‘Tis the season to indulge in delightful treats that bring warmth and cheer to your holiday gatherings. Elevate your festivities with our Christmas White Trash snack mix, a sweet and salty treat that’s easy to make and impossible to resist. And this is a great recipe that you can have the kids help with. They will love not only getting to help in the kitchen; they’ll love choosing what to put in it as well as being taste testers too. This recipe is great with any treats you add to it. Below is just a sample of what you can start with. Psst… you can even use some of that yummy snack mix you got from one of our snacks fundraiser.

Whether you’re preparing a snack for a cozy movie night or searching for the perfect homemade gift, this great holiday recipe is sure to be a hit. This recipe has been called by different names: sweet chex mix recipe, white chocolate trail mix, Christmas snack mix, Christmas trash recipe, etc. Whatever you call it, and whatever ingredients you put in it, it’s delicious. Let’s dive into the details and discover the magic of this Christmas White Trash recipe!


For the Salty Snack Mix:

  • 4 cups of Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups of Corn Chex cereal (or other Chex Mix cereal)
  • 2 cups of mini pretzels
  • 2 cups of holiday-colored M&M’s
  • 1 cup of unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup of mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup of golden Grahams
  • 1 cup of holiday-colored sprinkles

For the Coating:

  • 2 cups of white chocolate chips or white almond bark
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening


1. Prepare the Cereal Mixture

  • In a large bowl or large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: Rice Chex, Corn Chex, mini pretzels, M&M’s, peanuts, mini marshmallows, golden Grahams, and holiday-colored sprinkles. Mix well to create a flavorful cereal mixture.

2. Melt the White Chocolate

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips and vegetable shortening together at 20-30 second intervals until smooth. Stir between each interval. You can also use a double boiler if you prefer.

3. Coat the Snack Mix

  • Pour the melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture and toss gently to ensure an even coating.

4. Set and Break

  • Spread the white trash mix onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, or parchment paper or wax paper on your counter, allowing it to cool and harden. Place it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes for a quicker setting time.

5. Break into Pieces

  • Once the mixture has hardened, break it into bite-sized pieces, creating the perfect white trash candy for your holiday celebrations.

6. Store in an Airtight Container

  • Keep your Christmas White Trash snack mix fresh by storing it in an airtight container at room temperature. This ensures that you can enjoy the sweet and salty flavors all throughout the holiday season.

7. Serve and Share the Joy

  • Your Christmas White Trash recipe is ready to be served and shared. Pack it into decorative bags for a great holiday gift or enjoy it as a delightful sweet treat during this festive time of year.

Discover the joy of the holiday season with this simple recipe for Christmas White Trash. With simple ingredients and a straightforward preparation process, this white chocolate Chex mix is a must-try. Create lasting memories and share the festive spirit by gifting or serving this irresistible treat and great recipe at your holiday gatherings. Make this Christmas crack your go-to snack for a delicious and memorable celebration!