It seems no matter how large our Independence Day cookouts might be, the insatiable teenagers in this house always want snacks on hand. Chips and dip is always an easy option for quick snacking, but sometimes it’s fun to change up the ordinary and make snacking a little more unique.
This easy-peasy sweet and salty Patriotic themed snack mix is just perfect for the holiday as they can grab a handful while playing Bocce or Corn-Hole and keep moving.
Check it out for your own family!
15 cups Popcorn (I used pre-popped by Cape Cod), divided into 1/3’s
1/2 bag of red Wilton candy melts
1/2 bag of blue Wilton candy melts
White Candy Sprinkles
Mini Pretzels (I used Snack Factory Mini’s)
1 Bag Red, White & Blue plain M&M’s (available only in May, June & July)
ASSEMBLING THE SNACK MIX:
Using your preferred method of melting candy, melt the red and blue Wilton candy melts. Divide your popcorn into thirds; coat 1/3 with the red candy coating, and 1/3 with blue candy coating. Leave the other 1/3 plain. Lay out on wax paper and sprinkle with the white candy sprinkles and almonds. Let candy coating harden.
Break apart the popcorn mixture and mix in a large bowl with the reamining plain popcorn, mini pretzels and the M&M’s.
Serve up in a colorful holiday bowl… and that’s it.
I think the thing I love about this easy snack mis is that it can be easily adjusted for other holidays just by changing the color of the candy melts and M & M’s (think Christmas parties here).
Give it a whirl for your next holiday celebration!