Christmas White Trash Recipe with Almond Bark is a delicious and addictive holiday treat that is perfect for festive gatherings, holiday movie snacks, or even as a great holiday gift.
This Christmas snack mix candy has a rice and corn chex mixture, melted chocolate, and small pretzels, this great snack offers a sweet and savory mix of flavors and textures that are hard to resist.
This classic no bake treat has different names such as white chocolate Chex mix, white trash candy, white trash snack mix, Christmas crack, and Christmas trash. This simple recipe is very customizable and easy to make for the holiday season.
This recipe was inspired by my Christmas White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Snack Mix, a tasty snack for movie night.
Ingredients in Christmas White Trash
- pretzel squares
- Chex Mix (rice Chex or corn Chex)
- Christmas M&M's
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- dehydrated marshmallows
- powdered sugar
- white almond bark, or white chocolate chips
- Christmas sprinkles
See recipe card for quantities and directions
To make a delicious Christmas White Trash Recipe with almond bark, follow these simple instructions. Feel free to add mix-ins to this snack mix recipe so everyone will have something that they will love in the mix!
Prepare the ingredients: The first step is to line a baking sheet with parchment paper and gather a large bowl, measuring cups, a microwave-safe bowl, and a rubber spatula. Measure the pretzels, Chex Mix, M&M's, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and dehydrated marshmallows, and mix them all together in a large bowl. Using the spatula, stir in the powdered sugar until the cereal mixture and the candy mix is coated.
Melt the almond bark: Spread the mixture out evenly on the lined baking sheet and in a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white almond bark according to the package directions. You can also use a double boiler if you prefer that method.
Drizzle or coat with melted chocolate: Drizzle the melted almond bark over top of the white trash mix, if desired, use the spatula to stir the melted white almond bark into the cereal mixture, and top with Christmas sprinkles if using.
Cooling and serving: Allow the mixture to cool completely. It will take about 10-15 minutes. Once cooled, break the white trash Chex mix into bite-sized pieces and serve.
The great thing about this Christmas White Trash Recipe with almond bark is that you can substitute all of the ingredients for what you already have on hand.
Replace the almond bark - replace the white almond bark with melted white chocolate chips or candy coating melts. You can also opt for dark or milk chocolate as well. Just follow the melted directions on the package to prevent the chocolate from seizing or burning.
Mini marshmallows can be used in place of dehydrated marshmallows and Golden Grahams are a great alternative to the Cinnamon Toast Crunch as well as Bugles.
This popular Christmas White Trash Recipe with Almond Bark recipe has many variations to fit your preferences or dietary needs.,
Make it nut-free - Go completely nut-free by choosing nut-free candy options in place of the M&M's.
Make it gluten-free - Opt for gluten-free cereals such as rice Chex or Corn Chex when looking for gluten-free cereal alternatives.
White chocolate is a favorite coating for Christmas White Trash Recipe with Almond Bark because of its vanilla flavoring and white color resembling Christmas and snow but you can also use flavors such as milk chocolate or dark chocolate to create a more intense chocolate flavor.
Add nuts - You can mix in salty peanuts, peanut M&M candies, and silvered almonds into this mix for a nutty flavor and crunch.
Make it festive - Add Christmas-colored candies to your white trash snack mix for a pop of color and swap out colors for other occasions such as Halloween or Valentine's Day.
For this Christmas White Trash Recipe with Almond Bark, you'll need very basic kitchen supplies.
You will need a large mixing bowl to mix the cereal mixture and the candy mixture together before placing it on the baking sheet.
A microwave-safe bowl is needed to melt the white almond bark and a spatula to stir the chocolate as it melts. You can also use a double boiler for this step.
An airtight storage container is needed to properly store your white trash mix and to lock in freshness. The container should be large enough to fit the snack mix with as little air as possible. Properly storing the snack mix will keep it from becoming soggy.
How to Store Christmas White Trash Snack Mix
Storing this Christmas White Trash Snack Mix is very easy. Store the snack mix at room temperature in a Ziploc bag just large enough to fit the mix tightly to keep out as much air as possible. Storing this way will keep it fresh for up to a week. You can also use an airtight container.
If giving this snack mix out as a gift or treat, fill each clear plastic treat bag up ¾ of the way and tightly close it to lock in freshness.
What are the main ingredients in Christmas White Trash Recipe with Almond Bark?
The ingredients in Christmas White Trash Recipe with Almond Bark typically include Chex cereal and other crunchy cereals, white chocolate or almond bark, pretzels, M&M's, and powdered sugar as the coating. Its sweet and salty flavors are a great holiday gift and the perfect Christmas treat for watching a movie.
How is Texas Crack Chex Mix different from Christmas White Trash Recipe with Almond Bark?
The difference between Texas Crack Chex Mix and Christmas White Trash Texas Crack Chex is the spiciness. Texas Crack Chex mix typically includes hot sauce or chili powder, adding extra flavor to the sweet and salty profile of this recipe.
What are some variations of the Christmas White Trash Recipe with Almond Bark recipe?
The options are endless when choosing variations for this Christmas White Trash Recipe. Some variations include using different types of Chex cereal or combining a mixture of the Chex cereal, swapping out white almond bark for milk or dark chocolate, and adding peanuts, and/or peanut M&M's.
How do you store Christmas White Trash after making it?
After making this Christmas White Trash Recipe with Almond Bark, it's important to allow it to cool completely before breaking it up and storing it in an airtight container. The container should be large enough to fit the snack mix but small enough that there isn't much room for air to lock in freshness and prevent it from going soggy or stale.
In addition to this White Chocolate Chex Mix, here are some other Christmas and holiday recipes perfect to share with friends and family.
- Caramel Gingerbread Popcorn
- Harvest Popcorn Snack Mix
- Halloween Snack Mix
- Chocolate Caramel Popcorn
- Easy Candied Pecans
- 3 cups Chex Mix (rice or corn or a mixture of both)
- 2 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- 2 cups square pretzels
- 1 cup Christmas M&M's
- 2 cups dehydrated marshmallows
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 12 ounces white almond bark, melted
- Christmas sprinkles
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Measure the pretzels, Chex Mix, M&M's, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and dehydrated marshmallows, and mix them all together in a large bowl.
- Stir in the powdered sugar until the mixture is coated.
- Spread the mixture out evenly on the lined baking sheet and in a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white almond bark according to the package directions. Or, use a double boiler if preferred.
- Drizzle the melted almond bark over top of the white trash mix, (or use a spatula to. mix the melted chocolate into the mixture)
- Top with Christmas sprinkles if using.
- Allow the mixture to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Once cooled, break the white trash Chex mix into pieces and serve.
Store in an airtight container to lock in freshness. When stored properly, it will last for up to 1 week. No need to refrigerate.
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Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 434mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 5gSugar: 30gProtein: 9g
Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.
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