I think it was about five years ago that my sister and I started our annual holiday baking extravaganza.
At the time I had just moved home and Hillary thought we needed to institute some holiday traditions. That first couple of years we got all in the spirit and made actual cut-out Christmas cookies and traditional stuff.
Then we decided that actual cut-out cookies took way too long to make and decorate. Plus, items with chocolate taste way better than Christmas cookies any day:)
So now we focus on things that taste good and are easy to make. Each year we try to make something new and sometimes just put a holiday twist on a favorite recipe.
We take the day off and spend all day making our creations and then package them up for our family, friends and neighbors and then head out and deliver them. Friday was this years baking day and I think we both just recovered. It is exhausting! Over the next few days I’ll share a couple of our most popular recipes.
This delightful mixture pictured, known as white trash, became a regular in our lineup a couple of years ago when we got the recipe from Hillary’s mother-in-law. As soon as someone taste it they immediately ask for the recipe, which is why I’m posting this one first. I’ve already been asked for the recipe a handful of times in the past two days!
If you can’t tell from the photos, it makes a bunch.
Recipe: White Trash
- 4 cups Chex
- 6 cups Cheerios
- 2 lb salted peanuts
- 2 1b M&M’s
- 3 cups thin pretzel sticks
- 2 lb white chocolate
- Break chocolate up and melt on low on saucepan on the stove and stir often.
- While the chocolate is melting, in a large bowl mix together the Chex, Cheerios, peanuts, M&M’s and pretzels.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the mixture and toss until everything is coated.
- Spread out to dry on wax paper.
- Let dry for a couple of hours and then break apart and package into a resealable container (or cute bags).
I think this would be a super cute way to package the mix for gifts.