How To Make Crackle Brittle Like Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar | Tasting Table Recipe

Momofuku Milk Bar's best-selling pie, reinvented

Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar came up with a recipe that brings together Milk Bar's famous Crack Pie® and the crunchy goodness that is brittle. The recipe allows you to add any of your pantry favorites, whether it be the last bit of cereal in your cupboard or those potato chips you forgot to finish.

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Recipe adapted from "Milk Bar Life," by Christina Tosi

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Try your hand at making Momofuku Milk Bar's best-selling pie, reinvented.
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Total time: 30 minutes
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flavorful pantry items (such as cereal, crackers, chips, pretzels, snack mix, granola, etc.)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 13-by-18-inch rimmed baking sheet with a Silpat.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugars, flour and salt. Add the butter, heavy cream, egg yolks and vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and spread it out with a spatula to a ¼-inch thickness. Crush and sprinkle your selected pantry items over the mixture. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, until dark brown. Let cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the crackle from the baking sheet and break into small pieces using a heavy rolling pin or mug. Eat right away or store the brittle in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Calories per Serving 254
Total Fat 14.0 g
Saturated Fat 6.8 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 73.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 29.3 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Total Sugars 22.5 g
Sodium 131.4 mg
Protein 3.4 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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