White Trash Candy

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White Trash Candy…open your pantry, dump a bunch of salty and sweets together, cover in white chocolate and BOOM. Candy.

Easy WHITE TRASH CANDY recipe. Toss together sweet and salty snacks with melted white chocolate for a delicious treat!

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This is the most versatile candy you can make. Basically, open up your pantry and see what you have, coat it in white chocolate, put it in a bowl, and tell everyone to come eat some candy.

Of course, don’t grab pasta noodles and rice, that might not taste so good.

Here is what I put in my no bake candy….although I will tell you I never make it the same way twice!

How to make White Trash Candy

Easy WHITE TRASH CANDY recipe. For an easy treat, mix together cereal, pretzels, candy and melted white chocolate!

In a very large mixing bowl combine cereal and candy.

I like to use Froot Loops, pretzels, Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, and M&M’s.

Melt white chocolate according to package directions. I usually opt for Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting wafers. They taste amazing and melt beautifully.

Pour melted chocolate over the cereal mixture. Gently mix until covered.

Pour onto parchment paper on the counter top. Let harden (about 15 minute). Store in airtight container at room temperature.

If you love this White Trash Dessert, here are some more easy favorites

You can make this easy  microwave treat and change up the flavors.

Add chex cereal, holiday colored m&m’s, cranberies and pistachios for a Christmas version.

Spoon a big bunch of this white trash dessert into a clear plastic treat bag. Tie it up with ribbon and give it as a hostess gift, teacher gift, or party favor. Bring it to a bake sale, it is always is one of the first treats to sell!

Make it in October. This Halloween Trash Candy recipe is packed with flavor, and all the fun Halloween cereals! Or make a Halloween Oreo version with this Tricky Trash Candy recipe.

Easter or Spring want in on the action. This fun Bunny Chow is disguised as White Trash candy!

And all the peanut butter lovers unite with this Peanut Butter Lover’s Trash Candy recipe. 

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Yield: 5 cups

White Trash Candy

White Trash Candy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Easy WHITE TRASH CANDY recipe. Toss together sweet and salty snacks with melted white chocolate for a delicious treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Honey Nut Cheerios
  • ½ cup Cocoa Puffs
  • 1 cup Froot Loops
  • 1 cup M&M's and Hershey eggs (enough together to make one cup)
  • 1 cup broken pretzel sticks
  • 10 oz Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers (or vanilla bark)

Instructions

  1. In a very large mixing bowl combine cereal and candy.
  2. I like to use Froot Loops, pretzels, Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, and M&M's.
  3. Melt white chocolate according to package directions. I usually opt for Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting wafers. They taste amazing and melt beautifully.
  4. Pour melted chocolate over the cereal mixture. Gently mix until covered.
  5. Pour onto parchment paper on the counter top. Let harden (about 15 minute). Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 188 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 77mg Carbohydrates: 25g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 18g Protein: 2g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

To make this easy white trash candy, just toss together some cereal, pretzels, m&m's and melted white chocolate.

**Recipe originally published April 11, 2011. Photos updated April 2017**

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32 comments on “White Trash Candy”

  1. We love GWL! Ours is about 2 hours away, but it’s so worth the drive. This looks so fun, and perfect for so many occasions.

  2. We did have alot of fun, and of course the kids want to go back in the summer when the outdoor portion of the pool is open!

  3. how fun!
    this is one of my very favorite recipes, but i haven’t made it in such a long time because it’s seriously addictive!
    i’ve never heard of adding fruit loops to it, but that’s a great idea!!

  4. The name is hilarious! I’ve made something similar at Christmas, but it was called “reindeer mix”. White Trash Candy is so much better 😉

  5. I love the name!! I thought of you when I started making the grilled cheese sandwich! I was coming home from a meeting in Chicago and we stopped in to grab some cheese! I love cheese!! Our farm is just south of Indianapolis.

  6. I love this!! I can’t wait to dig around in my pantry and find things to coat in white chocolate goodness. 🙂 I saw you live close to Great Wolf Lodge! We’ve never been there but need to go sometime. We’re in the Hampton Roads area and not far from Williamsburg ourselves.

    Thanks for linking up with So Sweet Sundays! I’m your newest follower and hope you’ll pop by again and become a follower, as well! 🙂

  7. This looks good, and your description is leaving me laughing. Plus at first I thought you wrote “purse” instead of “pantry”. I guess that tells you I’m up way too late. But fun recipe! Found you on Little Rays of Sunshine 🙂

  8. Can’t wait to try this!
    What a wonderful blog you have! Following you now from Made from Scratch Tuesday! Would appreciate a follow back on Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner.
    Thanks! Have a great week!

  9. I love this kind of “throw together” snack! It can be changed for each holiday:)

  10. looks quick and easy and delicious!

  11. @ Mo’Betta-Reindeer Mix, I like that!
    @ Liz- I must drive near you when I go to Chicago, I’ll wave next time 🙂
    @ Walking by Faith- We live near Cincinnati; there is a GWL next to King’s Island Amusement Park- Fun!!
    @ Lori- please don’t use items from your purse, probably won’t taste so great 🙂

    Thanks for dropping by everyone!
    -Aimee

  12. Ahh – pantry surprise! A fun way to hid some things in chocolate! 🙂

  13. Ohhh, this looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!
    *MeMoRy

  14. Hi Aimee,
    I would love to collect your trash..lol! oh this is so good. I am excited to do this with my daughter.Thanks…Thanks…Thanks..

  15. Aimee, your so good to always link up such great recipes! Thank you so much for your support!

  16. White Trash Candy…what a delight and I think would be very additive both for adults and kids! Funtastic! yvette@twistedvines

  17. When my boys were little, I would put animal crackers in the mix of this recipe and called it, “Noah’s Ark”. It was a hit at their Christian Preschool parties!

  18. Love this! Great way to use up the bottom of the cereal boxes. 😉

    I’d like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/14/chocolate-birds-nests/

  19. Hi Aimee,
    I can see that everyone really loves your White Trash Candy and so do I, its great! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  20. Mmm, this looks munchy crunchy good. I’d eat this by the handful.

  21. Creative and fun! Love your presentation, too. Would love for you to link this in our
    Star Recipes Collection.

  22. Sounds easy, fun and tasty! Melted white chocolate is also great for icing on cookies. Visiting from for the love of blogs fun post.

  23. Beth

    I had something simular to this over the weekend… they used Captain Crunch Ceral, peanuts, m&m’s and pretzels with the white chocolate…. thanks for sharing

  24. That’s awesome!!! I would love this =o) I want to take my kids to Great Wolf Lodge! It sounds great!!!

  25. Oh, heavens, I love reading your blog!! Your humor is fantastic! And mixed with your personality…so fun to read! Love the “white trash” reference to camping. I so get what you mean. Love your blog!! Thanks.

  26. Ana Garza

    Looks delicious! I call my Texas Trash, try Chex Mix original, Trail Mix, M&Ms, pecans. Using the white Almond Bark mix together spread on foil paper. Once cooled and set, I put in small snack bags and give as gifts. Depending on the holiday I always use the M&M chocolate candies. Delish!
    Ana G.

  27. lauren kelly

    This is so incredibly addictive and delicious!

  28. My kids loved this!! Such a huge hit!

  29. Kara Cook

    Such a fun recipe! It’s so easy that my kids can make it themselves with whatever cereal we have in the pantry. 🙂

  30. Jennifer

    LOL!!! I love the name!!! This candy is sooo good and super simple to make!! 🙂

  31. Jocelyn

    This is such a great way to empty the pantry of all those half open boxes of cereals and snacks!  And of course, it’s so irresistible so it disappears in a hurry!

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