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Super Easy 4th of July Patriotic Snack Mix Recipe

patriotic snack mix

I’m always on the look out for easy snack ideas, whether to serve at a party or just for fun at home. This Patriotic Snack mix is perfect for the 4th of July! Full of my kid’s favorite treats it is definitely a snack that I won’t have to try to hard to talk people into eating. In fact, I may have to make my own ‘secret’ batch for myself!

Super Easy 4th of July Patriotic Snack Mix Recipe

This fun, festive snack mix is sure to be a hit at your next 4th of July or Memorial Day celebration!


  1. Add all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and toss to mix well.
  2. Pour into desired serving bowl and ENJOY!
  3. Optional: Melt ½ cupred Wilton baking chipsin the microwave and drizzle over the Chex mix

These star dishes are perfect for your Patriotic Snack Mix!

Super Easy 4th of July Patriotic Snack Mix Recipe

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Party Bark Treat Recipe

Party Bark Blue Jar

Want to know my go to treat for any holiday or celebration? Party bark! It’s so easy to make (it takes just minutes to put together!) and is a fun, festive touch. Plus, it’s delicious. And incredibly addicting. So if you are making for a big group make sure you double!

party bark ingredients collage

The ingredients are simple. M&M’s, pretzels, white chocolate and sprinkles!

party bark step 2

Step 3 Rainbow Bark

Yeah. It’s really that good.

party barkIf you’ve made it this far without it disappearing – congratulations! 🙂

Rainbow Bark3

Rainbow Bark2


At this point you have 2 options. Put it out for everyone to enjoy or stick it in a jar so you can hide it. You can tell which route I like to take. 🙂


Isn’t it pretty? So colorful!Party Bark green

If you are looking for some fun ideas to customize:

Use holiday sprinkles (they even have themed sprinkles like butterflies, flowers, heck, they even have Spongebob sprinkles!)

Customize the M&M’s to your holiday or event (We’ve even made these as teacher gifts and made the M&M’s our school colors!) Amazon is a great place to order them! You can order all blue, yellow, green etc. You can order directly from M&M’s but it can get a little expensive!

Use food coloring to color the white chocolate.


If you are giving them as a gift you can put them in a treat bag with a colorful ribbon or even small Mason Jars. I love the jars! Print off a cute label for the tops and you have an instant adorable gift!

party bark blueOr you can leave it as is. Because it looks pretty darn festive already! 🙂

Party Bark Green Jar

Party Bark Treat Recipe

Party Bark Treat Recipe


  • 12 oz of M&M; Mini’s
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 16 oz white chocolate chips (1 1/2 bags)
  • Sprinkles


  1. Line a 9X13 baking dish with wax paper.
  2. Spread 3/4 cup of M&M;’s out in the baking dish.
  3. Crumble up the pretzels and add to the M&M;’s. You don’t want to crush them too much!
  4. Melt the chocolate chips. Just microwave for 30 seconds and stir until melted.
  5. Pour the chocolate on top of the M&M;’s and pretzel mixture.
  6. Top with the remaining M&M;’s and sprinkles.
  7. Put the dish in the refrigerator to set.
  8. After it has set, cut into pieces and it’s ready to serve or gift!

We first learned about this fabulous treat from Simply Staci who calls it Rainbow Bark.

Linking here.



30 ways to make your 4th of July get together rock your socks off (and your guests!)

The 4th of July is well on it’s way so if you are planning a BBQ, family get together or just doing something fun with the kids now is the time to get those brainstorms started. At our house it’s family, games, BBQ and fireworks. Pretty low key, but no excuse not to make it adorable! Thanks to some awesomely creative bloggers out there, here are 30 ideas to get you started on your rock your socks off 4th of July bash!
Aren’t these 4th of July chair bunting from HMH Designs adorable?
Yum! Fire cracker cupcakes from Jamie Cooks it up!
Perfect for making your table nice and festive. Add sprinkles to a cup and put a candle in it! So easy! (Better Homes and Garden)
I love this little God Bless America printable from Landee See Landee Do.
4th of July Punch
Independence Day punch from Big Bear’s Wife. Everyone will be talking about it!
I think this wreath is just adorable. (Capital B)
uncle sam
I admit to squealing with delight when I saw Uncle Sam from The Muddy Princess. Use his hat to hold flowers, silverware for your table, sparklers, the possibilities are endless!
Here is another great and easy craft to dress up your table (or mantle!) from Martha Stewart.
I think these fire crackers are just to die for cute. (Country Creations by Denise)
Yes, I went thrifting right after I saw this picture to snatch up some red, white and blue plates. And I’m in love. (The Tablescaper has TONS of great ideas for every occasion!)
From Made – classy streamers. I love the combined colors. I love the ruffles. I love that it makes a big impact for cheap!
Aren’t these cute? Guess what these firecrackers are made of? Mailing tubes. Genius. (All You)

And for the adults at your party…red, white and blue Sangria from Recipe Girl.
This is pretty awesome piece of decor from Less Cake More Frosting but she warns that’s it is a big job! But if you have the patience I say go for it (and make one for me too!)
I have all of Eighteen25’s awesome prints. I get mine printed at Office Max on cardstock for under $2 each. (I’ll have to double check the size I get for you!)
I love the idea of cups, silverware and napkins all being together in one spot. Easy to grab while your fixing your plate full! Great idea from A Soft Place to Land.
Is this flag not super cute? At Second Street is a great blog full of good ideas!
This Old House has a series of 13 awesome games to play in your backyard plus the how to’s in building them!
I vote Style me Pretty is a pretty smart lady. Putting bug spray stations (and sunscreen stations) outside for you and your friends and family is a pretty darn nice thing to do!
Spray paint dots (or stars) on your lawn for yard twister! If it’s really hot out put a few sprinklers on 🙂 (Kate Spade Blog)
Make a Smore’s bar like Martie Knows Parties did.
Or how about an awesome build your own shortcake bar? YUM. Celebrations at home is an idea packed blog for lots of different occasions!
I think Mason jars make everything pretty. This lemonade is perfect for a BBQ. It stays cool on ice. Already in a cup. A lid to close so bugs stay out. And your guests can label their so no mixed up cups! (The High Heeled Hostess)
Here is another quick, easy and cheap game that you can whip up – and this one you can use time and time again! Perfect for keeping the kids entertained! (And adults too!) (Family Fun)
This fruit pie from Woman’s Day looks a-maz-ing.
Store matches in a jar with a lid that ensures a perfect light every time. Obviously keep away from kids but essential for lighting those sparklers! (The Burlap Bag)
How sweet is this little topiary from Whitney Caroline designs?
Here is another free print to fill up those frames! This one is from Polkadots on Parade!
I love the element of surprise. This cake looked pretty and festive with it’s marshmallow butter cream frosting, strawberries and blueberries. Everyone will say oh pretty. And then dessert time. Cut it open and WOW! Surprise! 🙂 (Unusual 2 Tasty)
There you go. 30 ideas to get you started. What traditions do you have on the 4th of July?