Crack Bread and Christmas Coffee Giveaway

(Subtitle: The post where I talk about a really unhealthy desert and then randomly segue into giving away pounds of coffee)

I realized I should stop calling my blog a quase food blog and just call it a running, life, and baking blog. Because pretty much all of my recipes are desserts. And that’s how it should be.

Yesterday I posted about Funfetti Cake Cookies and today I’m still on a Pillsbury kick apparently. Normally I go for unprocessed everything but I figured I’d knock these two out of the park together.

The following recipe is very near and dear to me and came via my beautiful friend Tiffany. It has four ingredients, is awesome to bring to parties, and as Tiffany warned, it may cause “excessive subconscious eating.” You’ve been warned.

Crack Bread Recipe


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tube Pillsbury biscuits (the original—not the flaky layers or super butter tasting kinds)


To make:

Melt the brown sugar, ice cream, and butter in a saucepan until it becomes uniform in color and consistency.


Pour into a baking dish (disposable ones work great if you’re bringing it to a party, like I have been)

Put the biscuits into the caramel mixture, cut into little triangles.


Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown (12-15 minutes).

Enjoy. Preferably hot and with ice cream.


Obviously NOTHING about this is healthy but it takes minutes to make and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Try it one day when you’re feeling lazy and thank me later. It seriously melts in your mouth. #twss

In other news… I have a bunch of coffee to give away. Godiva sponsored the Foodbuzz Festival so for a few weeks I’ve had a bunch of coffee sitting around my apartment, but I just don’t drink it. I like the ritual of coffee, but I’d rather have hot chocolate (way better for you, I may add… not) and coffee just isn’t a part of my life because caffeine does not affect me in any tangible way, so I usually just drink tea instead.

However, I know there are a lot of coffee lovers out there so for Christmas, I am giving away the following Godiva products:

  • 12 oz Chocolate Truffle ground coffee
  • 12 oz Hazelnut Crème ground coffee
  • Small bags of French Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice, and Peppermint Mocha coffees
  • Godiva chocolates
  • Godiva apron (I have one of these and use it all the time!

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    To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. Tell me how you can’t function without coffee, or how you like the taste, or an inane utterance that has absolutely nothing to do with the task at hand. Whatever, just leave a comment.

    If you tweet a link to the coffee giveaway and tag me (@CourtPancakes) it’s an extra entry—just leave another comment and tell me you tweeted.

    I’ll leave the Christmas giveaway open til Christmas and then pick a winner via

    Thank you in advance for getting these pounds of coffee off my hands. ;) It’s almost Christmas! WOO HOO!



  • Comments

    1. Coffee addict I am! I have even gone so far as to drink the “poo” coffee. AKA – Kopi Luwak. Yep there is nothing I won’t do for a cuppa joe! Go on – Double dog dare me! ;)

    2. Tweeted! :)
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    3. First of all, that bread looks insane. I must forget you posted about it though because bad things will happen to me if I make it! ha

      Secondly, I am a coffee loverrrr. And by lover I mean, people love me when I drink coffee because I am not a cranky b.
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    4. I work nights need I say more!! There is always a pot of coffee on in our break room.
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    5. Just going to make my morning coffee now…Have to get the day started right!

    6. I’m actually not a coffee drinker myself but I just still wanted to leave a comment to say that I pretty much get sucked into any recipe with the word “crack” in it hahaha. This bread does sound addictive!
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    7. my husband is a coffee addict, but i just love the taste! these flavors sound amazing. :)
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    8. i tweeted!
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    9. Wow – that crack bread looks insanely delicious.

      I want to enter the giveaway because I love Godiva. Eating a cup-worth of Godiva in the morning wouldn’t set me up for a very productive day. Godiva coffee, however, sounds like a functional alternative.
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    10. Coffee is my good friend. Coffee and chocolate, even better! I drink at least a cup each morning and more on holidays to help me chase around my 1 and 3 year old boys! Woohoo for Christmas!

    11. crack bread looks insane! I want!

      I try to only drink coffee on Fri-Sun to make it a treat, but I LOVE IT!
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    12. I am making the Crack Bread at the earliest opportunity!! I love coffee, have never tried Godiva, it sounds awesome!

    13. I walked into my favorite local SBUX at age 16 and asked for a job. I was looked at with skepticism until I demonstrated my knowledge of each recipe by heart! They were stunned and I was hired to my great joy! I learned to use the real, hand press espresso machines (all replaced by automatic nowadays) and spent 5 wonderful years through high school and college working at the busiest Starbucks in NYC and Long Island. I am basically immune to caffeine and drink a four espresso shot Americano most mornings. I’ll drink decaf and caf coffee, just because I love the taste! Chocolate covered espresso beans are a favorite snack and I love learning about different regional coffees and their production! I became addicted at a young age when my mom would take me to SBUX after physical therapy (soccer = knee surgeries) to bond! We typically located my weekend soccer tournys by their proximity to a coffee shop!

    14. I am a coffee lover!! Drink it every morning and have never tried this brand of coffee before!

    15. I LOVE coffee…it’s truly the way to my heart….EXCITED about this giveaway!

    16. I tweeted!! I am @butterjessfly

    17. I love coffee for its health benefits…it can lower depression risk, can enhance a workout, it can prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, and can lower the risk of skin cancer! Something to think about as you’re sipping your morning cup o’joe. :)

      Workout Girl (@theworkoutgirl)

    18. I tweeted!
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    19. Um…how is hot chocolate way better for you?
      Not that I mind the chocolatty goodness of it, and I prefer HC in the evenings by a warm fire, but joe is still my morning till 3pm companion. It just tastes delicious!

      • Hot chocolate is infinitely worse for you. Hence the “not” at the end. :) But what can I say, I love a cup of milk and sugar and cocoa powder more than anything!

      • PS I miss you!!!

      • We also had a phone call from this company (Paul Davenport) in October, sntitag they had sold our timeshare ( as we had been on line looking to sell), and needed a security of a31800 to be taken from our credit card, and upon completion ( when the deeds were collected from us) it would be refunded, they sent us a contract to sign for the sale. As we did not hear from them we contacted them in December to find out when the deal would be closed. Surprise surprise they advised us that the purchaser had pulled out, and a company under their umbrella would be contacting us today re this sale. To sum up we have a amount outstanding of a31800 which they will now hold until our timeshare is sold, which could be anything from 1 month to 12 months. Any advice please.

    20. I tweeted! Cuz I tweet now :p
      And I love coffee

    21. I would not function without one cup of coffee per day – and on school days, at least two.

    22. and i tweeted :)
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    23. I like coffee so much that when someone ask how I like it I usually say…by the twos…

    24. I saw the words “lots of free coffee” and couldn’t resist. I’m a graduate student. Coffee is one if my food groups :)

    25. Love me some Godiva Coffee! Great stuff! Pick me! :)

    26. Tweeted!
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    27. I do believe I’m a coffee addict! I would absolutely love to win!!!

    28. I gave up coffee from high school until a month ago. Fell off the wagon! It just makes me so warm and awake in the morning…
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    29. Is this the 5 o’clock free crack giveaway????

    30. Thank you for the giveaway. I can’t live without coffee. I need coffee to wake me up in the morning!

      • Hi, I noticed in the cold clraels list for September, a company called Madrigal but no information relating to it. Has anyone else been contacted by them? We have had a series of phone calls telling us that we are guaranteed our money back as reclaim have gone into liquidation! Just when you thought you had heard it all, now, apparantly we should have an NIF number which will allow us to be paid out! This information is supposed to be contained in the terms and conditions on the reverse of the voucher. Can’t understand this as the same terms and conditions state that any disputes will be governed by gibralter law.Anyone else been called by them and if so what happened?ThanksMaggie

      • John Wells phoned and mentoined RIOCC who would be able to dispose of my time share.He emailed a form and ref no which I am to complete and he will ring tonight

    31. I teach K-12 music so there are many days that I need a little extra jolt to get me ready for the long days. I find that I enjoy the taste of coffee more than I did a few years ago. On a side note, that bread looks amazing!
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      • (hopefully this Xmas, crossing my fgriens) but today as I’m in thea0process of updating my Online Magazine Page listing all the wonderful shelter magazines out there, I found Entra while reading this article.a0

    32. I basically can’t start my day without coffee anymore, and I drink it throughout the day! I would love to win some :)

    33. I also tweeted about you, my dear

    34. I don’t think it’s possible to love coffee more than I love coffee. LOL. And, sadly, I can’t function without it.

      I’m going to try that crack bread recipe for our NYE get together!
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    35. I am drinking coffee as I read this… But I could always use some more!
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    36. OMGoodness I need to make that dessert!

      And I’m a complete and total coffee addict. We go through ridiculous amounts here.
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      • Hi there,

        You won this giveaway! Yay coffee! :)

        Shoot me an email at pancakesandpostcards at and I’ll shoot out a box this week!

        Merry christmas!!!
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    37. I am definately not into coffee, but my husband sure is ~~~ he seems to need coffee more than “anything” else!

    38. I love coffee, beyond all reason.
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    39. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I may have to give this ‘crack bread’ a try….
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    40. Why are all these people commenting about the coffee I plan to win? I actually limit my coffee intake or I go wack as if on crack! But I do love to have the stuff around, To share with my husband of course. Yes, of course. Is there a place to vote for “most random seque that made me laugh?”
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    41. I personally cannot stand coffee. My fiance, however, LOVES it. He makes 6-8 cups every morning for himself, and that will only get him through the morning at home and the drive to work. He will then drink a cup or two during the day, and then come home and have another cup or two before bed. Amazing it doesn’t make him jittery or anything! I would love to win this – with the amount of coffee he drinks, you can imagine how much we go through!
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    42. It takes about a cup and a half of coffee to get me going in the morning… Good thing I LOVE the taste!


      Thank you for participating!
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    44. Yea another coffee addict here :) I know Im too late to the party but the recipe is still something I will try out for sure!
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    45. A really good answer, full of raaotnility!

    46. Winning some Coffee would be sweet!

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