Ready to Break a New Year’s Resolution? Go Big with These 15 Recipes

We all have them – the food and treats that we can’t have enough of. They’re the things we dream about when our stomach is growling, and the food we look to for comfort. They’re the ooey-gooey, sometimes sweet, sometimes cheesy, over-the-top concoctions that offer us a tasty way to a food coma. They’re culinary crack, if you will.

Whether you are a slave to your sweet tooth, or are looking for carbs, there is something here for everyone. We’ve scoured the internet for the  15 absolute best, most indulgent, ‘crack’ foods we could find.

Check them out, drool over their photos, and get cooking!

1. Crack Rice Krispie Treats

Lil Luna
Lil Luna

How does one go about improving on the already perfect Rice Krispie Treat? By adding caramel of course!

These bars are chewy and sweet, with a layer of caramel in the middle to knock them out of the park. Check out the recipe here.

2. Maple Caramel Bacon Crack

The Domestic Rebel
The Domestic Rebel

This tasty snack is called ‘crack’ because of its resemblance to a brittle. But unlike the peanut brittle you’re used to, this combines bacon and maple for something that tastes almost like breakfast – if breakfast was for dessert.

Check out the recipe here.

3. Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bake

Plain chicken
Plain chicken

Looking for something for dinner that is filling, cheesy, and full of chicken? Look no further. This casserole is insane!

Not only are there three cheeses, but there is a healthy dose of bacon and ranch flavoring. Yum! Check out the recipe here.

4. Macaroni and Cheese Pancakes

Pia Recipes
Pia Recipes

I know you read that headline twice. I am speaking the truth though. America’s favorite comfort food – mac and cheese – is also exactly what you need to make pancakes that make your savory dreams come true.

Check out the recipe here.

5. Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Rincon Cocina
Rincon Cocina

It turns out that what makes a recipe ‘crack’ is often that it combines our favorite things. In this case, caramel and marshmallows team up with popcorn instead of rice cereal.

It’s like a popcorn ball taken to an extreme. Check it out here.

6. Cheesy Bacon Hasselback Potatoes

Kraft
Kraft

These may look complicated, but they really only take a minute or two more than your standard baked potato. Those extra minutes are worth it, as these are the kings of all baked potatoes – golden, cheesy, and stuffed with bacon.

Check out the recipe here.

7. Honey Mustard Carrots

Snacking in Sneakers
Snacking in Sneakers

Okay, these seem like they may be too healthy to be considered ‘crack’. You probably can’t picture yourself going crazy over vegetables, especially carrots. Trust me, you don’t want to miss these.

They are glazed in honey and spicy mustard, for a tangy snack you won’t be able to get enough of. Check it out here.

8. Salted Caramel Shortbread

Erica's Sweet Tooth
Erica’s Sweet Tooth

Caramel is popular in ‘crack’ recipes, it seems, and with good reason. Caramel makes everything chewier, sweeter, and more delicious.

In this case, buttery shortbread is topped with a thick layer of caramel and then a dash of sea salt. Check out the recipe here.

9. S’mores Crack Bars

Cravings of a Lunatic
Cravings of a Lunatic

S’mores are the best part of any campout. They may even be the best part of summer. This easy recipe combines a few ingredients – chocolate, marshmallow crème, and graham crackers to make the perfect S’mores inspired snack.

No campfire required. Check it out here.

10. Vegan Crack Potatoes

Girl and the Kitchen
Girl and the Kitchen

I love potatoes at breakfast. Really, I love them at any meal. These potatoes are easy to make, and vegan, but you wouldn’t know it.

They are roasted to perfection and seasoned with butter and parsley. Simple? Yes. Out of this world? Also yes. Check it out here.

11. Cheesecake Bars

Bakerella
Bakerella

Crunchy graham crackers, topped with smooth cheesecake and lush chocolate. This recipe is sure to be a hit with whomever you share it with.

But, we won’t tell if you don’t share, either! Check out the recipe here.

12. Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Recipe Tin Eats
Recipe Tin Eats

This is garlic bread on steroids. The bread is stuffed with butter, garlic, cheese, and herbs.

What more could you ask for? Check out the recipe here.

13. Crack Cookies

Glasgow Food Geek
Glasgow Food Geek

What do you get when you take a basic cookie recipe, add chocolate chunks,mini marshmallows, and Frosted Flakes? Crack Cookies.

These messy looking cookies are sweet, chewy, and crunchy. You won’t be disappointed. Check out the recipe here.

14. Triple Pork Jalapeño Poppers

Jess Pryles
Jess Pryles

You read that right: triple pork. These jalapeño poppers are in a class all their own. They are stuffed with both pulled pork and bacon, and then rolled in chicharrones before being cooked.

Check out the recipe here.

15. Better-Than-Crack Brownies

Tasty Kitchen
How Sweet It Is

These brownies are more than brownies. They have peanut butter, rice cereal, peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, and peanuts. Really.

What more could you ask for in a brownie? Check it out here.

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