Most helpful positive review
This was great. I followed the recipe with the following exceptions. I used one 17 oz bag of Reeces Pieces instead of the m&m's and I used 30 oz of premium white chocolate chips melted in the microwave for the white chocolate. For those who said this was too sweet, it's important NOT to use almond bark or "white chips" which both are sugary and are not actually white chocolate at all. I also rolled out some parchement paper on the counter top to spread the mixture on. It would not have fit on a cookie sheet. After the mixture dried, about 30 minutes, I broke it up a bit and stored in container. I'll be making this one again!Read More
Most helpful critical review
This was okay but way to sweet and I really like sweets. I'll keep looking.Read More
This was great. I followed the recipe with the following exceptions. I used one 17 oz bag of Reeces Pieces instead of the m&m's and I used 30 oz of premium white chocolate chips melted in the microwave for the white chocolate. For those who said this was too sweet, it's important NOT to use almond bark or "white chips" which both are sugary and are not actually white chocolate at all. I also rolled out some parchement paper on the counter top to spread the mixture on. It would not have fit on a cookie sheet. After the mixture dried, about 30 minutes, I broke it up a bit and stored in container. I'll be making this one again!
I got this recipe from the Indianapolis Junior League Cookbook 15 years ago and have made it every Christmas and Easter since. At the holidays I make a tin for everyone in my husband's office, and they start asking him for it at Thanksgiving! It is a nice gift for postman, school bus drivers, trash man etc. I sent this to both of my nephews in Iraq and it was the most requested item from both of them. I also send it with my son for his away golf matches on the bus. My original recipe called for 1-1.5 lbs of almond bark, not 2! I also use Crispix instead of Chex and use 1/2 cashews and 1/2 pecan halves. Either way it is great.
Talk about addictive! I took this to work which was my first mistake--Now I am asked to make this all the time as everyone gobbles it up. I use Crispex instead of Rice Chex,use 2 bags of Wilton TM white chocolate wafers, throw everything in a big roasting pan, melt the chocolate in the microwave, stir it all up really well, and turn it out on waxed paper to cool. Easy. Very easy! I believe whoever took Ruth's recipe and put it on this site copied it incorrectly. Step 2 is just a repeat of Step 1 and is a bit confusing to the reader. Try this you will really like it.
I made this twice - the first time using the recommended amount of white chocolate and I thought it was too sweet. The second time I halved the amount (I used white chocolate bark) and it was MUCH better.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stuff! I've made it several times and just use Crispix instead of the 2 cereals. I have tried this with real white chocolate and also the white chocolate almond bark. I highly recommend using the real white chocolate. I did not care for the almond bark version at all. Updated: I made this again and my proportions turned out perfectly. I used 3 bags of white chocolate chips (Walmart brand), one full box of Crispix (12 oz), one full bag of M&Ms (14 oz) and 3 cups of pretzels. I microwaved the chocolate for 1 minute, 10 seconds and it was perfectly melted.
For Easter gifts, I mixed Fruity Pebble, Pastel marshmallows and pretzels. Poured melted white choc and chunky peanut butter over....beautiful! They looked like little Easter baskets with pastel eggs inside.
I've made this for years but only with one pound of white chocolate instead of two, also with peanuts instead of cashews but they do sound worth a try. Also, use regular size candy only about half as much and get those colored according to the current holiday to make more feastive for the season.
This was so easy and delicious. I made it for a party and it was a huge success.
This stuff is addictive! I made this for a group and got loads of compliments. I used almond bark in place of the white chocolate (that my local store was out of).
When I make this, I use chow mein noodles instead of oat cereal, peanuts instead of cashews and peanut butter M&M's instead of regular. I know this as "White Trash". Seriously one of the best snack mixes I know. I double it AT LEAST and handwrite copies of the recipe for guests because I always get requests for the recipe. NOTE: This can also cool on tin foil. I don't keep wax paper on hand ever, I use tin foil instead.
Love this recipe--I break off pieces of a chewy (non chocolate) penut bar such as (payday) and mix it in. It is even more addictive.
I love this stuff! As previous reviewers mentioned, it IS addictive.
I call this my "clean out the pantry" Christmas Mix. I've used all kind of cereals from Cookie Crisp to Lucky Charms, any nuts I may have on hand (the more variety the better), as well as pretzels (any shape size). Each time I make it, it's a bit different but the reviews are all the same...FANTASTIC!! It's devoured instantly.
This is a warning! This stuff is very addicting. Be sure to have someone to help you eat it, or you will likely eat the whole thing. I loved it! I was out of oat cereal, so I omitted it. I also used salted peanuts instead of cashews. But either way, I am sure you can't go wrong. The white chocolate is great with the salty flavors. Can't wait to make it again.
I'm not sure if this recipe could even be classified as "GORP" since it doesn't have granola, oats, raisins or peanuts. I think I would just call it "White Chocolate Snack Mix" or how about "this stuff is really tasty and super easy!" This is definitely a keeper. Thanks!
Outstanding and very easy - but beware, this is VERY sweet. I made some modifications to bring it down a notch. I used 18 oz of chocolate instead of the 2 lbs, and still probably came close to doubling the cereal. I added the pretzels after I had mixed the chocolate with the cereal to preserve the salty/sweet mix. And lastly, I skipped the candy coated pieces and added sweetened dried cranberries instead. Other ingredients would work well in here, but don't skip the oat squares - the sweet cinnamon flavor and crunchy texture are what makes this mix stand out!
I'm rating this a five star - not for myself - but for my teenagers. My son took a large baggy to high school and made many new friends - lol. It's on my list as a repeater.
This was okay but way to sweet and I really like sweets. I'll keep looking.
My kids and I preferred the ingredients mixed without the white chocolate. It was too sweet and clumped with the chocolate.
My 3 year old daughter loved this recipe. It's also very easy to make which is a big plus when you're in a hurry for something sweet. I'll probably make this again and experiment with different combinations of ingredients.
We call this "White Trash" and everyone loves it! I think it is important to make sure you use salted nuts to cut down on the sweetness as other suggested. I used a mixture of plain Cheerios and Chex cereals, salted peanuts and pretzels, ommiting the candy you really don't need that sweetness on top of the white chocolate. This is great to give as gifts and to have out for munching at parties. A keeper!
Doesn't get any easier. This is so good and will be a hit at your holiday party. Be sure and use the red and green M&M's for the holidays!
Had put off making this as it sounded a bit time consuming, but just tried it and it's super quick and easy. Only made 1/2 the quantity and used small chocolate-coated honeycomb nuggets instead of the mini-candy coated chocolate pieces - a bit of a mistake as the chocolate on the outside melted into the white chocolate when I mixed it in. However it still tasted great! Also left out the toasted oat cereal and don't think I would have had enough chocolate to coat everything if I'd used it. My husband and guests absolutely loved this, will definitely be making it regularly.
We loved it. Everyone who ate some loved it. I will most definately make more soon. Thank you for the recipe.
very quick and easy. Went over very well as xmas gifts.
i love this recipe. i make it all the time! and it always gets rave reviews. for a less expensive version i use vanilla almond bark (candy coating) and dry roasted or cocktail peanuts. it's a hit!
I have made this recipe twice...first as written, then again using granola, oat cereal, raisins, candy-coated chocolate pieces, peanuts and some pretzel squares, along with the melted white chocolate. First batch was for coworkers to snack, second was for some friends who backpack in the High Sierras. Both batches were received and consumed to rave reviews! Will definitely make this again...I sense a new tradition has been created! =)
This was good. I used white candy coating instead of white chocolate. I think this was a mistake. Still overall, good. My 2 year old nephew couldn't get enough of it.
AMAZING! ADDICTING! WONDERFUL! Need I go on? I definitely had the stomach ache to prove how great this recipe is. I did play with the recipe a bit, and these are the measurements that I recommend: 7 cups chex (I used Crispix), 4 cups cheerios, 4 cups pretzels, 4 cups cashews (I also used dry roasted peanuts). I also think next time I will not use M&M's, but instead use Reese Pieces (the M&M's were just too much chocolate). If you want to be popular, definitely make this recipe :-)
DELISH!!! Very addicting! I did use the white choco premier chips from Nestle, I melted in a double boiler and added 3 tablespoons of Crisco shortening per 2 bags of chips, worked great had no clumping as was a problem in others reviews! Enjoy!!!!!
White Chocolate Gorp is the best!!! An awesome snack food. I followed the recipe to a "T", using Reese's Pieces for the chocolate candies. Everyone raved about this. I will be making this again. Thanks! Update: I made this for a second time using plain M&M's instead of Reese's Pieces. I have to say, the Reese's definitely send this one over the top! Although I think this recipe would be great no matter what the substitution.
I love this recipe and so does everyone I make it for. I found this a couple of years ago and have used it ever since, many around Christmas. This is a favorite!
YUM! I put this in Christmas baggies & handed them out to my nieces & nephews after dinner. They all loved it! I subbed raisins for the toasted oats cereal, & used red & green regular M&M's. Turned out great, Thanks Ruth, the kids dig when I give them stuff like this.
Love this recipe. Used white chocolate chips from Hershey and it turned out great. Definitely sweet but addictive. I love that you can add anything you have on hand. I mixed in some honey nut Cheerios and left out the Chex this time. Have used a can of mixed nuts as well as honey roasted peanuts. The saltiness of the pretzels with the sweetness of the coating is my favorite.
This is GREAT and so easy to make! I used peanuts instead of cashews (I only used half the recommended amount because I didn't buy a big enough jar). The most challenging part was finding a big enough bowl to hold it all. I will DEFINITELY be making this again. I made seven batches so I'd have enough for my co-workers and it was so easy! The biggest challenge is not eating it all. :)
This waa out of this world. I used almond bark and whole almonds. I ended making a second batch after I tried the first because I didn't want to share.
This is a crowd-pleasing, addictive mix! It's the perfect blend of sweet and salty! I'll definitely be making it again during the holidays next year. I, too, used Crispex instead of Chex as it tends to be a little crunchier. And, I was sure to use real white chocolate and not "white chips" or almond bark.
Great recipe to make and give as gifts. I left out the nuts, used rice chex, toasted oatmeal square cereal, pretzel stix & christmas m&m's. I've made this several years and it's always a big hit!
yum:)....it was sooo good...my mother in law made it...there was literally crumbs left...until my husband finished those up lol:)...must make this again:)
This is a great recipe, I do not rate a recipe based on changes I make. So the five stars are for this recipe as is. But I think this recipe is best wtih a bit of pepermint extract added. I make it at christmas time add the mint, holiday colored candies and call it "Santa snacks" we put it out for Santa with his cookies. I also use this as a afordable gift for Teachers etc.
I have been looking for this recipe for a while and it's delicious! My 5 year old help put it together and it was simple. This is GREAT for snaking. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool :) We make it when friends come over for "game night" or when we play cards. The first couple of times I made it I used less white chocolate until I realized I wasn't adding the right amount, but it still came out GREAT! It's also GREAT for the "once a month" sweet tooth. Thanks for sharing!
This was a huge hit with the husband and those we distributed gift bags to. I thought it was too sweet with the M&M's so next time I would leave them out. I couldn't find the mini ones. I used dry roasted peanuts and cashew pieces in this, but I preferred the peanuts so I would leave the cashews out next time. I preferred the chex cereal to the cheerio pieces so I would swap the Cheerios out with maybe wheat chex next time. I do think a mini round or shaped pretzel would work better than the sticks though. DH devoured this like it was going out of style.
Great recipe and easy to make. I added peanuts and cashews because I had them both on hand. I also used regular size M&Ms. For the pretzels I used Snyders Snaps. For the chocolate I used white almond bark and white chocolate (16oz each) . While the chocolate was melting I mixed the cereals, nuts, pretzels, and M&Ms. I didn't have a roasting pan on hand so I mixed it in a big stock pot. Once combined I poured it out on wax paper. It set up very quickly. It's very sweet! Great recipe.
This recipe is so easy. I used 5 cups of rice chex cereal instead of 6 and increased the chocolate to 2 1/2 lbs. I also added extra m & m's. I turned out perfect. My whole family fell in love with this and it was something that was easy for my kids to help me make.
Yum yum yum! This is so great! I think I will follow other reviewers advice next time and leave the pretzels uncoated for more of the salty/sweet flavor. Very easy and highly addictive.
love this stuff
This was a wonderful "thought" gift to give during the holiday season. I made two batches and found that using melted large baking chips, rather than a baking chocolate bar worked better (used only 1 lb, which was more than enuff). It formed a firmer finished product which I enjoyed. I also substituted regular M&M's for these wonderful Mint M&M's I happened upon while shopping. The mint flavor blended beautifully throughout the mix. I will be making this for years to come!!!
This was very easy to make and everyone seemed to like it. I'll be making it again I'm sure! I substituted the mini candy-coated chocolate pieces with mint chocolate and almond chocolate candy-coated pieces.
very good...too addictive
WOW! So good! I only made one mistake which was not mixing the dry ingredients together...because the mini M&M's were on top when I poured the white chocolate on, they kind of melted in...still, too addictive! Hope it makes it to the Super Bowl Party tomorrow!!
Very good recipe! I have been using a similar one for years. I use golden grahms cereal, and my hubby likes those the best, very good!!! So easy to make!!
Delicious- it clumps together when hardening so make sure to have it layed out flat beforehand. Also, more pretzels next time to add to the salty-sweet combo!
Addictive. We call it Candy Crack.
I, too, made the mistake of using Nestle Premeire White Morsels and it never melted, just globbed up and was a mess. So I used melted milk chocolate chips and it tasted great! I used Honey Grahams and Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch for the cereal and it was awesome!
This is such a great and easy recipe, especially for the holidays! I used Chex, Cheerio's, and peanut butter M&M's. This is so wonderful for giving to co-workers and friends as a Christmas gift. I brought cheap tins, put tissue paper in them and gorp. It was a hit! Will definitely make it again and again. Thanks!
Amazing how this stuff disappears. I package it up with christmas sprinkles & M& M's and give it away for neighbor/teacher etc. gifts. 2 bags of nestle chips in my microwave is 3 mins medium , stir, then 2 mins. medium , stir.
This made great neighborhood gifts for the holidays! I did go with the white Chocolate bark. I could not get the white choc chips to melt - they just got chunky. The bark melted beautifully! I was only able to find the white bark. Hope this helps!
I look forward to gaining the Christmas 5lbs on this stuff. I am very much OK with it.
I love this recipe! This Christmas I made a batch and gave it in tins to all of my kid's teachers and bus drivers. It's soo good and simple!
Tasty! Mix your M&Ms in as you prepare your goodie bags. :)
Have been making this for several years and my kids love it. Have taken it to numerous pot lucks as an extra treat and have had many requests for the recipe. Just sent a batch off to my son at college for a treat during finals week.
This was AWESOME! I made this for a Pine Derby Scouting event bake sale that I helped to organise. Real easy so kid friendly!!! Its a keeper!!!!!!!
This is my ultimate "I can't stop eating it" snack. I have experimented with different cereals and additions: lucky charms is wonderful to use (believe it or not). It adds color and makes it more "candy" like. I also add different kinds of nuts, m&ms, and I even mix reese's pieces into it! Anything goes!
Incredibly addictive! I made this as a gift for a coworker's birthday. I made it exactly as recipe describes & put it into a cleaned vintage pot lined with plastic wrap. I piled the mix high into the pot and topped with a beautiful bow. She L-O-V-E-D it, and the mix looked really pretty served this way. It made so much there was some left over for the family -- thankfully, since they were fighting each other for what was left!
Easy! I made it for Xmas gifts along with cookies for the guys in my office.
i thought this was really good just super sweet. I added 2 cups pecan halves along with 2 cups of dry roasted peanuts instead of cashews. I also used 2lbs almond bark not white chocolate (dont know if the sweetness is less if using real white choc.) next time i will try with real choc. but overall a great treat to make with the kids. thank yu for sharing!
Outstanding! Followed recipe except I used peanut butter M&M's instead of mini M&M's. Gave this as gifts in my office and someone said to me "What kind of drug did you put in that stuff because I couldn't stop eating it!"
Yikes, I think my sweet tooth died and went to Heaven on this one! Really good, really sweet, and really easy. I substituted Crispex and added golden raisins. Great Taste!
WOW!! This is my new favorite!!! I was looking for something new to make and I found it. This was so simple and way too good. I think I will have to make another batch. The only change I made was that I used peanut m&m's (x-mas colors) and white almond bark.
Super easy and most important - SUPER YUMMY! Thank you for this recipe!!
This is an awesome snack!!! It is sooo easy, and my family loves it. I added 3 cups of popcorn to the mixture, and it was excellent!
Very simple, very good. I used 10 cups assorted cereal, 3 cups assorted nuts, and a large bag of candies (some M&Ms, some Kissables). The only major departures here were that I had a math fail and only bought 18 oz. of white chocolate (thinking, somehow, that I had 2 oz. too much!) so that's all I used, and it was great. More would probably not have been better, for me personally. After tasting the mixture (ok, licking my fingers) I decided that Craisins would be a good add-in and promptly sprinkled a cup of Craisins over the whole thing. This made 2 jelly roll pans worth of goodies which I stuffed into 1 gallon + 2 quart bags. (In case anyone else considered, as I did, that the yield of 4 pounds was not terribly helpful in terms of how much "stuff" this makes for gifts.)
I have been making this for years. Ever since a friend gave some to us one Christmas as a gift. Normally I make about 5 batches every Christmas. I follow the recipe exactly and it turns out great every time. Makes a wonderful teacher gift in a pretty tin or glass jar. Make sure you attach the recipe because you will be asked for it.
Great and easy. Very addictive!
I just love this stuff! I first made it right before christmas and gave it out to friends, they all hate me now, because they've gained weight eating so much of it. Honestly it is really good! I put trailmix in mine with some reeses pieces. Yummy! I think I'll go gain another few pounds....
I'm not a huge fan of this (not a white chocolate lover), but I found it strangely addicting! Others also couldn't stop eating it. I did (approx) equal parts rice chex, cheerios, pretzels, cashews, peanuts, and regular and peanut m&ms. I also added about a tsp of peanut oil to the melted chocolate. Even 1/2 the recipe made a ton!
so simple! i added green and red sprinkles during christmas, put handfuls in individual baggies, and added them to each christmas present. they were a hit!
awesome...not much more to say then that
Made it with Crispix instead of Chex, omitted the chocolate candy and opted for craisins instead. I used the stick pretzels, but it made it difficult to eat, especially since everything sticks together like glue. Next time I will use pretzel knots, and be sure to double the amount of these. It makes for a delicious salty-to-sweet ratio. Took it to work and the whole batch was gone by noon!
Delicious!!!! Would give more stars if I could. I had to give it away to stop myself from eating it all by gone. All my favorite tastes in one bite. Salty,sweet,chocolate, all in one recipe. I think next time I might try adding some kind of dried fruit. I saw another recipe somewhere else that added cranberries. I definately will make again but bewarned if you are like me you might not be able to resist and eat till you make yourself sick.
My husband and I laugh at the name "gorp". We decided to call it White Chocolate Christmas Mix. We love it. Very tasty stuff. I actually put these in with my Christmas cookie packages this year. Everyone enjoyed. My brother and sister in law already called for the recipe.
Yum! A good friend has made this as a gift. She calls it 'white trash.'
My intentions were to make this exactly as written, as I have for a few years, but discovered I did not have the full 2# of white bark, which turned out fine. I substituted half of the chex mix for new chocolate chex (yum!). Tossed in some mini-marshmallows after realizing "someone" ate all the m&m's I thought I had hidden. Although the original is the best, when in a pinch...made it work!
Yum, used peanut butter m&m's instead!
I love this stuff! One of my patient's wife would make this for us on occasion and it's quick and easy and so good. I basically threw in different types of cereals I had in the house, with some pretzel sticks and cashews. It made a ton so I gave some to my friend and will send some with the kids to school.
This recipe is awesome and flexible. This year I made the mistake of trying to use nestle's premier white chocolate that I accidentally bought out of code date. It just melted into a big unusable blob of white chocolate. I had to go out and buy blocks of white chocolate. Watch out for expiration dates.
I have made this recipe many times because it is so popular with the kids in my church. It doesn't matter what combination of cereals and snacks I mix together - it is always yummy and devoured. I do typically make it at Christmas time with Christmas minty M&M's and cashews, pretzels, Chex cereal and Cheerios.
I made this for my daughter and sons teachers at their Preschool and it was a hugh hit! I wouldn't reccomend melting the chocolate chips in the microvave- it is to easy to over melt and I had to throw a whole batch out! Also 3 bags of white chocolate chips was plenty for my batch.
We love this recipe. It's a staple at our Christmas gatherings and we call it "Reindeer Chow" I also use less white chocolate that called for here.
I thought this was very good and when I took it to a women's group meeting I came home with any empty bowl and had many requests for the recipe. Next time I would cut it in half though as it makes tons!
I love this stuff! I added a little cinnamon and brought it with me to an out of town family Christmas thing and everyone loved it. It made enough to send everyone leftovers. Thank you so much for this recipe. Will definitely make again next year!!!
Only I could manage to buy UNSALTED peanuts! So I sprinkled some table salt throughout the mix before the chocolate and made sure to dump the salt at the bottom of the pretzel bag in, too. Good stuff!Ummmm...be sure to turn it out on wax paper or coat your "mixing" pan with nonstick spray. I'm soaking my mixing pan in hot water right now! LOL
We had something like this last year and I was looking for a recipe for it!! Boy did I find it ! This is so GREAT!!!!! The salty sweet mix is so good. I added almonds and a wheat chex to this and it came out great !!!!
I brought this to a children's party and the kids loved it. It is colorful and looks "fun" on the table. It was also very easy to make and I even threw in leftover baking ingredients from my freezer. This recipe is also great for Holidays and easy to throw in "appropriate" holiday colored candy.
I have made this recipe several times, and have found that using 1.5 lbs of the almond bark is a better ratio. If you use the whole 2 lbs the goodies get lost in a mess of super sweet coating. I usually make a big batch around the holidays and include it in my cookie tins. The recipe of flexible, so I add whatever I have on hand. I always get rave reviews.
Yum! I used bark instead of chips.
Huge hit over the holidays.
This is excellent! The only thing I did differently is I used non-coated mini pretzels - I like the salty-sweet.
So good, and so addictive!