The VERY addicting white trash recipe

white trash candy

This is my family's favorite Christmas recipe. It is also a great gift for friends, teachers, family, & neighbors. But use this recipe with caution. It is VERY addicting! You just can't eat one bite! Once you give some white trash away, that person will request it every Christmas. I promise. This year we made over 25 batches because of its growing popularity.

What I love about this recipe besides its perfect sweet and salty combo is it's so quick and easy that my kids can help!
A friend even joined in on the fun this year.
The sweet and salty ingredients- yum!

Classic White Trash Candy Recipe

1 c. M&Ms
1 1/2 c. corn chex cereal
2 c. pretzel sticks
1 c. cocktail peanuts
14 oz. vanilla almond bark

Mix the first four ingredients together in a large bowl. Melt the vanilla almond bark in the microwave, and pour it over the mixed ingredients. Mix well without breaking the cereal and pretzels and spread it thin on wax paper. Let it cool off and harden then break into chunks and place in cute containers.

TIP: You can use different colored M&Ms to make this treat extra festive, such as: pink and red M&Ms for Valentine's Day, red and green M&Ms for Christmas, and pastel-colored M&Ms for Easter.


UPDATE: Check out this new variation my kids made- SPRING TRASH CANDY


macey said...

does it mean 14 oz of chocalate?

Tamara L. Chilver said...

Yes, Macey. I just corrected that. I was thinking one package of 14 oz. chocolate. :)

Pam Wu said...

Awesome recipe! Where did you get the holiday container (in your first picture) to put the treat in? I'm looking all over the place for them!

Tamara L. Chilver said...

The Dollar Tree and Walmart have them. If they sell out, the store usually restocks them in a day or two so keep trying. :)