Halloween Trash Candy

Halloween Trash candy: fun cereal with candy corn, pretzels and white chocolate. Easy and delicious!

I buy this fun cereal every year. Booberry, Frankenberry and Count Chocula. However, every year the same thing happens. DAY 1- all four kids eat a bowl of cereal. DAY 2- two kids eat a bowl of cereal. DAY 3- one kid eats a bowl of cereal. DAY 4- I nibble on the cereal. DAY 5- Nobody eats any cereal and it starts to get stale because all boxes are opened.

This candy is based off my white trash candy recipe. Not that it’s really a recipe. Open pantry, find leftovers, pour white chocolate over everything, eat. It’s that simple. Plus it looks so fun in a bowl.

Halloween Trash Candy

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 hour

Yield: serves 8-10


  • 1 cup Booberry cereal
  • 1 cup Frankenberry cereal
  • 1 cup Count Chocula cereal
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks, broken
  • 1 cup M&Ms, any flavor (I used peanut butter)
  • 16 oz vanilla bark (white candy coating), melted


  1. In large bowl, mix cereals and candy. Pour melted vanilla bark over everything, stir, and lay out on wax paper to dry. After about 1 hour, break candy into pieces and store in ziploc bag. Enjoy.


**Substitute any candy or cereal in this recipe!


23 Responses to “Halloween Trash Candy”

  1. posted Sep 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I am cracking up because I stared at all 3 of those boxes at target the other day. Now I am kicking myself for walking away. I know I would eat this all day. Yum!

  2. posted Sep 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    What a fun idea! I have never seen this cereal, I will have to keep my eyes open for it! Thanks for showing off!


  3. posted Sep 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Funny thing is that we only buy this cereal at this time of year…must be a totally seasonal cereal, even if it is available year round. Our cereal sits and gets stale too, so I will only buy one at a time. My kids would devour this yummy treat!!! Love how you repurposed cereal:-)

  4. posted Sep 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Oh. I’m supposed to share the treat with the kids? Too late. Haha!! I didn’t know they sold this cereal year round, guess I only look for it this time of year, and I only buy one box of each too, since they go stale quickly!

  5. posted Sep 30, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    this is cool!

  6. posted Sep 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    i love the monster cereals!! awesome :)

  7. posted Sep 30, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    This is brilliant! I love the idea!

  8. posted Oct 1, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Just mouthwatering…looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  9. posted Oct 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    This looks and sounds so yummy! If I make these, I will have to hide them from the kiddos. They would eat em all up.

    I would love for you to stop by and link up your recipe.

  10. Amy
    posted Oct 1, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Oh how I love me some Count Chocula. Thanks for linking up this week!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

  11. posted Oct 2, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Great idea! I’m sure our granddaughters would enjoy it. I’ve shared this link and a few of your others on my blog, Coupons, Crafts and Causes. I’m an email subscriber and look forward to receiving your emails. If you enjoy crafts, visit my other blog, Indiana Inker. Thanks for sharing.

  12. posted Oct 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    sugarswings- they really are good with white chocolate on them :)

  13. posted Oct 3, 2011 at 5:58 am

    This is such a cool idea. I am so excited by this one.

  14. posted Oct 3, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Want some now. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  15. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    That look so fun in the bowl!! And it looks yummy too!

  16. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    so dangerous! i would just sit with a bowl of that and eat it all. maybe ill make it for my nieces, no way i have the self control to have it at my house! thanks for sharing. YUM

  17. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I’d say in this case, one man’s trash is another man’s sweet treasure. This made the Top 5 for Sweets for a Saturday.

  18. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Lisa, I love it!!

  19. posted Oct 8, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Oh my gosh! I am writing a post and I included these pictures of this cereal! I know what I need to make!
    Love it!

  20. posted Oct 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Oh what a clever mama…and cook!…you are! It IS darling in the bowl….I love this idea! Your photos are awesome too. Glad you shared.

  21. posted Oct 12, 2011 at 2:38 am

    So many comments because this is a GREAT idea!! I make bark all the time and never thought of this. Love it, thanks!

  22. posted Oct 9, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    How do you melt the white chocolate? I would love to make this.

    • posted Oct 11, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Depending the kind you use, I would follow the package instructions for that brand :)

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