Patriotic Snack Mix

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F is for Fourth of July: Patriotic Snack Mix

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Hello, friends! I hope you have been enjoying the warm, sunny days of early summer so far. It is almost time to celebrate Independence Day and I just can’t get enough of all things red, white and blue. While perusing the patriotic party supplies at Oriental Trading this spring, I fell in love with their mini striped popcorn boxes and knew I just had to put together a fun snack mix for the Fourth of July holiday. I am so excited to bring you the “recipe” for this fun patriotic snack mix perfect for summer entertaining. My kids have gone bonkers for this treat and it has even inspired them to try some new things (hooray!).  Are you ready to get started? Here we go:

Patriotic Snack Mix from Ava's Alphabet

Ingredients & Supplies



Dried Cherries

Dried Blueberries

Freeze Dried Strawberries

Yogurt Covered Raisins

Red, White & Blue Hard Candy Stars from Oriental Trading

Red and White Mini Striped Popcorn Boxes from Oriental Trading

Patriotic Snack Mix from Ava's Alphabet


In a large mixing bowl, begin by layering your larger ingredients – pretzels, popcorn, strawberry pieces – then gradually add the smaller fruits and candies. Give the whole bowl a gentle toss and this easy patriotic snack mix is ready to serve. Scoop into mini popcorn boxes, treat bags or sit out by the bowl full. Super easy and just the right balance of sweet and salty goodness. Other ingredients you might consider adding are chocolate chips or candies, almonds, pecans or peanuts, mini marshmallows, Chex style cereal, goldfish crackers or oyster crackers. I love the red, white and blue hard candy stars from Oriental Trading to really give this mix a patriotic look.

If you have never visited the Oriental Trading site, you are missing out on a great resource for all your party, holiday and entertaining needs. From toys and games to party decorations and tableware to great craft supplies, Oriental Trading has something for everyone! Check out their amazing 4th of July page for great party favors, accessories, parade and party ideas to help make your holiday weekend amazing. There are so many darling crafts, gifts and decorations too. Oriental Trading also has a fun blog page full of recipes, party ideas, tablescapes, crafts, educational activities and more.  Looking for a deal at Oriental Trading? Visit their coupon page for the latest sales.

Patriotic Snack Mix from Ava's Alphabet

I hope you enjoy this patriotic snack mix as much as we have. And, seriously, how cute are these striped popcorn boxes?!? I really think my kids wanted to try this mix just for the boxes alone! I would love to hear what other combinations or ingredients you might add to this snack mix in the comment section. Wishing you and yours a very happy and safe Fourth of July holiday! Happy snacking!  Xoxo, -Cristina

Patriotic Snack Mix from Ava's Alphabet

Patriotic Snack Mix from Ava's Alphabet

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