What Is a White Trash Snack?

White Trash
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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 80 mins
Total: 105 mins
Servings: 18 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
397 Calories
24g Fat
41g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 18
Amount per serving
Calories 397
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 8g
Calcium 96mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is the perfect sweet snack for your next party. It's so good that all your party guests will have a hard time keeping their hands off it. So what is White Trash? It's made from a variety of cereals, salted nuts, pretzels and white chocolate. When you mix these ingredients together, the taste is indescribable. This treat mixes sweet and salty tastes into one snack.

Although this snack has a derogatory name, its taste is always favorable.


  • 9 cups assorted unsweetened cereals*
  • 3 cups salted nuts
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 - 12 ounce packages (4 cups) white chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Cover a large surface with waxed or parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, mix together cereals, nuts and pretzels. In a microwavable bowl, melt white chocolate chips in microwave on 70 percent power for 1 minute. Stir. If necessary, continue to microwave in 10 to 15 second increments until melted. Stir melted chocolate into cereal mixture until well coated. Quickly spread out over covered surface. Once cooled, break-up and store in resealable containers or bags.

*My suggestion for cereals that can be used with this recipe include Cheerios, and/or all Chex flavors.

Add Your Own Personal Touch

If you want to made your own version of White Trash feel free to add to this recipe. Some people will add marshmallows, chocolate chips, pecans, trail mix, popcorn, and even fruit, such as apples.

Seasonal Touches

Make this snack seasonal by adding candy corn for a Halloween party, red and green M&Ms during the winter holiday season, red, white and blue M&Ms for the Fourth of July, or Hershey's kisses during Valentine's Day.

Other Sweet and Salty Snacks

If you like White Trash, you'll love these other great snacks that are easy to make, and make for great party treats.

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