I made white trash for you!!!
I’m sure that doesn’t sound very exciting, but just wait…..you’ll see!
I’ve made white trash for years and years. I’m not sure where I found the original recipe….probably in a magazine, but I’ve always thought the name sounded awfully derogatory, so I started referring to it as Dub-tee. (White starts with w, w = dub. Trash starts with t…..you get it!) And the name stuck.
I make dub-tee a few times a year…..for girls weekends and holidays. It looks awesome wrapped up in bags and tied with seasonal ribbons.
I also passed the recipe onto my sister, who shared it with her Tri-Delta sorority sisters. And now it’s a big hit at an annual charity event called Crop for a Cure. They raise lots and lots of money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , and that’s a good thing. A really good thing.
Anyway, people go crazy for the stuff!
So I thought I’d make a festive version! I know, I know….”if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” and all that, but I got all caught up in the candy corn Halloween business going on. I just couldn’t resist!
Normally, I am not a candy corn person.
I think at one point in my life, I must have eaten so much of it that I put myself into a sugar coma. One or two pieces is enough to make me feel like I joined in the candy corn festivities.
BUT……I love the way it looks, and I love all of the Halloween treats that are candy corn inspired.
This is a really quick and easy treat that can be thrown together and tastes amazing. I love salt and sugar together, and this has both.
Candy Corn White Trash (aka Halloween Dub-Tee)
- 1 and 1/2 cups Cheerios
- 3 cups Chex cereal (I used rice, but any flavor is fine)
- (1) 9 oz. bag of Candy Corn M&M’s candy
- 1 cup peanuts (almonds work great too.)
- 1 cup small pretzels or pretzel sticks
- 1 cup candy corn
- (1) 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips
– Mix the cereals, M&M’s, peanuts, candy corn and pretzels in a large bowl.
– In a separate bowl, melt white chips 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
– Pour over dry mix and stir with a rubber spatula until everything is coated in white chocolate.
– Spread it all out on wax paper until dry.
– Store in an airtight container.
*Double or triple it….it will work. The recipe is pretty close to Alton Brown’s white trash recipe, adaptations were made.
It is called trash…..so you can throw in anything your heart (or tummy) desires!