Christmas baking, minus the baking | Holiday 2017

Being able to freely use the oven/stove the week of Christmas is something that just does not happen. Between meal prep and baking for the holiday in addition to feeding yourself for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the kitchen is a crazy place.

With that being said, I have become extremely familiar with no-bake dessert recipes that taste amazing and don’t get you near-killed for trying to use the oven amid the hustle and bustle.

One of these recipes is a Christmas twist on the classic “white trash” dessert. I made this last night and I can confirm to you that not only is this probably the easiest and cheapest thing you will ever make, but it took almost no time to prepare whatsoever. So, if you’re looking for something easy-peasy, stick around, because the recipe below is totally for you!

Christmas Crack [“White Trash”]


  • 10 cups of Chex cereal [I chose Rice Chex – but pick any that you desire!]
  • 4 cups of Snyder’s pretzel rods
  • 5 cups of Bugles
  • 1 bag Christmas Milk Chocolate M&M’s
  • 1 bag of peppermints, unwrapped and finely chopped
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • 24 ounce bag of white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening or solid coconut oil


  1. Place the Chex cereal, pretzel rods, and Bugles into a very large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place parchment paper on two large baking sheets. Set aside.
  3. Unwrap individual peppermints and place into a Ziploc bag. Break into fine pieces using a mallet or meat tenderizer.
  4. Place the white chocolate chips and shortening into a microwave safe bowl. Place in microwave for 30-second intervals and stir until smooth.
  5. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the dry mixture and immediately sprinkle the M&M’s, crushed peppermints and sprinkles on the candy [to ensure it sticks to the mixture].
  6. Mix gently with a spoon until all ingredients are coated evenly.
  7. Divide the mixture in half and spread in even layers on the baking sheets.
  8. Let the candy set. If you are in a rush, place it in the refrigerator until it sets.
  9. Break apart and serve – or place into an airtight container for later snacking!

What are some other quick and easy Christmas recipes that you can’t live without? xoxo.



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