Snow Buddies Chex Mix

This candy is so easy and fun to make. Everyone at the office party seemed to enjoy it. I have also made this several other times for my family and my kids always love it. I like this because it is a candy that is good and gluten free.

There are lots of variations of this recipe, but the basics are all about the same. It is usually known as white trash candy. I do not like that name. The first time I heard that name for it I was sure it must really be named something else. So, I decided to do an internet search and sure enough that is what everyone was calling it. Each version was a little different, but they were all called white trash candy.

I knew we had to come up with a new name, so we call it snow buddies. We call it Snow Buddies because I make a chocolate chex mix that is called Muddy Buddies. So, Snow Buddies seemed like a good name for it because it contains white chocolate.

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  1. It looks like an ultimate guilty pleasure. If only chex existed in Canada…

  2. I’ve also heard it called white trash. I’ve never made it but I want to. Can you tell me about how much it makes? Thanks

  3. Love the name Snow Buddies Chex Mix much better. Good call on that one. We like to make this with plain Cheerios mixed in. Yummy! =)

  4. YUM!!! That looks so good.

  5. I have everything to make your homemade peanut butter cups!! So excited to try them. Lana already passed the recipe on to one of her friends who made them yesterday. Thanks for always sharing your fun and tasty recipes and linking to TMTT.

  6. Oh that looks good! I’m certainly going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  7. Oh, YUM! This would be a great, easy thing for me to try for our Christmas Eve family get-together that we do. :) I’m stopping by from Jen’s party. :)

  8. Oh wow this looks yummy. I am hosting a Holiday Treats week and would love for you to link up some of your favorite holiday treats, I know you have lots of them!

  9. YUMMY!!! recipe for a family party. THANKS!!!

  10. Young Wife says:

    Looks great! Now I’m hungry.

  11. I just made a batch of Snow Buddies to take to a Christmas party tomorrow! Yum!

  12. Great recipe, remember eating this on holidays during my childhood. Ours was made with pretzels adds that bit saltiness that goes great with chocolate. will be making this for my family this year.

  13. I’ve not come across this cereal candy treat before. I love your name for it. The first time I had Muddy Buddies, the name I was given was puppy chow. I was much happier to find Chex’s name years later.

  14. I think the “white trash” name refers back to a version of chex mix called “trash”. My aunt and uncle made “trash” all the time. But I agree that “snow buddies” is a much better name!

  15. The original recipe was featured in taste of home it was called white chocolate party mix , then named reindeer party mix, and other names now it is either called trash or the vulgar name white trash (well anything in it that has trash sounds vulgar ) snow buddies sounds so much better

  16. Thank you for giving it a less trashy name!!!

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