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Grinch Crack Recipe

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Everyone will love this Grinch Crack Recipe! It’s the perfect dessert that can feed a crowd. Make a batch of this for your Grinchmas or holiday party!

It’s crazy that using crackers and other simple ingredients creates a treat this good! You’ll love the sweetness of this fun dessert – and the added crunch!

Get a cute bowl to put the pieces in, or enjoy grabbing one as you walk by. There is no wrong way to eat this simple Grinch dessert recipe because it’ll be made and ready before you know it.

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Grinch Crack Recipe

The fun part about making this simple dessert is that it’s a hit with anyone who eats it. Not only is it fun to look at, but the flavor is so addictive!

That’s where the name comes from, honestly. Because once you eat one piece of it, you won’t stop wanting to eat it all. Amazingly, a batch disappears so quickly, but it happens every time.

My boys eat many sweets and treats during the holidays and always discuss how this is one of their favorites. They love the flavor and look; it really gets them in the holiday mood!

Can I freeze this dessert?

Yes, you can! All you need to do to freeze this simple dessert is make sure that you store it properly. Add the pieces to an airtight container or store them in a sealable bag.

I like to store them in serving sizes so that I can eat a few pieces and still have some ready and waiting.

It’s a good way to prep and make a dessert and have it waiting in the freezer. Having this on hand when the sweet tooth starts talking is great!

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Grinch Bark Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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How can I make more fun holiday desserts?

One way to do this is to think outside the box regarding ingredients and flavors. For example, incorporating seasonal fruits like pomegranates, persimmons, or cranberries can add flavor and color to traditional desserts like pies, cakes, and cookies.

Playing with textures and presentation can also make a dessert more exciting. For instance, serving ice cream in the shape of snowmen or creating a gingerbread house centerpiece can be a fun way to get everyone excited about dessert.

With a willingness to try new things and an open mind, making more fun holiday desserts is definitely within reach.

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Grinch Crack Recipe

Grinch Crack Recipe

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

In less than 30 minutes, you'll be eating this delicious Grinch Crack Recipe!


  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup of cubed unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 2 bags (12 ounce each) green candy wafers
  • Heart sprinkles
  • Green sprinkles (this can be optional)


  1. Line a 15X10 in baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Add the saltine crackers to the pan in a single layer.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Heat the sugar and the butter in a saucepan on the stove.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, and cook for 1-2 minutes until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Pour the mixture evenly over the top of the crackers.
  7. Bake for 6 minutes or until the mixture is bubbling.
  8. While the crackers cook, melt the chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe bowl according to the package directions.
  9. Remove the crackers from the oven and spread the melted chocolate evenly over the top.
  10. Add the sprinkles and let the mixture set for 30 minutes for the chocolate to harden.
  11. Break into pieces and serve.


If you only want to use one bag of chocolate wafers, you can. Using two bags helps it distribute evenly.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/19/2023

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