Recipe – Christmas Trash

My Aunt Tina is amazing.

As I was growing up, whenever a major holiday arrived, she’d send each of my brothers and me a card with a crisp dollar bill inside.

It was just a dollar, but because it was from Aunt Tina – it was something truly special.

When I moved off to college and I didn’t get my card and dollar that first holiday away from home, I think I called her and asked her why in the world she thought that college=no more holiday dollars. :-)

She still sends me cards.

The other magical thing about my Aunt Tina (among a gazillion other things) is her recipe for Trash.

Oh, good heavens, my friends.

You better start praying for self-control now, because once this recipe hits your Happy Home, your hips you will never be the same again!Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3 cups Reese’s Puffs cereal
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks, broken
  • 1 (12 oz) bag milk chocolate chips


1.  Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl.2.  Pour the chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish and microwave according to package directions until smooth.3.  Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal mixture.4.  Mix everything together really well.  At this point, you may want to add more of the cereals, peanuts, or pretzels depending on how much chocolate you have.  Just keep adding and mixing until it looks right!5.  Spread the yummy-ness onto a cookie sheet that is covered in aluminum foil.

6.  Refrigerate for about 20 minutes.7.  Remove from refrigerator and break apart.  Package up your treat and toss in a few Christmas M&M’s for a festive presentation!You could pass these bags of Trash out to your garbage men (they might get a kick out of the recipe’s name), the person who hands you your food at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru (they know us by name), or even to the people who live in the Best Decorated House on your street.

All of the bags that you see packaged here were meant to be for the guests at a Christmas party my mom was throwing.

But I ate them all. :-)

So much for self control!

Merry Christmas Trash-ing! :-)

8 thoughts on “Recipe – Christmas Trash

  1. I make mine and it is called White trash…I have made it for probably 15 years.. Mine is made with chex cereal, carmels, mixed nuts, yogurt covered pretzels, small candy bars and then covered in white chips

  2. Hey Happy Home Fairy, Your ideas have made our season so much fun. We made the Christmas trash, yummo!! We went last night to the neighbors for the best decorated. The boys acted like they didn’t want to and it wasn’t going to be fun, but guess what! You got it they had so much fun. My youngest one grew the candy canes and thought it was the greatest thing in the world. Thank you for all the ideas. You are a ray of sunshine and happiness, you know kind of magical!!! We love our Happy Home Fairy. (and of course the rest of your Happy Home people

  3. Pingback: Why It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Some M&Ms « Happy Home Fairy

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