Football Nibbles: Texas Trash

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The big game is tomorrow and everyone is talking about commercials and what they will be eating. (disclaimer: yes, I am writing a post with the word ‘football’ in it, but I’m not invested in who wins at all. I’m just there for the food.) Maybe it’s just the people I follow, but I haven’t heard one word about who is playing.

While I normally make Texas Trash for the holidays in big batches, I thought it might be fun to make for the Super Bowl for people to nibble on throughout. And when I say people, I mean me and P, cause Covid. (Is it all over yet?)

This recipe is highly adaptable. Most people love to add some hot sauce (1 tablespoon if you like things with a small kick) or even cayenne pepper. In my recipe, I always include some Tony Chachere seasoning cause it’s just so good. (Fun fact: His great granddaughter is in my bible study group!) I think it’s more of a local southern seasoning so if you can’t find it in stores, you can find it here.

You can also add any other dry ingredients you think would work well with this. Some people add Cheerios, bagel chips, Goldfish, etc. Just remember, the more dry ingredients you add, the more you will find that you will need to increase the seasoning mixture. This is where the art of cooking/baking comes in. I just do it taste. But, start slow. It’s always easier to add more than to take anything out.

Hope you like this addicting recipe as much as I do! And gooo, Football Team!

Texas Trash

Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack


  • 1/2 cup melted non-salted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce I have a pretty generous tablespoon of worchestershire sauce cause we love it.
  • 1 teaspoon Tony Cachere's seasoning This may be a local ingredient in the south. You can leave it out if you can't find it.
  • 2 cups wheat chex cereal
  • 2 cups rice chex cereal
  • 2 cups corn chex cereal
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1 cup nuts of your choice
  • 1 cup Cheez-Its
  • 1 cup Bugles


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  • Mix first six ingredients in a small bowl
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a very large bowl with ample room to mix
  • Pour butter and seasonings over dry ingredients until everything is coated well.
  • Spread in one even layer on a baking sheet. The less overlap of mix, the better.
  • Bake one hour stirring every 15 mintues. This step is very important for proper cooking. You must mix, mix, mix!
  • Cool. You can store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks, but I doubt it will last that long.

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