I’ve gotta warn you. You may want to stay away from this snack. It is a little addicting. It is the perfect combination of a sweet and salty snack. Chex Mix Trash (sometimes called Texas Trash) is an easy to make treat. I like to make it for parties, camping, holiday get-togethers – just about anything. Why? It is sooo simple and sooo delicious.
For Bree’s party, I decided to make the Chex Mix Trash for a birthday party favor. I saw this adorable party hat chex mix idea on Pinterest and knew I had to make it.
Party Hat Chex Mix Trash
Chex Mix Trash Recipe
- 4 cups Chex Mix – I usually use corn chex, but rice chex works fine as well
- 4 cups Pretzels
- 4 cups Cheerios
- 12 oz Peanuts or Mixed Nuts
- 2 lbs White Chocolate / Almond Bark
Bugle Party Hat Recipe
- Bugles (caramel flavor recommended)
- Colored candy melts
- Spice drops
- Non pareils sprinkles
Chex Mix Trash Recipe Instructions
Measure dry ingredients (chex, pretzels, cheerios, nuts) and put in large bowl.
Melt chocolate in microwave. I start with a 60 second interval, mix, then cook for 30 second melting and mixing intervals until it is completely melted.
Pour white chocolate on top of dry ingredients.
Mix to evenly coat dry ingredients with melted chocolate.
Spread over wax paper.
Sprinkle sprinkles all over the mix then let it cool. Once it is cooled break into bite size chunks.
Bugle Party Hats Tutorial
Separate ingredients. Melt chocolate in microwave.
Cover bugles with melted chocolate. Put spice drop at the tip of the bugle. *Tip. I had some Bugles break when I was trying to insert the tip of the bugle into the spice drop. The blog I found this on recommended using the caramel bugles because they are a little stronger. Something I found worked well was to “pre-drill” the hole in the bottom of the spice drop so it went on easily once the chocolate was on the bugle.
Dip the bottom of the bugle in the non pareils. Use the spice drop as a “handle” to dip it in without making a mess.
Put hats on wax paper and allow to dry.
Combine Chex Mix Trash and Bugle Party Hats to make a perfect snack for a birthday party.