So this Friday will mark a new chapter in my family’s Christmas traditions. We are hosting our inaugural ugly Christmas sweater party. I’m super stoked.
With a holiday party comes all the food stuffs too. So of course I went directly to the best source of holiday recipes: my mom. Oh my goodness y’all. My mom used to throw some killer Christmas parties. I’m pretty sure she spent an entire month’s grocery budget on the food for said parties too. The smells that wafted through the house, from December 1-25 were heavenly.
One of my favorite things she’d make was Texas Trash. Basically a homemade Chex mix. I’m sure she included a small amount of questionable ingredients because it was so addictive. Ha ha. And whatever didn’t get consumed at the party would be leftover and only got better with time. It’s great to gift and even better to “taste test.”
Sow without further ado, I give you Cheryl’s Texas Trash
- 3C corn squares cereal
- 3C rice squares cereal
- 1C of wheat squares, “Os” cereal (Cheerios), or Kix – I use store brand Tasteeos
- 1C mixed nuts
- 1.5C mini pretzels
- 6 TBSP butter
- 2 TBSP Worstchestershire Sauce
- 1.5 tsp seasoned salt
Preheat oven to 250°F. Melt butter and combine with salt and sauce. Pour over cereals/nuts and toss until coated. This may seem like not enough butter/seasoning, but just keep tossing. On a sided cookie sheet or roasting pan, spread mixture in single layer (it probably will make two pans). Bake for 60 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes. When done, transfer to countertop on paper towels to cool and to allow for any additional oils to drain off. Once cooled, transfer into an airtight container.
Christmas tins are perfect to put them into and then gift.
I wish I had some smell-o-vision for you right now.