Peppermint Gingersnap Christmas Crack

Peppermint Gingersnap Christmas Crack

Last year, we made BUTTERSCOTCH PECAN TOFFEE CHRISTMAS CRACK, so this year, we changed things up a bit and made a Peppermint and Gingersnap version!

Ashby helped me one Sunday afternoon, and we made a huge batch that’s now in our freezer to be enjoyed on all season long.  I may or may not have just had a piece with coffee about five minutes ago…

This stuff is simple to make and versatile too!  Mix and match and go crazy with the Christmas Crack!

Shopping List
1 box of gingersnap cookies
1 cup of butter
1 cup of brown sugar (I love a light brown)
about 2 cups of peppermint crunch (typically on the chocolate chip aisle during the holidays)
about 2 cups of white chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray it really well with a cooking spray so that the candy doesn’t stick.  Next, lay out your gingersnap cookies in rows.  I make them touch when I lay them out (they’ll move around while they’re baking), but I start them all in rows touching.  Set aside.

In a small pot over medium-high heat, melt your butter and brown sugar together stirring constantly.  Once everything is melted together and it’s come up to a rapid boil, keep stirring and allow it to boil about 4 minutes.  The color will start to darken just a bit.  After 4 minutes, remove it from heat and keep stirring another minute.  Then, slowly pour this toffee mixture down over all of your cookies and then immediately pop the baking sheet in the oven.  Bake 5 to 6 minutes.  After that, remove the baking sheet from the oven and sprinkle your peppermint crunch down over the toffee covered cookies and then don’t touch it for five minutes.  After five minutes, take a knife (or I used an offset spatula) and carefully spread the melted peppermint crunch over all of the cookies.  Finally sprinkle your white chocolate chips down on top.  Pop this in the refrigerator and allow to harden up (about 30 minutes).  After that, remove from fridge and break into pieces.  I store mine in a gallon-sized baggie in the fridge up to three weeks.  This is so easy to pull out and enjoy all Christmas season.  The peppermint crunch makes it super festive too!

Enjoy, friends!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog December 11, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Peppermint and ginger biscuits, two of my favourite festive flavours combined! This recipe couldn’t be any more perfect! 🙂 ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci December 11, 2018 at 6:14 am

    Oh my goodness! These look fantastic! I looooove a ginger snap and peppermint so I can’t wait to try these! Yum!

  • christina December 11, 2018 at 10:44 am

    this is the one!! thanks i knew you would find it for me. your the best

  • Jaime December 11, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Do you still make your PRETZEL CRUSTED CHICKEN? I was looking at the recipe and trying to decide between that and your chicken and wild rice soup. I know you still make the chicken and wild rice soup because I saw it on one of you meal plans recently but I was wondering if you still make and love your pretzel crusted chicken?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 12, 2018 at 5:27 am

      I love it…with really mustard on the side!! Smith’s favorite meal is any kind of chicken…especially when it’s breaded in something 🙂 . You need to make both this week!

  • Jaime December 11, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Do you have a kid friendly home made granola bar recipe that you love? We have been recipe testing but have not found one we love. Just wanted to see if you had one

    • Mix and Match Mama December 12, 2018 at 5:26 am

      I don’t have one that I just love. I always mean to blog my friend Lori’s because her’s is so good!

  • Francesca December 14, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Any kind of gingersnap cookies you recommend? Looking to make this with my niece when I come home for Christmas!! She’s allergic to eggs so this is perfect.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 14, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Yay!!! I love hearing that! I typically buy Nabisco if I don’t see any special seasonal ones out.