Texas Trash

Texas Trash | Feeding This Family

I don’t know about the rest of the country or even the world, but in Texas, chex mix, or Trash as we call it, is almost a religion. Everyone has their own way of making it, some are spicy, some are sweet. I’ve made them both ways. Typically Trash is a Christmas time snack, but I like to keep it around my house year round. I’ve tried countless recipes and tweaked and tweaked. I think I finally found the “one.” I’ve made this recipe 5 times in the last 3 weeks. This is pretty spicy so I suggest going easy the first time and then working up.

Texas Trash

This recipe make A LOT, more than my biggest bowl would hold, so I suggest only making half unless you have a VERY LARGE bowl.

1/2 (14 ounce) box of Rice Chex cereal

1/2 (14 ounce) box of Corn Chex cereal

16 ounces of a combination of your choice: Wheat chex, Bugles, pretzels, Goldfish crackers, Oyster crackers, Rye toast

8.75 ounce can of mixed nuts

1 cup of pecans

1 and 1/2 stick of butter (3/4 cup)

1 tablespoon Steak Seasoning

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon garlic power

Additional garlic powder and Tabasco

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.

In a VERY large bowel, combine the cereals, crackers and nuts. In this step, be very careful not to crush the cereal.

In a separate bowl, melt the butter and combine with seasonings.

Carefully pour the butter mixture over the cereals and fold until the cereal is evenly coated.

Place the mixture into 2 large rimmed sheet pans. Sprinkle additional garlic powder and Tabasco over the mixture. Bake for 1 hour, folding over every 15 minutes. Depending on how spicy you like it, you can add more Tabasco at the first flip. Two doses of Tabasco (one at the beginning, one after 15 minutes) is very spicy.

Now eat it all up!

To make it easy on yall, I’ve done the calucations for a half batch, which is enough to fill one large bowl, one rimmed sheet pan and one gallon size Ziploc.

Texas Trash

(half batch)

1/4 (14 ounce) box of Rice Chex cereal (3.5 ounces)

1/4 (14 ounce) box of Corn Chex cereal (3.5 ounces)

8 ounces of your choice: Bugles, pretzel, Goldfish crackers, Oyster crackers, Rye toast

4.5 ounces of mixed nuts

1/2 cup of pecans

3/4 stick of butter

1/2 tablespoon Steak Seasoning

1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tablespoon garlic power

Additional garlic powder and Tabasco

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.

In a large bowel, combine the cereals, crackers and nuts. In this step, be very careful not to crush the cereal.

In a separate bowl, melt the butter and combine with seasonings.

Carefully pour the butter mixture over the cereals and fold until the cereal is evenly coated.

Place the mixture into 1 large rimmed sheet pan. Sprinkle additional garlic powder and Tabasco over the mixture. Bake for 1 hour, folding over every 15 minutes. Depending on how spicy you like it, you can add more Tabasco at the first flip. Two doses of Tabasco (one at the beginning, one after 15 minutes) is very spicy.

I’ve linked this post with some of my favorite weekly go to’s for recipes and ideas, The Weekly PotluckMandy’s Recipe Box’s “Totally Tasty Tuesdays!”, and Buns in My Oven.