Patriotic Party Mix


  • 4 cups Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 11/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 (16 ounce) package candiquik candy coating or 1 (20 ounce) package vanilla almond bark
  • 2 (1.7 ounce) containers red, white and blue sprinkles
  • 1 cup regular red, white and blue M&M’s
  • 1 cup peanut red, white and blue M&M’s


  1. In a large bowl, combine the Chex cereal, Cheerios, pretzels and peanuts.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the almond bark or candy coating according to package directions, usually 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Be sure not to over melt the almond bark as it will burn and become too thick to stir and coat the mix evenly.
  3. Pour the melted almond bark over the ingredients in the large bowl and toss to coat with a large spoon. Ingredients should be evenly coated in the almond bark.
  4. Spread the mixture out in an even layer on parchment paper. Immediately sprinkle with the sprinkles and then the M&M’s. Allow mixture to cool completely. Break apart to serve. Store in an airtight container or baggie.