White Chocolate Christmas Trash Snack Mix

This White Chocolate Christmas Trash is a Snack Mix recipe with pretzels, cereal, candy all tossed together with chocolate. It’s quick, easy and an addicting treat.

A bowl of food, with Chocolate and Snack Mix

White Chocolate Christmas Trash Snack Mix


This has been a favourite holiday treat of mine for many years.

For us, packaged up as a gift – this makes the perfect quick and easy holiday treat or snack.

It’s just as simple to make as these Polar Bear Donuts. Both of which the kids especially go crazy for.

White Chocolate Christmas Trash Snack Mix is a no bake, microwave made recipe which takes just five minutes to make in one large batch.

I actually published this recipe about 8 years ago yet under the name ‘white trash’. Huh.

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Truth is, there’s plenty of names for this recipe.

So republishing was an idea, to make sure this hit of ours got the attention it so deserved.

You could also call this Christmas Snack Mix or sometimes it’s referred to as Christmas Crack – because it’s just that addicting!

A close up of food, with trash snack mix

White Chocolate Christmas Trash Snack Mix is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

The crunch of the cereals, candy and pretzels are perfectly married with the sweet softness of the melted chocolate.

How to make White Chocolate Christmas Trash Snack Mix

I think the ‘trash’ name in this recipe comes from the fact that you could easily dump all the dry ingredients of this recipe literally into a trash bag.

Cheerios cereal, Chex cereal, pretzels and coated candy such as Smarties or M&Ms could simply be dumped into a trash bag and then shaken up once melted chocolate is poured in.

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I guess it’s a good way to mix, but I actually dump into a large bowl and mix gently.

I’m classy like that, no trash bag used here. But, your choice – whichever is easiest for you.

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While I always use melted white chocolate with this recipe, because I have a strong love for the stuff.

This is evidenced by this much-loved White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge recipe or White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge recipe that I make every year. Also, this White Toffee Bark is completely addicting. YUM!

Yet, you could use a sweet dark chocolate if you’d like.

Yet then the colours and shapes of the dry ingredients might not be as pretty and visible as they are when using white chocolate.

OR, I have been known to spread out my snack mix on wax paper to dry, then drizzle dark chocolate all over, for a nice touch.

You could even take it a step farther and scatter some sprinkles as well.

trash snack mix

Once dry, you just break off chunks and package as you wish.

This recipe is PERFECT for Christmas baking exchanges.

Simply add chunks to a festive tin or bags with a bow, and you have the ideal gift.

This recipe is so versatile to other holidays too, swap out the red and green candy for orange and black – and you have a Halloween treat too.

Since this snack mix is so addicting, it’s one you’ll want to make all year long.

trash snack mix christmas

I have froze containers of this recipe before, the chocolate coating prevents the cereals from getting stale.

As a warning, it’s gobbled up fast – so you might want to make a couple of batches so that it lasts longer.

Give this recipe a try this holiday season and thank me later! Enjoy!

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White Chocolate Christmas Trash Snack Mix

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
resting time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

This White Chocolate Christmas Trash is a Snack Mix recipe with pretzels, cereal, candy tossed together with chocolate. Quick, easy and an addicting treat.


  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 3 cups Chex
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 3 cups M&M's
  • 36 oz white chocolate chips


  1. Melt the white chocolate in small increments to prevent burning, in the microwave. Meanwhile, dump the cereals, pretzels, and candy into a big bowl.
  2. As soon as the white chocolate is melted, pour over mixture and toss gently until well coated {the more white chocolate the merrier, I have found}.
  3. Spread out the mixture on wax paper and leave to dry.
  4. Optional - Melt a small amount of chocolate and drizzle over the top as desired, or add sprinkles.
  5. Once cooled, break-up and store in resealable containers or bags.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1021Saturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 502mgCarbohydrates: 133gFiber: 3gSugar: 100gProtein: 12g

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Created by Tammi Roy

Tammi Roy is the founder of My Organized Chaos, a Canadian food and lifestyle blog. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is the mom of three beautiful teenage girls. Tammi’s passions are her family, creating and sharing delicious recipes, travelling and photography. Learn more about Tammi.


  1. Ummmmmmmmm , looks so yummy and super easy to make, love it! Thx very much for the recipe.

  2. what a delicious mixture! such a great treat and love that it is NO BAKE! not much of a baker lol. perfect for my girls christmas

  3. great recipe! love it has white chocolate. Will be great for snacking when watching the Christmas movies!

  4. I loved taht it was made so quickly and was sooooo delicious. I laughed out loud at your original recipe name!

  5. This looks awesome and sounds great, to bad I am diabetic and can not have any of these great treats this year

  6. Mmm this snack mix looks so delicious!! i’ll definitely be trying this recipe this Christmas

  7. Perfect timing! I was looking for a fun and pretty treat I could make with the kids to give to friends and family! I know it will be a hit!

  8. I’ve never done a mix like this before but I’m thinking I will this year with all the little mouths to feed

  9. This looks really good. I’d add some peanuts or nuts of some sort.

  10. It was blizzard here since yesterday we made this last night minus the cheerios and white chocolate so we used some dark chocolate from a bar we found in the freezer,it was delicious to munch on while we were playing Trouble.

  11. Love this! There is a similar recipe I make and it always goes over super-well; I will have to try yours. Thanks!

  12. This looks delicious. So easy and quick to make. It’s something my girls could easily make and out in tins for gifts.

  13. This looks delicious. Just printed the recipe. And I am classy like you, I’m going to use a big bowl. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  14. I’m getting ready to make this for Valentine’s Day. I will use the pink, red and white M&M’s. I’m also going to add dry roasted peanuts and a can of chow Mein noodles. Obviously I need to increase it to 4 or 5 bags of white chocolate chips.

  15. Made this for the faculty and staff during the Christmas holidays at my old school. I put spoonfuls in small clear bags and tied a festive bow around each bag. All year long I had people asking me to make more. It really is addictive.

  16. This is a Christmas staple for us. I also add roasted peanuts to the snack mix and sprinkle with holiday candy sprinkles once the mix is turned out to dry.

  17. You can also add cocktail peanuts with the M&Ms or instead of the M&Ms. this is delicious. My mother in law makes it with white chocolate and a back of milk chocolate for xmas. My son who is now 20 still requests it from his grandmother.

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