Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July Fireworks Snack Mix

Just in time for your Holiday weekend I have a 4th of July Fireworks Snack Mix. I'm taking it to a family get together on the 4th and if there's any left after that we'll be snacking on it all weekend. I'm calling it a fireworks mix because the way I made it to kinda look like fireworks, just go with me on this.
Ok, before I list out the ingredients did any of you find a patriotic M & M's mix out there? I looked a few places and couldn't believe when I couldn't find it because it seems like every holiday they have a special mix out there. So, I had to eat all the yellow, orange, green, and brown ones, I mean I sorted the blue and red ones out to use in the mix. Aaanndd, did you know Dora the Explorer cereal was star shaped? What a perfect thing to throw in this patriotic snack mix. Ok here's what I used
1 cup Cheerios
3 cups pretzel sticks (divided)
3 cups Chex cereal
1 cup Dora the Explorer star shaped cereal
red and blue M & M's
1 cup peanuts
White chocolate or Almond Bark
Blue and Red Candy Melts
To make:
1. In a small bowl melt 1/2 cup of blue candy melts, dip or how ever you want to do it but coat about 1 cup of pretzels and separate the pretzels onto wax paper to dry. Repeat this for red candy melts.
2. Combine all but 1 to 1/2 cup of M &M's in a large bowl. Melt almond bark, pour over ingredients while slowing stirring. Once coated, scoop by spoonful onto wax paper to set.
3. In large bowl combine the almond bark coated mix, the remaining M &M's, and your red and blue pretzels.
Enjoy!!! Because of the Almond bark and candy melts I don't advise taking this treat to an outside in the full sun event. Luckily it's going to be a beautiful day here!!!
Happy 4th of July all!
Thanks for stopping by At Home with Sweet T!!!


  1. Awesome 4th of July Fireworks Snack Mix. Thanks for the inspiration. I have decided to celebrate 4th of July this year at one of the event venues with my family and friends. All these ideas will be quite helpful for me.