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09 January 2009 @ 02:17 pm
More from "Cooking with Carrie"  
Okay, so "cooking" is a loose term, here. Last Christmas (not the one we had just a few weeks ago, but the one before that), a friend sent me a package filled with presents and goodies, and in amongst them was a cellophane bag of what she called "Sugar Crack."


Do I have your attention?

Uh huh. That's what I thought. Anyhoo, I only had a nibble of this stuff, but I'd been thinking about it, off and on, for over a year. A YEAR, folks.

Sugar. Crack.

*cough* Got sidetracked. I was all grinchified this Christmas, but it's January and I don't care about all those New Year's resolutions that I never made anyway, so I went on a candy making spree today.

Well, not a spree. I made some candy, though. In a very controlled and not all strung out on sugar way at all.

(Oh, yes. And this is seegrim's recipe. She gets the credit.)
Cast of Characters

3 sticks (one and a half cup of butter) (BUTTER. I'll revisit this later...)
2 cups sugar
2 cups Karo syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 large box of Golden Grahams
1 large box of Rice Chex (or corn or whatever)
1 cup slivered almonds
1 bag white chocolate chips

(my new cookbook holder that I got when I returned a Christmas present that I didn't care for. Cute, huh?)

Combine first three ingredients, which included the three sticks of butter. (THREE STICKS, y'all. And let me just say, there is no substitute for the real thang. Margarine is not even FOOD. it's one molecule away from being plastic. Don't eat that! Use butter. Yummmmmm, butter. Okay, that's all. Sorry, I digress. Back to your regularly scheduled recipe.) Bring to a boil, Boil for three minutes.

Pour the cereals and the almonds in a ginormous bowl. This particular bowl is from the circa 1970's Tupperware line that my Granny gave me. In another 7 years, I bet this color will be cool, again.

Here's your sugar crack boiling...

Take off stove and add in vanilla. I eyeball stuff. Measuring is for wimps.

Dump heated sugary mix on top a bit at a time and stir together. And this sugary, buttery mix is the stuff that all really great things must be made of. Goodness GRACIOUS, yes.

Add chocolate chips and stir again. And really, I do not endorse "White Chocolate" chips. They are NOT chocolate. They're little chunks of emulsified lethicin that have come as far as they have on the hard-earned reputation of REAL chocolate. Usurping chocolate's good name. Hrmph. I raise my eyebrow at them.

*raises eyebrow*

Yet, I dumped them in, anyway. Having double standards make us interesting people, right?

I decided to spread out the mix on some wax paper and let it dry that way. That's about 3 feet of candy right there. It makes my heart go pitter-pat, it does.

Aaron says, "This stuff is AWESOME."

So yeah, call CPS. I'm feeding my kids the crack. :D
I feel:: goodgood
I hear:: wind HOWLING and little kids ooohing and ahhing over the crack
Not a lady at all: pic: kid platecosmo_jenny on January 9th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
It is close to 11pm here.
Don't make me hungry again, woman!
Carrie Leigh: *pokes tongue*carrie_leigh on January 9th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Icon LOVE!
Not a lady at allcosmo_jenny on January 9th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Credits go to popehippo.
(Anonymous) on January 9th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
looks awesone! I must always agree with A.
Save me a taste, please. And nice red spoon! Your M
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on January 9th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: looks awesome! I must always agree with A.
A very nice lady gave me that spoon....
seegrim: stir until the onions...seegrim on January 9th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)

A friend?

DUDE. That's like my best recipe.

ps. I love your new cookbook stand. :D
Carrie Leigh: Laverne and Shirleycarrie_leigh on January 9th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
I credited! Up there! I DID!

seegrimseegrim on January 9th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
O Demanding One: Express: Happy Dancing Kittyheyurs on January 9th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)

White chocolate chips! YAY! :P! This looks Mmmmmmmmm!!  :D

Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on January 9th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
contessanatasha: Cute Pigscontessanatasha on January 9th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
I would make that, but I have never ever seen Rice Chex in Canada. Are they needed?

It looks incredible! I wonder how it would be with actual chocolate chips...
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on January 10th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
I think you could probably use any cereal you wanted. Cheerios, Honeycomb, etc.

Actual chocolate chips? I don't see how it could be bad!
dragonsangel68: Chocolate Secret Weapondragonsangel68 on January 10th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Looks awesome!

I have a Tupperware bowl in that color... From the 70's too! When it comes back into fashion we're going to be the coolest kids on the block, because we had it first *g*
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on January 10th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
Oooh. I can't WAIT. :D
ex_justduch on January 10th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
Do you just break it off in chunks like peanut brittle?
Carrie Leigh: nice asscarrie_leigh on January 10th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Yes, it kind of falls apart easily.

Into my MOUTH.
ex_justduch on January 10th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)

I must make this now.....
Comic Book Goddess: BBT - Sheldon Evil Geniusrainpuddle13 on January 10th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
Measuring is for WIMPS! I never measure anything! I don't even own a set of measuring spoons!
Carrie Leigh: Hi you rockcarrie_leigh on January 10th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
This is just one of a multitude of reasons why you rock out loud, Pud.
Comic Book Goddess: Cartoon - Thumper laughrainpuddle13 on January 10th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
I didn't even mention that I don't have a full set of measuring cups either. I only have the 2/3 one. You should see me trying to do the math required to be approximate.

Edited at 2009-01-10 04:27 am (UTC)
dL: foodheartdieloreley on January 10th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
*dies* Oh my. One day, I'll take a break from my diet and try making that. Although, it might have to be a year-long break because man, that's a lot of sugar cereal.

Brown chocolate > white chocolate. I agree.
Carrie Leigh: James at a bar!carrie_leigh on January 10th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
It is. A lot. Of sugar.

But... everything in moderation, right?
slitherhither: slitherhitherslitherhither on January 10th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Are you implying it's possible to have something called Sugar Crack in moderation?? *raises eyebrow*
Carrie Leigh: nice asscarrie_leigh on January 10th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
That, my dear, is an excellent point that will need some thinking on.

(While I eat some sugar crack with my morning coffee.)
seegrimseegrim on November 21st, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
I'm SO glad you posted this. For the last two years (since I don't have the recipe written down) I have to search through your 'recipe' tags and find this whenever I want to make it!

Thank you!

I hope you and yours are all well! Love you, Carrie.