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White Trash Recipe With Almond Bark

Looking for a quick and easy snack that everyone will love for the holiday season? Up your snack game with this white trash recipe featuring almond bark.

This sweet and salty treat is the perfect combination of crunchy cereal, peanuts, salty pretzels, candy, and creamy almond bark.

The Perfect Christmas Snack Mix

White trash on a countertop in a small bowl.

White trash is the perfect Christmas snack because it’s so versatile, and you can make and eat it any time of year.

You can change out the colors of the candies for different holidays, such as Halloween, Easter, the 4th of July, or even Valentine’s Day.

You can even add other candies such as candy corn, Red Hots, or small pieces of Twizzlers for a fun twist.

How Did White Trash Get The Name?

The history of the white trash recipe is not entirely clear, but it’s a simple mixture of cereal, pretzels, nuts, and candy-coated in melted chocolate or almond bark.

The name “white trash” is thought to come from the fact that the mixture resembles a pile of trash, but the delicious taste quickly made this snack a favorite all over. And believe me it’s absolutely delicious.

White trash in a metal bowl.

Ingredients for White Trash Snack Mix

This is such a simple recipe, and it will feed a lot of people. One recipe alone will provide a lot to go around.

  • Rice Chex cereal
  • Corn Chex cereal
  • Pretzels
  • Salted peanuts
  • Plain M&Ms
  • Vanilla white almond bark

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

White trash candy broken up into pieces on a counter.

Tips and Tricks for Making The Perfect White Trash Recipe

  • Use a high-quality almond bark for the best taste and texture.
  • Make sure all of the ingredients are evenly distributed before adding the melted almond bark, otherwise, you might end up with a big chunk of chocolate and no treats on the inside.
  • Don’t over-mix the ingredients after adding the melted almond bark, or the cereal and pretzels may become too soggy.
  • Allow the white trash to cool and harden completely before breaking it up into pieces. It won’t take too long to cool and harden.
  • Store the white trash mix in an airtight container or in some sealed baggies at room temperature for up to a week.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Steps for making white trash candy. There are six pictures.
  1. Spread out some wax paper on the counter and add the Rice Chex, Corn Chex, and pretzels to a very large bowl.
  2. Next, add the peanuts to the bowl.
  3. Add the M&M candies to the bowl and toss all of the cereal mixture and ingredients to combine.
  4. Place the almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for one minute to start the melting process. Take it out and stir to help melt it. Place it back in the microwave and repeat until it is melted, stirring in between.
  5. Pour the melted almond bark over the ingredients and toss to coat.
  6. Spread the white trash out on the wax paper and let it cool and harden. You can use parchment paper if you don’t have any wax paper.
White trash candy in a bowl. There's some on the counter next to a red and Christmas colored towel.

Once the white trash cools and hardens, you can break it up and serve it or store it. It’s that easy to make this sweet treat!

Keep the white trash in an airtight container or sealed plastic bags. You can add some ribbons to the bags and hand them out as Christmas gifts.

Variations to the White Trash Recipe

  • Try different types of cereal, such as Cheerios, Wheat Chex, or Golden Grahams.
  • Use different types of candy, such as chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, or Reese’s Pieces.
  • Try some different types of nuts, such as almonds or cashews, for different flavors.
  • Experiment with chocolate almond bark, as well.
  • You can use your favorite type of pretzels for this recipe. I used mini pretzels, but snaps or pretzel sticks work well, too.
White trash in a metal bowl. There's some white trash next to the bowl.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use white chocolate chips instead of almond bark for the white trash candy?

Yes, you can use white chocolate chips. I would most likely use at least one 12-ounce bag, but you might need more for the recipe. You can melt the chocolate in the same way, but the chocolate chips will melt faster.

The snack mix recipe is a great holiday gift, a great after-school snack, a Christmas treat, or even perfect for teacher gifts.

White Trash Recipe With Almond Bark

White trash is a great recipe any time of year and perfect for when you want a sweet and salty snack mix. The candy mix is easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients.

Be sure to get the recipe today!

White trash candy in a small metal bowl next to a Christmas and red towel.

White Trash Recipe With Almond Bark

Yield: 8 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 49 minutes

Looking for some sweet and salty snacks? White trash is the perfect recipe to combine those flavors. It's just like a junk mix that is hard to stop eating.


  • 3 cups of Rice Chex
  • 3 Cups of Corn Chex
  • 2 cups of pretzels
  • 1 1/2 cups of salted peanuts
  • 2 cups of plain M&Ms
  • 16 ounces of almond bark


  1. Spread out some wax paper on the counter.
  2. Add the Chex cereals, pretzels, peanuts, and plain M&Ms to a large mixing bowl and toss.
  3. Melt the almond bark in the microwave in increments of one minute, stirring in between.
  4. Pour the melted almond bark over the Chex mix and toss to coat.
  5. Spread the white trash Chex mix on the wax paper and let it cool and harden.
  6. After it cools, break it up into pieces.


It takes about 30 minutes to cool and harden.

Be sure to use a microwave-safe bowl to heat the almond bark. And use a heat-safe mixing bowl for the Chex mix, as the bark will be hot when it is poured over the ingredients.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 747Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 466mgCarbohydrates: 75gFiber: 10gSugar: 32gProtein: 20g

Nutrition is approximate.

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