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Saint Patrick’s Day Snack Mix

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Saint Patrick’s Day is only a few days away, are you ready to celebrate? You can enjoy the luck of the Irish this holiday with this cute green and gold Saint Patrick’s Day Snack Mix!

This St. Patrick’s Day Snack Mix combines sweet M&M’s, microwave popcorn, crunchy sweet marshmallows, salty pretzels, and green melted chocolate making this easy treat one that everyone will enjoy.

If you are all about St. Patty Day treats you also need to check out these Yummy Holiday Treats for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter because you know need few more desserts in your life!

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This Saint Patty’s Snack Mix is super cute and I just love the gold-colored pretzels mixed in with the green M&M’s! The gold-colored spray gives the pretzels a lovely golden shine that compliments the green chocolate candies. The mix combines some of our favorite sweet and salty snacks into a wonderful Saint Patrick’s Day treat and only takes minutes to make. It’s like a pot of gold snack mix that everyone will love!

This recipe is perfect if you are short on time or don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The only cooking you need to master is microwaving the popcorn and melting chocolates to coat the snack mix.

This snack mix is also perfect to put in little baggies to send to school for a fun St. Patrick’s Day classroom treat!

Tips for Making Saint Patrick’s Day Snack Mix

If you would prefer to use traditionally popped popcorn, you will need approximately 10-13 cups. The popcorn can be seasoned any way you wish, but if it is drizzled with butter please keep in mind the candy melts might not coat all the ingredients evenly. This recipe does not use melted butter.

The marshmallows and M&M’s will settle to the bottom if not served immediately. If storing before serving you can sprinkle the M&M’s and marshmallows on the popcorn before the candy melts cool and they will stick together and create clumps and not settle as much.

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This pot of gold snack mix combines colorful green M&M candies and gold-coated pretzels along with a few other ingredients including crunchy sweet marshmallows and your favorite microwave popcorn. This green and gold treat will please even the pickiest eaters.

This recipe is great for a crowd. It makes a good amount but if you need more, simply double or triple the ingredients for a larger group.

My kids tend to be picky eaters but add chocolate, pretzels, and popcorn to a recipe and I can’t go wrong. Even my husband loves to munch on this easy snack mix.

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Make it a Meal:

Enjoy this Saint Patrick’s Day Snack Mix as a meal with the ideas below. Meal planning can be hard but we have you covered this Saint Patrick’s Day.

Main Dish: Italian Meatloaf

Vegetable Side: Simple Carrot Salad

Starch Side: Oven Steak Fries

Refreshing Drink: Delicious Green Mocktail Recipe

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More Snack Mix Recipes:

Do you love pizza? This easy to make Pizzaria Snack Mix is perfect for when you want something spicy and salty but don’t feel like ordering out.

If you love Chex Mix, you will definitely want to plan your next get together or movie night around this Zesty Ranch Chex Mix Hoosier Homemade. Everyone will be asking for more!

If you love fall, you can enjoy pumpkin year-round with this Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix Recipe. It is sweetened with brown sugar and the extra crunch comes from pecans!

What are good snacks for St Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration that’s all about the color green, the Irish culture and heritage, and of course, delicious food.

If you’re looking for some ideas for festive snacks to enjoy with your friends and family, there are plenty of options to choose from.

One great snack for St. Patrick’s Day is Irish soda bread. It’s a traditional bread that’s made from flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk. It’s quick to make, easy to transport, and tastes delicious with butter or jam.

Another snack that’s perfect for the holiday is shamrock chips. They’re made from homemade or store-bought tortilla chips that are cut into the shape of a shamrock with a cookie cutter, then baked in the oven until they’re crispy and golden brown. Dip them in some guacamole or salsa for an extra burst of flavor.

Finally, you can’t go wrong with green popcorn. Simply add a few drops of green food coloring to some melted butter and drizzle it over a bowl of freshly popped popcorn.

It’s a tasty and festive snack that’s sure to please.

What candy is associated with St Patrick’s Day?

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, there are several candies that come to mind, but perhaps the most iconic is the Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s.

While not technically a candy, this green-hued, minty milkshake has been a St. Patrick’s Day staple since it was first introduced back in 1970. Many people look forward to indulging in this seasonal treat each year as a way to celebrate the holiday.

However, for those looking for more traditional candy options, there are plenty of Irish-inspired sweets to choose from.

Some popular choices include green M&Ms, Lucky Charms cereal, or gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins.

No matter what type of candy you choose to celebrate with, make sure to wear some green, and enjoy the festivities!

What is the most common St Patrick’s tradition?

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world, but what is the most common tradition associated with this holiday? Perhaps surprisingly, it’s the color green!

This vibrant shade is widely recognized as the symbol of St. Patrick’s Day and can be found on everything from clothing to decorations to food and drink.

It’s said that wearing green on this holiday will bring good luck, so don’t be surprised if you see everyone around you decked out in this hue.

Another popular tradition is the consumption of alcohol, particularly beer, on this day. Many people also enjoy parades, which are a common occurrence in cities with large Irish populations.

Whether you choose to adhere to these traditions or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun and festive holiday that brings people of all backgrounds together.

How do I store homemade Chex mix?

Once you’ve made a delicious batch of homemade Chex mix, it’s important to store it properly to maintain its freshness and crunchiness. To do so, transfer the Chex mix to an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag.

You can use a container specifically designed for storing snacks or simply use a mason jar or Tupperware. Store the container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. This will keep the Chex mix from getting stale or soggy.

If stored correctly, your homemade Chex mix should last for up to two weeks. Enjoy!

What are other ingredients to add to the homemade Chex mix?

While traditional Chex mix is delicious on its own, sometimes it’s fun to mix things up by adding in some other ingredients to the mix.

One idea is to add in some pretzel sticks for a salty contrast to the crunchy Chex cereal. Another option is to throw in some mixed nuts, which not only add another crunch but also introduce some healthy fats into the mix.

If you’re a fan of spice, consider tossing in some cayenne pepper or chili powder to give your Chex mix a little kick.

And for those with a sweet tooth, adding in some M&M’s or even some chocolate chips can turn your Chex mix into a delicious dessert-like snack.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and try out new ingredients to find the perfect homemade Chex mix recipe for you.

More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes:

Now that you’re here, I bet you’re looking for more green and gold sweet treats! Well, you’ve come to the right place and I have you covered. Here are some other fabulous St. Patty’s Day recipes to try this holiday.

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Saint Patrick's Day Snack Mix

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This Saint Patty's Snack Mix is super cute and the perfect green and gold sweet treat for St. Patty's Day!


  • 1-3 oz bag of microwave popcorn (10-13 cups of popped popcorn)
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1/2 cup M&M's (I picked out the rainbow colors)
  • 1 cup dehydrated cereal marshmallows
  • 1 cup green candy melts
  • Wilton gold food coloring spray


    Lay pretzels flat on wax paper, foil or other surface. Spray with gold food coloring spray until coated. Allow to dry, turn over and spray the other side.

    In the bowl of a double boiler, melt the candy melts over low/medium heat for several minutes.

    In a large bowl pour your candy melts over your popcorn and stir until the popcorn is evenly coated. Spread evenly across a cookie sheet or other flat surface and allow to cool.

    Once the popcorn is cooled combine it with the pretzels, M&M's and marshmallows, mix thoroughly.


The marshmallows and M&M’s will settle to the bottom if not served immediately. If storing before serving you can sprinkle the M&M’s and marshmallows on the popcorn before the candy melts cool and they will stick together and create clumps and not settle as much.

You can use traditionally popped popcorn, you need 10-13 cups. It can be seasoned as desired, but if it is drizzled with butter that may prevent the candy melts from coating evenly.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g

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