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Red, White, and Blue Snack Mix

Red, white, and blue snack mix is an addictive sweet and salty treat perfect for summer snacking! It's a fun dish to bring to a potluck, picnic, or gathering for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red, white, and blue snack mix
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 272kcal


  • ½ cup red candy melts
  • ½ cup blue candy melts
  • 2 cups Rice Chex cereal divided
  • 6 Tbsp confectioners sugar divided
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup red white & blue M&Ms
  • ½ cup yogurt covered raisins
  • 2 cups yogurt covered pretzels


  • In a double boiler or microwave safe bowl melt red candy melts and 1 tablespoon of shortening. If using the microwave heat in 30 second increments stirring in between, until melted and smooth. If using a double boiler heat over med/high heat and stir frequently until smooth.
  • While the candy is melting place 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar in a large zip close baggie, and lay out a piece of parchment or wax paper for cooling the cereal.
  • Once the candy has melted pour in one cup of Rice Chex. Gently stir until the cereal is completely, evenly coated with the candy mixture.
  • Spoon the cereal into the baggie and gently toss and shake the bag to coat the cereal with powdered sugar. Pour the covered cereal into a sieve and shake to remove excess powdered sugar.
  • Spread evenly across the prepared wax paper or parchment to cool and harden.
  • Repeat with the blue candy melts and second cup of Chex.
  • Once your Chex are completely cooled it is time to assemble the snack mix.
  • In a large bowl combine the Chex, yogurt covered pretzels, M&M’s and yogurt covered raisins. Gently stir to evenly distribute & serve!
  • Store in an airtight container.


Notes: nutrition information was calculated using regular pretzels, not yogurt covered pretzels


Sodium: 331mg | Calcium: 40mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Vitamin A: 136IU | Sugar: 22g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 115mg | Cholesterol: 1mg | Calories: 272kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fat: 9g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 43g | Iron: 4mg