This festive white trash recipe is made with white chocolate chips, rice cereal, mini pretzels, M&Ms, peanuts, and of course, holiday sprinkles. But, of course, you can add in - or take out - anything you want! Honestly, it's the perfect no bake holiday dessert recipe that adults and kids alike will love to make during the Christmas season! Plus, it's super easy to put together. Just 5 minutes is all you need to make it!
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Ingredients You'll Need
One of my favorite things about this white trash recipe is that you only need about a handful of ingredients to make it. What's even better about this recipe is that if you don't have one of the ingredients on hand, you can easily swap it out for one that you do.
Anyway, here's everything you'll need to make it:
- 1 cup white chocolate, chopped
- 2 cups Rice Cereal (I used Chex Mix cereal)
- 1 cup mini Pretzels
- 1 cup Red and Green M&Ms
- 1 cup Peanuts
- ¼ cup Holiday Sprinkles
Yup, that's it!
Now, to make this white chocolate trail mix extra festive, I went the extra mile and used red and green M&Ms to compliment the holiday sprinkles. But, you don't have to go as far as I did with the holiday cheer.
As for the white chocolate, feel free to swap the white chocolate chips with white chocolate melting wafers or even a chopped white chocolate bar.
Also, if anyone in your group has a peanut allergy, feel free to take out the peanuts and swap them with something below.
By the way, if you're looking for another chocolate snack mix, you have to give this puppy chow recipe a try! It's another really tasty holiday recipe.
White Trash Additions & Substitutions
Now, as you can see, I make my white trash with rice cereal (Rice Krispies Cereal), mini pretzels, M&Ms, and peanuts. But, honestly, you can use any snack or cereal mixture you want!
Some great additions or substitutes for this snack mix are:
- Chex Mix
- Corn Flakes
- Golden Grahams
- Ritz crackers
- Pretzel sticks
- Mini marshmallows
- Biscoff cookies
- Chips Ahoy cookies
- Mini Oreos
Any sweet and salty snacks you have on hand will easily work in this white trash recipe. That's the beauty of it! So feel free to get as creative as possible and add in your favorites!
How To Make White Trash
So, this Christmas trash is as easy as it gets to make. You basically combine everything together with melted white chocolate and let it cool in an even layer.
I mean, really, how easy does that sound?!
Anyway, now let's dive into exactly how to make white trash in 3 easy steps.
Step 1: Melt the White Chocolate
So, first, it's time to melt white chocolate.
To do this, add your white chocolate chips, chunks, or melting chocolate to a large mixing bowl that is microwave-safe.
Then heat the white chocolate in 30-second increments, stirring between each one, until it's fully melted.
You can also do this step in a double boiler if you don't want to use the microwave, but the microwave is so much quicker and easier.
Step 2: Mixing The White Trash
Next, add all of the cereal, pretzels, and lightly salted peanuts into the large mixing bowl of melted white chocolate. Mix with a rubber spatula until everything is combined and then add in some of the M&Ms and sprinkles.
Then, grab a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread the white trash mixture out onto it in an even layer.
Lastly, to finish it off, top the white trash snack with more M&Ms and sprinkles.
Step 3: Letting The Chocolate Set
So, now that the white trash is complete, you'll need to allow the chocolate to set. I know it's tempting to dig in, but when the chocolate solidifies it really brings all of the elements together.
With that said, you'll want to either let this Christmas white trash set at room temperature for a few hours or in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Then, once your white trash chex mix has set, transfer it to a large bowl - or individual serving bowls - and enjoy!
How to Store The White Trash
Another one of my favorite things about this holiday treat is that you can make it days in advance and it tastes just as delicious as the day you make it! So, if you make this white chocolate trail mix ahead of time, you can be prepared to grab this treat at a moments notice and head out to your holiday party in a flash.
Anyway, to store your white trash, you'll just want to transfer the mixture to a large airtight container or multiple airtight containers. Then, after you've got it stored properly, you can really keep it at room temperature for as long as you want. Just keep in mind that it is best consumed within a week after making it.
Wrapping Things Up
Well, that's how to make some Christmas white trash!
It's sweet, salty, crunchy, chocolatey, and festive. What more could you want out of a white trash snack mix?
Honestly, this is the kind of snack that kids will always want to make every year. It's a little messy, a lot of fun, and makes for a memorable holiday tradition.
As long as you have white chocolate, colorful sprinkles, and some sweet and salty snacks, you have all of the ingredients you'll need to make this perfect quick-and-easy holiday treat.
As always, if you give this recipe a try, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how it went!
More Dessert Recipes
Looking for some more delicious desserts to make? Well, if you are, we have a ton on the blog just like this white trash Chex Mix!
Here are some of my favorites:
- Fantasy fudge
- Christmas crack
- Christmas cookie fudge
- Peanut butter balls
- Chocolate Jello pudding pie
- No bake mini cheesecake bites
- Gingerbread cookies without molasses
- Small batch sugar cookies
- Fireball fudge
- Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until fully melted. Stir between each increment.
- Add the cereal, pretzels, and peanuts to the bowl of melted chocolate and mix well to combine. Mix in some of the red and green M&Ms and sprinkles.
- Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and top with more M&Ms and sprinkles.
- Refrigerate to let the chocolate set and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g