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Party Popcorn Snack Mix

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popcorn snack mix
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 579kcal
Mix and match your favorite sweet and crunchy snacks to create a delicious mix!
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  • 12 cups popped popcorn air-popped
  • 4 cups mini pretzels
  • 4 cups cereal chex, cherrios, or your choice
  • 2 cups peanuts or a nut of your choice, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups M&Ms or other candies
  • 2-4 tablespoons sprinkles
  • 8-12 oz white chocolate or white candy melts
  • 4 oz colored candy melts as accent color - pink shown


  • In a large roasting pan, or very large bowl, 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.  You may need to make the mix in two batches (if you don't have a large enough bowl).
  • 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). Stir to combine.
  • Spread the snack mixture out onto a baking sheet (or two if needed).  While the white chocolate (or candy melts) are still melty, sprinkle M&M candies and sprinkles on top of snack mix.
  • If desired, melt colored candy melts (in the microwave at 50% power in 30 second intervals or less). This can be done in a thick plastic piping bag or thick ziplock type bag.  Snip off one corner of bag and drizzle over the snack mix.
  • Allow the chocolate to set before packaging up the mixture (about 30 minutes).  Break into small clusters, as desired.


Please note, the ingredient measurements listed are what I generally use, but feel free to adjust according to what you have, and what you like.
For the mix shown I used popcorn, corn chex cereal, square pretzels, sprinkles and chocolate candies (M&M look-a-like) from Party City.
The mix is best when enjoyed within 1-2 days. Store in ziplock bags or a sealed tupperware type container.


Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 6mg