
I spent days trying to find a recipe for a Christmas snack to offer at game night. Then, my sister solved my problem when she offered, “Why not make Christmas Crack?” I felt so silly. I was trying to think of some elaborate, brand new recipe when Christmas Crack has been a favorite for years. I love to make and eat this treat every year and all it needed was a small tweak to make it gf friendly.
It was a huge hit at the party by the way. Luckily, I saved back a bag for my family to munch on throughout the week, because my festive Christmas tin was empty by the final hand of Dutch Blitz.
Below is the recipe for gluten free Christmas Crack. Feel free to add pretzels if you are not confined to a gf diet.
-1/2 box of Rice Chex cereal
-1/2 box of Cheerios
-2 bags of Nestle white chocolate chips
-1 bag of M&Ms
- Lay two long sheets of wax paper across a table
- Dump bags of white chocolate chips into a large bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave (in 20 second increments being sure to stir after each set of 20 seconds and DO NOT LET THEM BURN.)
- Once the chocolate is smooth and completed melted through, quickly add both cereals and the candy to the bowl. Mix to cover all evenly.
- Pour the contents of the bowl onto the wax paper. Spread the contents into a thin layer.
- Let sit for 20-30 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
- Break the mixture into small, bite sized pieces and place into a festive Christmas tin or large Ziplock bag.
This stuff is called Christmas Crack for a reason, people–it’s pretty addictive. Eat at your own risk and enjoy!
The Ameri Brit Mom