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4th of July Chex Mix (5 Minutes)

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Celebrate Independence Day with this 4th of July Chex Mix! It’s a tasty and festive red, white, and blue treat filled with cereal, pretzels, popcorn, and chocolate candy. This irresistible party mix is made in 5 minutes and never lasts long!

Side view of 4th of July Chex Mix in a white bowl with more in the background.

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Why I Love This 4th of July Chex Mix

  • Five minutes to make (a few extra minutes to dry).
  • Handful of ingredients.
  • So good it’s almost addictive.

When it comes to quick-fix sweet and salty snacks, you can never go wrong with Chex mix! It’s perfect for parties, seasons, and, most especially, snacking.

One of our most popular festive snacks is the Christmas Chex Mix, but the Fall Chex Mix isn’t far behind.

But there is something decidedly fun and festive with a 4th of July Snack Mix! Filled with red, white, and blue M&Ms, it satisfies sweet tooths and helps set the mood for a day of celebration!

Top view of ingredients for 4th of July Snack Mix.

4th of July Snack Mix Ingredients

Specific measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here is a list of what you’ll need:

  • Chex cereal (I use Rice Chex to keep the red, white, and blue theme)
  • Mini pretzels
  • Red, White, and Blue M&Ms
  • Popcorn (little ready-made packages are just fine unless you want to pop your own).
  • White Chocolate for melting
  • Red, White, and Blue sprinkles: While this is completely optional, it does add a festive sparkle to the snack mix!

This 4th of July Snack Mix is the perfect addition to a big summer spread. While there will almost definitely be BBQ and more desserts than I can count, there needs to be a festive, sweet, and crunchy snack to tide everyone over. Plus, it’s a 5-minute treat you can whip up in no time—no baking needed!

If you’re a fan of our Christmas Snack Mix, you will see that I’ve swapped the marshmallows for popcorn for a slightly healthier and salty addition. If you prefer marshmallows, by all means use them instead of popcorn.

How to Make 4th of July Chex Mix

In a large bowl, combine the cereal, pretzels, popcorn, and M&Ms. Mix them up a bit to evenly distribute.

Step 1: Melt White Chocolate

Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate according to its package instructions in the microwave or over a double boiler or bain-marie.

Top view of two glass bowls filled with melted white chocolate and snack mix ingredients.

Step 2: Coat the Chex Mix

Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, drizzle it over the cereal mix and combine it with a spoon or even your hands. Be sure the cereal mixture is evenly coated with chocolate. Melt a little more white chocolate if needed!

Top view of 4th of July snack mix drying on a silver parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 3: Let Dry

Spread the mixture onto a large sheet of parchment or wax paper. Add the sprinkles before the chocolate is dry and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes or until the mixture is dry and the chocolate is cool and hardened. Break it into pieces and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

How to Store 4th of July Chex Mix

Store Christmas Crack in an airtight container at room temperature for several days to a week. Freezer for longer storage!

How to Freeze 4th of July Snack Mix

I store it in an airtight plastic bag in the freezer. I actually like it best right out of the freezer – this way it lasts for a long time without going stale.

4th of July Chex Mix Tips Tricks

Can you swap in a different cereal instead of Chex cereal?

Absolutely! You can use whatever cereal you prefer, like Cheerios or other sweet cereals that are favorites. You can also add more texture with nuts or other like nuts or other sweet and salty snacks.

How long will 4th of July Snack Mix last?

Chex mix is always best when freshly made or within 2-3 days of making. You can store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or freeze in a freezer-safe container or bag, for up to 3 months!

Is 4th of July Chex Mix gluten-free?

You can absolutely make this mix gluten-free by avoiding wheat Chex and adding GF pretzels!

Closeup side view of 4th of July Chex Mix in a white serving bowl.

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4th of July Snack Mix (5 Minutes)

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup mini pretzels
  • 1 cup popcorn
  • 2-3 cups M&Ms red, white, and blue
  • 24 oz White Chocolate for melting
  • sprinkles red, white, and blue

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the cereal, pretzels, popcorn, and red, white, and blue M&Ms. Mix them up a bit to evenly distribute.
  • Meanwhile, melt the white according to package instructions in the microwave or in a double boiler or bain-marie.
  • Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, drizzle it over the cereal mix and combine it with a spoon or even your hands. Be sure the cereal mixture is evenly coated with chocolate. Melt a little more white chocolate if needed!
  • Spread the mixture onto a large sheet of parchment or wax paper. Let dry for 15 to 30 minutes, or until the chocolate is cool and hardened. Break it into easy pieces and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

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Notes

  1. Storing: This recipe does not need to be refrigerated but will keep longer in the fridge or in the freezer for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container or baggie.

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chex mix, snack mix, 4th of july snack mix, 4th of july Chex mix

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