Wednesday, December 21, 2011

First Post

So, Merry Christmas and here is the first recipe

I first heard about White Trash here on the internet.
And, obviously, as I live in Arkansas, I had to make a batch.
There are lot of recipes out there,
but I'm going to give you a British rule-of-thumb
 for making anything that involves mixing a cereal into melted chocolate.


The rule is: stir half the WEIGHT of cereal into the WEIGHT of chocolate.
( You might feel a little disappointed about the amount you can make
 but remember, 6 oz of rice crispies is a lot of rice crispies.)
  In other words, if you have a 6 oz bar of chocolate , you can add 3 oz of cereal'
 If you have half a kilo of chocolate, you can add 250 grammes of cereal.

 Now, if you're used to cooking with ingredients measured in cups,
working in weights can be rather daunting.
 If you check the nutritional information,
 it will usually give a weight-to-volume ratio
and you can guesstimate the amount you need.
It's really not an exact science.

Back to the trash...

Melt 20 oz of vanilla almond bark (Or Scotbloc, in the UK).
 If you're confident and wealthy, you can melt 20 oz of white chocolate, but be forewarned;
white chocolate doesn't behave as nicely as almond bark (Or Scotbloc).

 Once melted, add a combination of Chex cereal, small pretzels,
 Cheerios, salted nuts, tiny crackers...etc
 I  added  six cups of cereal, two cups of pretzels, a fistful of peanuts
and a scattering of M&Ms to my mix.
I stirred it up and poured it out onto a sheet of baking parchment.
Once it was cool and hard, I broke it up and ..there you go.

White and trashy. 

A  big handful in each cellophane bag, then I added this label.

And if you're on my gift list,
you're probably getting some of this.


1 20z packet of Vanilla Almond Bark
(Or White Chocolate Scotbloc)
3 cups any Chex
3 cups of any pale, crispy cereal
(or more Chex)
2 cups small pretzels
1 cup of peanuts or tiny peanut butter crackers
or tiny salty crackers

a handful of M&M, or Sixlets
 (Or chocolate Smarties if you're UK)


Melt chocolate, carefully.
Stir in ingredients until well coated.
Pour out a onto baking parchment 
or large non-stick baking sheet
and allow to cool or chill in the fridge.

Break up into chunks and you're done.

It's pretty addictive stuff, with that meld of 
sweet and salty, 
melting and crispy, 
white and trashy.