Circus trash candy is totally addictive! Whip up a quick batch of this no-bake snack and watch it disappear.
Hi. Why is it still summer?
The heat part I can mostly handle. Stay inside. Drink frosty margaritas. Repeat. That is simple enough, yes?
It’s the children part that I am struggling with. Why are they so obsessed with me? Sometimes after a day at home with my kids, I understand how Britney Spears must feel, minus the part about having a hot body. It gets really tiring when people follow you around all day, poking into your business and asking questions that you don’t feel like answering.
“Where did you get that chocolate?”
“What are we having for dinner next Thursday?”
“Why does your tummy look like you ate a lot of pancakes?”
“Are you going poop or pee and can I come in and watch?”
“Can you take me to look for Pokémons?”
Suddenly the whole 2007 Britney-shaving-her-head meltdown makes perfect sense. Because right now, nothing sounds better than driving aimlessly around town without my kids, drinking Starbucks frappes and talking with a fake British accent. The other day Lucy tried to wipe me after I peed and I was literally THIS close to running outside and hitting my car with an umbrella.
Please summer…go away. I don’t wanna be 2007 Britney. I wanna be I’m a Slave 4 U holding the big yellow snake Britney. Or Crossroads Britney. Or Vegas Britney. Anything but Kevin Federline/Adnan Ghalib Britney.
In light of the fact that I’m longing for Fall and Winter, I thought I’d re-make one of my favorite holiday treats — Christmas Trash Candy (also known as Christmas Crack). A simple mixture of pretzels, Chex or Crispix cereal , M&Ms and peanuts coated in vanilla almond bark, this stuff is SO easy and my family INHALES it every year. It’s SO crazy addictive and everyone I give it to asks for the recipe.
WHY this is only a holiday recipe is beyond me, because it just begs to be made in the summer. It’s no-bake and perfect for making with the kids! I decided to put a fun spin on it and make CIRCUS TRASH CANDY — a circus animal cookie snack mix that tastes even better than the original Christmas version. I left out the M&Ms and peanuts and added some chopped circus animal cookies and nonpareil sprinkles, which added a nice crunch.
Make up a huge batch of this — it’s great for long trips in the car, parties, or just snacking in general. It won’t last long!
- 4 cups mini pretzel twists
- 6 cups Rice Chex (or Crispix cereal)
- 2 cups chopped frosted circus animal cookies
- 1 1/2 cups white candy melts
- 1 1/2 cups pink candy melts
- 3 oz jar rainbow nonpareils
- Place two large sheets of wax paper on a table or your kitchen counter.
- In a large bowl, combine mini pretzels, cereal, and animal cookie pieces. Divide mixture in half, placing half in a separate bowl.
- Melt candy melts separately according to package directions. Pour melted pink candy into one bowl, stirring thoroughly to coat. Repeat with white candy melts and other half of snack mix.
- Spread pink snack mix on one sheet of wax paper, spreading as well as possible. Repeat with the white snack mix. Sprinkle very thoroughly with nonpareil sprinkles. Allow candy to harden, then break into pieces and mix together. Keep stored in a covered bowl of large resealable bags.
Enjoy, friends!! Have a great day!