I am looking forward to a great day of pool time on the 4th. Planning ahead, I am going to throw together this perfect poolside snack I found on Pinterest. Thought I’d share this July 4th Snack Mix with all of you, too!
JULY 4th SNACK MIX
Mix and match your favorite sweet and crunchy snacks to create a delicious mix!
cereal (Chex, cheerios, or your choice)
peanuts (or a nut of your choice)
M&Ms or other candies
white chocolate or white candy melts
In a large roasting pan, or large casserole dish, mix all ingredients except the M&M’s, sprinkles, and candy melts. Do not over fill your dish, you will need room to toss the ingredients together. I used about 3 cups of each item. Adjust how much you use to your taste. Be creative and add other items if you want!
Melt white chocolate (or candy melts) in a microwave safe dish (at 50% power) in 30 second intervals until almost melted. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Use a spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate over the dish of snacks. Mix as needed to coat. It’s up to you if you want the mix to be totally coated, or lightly coated (depending on the amount of melted chocolate you use). As soon as you’ve mix up the snack mix, but the coating is still warm and melty, add sprinkles of your choice, and M&M’s to the mix. Stir to combine.
Spread the snack mixture out onto a baking sheet (or two if needed). Allow to cool, then break apart as needed.
If desired, add some of the melted white chocolate to a small plastic piping bag (or small ziploc bag), snip off the end and drizzle over the mix, then allow the chocolate to set before packaging up the mixture.
Store snack mix in an airtight bag or container.
Snack mix with popcorn in it will remain fresh tasting about 2-3 days, and a bit longer without popcorn.
~Recipe source – Glorious Treats
Have a happy & safe 4th of July!!