To me, recipes are memories.
This recipe passed down from grandmother to granddaughter is host to countless scents, tastes, moments, and celebrations.
My fondest recollection of a recipe memory is my Mamaw’s Trash (or Chex Mix as it is more often called). Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, I spent a lot of time last week remembering my Mamaw and her warm kitchen full of home canned goods, Schwan’s Ice Cream (hah!) in the freezer, and a yummy treat always waiting to be devoured.
Our entire family coveted the days my Mamaw made Trash. The house always smelled a little bit spicy, a little bit buttery, and a lot loved. She kept it in a huge Tupperware cake “taker” turned upside down because it was the biggest container she could find. There was always Trash on the holidays, so I suppose that’s why I correlate the two so much!
- 1/ 2 cup salted butter
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
- 8 cup Chex (mixture of rice, corn and wheat)
- 2 cups nuts (mixture of pecans, peanuts, and any others n hand)
- 1 cup pretzels
- Preheat oven to 250*.
- Put 1 stick of butter in a saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add spices, sugar and Worchester sauce and simmer until combined.
- In a large bowl, toss dry cereal ingredients, and then pour over butter mix. Toss gently to coat.
- Spread out evenly between baking sheets, and bake at 250*, stirring every 15 minutes, for an hour.
- Sometimes, we add a little hot sauce for a kick, or a little extra Worchester sauce for more spice!
- I think Trash is even better the second day, so save a little to enjoy!
It’s is the merriest of all munchies for the holidays and I hope you enjoy my Mamaw’s take on this holiday favorite.
Merriest of Holidays to you!
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