Thursday, November 29, 2012

White Trash Candy

I don’t know why this recipe is called “White Trash”.  Maybe it’s because it’s made with white chocolate?  Maybe for some other reason? I have no idea. What I do know is that when I tasted this   salty-sweet treat when I was a child visiting my favorite aunt, I couldn’t pull myself away from the bowl! I know I’m kinda putting the cart before the proverbial horse here by giving you the outcome before the recipe, but this is just THAT good!

So, without further adieu, here it is…

2 cups Chex cereal
2 cups Cheerios toasted oat cereal
2 cups peanuts
2 cups salted pretzel sticks, broken into pieces
2 cups M&M’s
3 (16 ounce) bags white chocolate chips

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave and then pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Lay the mixture flat on cookie sheets and refrigerate until hardened. Remove from refrigerator and break the mixture apart.

Is It a Keeper?
Yes!  Si!   Ja!  Tak!  Da!  That would be “YES!” in 5 languages.  Because I thought one language just wasn’t enough.

This trash is addictive! It’s salty. It’s sweet. It’s crunchy. It’s chocolatie. It’s like jacked up Chex Mix…covered in chocolate. It should come with a warning — CAUTION: It is nearly impossible to walk away from this candy. Proceed only if you you possess very strong will power.

What’s your favorite snack mix recipe?


  1. That looks AMAZING. And you know what? It does kind of look like trash. lol

  2. That candy brings back fond memories of us sharing the holidays together. To this day, this recipe is a hit with all who gives it a taste. Thanks for remembering!

  3. Pretty sure it's called 'White Trash' candy because it's easy and cheap to make and not especially refined. 'White Trash' is another denigrating word for rednecks/trailor trash/a certain subsection of poor white (and usually rural and/or Southern) people; may actually be one of the oldest ones, as it predates the Civil War.
    -WV resident

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