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Halloween White Trash (+Video)

Halloween White Trash mix is a no-bake salty and sweet dessert. A mixture of peanuts, pretzels, candy corn and white chocolate vanilla melts.

A SWEET AND SAVORY SNACK

This is a fun little treat to make for Halloween. It’s so simple to whip up and kids and adults love it! I love to make this along with my Harvest Chex Mix during the fall season. I’ve made this with Bugles, Fritos, potato chips, M&M’s – you name it. It’s easily customizable to your tastes!

Halloween White Trash sweet snack recipe shown in a large white bowl

WHY IS IT CALLED WHITE TRASH?

We’ve always called these sort of “dump and stir” treats white trash or just “trash” if we used other flavor chocolates. “Trash” was just the term given to this since you could use whatever ingredients you wanted and then plop it into a bowl, add melted chocolate and boom – you had a fast and easy treat.

Halloween inspired candy coated snacks show in a large white bowl recipe from The Country Cook

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • mini pretzel twists
  • candy corn
  • salted cocktail peanuts
  • Wilton bright white candy melts or white chocolate chips
  • vegetable shortening (Crisco)
mini pretzel twists, candy corn, salted cocktail peanuts, Wilton bright white candy melts or white chocolate chips, vegetable shortening (Crisco).

HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN WHITE TRASH MIX:

Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add the pretzels, candy corn and cocktail peanuts. Stir to mix well.

pretzels, peanuts, candy corn mixed together in a large bowl

In a medium microwave safe bowl, add the shortening and microwave for 30 seconds. Add the white candy melts and stir to mix. Microwave on HIGH in 30 second increments (stirring after each interval) until the white chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

melted white candy melts

Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the candy corn mixture. Gently stir to coat evenly.

white chocolate covered snack mix mixed together in a large bowl

Transfer the coated candy corn mixture to the lined cookie sheet and spread out with a spatula.

finished, Halloween White Trash Mix cooling on a cookie sheet

Chill for about 45 minutes to allow the chocolate to completely harden. Before serving, break apart into bite size pieces.

Halloween White Trash Mix recipe

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Halloween inspired white candy snack mix recipe

Halloween White Trash (+Video)

Halloween White Trash mix is a no-bake salty and sweet dessert. A mixture of peanuts, pretzels, candy corn and white chocolate vanilla melts.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 6 cups mini pretzel twists
  • 2 ½ cups candy corn
  • 2 cups salted cocktail peanuts
  • 12 ounce Wilton bright white candy melts or white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening Crisco

Instructions

  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add the pretzels, candy corn and cocktail peanuts. Stir to mix well.
  • In a medium microwave safe bowl, add the shortening and microwave for 30 seconds. Add the white candy melts and stir to mix. Microwave on HIGH in 30 second increments (stirring after each interval) until the white chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the candy corn mixture.
  • Gently stir to coat evenly.
  • Transfer the coated candy corn mixture to the lined cookie sheet and spread out with a spatula.
  • Chill for about 45 minutes to allow the chocolate to completely harden. Before serving, break apart into bite size pieces.

Video

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 616mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’m allergic to peanuts , is there a different nut you would recommend? Also when we were kids, my mom would make this plain ang a friend would call it dog food.

    1. 5 stars
      Mary Lou, you can but the shortening is probably use to help harden the candy. Oil doesn’t harden. That’s my thinking but you can buy Crisco in very small cans

  2. hello Brandie you post today really hit home lol we sound like our parents my youngest just turned 25 yesterday and i was thinking how the times have changed i can wait to try this recipe thank you for sharing my family likes all your recipes i have tried so far have a great day

  3. 5 stars
    You are SO clever! How I love this awesome combo. Great for using up leftovers too huh? Love it – pinned!