Let's Get Trashy.

I’ve lived in Texas for more than a decade. But, I still feel like I’m picking up a piece of Texan culture on the daily. When my husband and I were first married he begged me to make him some “Texas Trash.” What the what? A little research and trials… and alas, I share with you non-Texans or perhaps Texans unaware of this delicacy, my recipe for Texas Trash.

Texas Trash


4 cups Cheez-It crackers
4 cups Cheerios
4 cups corn/rice Chex cereal
4 cups pretzels
1 small can spicy peanuts
7 oz. mixed nuts
1 stick butter
1/2 Worcestershire
Seasoning salt


Preheat oven to 200° F. In an extra large foil pan, combine crackers, cereals, pretzels and nuts. In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in Worcestershire and seasoning salt to taste. Pour over cracker mixture. Stir to evenly coat. Bake for 60 minutes, tossing and stirring Texas trash every 15 minuets to evenly roast.


We’re not stopping there, trashy folks! For those with a sweet tooth, I give you White Trash. Yep…Texas just keeps getting better and better, especially around the holidays.

White Trash


2 cups M&M’s
3 cups Chex cereal
1 cup Cheerios
2 cups peanuts
4 cups pretzels
1 lb. almond bark


Lay parchment paper across your countertop. Combine all ingredients, except almond bark, in a large bowl. Melt almond bark according to package instructions and drizzle over white trash mixture. Mix well, evenly coating. Turn out onto parchment paper and spread to form an even layer. Allow white trash to cool and harden. Break into smaller pieces and enjoy.