I think that the combination of cereal, M&M's and pretzels make a delicious combination. Not to mention, it can be addictive to eat.
If you are looking for a quick candy recipe to throw together for a holiday, this should be one of your go to recipes. You can easily substitute the holiday M&M's to go with another holiday (i.e. Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc.) Although, I am not sure how it became known as Christmas Trash, I promise it is wonderful!
Christmas Trash Candy Recipe:
24 oz. Almond Bark (vanilla flavored candy coating)
6 cups Kellogg's Crispix cereal
3 cups pretzels (I prefer to break mine into smaller pieces)
3 cups of dry roasted peanuts
16 oz. M&M'S Plain Chocolate Candy
In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave for 2-4 minutes at 30 SECOND intervals until chocolate is melted; set aside.
In a bowl, add cereal, pretzels, peanuts and M&Ms. Pour melted chocolate over the cereal mixture using a large spatula to fold all together making sure not to break up the cereal to much.
Once all the mixture is coated real well with the chocolate, pour out onto a pan or table lined with waxed paper.
Once cooled, break up into piece and store in an air tight container..