Miss Edye’s Texas Trash

Hey y’all! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It’s Marye from Restless Chipotle and I am back to share  an easy snack recipe, Miss Edye’s Texas Trash. It’s super easy to make and has special meaning for our family.

I don’t know about y’all but I am not one of those people who has tons of friends in real life. I just can’t handle a busy social life thanks to my introverted tendencies. I am lucky to have one of those friends that has my back no matter what — she’s been family to me and the kids through some pretty rough times. And there’s one thing I can count on… no matter what is going on she’s likely to show up at the house with a big batch of Texas Trash. I am pretty sure that world peace could be achieved if all of the world leaders got together with a big bowl of Edye’s Texas Trash and just spent the afternoon munching and sorting things out.

This is something like Chex mix but not exactly. It’s spicy, salty crunchy perfection and it’s sure to make you feel better no matter what happens to be going on in your life.

Now my kids text her at odd moments…

  • Miss Edye, when are you coming over?
  • Miss Edye, bring some of that Texas Trash.
  • Miss Edye, are you bringing your Texas Trash over soon?

And it goes on. And on. And on. You know, in most of the south close female family friends are just about always “Miss Who-ever”. I bet she’s so sorry that she ever gave them her cell phone number…

This stuff is addictive. Don’t say that I didn’t warn you. There are several kinds of crispy cereal, pecans, and lots of spices to keep your mouth wondering what you are going to taste next. It’s super easy to make and believe me, it makes a great Christmas gift. Sometimes I sneak M&Ms into it to add a sweet note to offset the salty-spicy flavors.

Texas Trash is cute given in a quart jar with a raffia or twine bow. You can give it that way or add it to a gift basket. Personally, I just like it in a bowl right by my computer. 😉

This calls for a spice blend that is common here in Texas called Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. If you don’t have it in your grocery store you can find it online at Amazon, there isn’t really a good substitute.

Miss Edye's Texas Trash
A crispy, crunchy, spicy snack mix that is perfect for gift giving and holiday snacks.
Recipe type: snack
Serves: 5 quarts
  • 4 cups Crispix Cereal
  • 4 cups corn Chex
  • 2 cups rice Chex
  • 2 cups wheat Chex
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup bacon grease
  • 2 cups of pecan halves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  1. You'll need a 5 quart bowl to mix the Texas Trash.
  2. Melt the butter and bacon grease in the microwave.
  3. Stir in the seasonings and pecans.
  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute
  5. Add the cereal and stir to blend well.
  6. Microwave for 6 minutes, stirring often.
  7. Turn out onto paper towels,
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 228 Fat: 15.1 Saturated fat: 3.1 Carbohydrates: 21.3 Sugar: 3.0 Sodium: 256 Fiber: 2.7 Protein: 4.1 Cholesterol: 6

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If you liked this Texas Trash recipe you may also like these recipes from Restless Chipotle…

Creamy Pecan Pralines

Easy No Bake Rolo Cookies

Maple Pecan Sandies


  1. This is the only way I ever made trash and my now grown daughters won’t eat it any other way! I always have it for Christmas. It’s delicious!

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