Peppermint White Trash Candy


Man. Sorry I’ve been MIA lately.

Life’s been busy, man. The holidays are more like the holidaze because I can’t believe it’s December 11th already and I haven’t even built a gingerbread house, decorated cookies, went ice skating, looked at lights, Christmas caroled, or anything yet!

Okay, so I definitely don’t Christmas carol. It’d be one thing if I had, ya know, an appropriate voice that wouldn’t offend society with my off-pitchedness and obscene tone-deafity, but pretty much I can only openly sing around my parents because in order to be a parent, I think you have to like, sign a contract saying you’ll never judge your child for singing N*Sync Christmas songs when they’re an adult because that’s just like, cruel. And therefore, their child has every freakin’ right to belt out “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays” at the top of her lungs because of the whole “unconditional love/your child is awesome” clause somewhere in that contract.

(Pssst, Mom and Dad, the contract also says your oldest daughter shall receive forever bossing rights to the two youngest siblings. And a brand new KitchenAid pink mixer. And some new boots.)

But can you believe how quickly this year has come and gone? Even December. I still have like, a zillion Christmas recipes to post and only have like, this week to post them since y’all will be soooooo over Christmas by the 20th, amirite?

I mean, I may as well skim past Christmas and begin my Easter treats. Bunny peeps and Cadbury eggs, Santa?

Anyway. I apologize for my absence. I haven’t forgotten about you guys!! That’s why I made you some ridiculously tasty candy.

Now before you get all PC on me, I did NOT come up with the term “white trash candy”, nor do I think white trash people actually eat this stuff. But if they do, ya know, to each their own. I don’t judge.

005However, after seeing it on blogs like Aimee‘s, I kinda sorta fell in love with this trashy treat. It’s basically a fantastical jumble of tasty candies, cookies, and confections, all smothered in chocolate because hello, that’s the right thing to do. And it’s amazing. And you need it.

Come and get trashy with me!


Peppermint White Trash Candy
Recipe type: Candy
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Serves: 8-10 cups
Don't let the name deter you from making this oh-so easy "candy." No brainpower OR candy thermometer required to make this seriously minty treat!
  • About 15 candy cane Oreos or peppermint Joe-Joe's, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup peppermint M&M's
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed pretzels
  • 1 cup peppermint marshmallows
  • ¾ cup roughly chopped peppermint bark squares
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • ½ pkg (about 6 squares) vanilla Candiquik or almond bark
  1. First, line a flat work space generously with wax paper. Second, in a large bowl, combine the chopped cookies, M&M's, pretzels, marshmallows, chopped peppermint bark and ONE cup of chocolate chips gently.
  2. Melt the white candy coating according to package directions until smooth. Pour over the bowl of candy and, working quickly, being tossing together until all the candy has been coated with the white chocolate.
  3. Spread the mixture onto the wax papered surface in an even layer. Meanwhile, microwave the remaining one cup of chocolate chips until smooth (you may want to add a teaspoon or so of oil to keep it smooth) and drizzle the chocolate over the candy.
  4. Allow the candy to set and harden, about 20 minutes, before breaking into pieces to serve. This can be stored airtight up to a week or more, and is great for gift-giving!!



004I love how simple it is to make this crowd-pleasing candy! You can really use whatever you have on hand, or switch up the flavors depending on the season (such as Peeps and Cadbury eggs for Easter!). I just loved the cool, refreshing peppermint twist from this candy version.


xo, Hayley

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  1. Ah! I must admit the name definitely caught my eye. It looks lika a sweet Holiday snack mix? (You know, like a Chex Mix without the breakfast cereal?)

  2. Haha, sure throw me under the bus!! I didn’t come up with the name, hehe!!! Anywho, loving the peppermint version. Oh yeah!!!

  3. Love trash candy!!! I bet it the peppermint version tastes exceptional! I hear ya on the singing. I don’t even sing happy birthday to people. I think I have a complex because my high school chorus teacher kicked me out for bad pitch. That stuff will mess with you!

  4. Trashy goodness! 😛

  5. I ‘ll get trashy with you anytime!! and I know – seriously – Christmas already – weren’t we just complaining about the 100+ temps like yesterday

  6. i would love to get trashed with you over this peppermint white trash! ps – i love that this is called white trash LOL

  7. y’all are trying to kill me, I swear. Gonna have to get out the Xtra fat pants!

  8. Oooooooh, yeah…I love this. Everything about this. And I could totally use a big pile of it today. I’m not even close to ready for Christmas, and I’m having a major anxiety attack trying to figure out how to get it all done. I’d rather junk hunker down with this stuff and eat myself into oblivion.

  9. Candy Cane Oreos?!? Maybe I’m living under a rock, but I’ve yet to see those! Sounds soo good. This looks FANTASTIC, and I ADORE the name. Can you just imagine giving white trash candy to snobby extended family members?

    • Hahahaha they’d probably shun it, but that would mean more for us 🙂 giiiirl, you need to find those candy cane Oreos! They’re delicious. Or the peppermint Joe-Joe’s from Trader Joe’s. Oh mahhh god.

  10. I so so so LOVE this!

  11. mmhmmm… i’d get trashy with this stuff any day Hayley! pretty much EVERYTHING I love is smack dab right in this recipe. especially those PRETZELS! you know i stick pretzels in all my desserts. Ahh. I love this – and how freaking easy it is to throw together. I saw it on facebook and have been anxiously awaiting to stalk the recipe here 🙂

  12. Wow – this is one pile! I need Peppermint Joe’s right now – or mint Oreos. I can’t get enough mint + chocolate!

  13. I don’t care what you call it, I want some right now! Looks sooo good.

  14. Trash candy is the best!! And I agree with the word holidaze…can’t believe Christmas is only 2 weeks away!!

  15. I’m with you – this month has gone crazy fast! I still have SO many recipes to post. Grrrrr. And if eating this candy means I’m white trash, then so be it. 😉

  16. Back for Seconds says:

    Woahhhhh, I love everything about this, trashy or not! I would eat the entire batch all by myself.
    Sorry I’m a bad bloggy friend. I’m playing catch up tonight!


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