December 22, 2006

White Trash

white trash, yum

The food lore surrounding recipe, from the brilliant Alton Brown, is that it's addictive despite how nauseatingly sweet it can be. But really, you can't stop eating it once you've started and I made it a few years ago only to think about it again when, this year, out of ideas for the coworkers, I figured, why not?

Alton's image looks like he uses way more white chocolate than called for
white choco overdose?

or maybe I just need to find the episode where he devises some creative way to mix all the ingredients together, either way, it's a versatile recipe and if you aren't in the mood for sweets you can pour milk over the cereal or snack on the pretzels and peanuts while watching tv.

Which just goes to show, good eats.

Alton Brown's White Trash Mix:

Ingredients:
-Two 11 ounce bags of white chocolate chips
-3.5 Cups Cheerios
-3 Cups Rice Chex
-3 Cups Corn Chex
-1 Pound plain M&Ms
-2.5 Cups mixed nuts (no peanuts)
-2 Cups small pretzels

1. Get a really big metal bowl and place it over a large sauce pan/pot containing about an inch of water. Put this over medium heat.

2. Dump in the chips in the bowl and stir with a rubber spatula (every now and then) until they’ve melted smooth. You can walk away from time to time but be careful not to let the water get too hot or the cocoa butter will bog.

3. Dump everything else in the bowl and fold over and over until the hunks and chunks are well coated.

4. Spread the mess out on parchment paper or freezer paper and set in a cool place until it sets solid, then break it into pieces and seal in tins.

5. "Dole this stuff out carefully. It is highly habit forming. Happy Holidays, kids"

Posted by Cathy at December 22, 2006 03:52 PM