Christmas Crackoff!

on December 3, 2014 in Gal Stuff, That's delish. with 3 comments by


Last night was one of my favorite nights of the year- the night when my small group gals all spend the night. We call it a Small Group Snoozle because we think that is funny.

This is our 6th one; we have spent the night here at my house on the last Tuesday of the semester since these seniors were just little baby freshman. And this year, in order to remain unemotional about them graduating and leaving me forever, I decided we were having a competition. A dessert competition.

When you go on Pinterest, and search “Christmas Crack,” there are four main recipes that show up.

So I made them all. And had milk because, obviously, palate cleanser.


Here are the recipes:

Christmas Crack #1 // made with pecans and graham crackers and sugar and butter and vanilla. YES PLEASE.

Christmas Crack #2 // made with peanuts and chocolate chips and peanut butter chips and white chocolate. WHOA.

Christmas Crack #3 // saltines, chocolate, butter, sugar. I CANNOT QUIT YOU.

Christmas Crack #4 // a bowl of chex and pretzels and M&Ms and cheerios covered in white chocolate. YUM.

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So when most of the girls had arrived, we had the CRACKOFF. We took it very seriously- the girls judged by taste and by looks. We started with Christmas Crack #1 and worked our way around the semi-circle.

And here is how it ended up, after much discussion and eating and sipping of milk:


Three votes for Christmas Crack #1.

One vote for Christmas Crack #3.

Two votes (and one more if you count me) for Christmas Crack #4.

And obviously, God agrees with Hannah and shines down upon Christmas Crack #3.

But that Christmas Crack #2?


Yeah, no votes. No yummy. It’s made in the crockpot, and I followed the directions to the minute and I think it burned or something? I dunno. But it wasn’t good. It was so bad that Kendall refused to even be in the photograph with it (them?).

So there it is. The Christmas Crackoff.

Proceed with caution if you decide to have your own crackoff. That is A LOT of sugar. We were all sick to our stomachs about 3 minutes after this photograph.

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Do you have a favorite Christmas Crack recipe?

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  1. posted on Dec 03, 2014 at 9:47 AM  |  reply

    Usually anything covered in chocolate will pass for me so #2 must really be bad…
    Fun traditions that involve lots of eating are always the best.

  2. posted on Dec 05, 2014 at 4:16 PM  |  reply

    That looks like a fun group! Loved the pictures. I’ve had #3 before and have to agree it is quite lovely.

  3. jenn in GA
    posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM  |  reply

    okay, so it’s not exactly in the “crack” category, but i think it qualifies!

    decrease the sugar by a CUP–yeah, so maybe it does qualify–and use greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

    finding the cinnamon chips will be your biggest challenge, although my Kroger had them.

    promise me you’ll try this, Annie. your friends will declare you a domestic goddess if you give them these as mini loaves or muffins for Christmas!

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