It’s Just Not Christmas Without White Trash

On another blog a writer friend said she wished she could send all of us a big bag of Texas Trash – which made me realize it was time for me to share my own version – White Trash.  Don’t I share this every year?  I can’t remember, but if I don’t, it ought to be a tradition out here on the blog.

I mean, just like what the title says…it’s not Christmas without it.

Admittedly, this is probably not considered being politically correct, but, hey, how ’bout we go with the idea this isn’t about someone’s lifestyle, but a treat.  And a darn good one if I say so myself.

And while I’m at the name thing, let’s list all the ones it goes by, the one I’m most familiar with being first on the list:

  1. White Trash
  2. Puppy Chow
  3. Muddy Buddies
  4. Monkey Munch (from Kate Plus 8)
  5. And the ever popular – Christmas Crack

I think that about covers most of the ones I’ve heard.

Don’t have time to bake and bake and bake like I’ve done this past week?  (Six pound cakes and counting…)  This is your answer!

It’s GREAT for sharing, and anyone who’s ever tried it will swoon at your feet.  All you have to do is get some of those decorative plastic bags, or pop-up boxes, ribbon, make this (takes minutes) and you’ve got yourself a homemade, tasty treat to share with friends, family and neighbors.  They will begin to stalk you once you introduce them to it.  Which may not be what you want.  You could just drop it off in the middle of the night on their doorstep signed, “Secret Santa.”

IDK.  Share at your own risk. (?)

Anyway!  Like I said, it’s easy!  There are many versions of the recipe to boot, but here’s a favorite.

White Trash Recipe:

  • 1 large box Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 box confectioner’s sugar

Melt peanut butter and butter.  Let cool.  Pour over over cereal and mix carefully until well coated.  Pour confectioner’s sugar into a bag (an old fashioned brown paper bag is perfect for this, but if you don’t have one, use a trash bag.  Seems sort of apropos doesn’t it?)  Dump coated cereal into the bag and shake vigorously.  Voila!  White Trash.

Here’s another version (this is the one I prefer personally.  Must have chocolate!)

  • 1 large box Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 large box raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts
  • 6 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 box powdered sugar

Combine first three ingredients in large bowl or pan.  Melt chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter.  Let cool a bit, then drizzle over cereal mixture to coat, then mix carefully to coated.  Next, dump box of confectioners sugar into…?  You got it, a trash bag or paper bag.  Then in goes the cereal mixture and shake until all is well coated.

White Trash (2)



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