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Red White and Blue Snack Mix Recipe

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Check out this Red White and Blue Snack Mix Recipe! It’s the perfect patriotic snack for the whole family. When it comes to red white and blue recipes, don’t miss this one.

It’s a simple way to grab a handful of goodness, walk around, and enjoy. Or you can fill a cup or a bowl, too.

Think of this like a snack mix but with pretty colors. It’s perfect for summer and a great snack option for the July 4th celebrations.

Red White and Blue Snack Mix Recipe

When the weather gets hot, the last thing that I want to do is spend my time over a hot stove – and this is where this recipe comes into play! It’s a great way to make a simple snack that won’t heat the entire house.

My boys are huge fans of this type of recipe because it’s fast and easy, meaning they can start snacking immediately. I try to save as much as possible for later, but I fail every time.

You can also make this for parties, family reunions, and even a neighborhood get-together. Not only does it look fun and festive, but it’s delicious as well.

How do I store puppy chow to keep it fresh?

Storing Chex mix snacks can be challenging, but if done correctly, it can keep them fresh for an extended period.

The key to achieving this is taking appropriate measures to prevent the snacks’ exposure to air, moisture, and heat.

One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by using airtight containers or plastic resealable bags. These containers keep air and moisture out and protect the snacks from light and heat to prevent them from becoming stale.

It is also crucial to ensure the containers or bags are not overfilled to avoid influencing the snacks’ texture.

Additionally, keeping the Chex mix snacks in a cool and dry space can work wonders in maintaining their freshness.

Following these simple guidelines can help you extend the shelf life of your puppy chow mixture, making them delicious and crunchy every time you indulge in them.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Patriotic Puppy Chow Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Best Patriotic Recipes:

Once you make this Puppy Chow with M&M’s Recipe, don’t stop! I’m a huge fan of simple snack recipes, so I’ve included some favorites below!

This Puppy Chow Chex Mix Recipe With Pretzels has the perfect salty and sweet texture.

Find out how easy it is to make this Puppy Chow Chocolate Peppermint Recipe.

Keep this Halloween Puppy Chow recipe handy!

This Easter Snack Mix recipe is a true treat during the holidays!

Cut out some of the sweets and make this Fall Chex Mix Recipe!

The flavor of this Thanksgiving Puppy Chow Recipe is perfect for the holiday table.

Everyone will agree that this Valentine Heart Candy Puppy Chow Recipe is perfect for a sweet gift.

Is puppy chow a Northern thing?

Puppy chow, or muddy buddies, is a popular snack made with Chex cereal, chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar.

Its origins are unclear, but it is commonly associated with Midwestern states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. However, there are also reports of puppy chow being enjoyed in southern states like Texas and Florida. It’s too good to limit to one part of the United States!

While it may have originated in the Midwest, it is difficult to conclude whether puppy chow is strictly northern.

Perhaps its popularity has spread beyond regional borders, making it a beloved snack across the country.

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Red White and Blue Snack Mix Recipe

Red White and Blue Snack Mix Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Red White, and Blue Snack Mix Recipe is a great recipe for summer! The perfect patriotic snack recipe!


  • ½ Cup Red Candy Melts
  • ½ Cup Blue Candy Melts
  • 2 Cups Rice Chex
  • 6 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Shortening
  • ½ Cup Red White & Blue M&M’s
  • ½ Cup Yogurt Covered Raisins
  • 2 Cups Yogurt Covered Pretzels


  1. Melt the red candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl with 1 tbsp of shortening. Heat in 30-second increments and stir between each time.
  2. Add 3 tbsp of powdered sugar into a large plastic sealable bag, and lay out a piece of parchment paper.
  3. Once the candy has melted, add one cup of Rice Chex and gently stir and fold to evenly coat the cereal.
  4. Put the coated cereal into a bag and then toss and shake it gently to coat the cereal with powdered sugar.
  5. Pour the cereal into a sieve and shake to remove any excess sugar.
  6. Spread the mixture out evenly on the parchment paper to cool.
  7. Repeat the process with the blue candy melts.
  8. Once all is cooled, combine the colored Chex, pretzels, M&M's, and raisins.
  9. Stir gently and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 631Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 352mgCarbohydrates: 109gFiber: 2gSugar: 67gProtein: 7g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 5/11/2023

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Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Such a fun snack mix! I’m excited to tell you that this post will be featured in Tuesday Turn About Link Party this week! Thanks so much for linking up and we hope to see you this week! Pinned 😊

Esmé Slabbert

Tuesday 30th of May 2023

Thank you from your Vroom Vroom Team for sharing your links with us at #263 SSPS Linky. Please check back weekly to see if featured on the blog post or by any co-hosts. Looking so good and tempting with the different colors

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