The best and easiest christmas candy around! Generations approved.
Every year that I can remember, my Mamaw would make big piles of what she called ‘Trash’. I just call it crack. lol Seriously, this stuff is that addicting. You’ve been warned.
My Mamaw was a powerhouse in the kitchen. It’s the truth. Her chicken fried steak was legendary. And her chocolate pie? They talked about her chocolate pie all the way across the country. And those didn’t even touch her Christmas candy making skills.
I on the other hand inherited her baking skills. But candy? I must still bow to the master. However… there’s always a however… there is one of her candy’s that I can say is most definitely on point. Her Trash.
Since her passing a little over a year ago, I decided to help her memory live on through one of the things she loved the most… feeding people. So in her honor, here is Mamaw’s tried and true “Trash” recipe. Just don’t tell anyone else! 😉
- 1 box Rice Chex Mix
- 1 box Corn Chex Mix
- 1 medium box of Golden Raisins
- 1 large bag of mini pretzels (or sticks)
- 1 package of salted peanuts
- 1 bag of chopped pecans (and/or chopped almonds)
- 2 packages of Almond Bark (white chocolate candy melt – vanilla flavor)
- Parchment paper
- Double Boiler
- Very large mixing bowl
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Mix all the dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl. I have one gigantic metal bowl that is only used for making trash. 🙂
Over a double boiler, on medium-low heat, melt the almond bark, stirring often.
If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use 2 pans stacked. Put enough water in the bottom pan to cover the bottom. Place the almond bark in the top pan.
While the almond bark is melting, spread out parchment paper over a table. You will need plenty of space. This makes a TON of addicting sweet and salty goodness.
Once the almond bark is melted and smooth, pour over the dry mixture and stir well.
While you’re stirring it may seem like there isn’t enough Almond Bark to cover the whole lot. But I promise, there is. Just keep stirring until it’s evenly distributed. But watch out for those jumping pieces trying needlessly to escape their fate.
Spread out the coated mixture on the parchment paper into a fairly thin layer. Leave approximately 20 minutes to fully harden. Break up into bite size pieces.
And that’s it. You now have bunches and bunches of tasty crack to share… or not. I’ll leave that decision to you. 🙂
Do you have a favorite Christmas time recipe tradition?
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