Peanut Butter Lover’s Trash Candy

Don’t be fooled by the name Trash! This is the easiest, tastiest treat you can make in minutes! Open your pantry, add ingredients, cover in white chocolate. This Peanut Butter Lover’s version includes Nutter Butter Bites and Reese’s Pieces PB eggs!

Peanut Butter Lover's Trash Candy: seriously quick and easy treat to serve up for this Spring or #Easter holiday! #reeses #nutterbutter

Peanut Butter Lover's Trash Candy: seriously quick and easy treat to serve up for this Spring or #Easter holiday! #reeses #nutterbutter

Have you made trash candy before? Okay, the real name is White Trash candy. That’s so wrong, right?

This candy is so easy and versatile to make. I’ve said it before, but my kids eat a lot of cereal. And there is always a cup of cereal left in the bottom of the containers or bags that nobody eats. I think they are afraid if they pour the last of the cereal in their bowl, they will get the crumbs too.

I think the REAL reason is my kids don’t want to be the one responsible for breaking down the box and putting it in recycling. I am on to them!

But maybe. Just maybe they know deep down if there is cereal left in those boxes I will combine it with some candy and pretzels and cover it in white chocolate.

Yep, that’s how White Trash Candy is born. Seriously…just add whatever you already have in your pantry. It makes a HUGE bowl too, so it’s perfect when you have company over and don’t feel like making treats. Just whip up a quick batch of this Trash Candy. And of course I am such a sucker to the seasonal aisle in the grocery store, so I always have some fun Holiday candy to toss in! This would be cute for Easter too!

Peanut Butter Lover's Trash Candy: seriously quick and easy treat to serve up for this Spring or #Easter holiday! #reeses #nutterbutter

Peanut Butter Lover's Trash Candy: seriously quick and easy treat to serve up for this Spring or #Easter holiday! #reeses #nutterbutter

Oh, and I decided to go the Peanut Butter Lover’s route since tomorrow, March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. So make it for the PB Lover in your house (especially if that is you!!)

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Peanut Butter Lover’s Trash Candy


  • 1 bag (8oz) Nutter Butter bites
  • 1 bag (12oz) Reese's Pieces PB eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup Cheerios cereal
  • 16oz vanilla candiquik (almond bark), melted


  1. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Pour melted white chocolate over everything and stir gently. Pour onto a piece of parchment paper to set (about 15 minutes). Add sprinkles if desired!

55 Responses to “Peanut Butter Lover’s Trash Candy”

  1. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I love recipes like this. I’m always finding a bag of cereal, pretzels, or cookies that only have a little bit left. Not enough for a snack but too much to throw away. So I pull what your kids do and just let it sit there haha. Now I know exactly what to do with it! Love that you can make this with so many different snacks and candies. And you cant beat how easy and quick it is to make. I think this might be one of my new favorite recipes!

    • posted Mar 1, 2013 at 6:27 am

      That’s how this recipe was born in our house…using the leftover cereals! Enjoy Elaine!

  2. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Gotta love a fast and easy recipe like this…and that cleans out odds and ends. And where PB & white choc are the stars!

  3. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Oh goooodness. I am such a pb lover and I am alllll over this white trash candy!!

  4. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I have not made trash candy before! So that is what you do with the left over cereal! Finally a purpose for it!

  5. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Sounds like the perfect snack for peanut butter fans!

  6. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    In my face. Now!

    What? You act like it’s weird to bark orders at photos of food?

  7. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    This is perfect! I love recipes like this that make use of all of the half-empty bags in the pantry!

    • posted Mar 1, 2013 at 6:31 am

      yeah me too, especially ones that have candy in the name and take 15 minutes! thanks Elise!!

  8. Melissa
    posted Feb 28, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Do you think that peanut butter cheerios would be overkill with it?

    • posted Mar 1, 2013 at 6:33 am

      If i had them, I totally would have used them! I even thought about buying them, but then that would defeat the purpose of using the ends of the cereal boxes! i think they would be delish.

  9. Liz
    posted Feb 28, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I love how it uses up all the leftover cereal in the house – brilliant! It happens in my house all the time and it’s me or my husband that always ends up eating the bottom. I get it though, why they don’t want to, you get all that powdery yuck in your bowl!

    • posted Mar 1, 2013 at 6:34 am

      Yeah, just don’t pour that powdery yuck in the candy! It would still be gross, LOL.

  10. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Cool.. I haven’t seen this much before. Looks delicious.

  11. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I LOVE trash candy and this version looks the BEST yet! OMG!

  12. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I haven’t had this in YEARS!! A coworker used to make it at Christmas, but haven’t had it since. Love the peanut butter version!

    • posted Mar 1, 2013 at 6:35 am

      I think that it is time to change, and make it for yourself this weekend!!

  13. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Candy that takes less then 15 minutes to make?! I am totally in. Plus I always have leftover cereal.

  14. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I love your Trash Candy! This is amazing, as always Aimee!

    • posted Mar 1, 2013 at 6:38 am

      I make good trash, LOL. My mom would be so proud :) thanks Dorothy!

  15. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I have never made any trash/white trash candy before. But I love how you clean out the pantry with this candy. Kind of like what we do at home with leftover potatoes and veggies we make bubble & squeak. And when I clean out the cupboards at home there is always like 3 or 4 bags with roughly a cup or so just sitting there. This is the perfect way to use it up!

  16. posted Feb 28, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Holy cow, this wouldn’t last 20 minutes in my house! So simple, and it sounds ridiculously good!

  17. posted Mar 1, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Trash is good. This is the perfect treat to make with my grand kids. Thanks

  18. posted Mar 1, 2013 at 12:27 am

    White trash never looked so good. I’ve never made anything like this. Time to get trashy!

    • posted Mar 1, 2013 at 6:43 am

      LOL, your comment is awesome. Time to get Trashy! LOVE IT.

  19. Laurie
    posted Mar 1, 2013 at 12:56 am

    This is a sad excuse for sugar use in view of the recent findings
    of sugar consumption and diabetes.
    I think I will save my sugar craving for something a bit more

  20. posted Mar 1, 2013 at 7:31 am

    This is exactly what I want for my sugar cravings-thats why I’m here! Love the line about your kids and the cereal boxes…so true! I’m totally in the mood for trash now-and 7:30 am! Thanks Aimee!

  21. posted Mar 1, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Such a quick and easy to way to use up all the scrap cereal and candy bits– great idea!

  22. posted Mar 1, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I’m loving the pretzels in this candy!! Especially since I love eating pretzels with PB!

  23. posted Mar 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Aimee this is the prettiest type of trash I’ve ever seen 😉 and the colors go so well with Easter coming up! Pre-Easter Snackage here I come.

  24. posted Mar 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    This is a better version of kitchen sink pasta! yum. I love trash candy!

  25. posted Mar 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I have never wanted to eat trash so bad in my life lol … yum!

  26. posted Mar 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    This sounds highly addictive! Love it!

  27. posted Mar 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Are you related with my husband. He NEVER eats the last serving of cereals from the bag and the same for the milk, if there’s less than 1 glass, he’ll open another carton.
    This trash candy sounds pretty addictive!

    • posted Mar 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Not that I know of, but he would fit right in here with my family :) MEN! KIDS! Aaarghhh.

  28. posted Mar 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    That looks so colorful and fun to make!

  29. posted Mar 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Ha-ha! Love the name! This treat surely looks pretty!

  30. posted Mar 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Luv this idea! I absolutely dislike the crumbs on the bottom of the cereal box as well since I like my cereal still crunchy but the crumbs turn soggy right away. Perfect for my husband 😉 But using them to make candy treats sounds even better.

  31. posted Mar 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Oh, heck yeah!!! I love this!

  32. posted Mar 10, 2013 at 12:26 am

    You definitely had me with the peanut butter. Unfortunately, I’m quite sure I could finish a whole bowl of this all by myself. :)

  33. posted Oct 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I had a similar recipe that I was given about 20 years ago. I could no longer find it so I am glad that I found yours. The only thing is mine was called Sinful Stuff and mine and yours is that it is so Sinful because you cannot stop eating it. I especially like you Peanut Butter Lovers version. Thanks.

    PS: My youngest daughter’s name is Aimee and I love the spelling of this.

  34. posted Oct 25, 2014 at 9:26 am

    We are going to peanut butter lovers trash candy.

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