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Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack is a simple salty sweet treat that is down right addicting. Saltine crackers coated with caramel and chocolate and topped with minty candies to bring in the Christmas flavor. After on bite you won’t be able to put them down.

This is how excited I get when Christmas Crack Season comes around.

 

This is how I look while eating the Christmas Crack.

 

 

This is the face I make when some one asks me to share the Christmas Crack.

This is how I look 10 minutes after all the Christmas Crack is gone – still trying to savor the flavor.

Needless to say this stuff is addictive. I am not usually an advocate for addictive substances but this is the one I will proudly proclaim “CRACK IS NOT WHACK”! At least in the case of this Christmas Crack which will have you fiending for bit after bite.

Do you plan to make this recipe? Be sure to tag @meikoandthedish on Instagram and hashtag it #meikoandthedish.

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Christmas Crack

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 6-8

Christmas Crack is a simple salty sweet treat that is down right addicting. Saltine crackers coated with caramel and chocolate and topped with minty candies to bring in the Christmas flavor. After on bite you won’t be able to put them down

Ingredients

  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup Andes Crème de Menthe Thins, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup of peppermint candy, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a 15” x 10” x 1” pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Line up crackers in a single layer in rows on foil and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 to 3 minutes (270 to 290 degrees if using a candy thermometer). Immediately pour over crackers and spread evenly with a spatula.
  3. Bake 5 minutes or until the candy hardens (300 to 310 degrees if using a candy thermometer). Remove from oven.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments at 50% power until melted. Spread over hardened caramel.
  5. Sprinkle candy (chopped Andes and Peppermints) evenly over the top and press into the chocolate using a spatula.
  6. Let cool in the freezer for 25 minutes then break into pieces and serve.
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Easy Coconog Shot

Easy Coconog Shot

How many of you know that the ingredients used to make ice cream are the same ingredients used to make eggnog???

MIND BLOWN RIGHT?

Y’all know I am here for a good shortcut and I couldn’t let the season go by without hooking #TeamGreedy up with good one. That being said, all of us have a carton of ice cream in the fridge which means we have access eggnog in just minutes.

WE CAN NOW remove one item from that extensive grocery list and maybe get out of those holiday grocery lines a little bit quicker. So no more separating eggs and whisking into a custard for me (“from scratch” eggnoggers will know what I’m talking about).

And seriously, how many times have you purchased a bottle of eggnog only to see it still sitting there long after the holidays have come and gone? [HAND RAISED HIGH] At least this way you can make it self serve by the glass with no waste. Instead, we should all be using this holiday shortcut using French vanilla for homemade spiked eggnog which only uses 4 ingredients and is done in 4 minutes. 

And below, because I’m feeling generous, I’m also sharing 3 more recipes using 4 ingredients for a total of 4 WAYS you can doctor up your homemade, no hassle, eggnog. I started each recipe using the French vanilla ice cream base that you see in the video above. So simple, so easy.

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Easy Coconog Shot

 

Easy Coconog Shot

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Easy Coconog Shot

Easy Coconog Shot - Using only four ingredients and prepared in under four minutes. Coconog is short for Coconut/Eggnog ... get it?! The secret is my shortcut of using French vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup ice cream, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons whole coconut milk
  • 4 teaspoons tequila
  • optional: toasted coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a shot glass. Serve topped with toasted coconut flakes.
  2. * Let the icecream sit out or heat it in a microwave safe cup until it reaches a smooth liquid consistency. Don't let it get too hot (approx. 30 -45 seconds).
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Easy Iced Eggnog Latte

Easy Iced Eggnog Latte

How many of you know that the ingredients used to make ice cream are the same ingredients used to make eggnog???

MIND BLOWN RIGHT?

Y’all know I am here for a good shortcut and I couldn’t let the season go by without hooking #TeamGreedy up with good one. That being said, all of us have a carton of ice cream in the fridge which means we have access eggnog in just minutes.

WE CAN NOW remove one item from that extensive grocery list and maybe get out of those holiday grocery lines a little bit quicker. So no more separating eggs and whisking into a custard for me (“from scratch” eggnoggers will know what I’m talking about).

And seriously, how many times have you purchased a bottle of eggnog only to see it still sitting there long after the holidays have come and gone? [HAND RAISED HIGH] At least this way you can make it self serve by the glass with no waste. Instead, we should all be using this holiday shortcut using French vanilla for homemade spiked eggnog which only uses 4 ingredients and is done in 4 minutes. 

And below, because I’m feeling generous, I’m also sharing 3 more recipes using 4 ingredients for a total of 4 WAYS you can doctor up your homemade, no hassle, eggnog. I started each recipe using the French vanilla ice cream base that you see in the video above. So simple, so easy.

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Easy Iced Eggnog Latte

 

Easy Iced Eggnog Latte

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Easy Iced Eggnog Latte

Easy Iced Eggnog Latte - Eggnog latte using only four ingredients and prepared in under four minutes.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup coffee, chilled
  • ½ cup French vanilla ice cream, melted
  • ¼ cup of nutmeg
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Put ice cream in a microwave safe bowl or mug and heat in microwave for up to 2 minute or until you reach a liquid consistency.
  2. Add in coffee and nutmeg and stir well. Then pour mixture over a cup of ice, stir and serve.
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Easy Peppermint Eggnog

Easy Peppermint Eggnog

How many of you know that the ingredients used to make ice cream are the same ingredients used to make eggnog???

MIND BLOWN RIGHT?

Y’all know I am here for a good shortcut and I couldn’t let the season go by without hooking #TeamGreedy up with good one. That being said, all of us have a carton of ice cream in the fridge which means we have access eggnog in just minutes.

WE CAN NOW remove one item from that extensive grocery list and maybe get out of those holiday grocery lines a little bit quicker. So no more separating eggs and whisking into a custard for me (“from scratch” eggnoggers will know what I’m talking about).

And seriously, how many times have you purchased a bottle of eggnog only to see it still sitting there long after the holidays have come and gone? [HAND RAISED HIGH] At least this way you can make it self serve by the glass with no waste. Instead, we should all be using this holiday shortcut using French vanilla for homemade spiked eggnog which only uses 4 ingredients and is done in 4 minutes. 

And below, because I’m feeling generous, I’m also sharing 3 more recipes using 4 ingredients for a total of 4 WAYS you can doctor up your homemade, no hassle, eggnog. I started each recipe using the French vanilla ice cream base that you see in the video above. So simple, so easy.

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Easy Peppermint Eggnog

 

Easy Peppermint Eggnog

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Easy Peppermint Eggnog

Easy Peppermint Eggnog - Using only four ingredients and prepared in under four minutes. The secret is my shortcut of using french vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients

  • 3 peppermint candied canes, finely crushed
  • 2 cups ice cream, melted
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. Wet the rim of 2 short glass cups and roll the rim of the cups in the crushed peppermint to line them with the candy.
  2. Put ice cream in a microwave safe bowl or mug and heat in microwave for up to 2 minutes or until you reach a liquid consistency.
  3. Stir in nutmeg and peppermint extract well. Heat for 1-2 minutes more in the microwave and serve warm in the peppermint rimmed glasses.
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Easy Homemade Spiked Eggnog

Easy Homemade Spiked Eggnog

How many of you know that the ingredients used to make ice cream are the same ingredients used to make eggnog???

MIND BLOWN RIGHT?

Y’all know I am here for a good shortcut and I couldn’t let the season go by without hooking #TeamGreedy up with good one. That being said, all of us have a carton of ice cream in the fridge which means we have access eggnog in just minutes.

WE CAN NOW remove one item from that extensive grocery list and maybe get out of those holiday grocery lines a little bit quicker. So no more separating eggs and whisking into a custard for me (“from scratch” eggnoggers will know what I’m talking about).

And seriously, how many times have you purchased a bottle of eggnog only to see it still sitting there long after the holidays have come and gone? [HAND RAISED HIGH] At least this way you can make it self serve by the glass with no waste. Instead, we should all be using this holiday shortcut using French vanilla for homemade spiked eggnog which only uses 4 ingredients and is done in 4 minutes. 

And below, because I’m feeling generous, I’m also sharing 3 more recipes using 4 ingredients for a total of 4 WAYS you can doctor up your homemade, no hassle, eggnog. I started each recipe using the French vanilla ice cream base that you see in the video above. So simple, so easy.

,

Easy Homemade Spiked Eggnog

Easy Homemade Spiked Eggnog

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Easy Homemade Spiked Eggnog

Easy Homemade Spiked Eggnog - Delicious homemade eggnog made with just four ingredients in under 4 minutes. Awesome shortcut to your favorite drink for the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups French vanilla ice cream
  • ½ - 1 oz dark rum
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • whip cream

Instructions

  1. Put ice cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave for 2-3 minutes or until you reach a liquid consistency.
  2. Add in nutmeg and rum then stir well. Optional: refrigerate for at leas 1 hour if you want to serve the eggnog cold. Or heat mixture for another 1-2 minutes if you want to serve warm.
  3. Top with whip cream and additional nutmeg and serve
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