4th of July Snack Mix

Saturday, July 3, 2021
Here is a great festive snack mix to celebrate an American holiday with a Patriotic red, white and blue addictive fun food.


This easy confection is made up of cereals, pretzels, raisins, and just about anything you like can go into the mix all coated in melted white chocolate.


This simple snack mix can be adapted to any holiday theme just by changing the colorful coated candies and sprinkles with festive jimmies.


We made these with pastel colors for Easter with sprinkles, red and green for Christmas, then our Patriotic version, and even green for St. Patrick's Day.


If you create food recipes try some others we love like our Patriotic Fun Food Roundup of Recipes or our Red White and Blue Food Recipes, all decadently delicious super simple to make.


Check out our favorite mix suggestions and scroll to the bottom for these printable instructions
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red white and blue festive snack mix in a mason jar







Festive Fun Snack




Whether you add cereal, nuts, dried fruits, popcorn, candy, or other favorite snack foods, the substitutions are endless for just about any occasion.



We have made this for baby showers, weddings, breast cancer awareness fundraisers and so much more.



Get creative, tint the chocolate to your theme and make this super special for that gift you may need for a "hard to buy for" person.



Patriotic candy and snack mix for the 4th of July in a mason jar



Ingredients You Will Need(see below recipe card for measurements)

  • cereal, pretzels, crackers, coated colorful candies
  • White, Milk, or use  chocolate  chips any flavor IE Butterscotch, Peanut Butter or Dark Chocolate
  • Shortening
  • Garnishes and Suggestions: Holiday-themed colored sprinkles or nonpareils, chopped nuts, coconut, chopped dried fruits, chopped candy bars, mini chocolate chips, popcorn, marshmallows 
  • Optional Food Coloring for white chocolate to make it pastels or another color you prefer besides white.



snack mix for a holiday



Other Tip Suggestions:


  • mix in melted white or milk chocolate
  • top while warm with colorful sprinkles or sugars
  • add mini marshmallows for garnish 
  • add popped corn
  • garnish with chocolate chips, peanut butter, or mint chips
  • add assorted nuts, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds
  • add coconut
  • use any colorful miniature crackers or any cereals you prefer
  • use any kinds of dried fruits
  • melt chocolate in 30-second increments be careful not to burn it
  • store in cool dry places in tightly covered containers
  • work quickly to spread out on a cookie sheet, the chocolate hardens quickly and if using sprinkles you need to be fast before it cools
  • use only good grade chocolate or it will ruin the taste of the whole snack mix

Holiday Ideas

  1. Tint the white chocolate to match the holiday or party 
  2. Colorful sugars can be used
  3. Add to mason jars for gift-giving
  4. Perfect for any Fall adding candy corn pumpkin candies holidays IE Halloween Thanksgiving
  5. Use any cookie mixes you prefer
  6. The candy will keep fresh and delicious for up to 1 week and needs to be stored covered in a cool area  
  7. This candy bark is perfect for fundraisers, parties, and all holiday
  8. Use miniature muffin tins to make small rounds for a no-bake style candy for cookie trays 





snack mix on a cookie sheet



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Great for Kids




If you were looking for a fun family project that teaches kids how to cook, then enjoy the day together creating this perfect delicious snack mix.


Not only is this easy, but it will also make a wonderful family memory and maybe even start a new tradition.


No matter what you decide to add to this delicious snack mix/bark candy, it's addicting, super simple, and made in no time.



4th of July Snack Mix

4th of July Snack Mix

Yield: 10
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 3 MinTotal time: 8 Min
Here is white chocolate coated party mix everyone loves to snack on. It can be whatever you want it to be using cereals, raisins, colorful coated candies and so festive for any holiday you choose!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cereal squares, rounds, any kinds you prefer or a mixture of different ones
  • 1 cup miniature pretzel twists, squares
  • 2 cups cereal any kinds you like ( we prefer peanut butter crunch, squares of any kind, O's
  • 1 cup any nuts (or pumpkin, sunflower seeds for allergies)
  • 1 cups raisins or craisins
  • 1 cup red white and blue candy-coated chocolate candies
  • 2-3/4 cups white chocolate chips or melting white chocolate ( Note: any kind of chocolate  or chips can be used IE: peanut butter, butterscotch, chocolate, mint,  around a 12-ounce bag)
  • 1 tablespoon butter flavored shortening
  • Optional: mini crackers or any kind of goldfish work great, pretzel sticks are broken,  m&m, chocolate chips or white chips for garnish, while still warm sprinkle with red, white, and blue jimmies or pastels

Instructions

  1. Place all the dry snack mix you choose to use in a large bowl and toss it together.
  2. In a microwave-proof bowl melt the white chocolate with shortening in 30-second increments stirring in between until melted ( be very careful not to burn the chocolate).
  3. Melt this until the chocolate is smooth and free-flowing and smooth.
  4. Pour this over the mixture mix well and spread on the cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
  5. Refrigerate until firm around 20 minutes.
  6. Break it up and add to mason jars for gifts or a festive plate for serving guests.

Notes:

Other Tip Suggestions:


  • mix in melted white or milk chocolate
  • top while warm with colorful sprinkles or sugars
  • add mini marshmallows for garnish 
  • add popped corn
  • garnish with chocolate chips, peanut butter, or mint chips
  • add assorted nuts, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds
  • add coconut
  • use any colorful miniature crackers or any cereals you prefer
  • used dried fruits
  • melt chocolate in 30-second increments be careful not to burn it
  • store in cool dry places in tightly covered containers
  • work quickly to spread out on a cookie sheet, the chocolate hardens quickly and if using sprinkles you need to be fast before it cools
  • use only good grade chocolate or it will ruin the taste of the whole snack mix



Holiday Ideas

  1. Tint the white chocolate to match the holiday or party 
  2. Colorful sugars can be used
  3. Add to mason jars for gift-giving
  4. Perfect for any Fall adding candy corn pumpkin candies holidays IE Halloween Thanksgiving
  5. Use any cookie mixes you prefer
  6. The candy will keep fresh and delicious for up to 1 week and needs to be stored covered in a cool area  
  7. This candy bark is perfect for fundraisers, parties, and all holiday
  8. Use miniature muffin tins to make small rounds for a no-bake style candy for cookie trays 



Nutrition Facts

Calories

535.11

Fat (grams)

23.63

Sat. Fat (grams)

8.84

Carbs (grams)

78.01

Fiber (grams)

3.64

Net carbs

74.36

Sugar (grams)

45.62

Protein (grams)

8.29

Sodium (milligrams)

291.96

Cholesterol (grams)

9.24
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11 comments

  1. What fun, colourful and delicious snacks!

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  2. This snack mix is so perfect!! I love how easy this is to make. I am definitely going to give this a go this weekend :)

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  3. I don't think I could be trusted around a jar of that. Looks lush.

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  4. The snack mix is so easy to make and everyone loves it! Perfect for the holiday weekend!

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  5. Love the colors in this snack mix! Will definitely need to try this out today.

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  6. I had to make this as soon as I saw it, for the family gathering. Everyone, kids and adults, loved it! Fabulous colors!

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  7. I love making this quick and easy snack mix recipe. It's great with the white chocolate. I can eat on it all day!

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  8. What a delicious and lovely snack mix! My teens loved this especially my hubby! Such a creative and festive recipe.

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  9. WOW! What an interesting idea this mix is: so colorful and tasty!

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  10. You had me at melted white chocolate! And thank you for all of the great suggestions for how to customize the mix.

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  11. We made this mix for the 4th of July, and it disappeared quickly! It's so easy and quick to prepare too -- will definitely look at customizing for other holidays in the future as well!

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