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Red, White, and Blue Trail Mix is the perfect 4th of July snack! For every patriotic holiday, or just when you are getting together to celebrate someone and their service to this country, make this festive red, white, and blue trail mix made with M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies. This easy snack is always a hit!

Being able to whip up this no-bake treat is a simple way to have a stress-free dessert. I love grabbing a handful of this patriotic snack mix and hanging out with our family and friends. It’s literally one of my favorite summer recipes.

Snack Mix

Fourth of July Patriotic Treats

Our military has a special place in my heart. You see, my brother served our country in the Army. It fills my heart with so much pride when I think of all the years he gave. I love to do my small part in thanking the brave men and women, like my brother, who sacrifice on a daily basis so that we can enjoy the freedoms we do… such as enjoying yummy treats in the company of friends and family.

M&M snack mix

This simple M&M snack mix recipe will have the kids grabbing handfuls after handfuls and chowing down. It’s one of the easiest ways to make a quick and simple snack recipe that they’re going to love. We always have this at our July celebrations.

This patriotic trail mix literally takes just minutes to make up and will be gone quicker than you realize what’s even happened.

This trail mix is a fun addition to any party – even my brother’s birthday parties. I love the patriotic colors that are mixed in. This is so easy to make and you can use it year-round. When it becomes that time of year, I know that I’m making this over and over again for our family cookout.

We use it a lot during the 4th of July but it’s perfect for Memorial Day, too. Pair it with desserts or just toss it in a large bowl and let everyone dig in. This Blue Chex mix is one of the best ways to enjoy a fun Labor Day treat.

snack mix in bowl with red white and blue ingredients

Fun Ways to Share this Simple Patriotic Mix Recipe

If you want to share this fun trail mix recipe with your family and friends. you’re going to love doing so. I love sharing favorites food recipes with family and friends.

Put some of the mix in some baggies and make some fun care packages to share with all your loved ones. They’ll love the simple gesture and you’ll love being able to make a fun treat for them as well.

Ready to get started with this fun snack recipe? I’ve got all the great details for you below!

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How to Make Red, White, And Blue Trail Mix


  • M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies
  • Graham Cracker Cereal
  • Pretzels
  • Marshmallows

Other Mix-Ins: (more mix-in ideas below, too!)

  • Peanuts
  • Coconut
  • Raisins
  • Cranberries
snack mix with m&ms

How to Make Patriotic Party Mix

Step One: Add the ingredients

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and serve in small cups! It’s that easy!

Just one easy step is all that it takes to make this delicious patriotic treat! 

Making a delicious Trail Mix is easy and fun! Change up the mix-ins each time you make it, but be certain always add in blue ingredients and red ingredients, too. Perfect for July parties and just the perfect snack for Independence Day and backyard parties.

snack mix ingredients for red white and blue trail mix

And if you really want to make it fun, add pretty little paper cups to serve. Everyone can fill their own cup to take on the go, too! A little bit of color goes a long way so have fun with this special dish. Make certain that you store it in an airtight container for later so that this red white and blue recipe stays fresh.


What else could you add to this red, white, and blue trail mix recipe?

This is the best part of this simple recipe! If you’re wanting to add more to your trail mix, go for it! Here are some simple ingredients and ideas that you can add in:

  • Slivered Almonds
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Malt Balls
  • Yogurt Covered Raisins

As you can see, whatever you want to add, you can!

Can you make this Chex mix recipe for other times of the year?

You bet! Just change out the color of the ingredients and you’re all set to make this recipe festive and fun.

Enjoy this simple snack mix recipe! It’s literally one of the best treats, ever!

How do you store trail mix to keep it fresh?

You want to be sure to store this 4th of July Chex mix recipe in an airtight container or bag. If you keep the air out of it, it should keep it nice and crisp! 

Can you make this patriotic snack for other holidays?

Absolutely! You really just need to change out the color of the candy to change up the season or holiday that it’s for. You can use red and green for Christmas, orange for Halloween, light blue and light pink for Easter, and green for St. Patrick’s Day! 

How long does trail mix stay good?

As long as you keep it sealed well, it should stay fresh for up to a week or so! You don’t have to keep it stored in the fridge so any location away from heat should be fine. 

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Red White and Blue Trail Mix

Red, White & Blue Snack Mix

For every patriotic holiday, or just when you are getting together to celebrate someone and their service to this country, make this festive red, white, and blue trail mix made with M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 3 cups Graham Cracker Cereal
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1 cup marshmallows
  • 1 pkg Red, White & Blue Peanut M&Ms


  • Add all of the above ingredients into a bowl and mix together. 
  • Add to small cups to serve!
Keyword: m&m’s, snack mix
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Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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