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We eat Quaker® cereals all day long.

So nope, it’s not just for breakfast… it’s for all day every day!

Christmas Crack starring Quaker® Cereals
Christmas Crack starring Quaker® Cereals

We love Quaker® brand products.  Each family member has a favorite.  Mine is Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Raisins.  I eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  It tastes so good.  It doesn’t contain cinnamon, so it’s one of the few granola’s that I can have. I also really like Quaker® Real Medleys®  Cherry Almond Pecan.  My husband likes to munch on Quaker® Oatmeal Squares at his office and while he’s watching TV at night.  Our kids have eaten Quaker® Life for all of their lives, and now their kids are eating it too.  (But none of them are named Mikey;-)

Yes, we love Quaker® cereals  for the taste, but we also eat them because they are a good source of fiber. My fave, Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Raisins, has 5 g’s that comes from whole grain rolled oats and whole grain rolled wheat!

Besides being a great breakfast food, Quaker® cereals are great for snacking and can be used in all kinds of recipes, from sweet to savory. We’ve been cooking all day long, getting ready for holiday meals with family and friends.  We used Quaker® Oatmeal Squares as a topping on our Funeral Potatoes Casserole and on our Apple Crisp. We used  Quaker® Simply Granola  &  Quaker® Oatmeal Squares in our Christmas Crack.

Christmas Crack?  What is that?

Christmas Crack starring Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Raisins & Quaker® Oatmeal Squares

 

 Ingredients

  6 cups Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Raisins

8  cups Quaker® Oatmeal Squares

1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks)

2 cups granulated sugar

2 cups light corn syrup

(I found all the ingredients , including the Quaker® cereals at my local Walmart .)

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Find Quaker® cereals in the Breakfast Aisle @Walmart
Quaker® at Walmart
Quaker® cereals in the Breakfast Aisle @Walmart

Directions

Gently mix the Quaker® cereals (and any other dry ingredients you choose to use), then set aside.

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Quaker® cereals mixed together – ready for the liquid ingredients.

In a large saucepan combine the butter, sugar and corn syrup, and stir over medium to medium high heat until it comes to a soft ball stage.  If using a candy thermometer, this will be about 235 degrees.  If you don’t have a candy thermometer – no problem – just take a small bit of the cooked mixture and drop into some cold water.  If it forms into a soft ball, then it’s ready.  It’s better to under cook, than over cook, so keep that heat on medium to medium high and not high.  Your mixture can “bubble” but it should not come to a full rolling boil.

Making Christmas Crack 1
Melt butter and sugar. Add light corn syrup. Bring to a gentle boil.

When your liquid ingredients are ready, carefully pour over dry mixture and combine until all is well coated.

Making Christmas Crack 2
Pour liquid ingredients into dry Quaker® cereals mixture (I added some cashews to the cereal).

Transfer your crack onto 2 large baking sheets and let cool.

When completely cool, enjoy!  If by any chance, you have leftover crack – store in airtight containers.

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Get creative.  You can add all kinds of things to your crack, like dried cranberries, candy coated chocolate, or nuts.  I love coconut, but the rest of my family doesn’t, so I make some with it and some without.  I actually prefer pecans over almonds, but it’s good with either. Today, I had some extra cashews, so I threw about a cup and a half of them in the mix.  Another variation would be to swap out Quaker® Real Medleys® for the Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Raisins,or just use Quaker® Oatmeal Squares.  If you choose this option, add a bag of shredded coconut and a bag of sliced or slivered almonds.

Christmas Crack 5
YUM – delicious Christmas Crack made with Quaker® cereals @Walmart

Now, I’ve shared a great recipe with you, so ladies and gentle men, place those bowls back in the cupboard, set down your spoons and put on your thinking caps.  I’m sure that you can come up with some other great ways to enjoy Quaker® all day every day!

What recipe will you use  Quaker® cereals in for the holidays, or year round?

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62 thoughts on “Quaker® All Day Everyday

  1. I love Quaker Cereal and I really like your recipe! It looks filling and delicious. I want to make this even if the Holidays are over. I would add Walnuts and Cranberries!

  2. That looks really good. I am not a fan of the name, so I will call it “Christmas Candy”. I bet my family would love 🙂

  3. wow i love quaker oatmeals. this is the first thing i have with milk in the morning and my whole family too loves it. its so healthy and delicious that i feel i am having a great diet.

  4. I adore Quaker cereals – Life, Oat Squares, Corn Squares – I think I like each and every one of them. They are delish!

  5. I just bought a huge box of the oat squares. We even have them for treats. Oddly enough we all like dry cereals instead of the junk in bags. I love the dessert you made!

  6. This does sound yummy I have never tried their cranola but I eat their instant oatmeal at least once a day. Thank you for the recipe.

  7. I too love Quaker products and have eaten them all my life. I don!t think that I can choose just one.. Thanks for,the recipe.

  8. These look so good the kids will love making these for the family . We love getting Quaker Oats products they are always so good.

  9. I bought some of this granola and wasn’t sure what to do with it..lol. I don’t like it in my oatmeal but I like this recipe. I think I will have to try this.

  10. This looks and sounds so good. What a great snack for my family. Thank you for sharing this great recipe

  11. I like Quaker products especially their chewy granola bars. I haven’t tried their cereals before but the Quaker Crack looks like a tasty snack and I would probably add cashews as well.

  12. I just found the recipe for Christmas Crack yesterday…I didn’t even think about it being made with Quakers! I bet using Quakers would make it even better! Thanks for sharing…I’ll be pinning this bad boy 😀

  13. This Christmas Crack will be one of my new snacking foods!! I eat Quaker Instant Oatmeal almost everyday for breakfast! This would not only be great tasting, but healthier for this Diabetic – pinned!

  14. I like to take the granola cereal & sprinkle it over my yogurt–or over ice cream. It depends on how healthy I’m eating, lol.

  15. This looks good, I love my oatmeal in the mornings. But I love eating something with oatmeal in it any time. I have to try this for the family.

  16. (Quaker® All Day Everyday) I like having the Quaker Oats Squares for breakfast in the mornings here at our house. They are so good-

  17. (Quaker® All Day Everyday) I have their cereal every morning for breakfast. They have some of the best cereals I think, low in sugar too.

  18. I love this cereal! And even though it’s early May right now, I’m pretty sure that I’d enjoy some Christmas Crack now. 🙂

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