Patriotic Trail Mix

Sweet and crunchy Patriotic Trail Mix is filled with candy coated cereal mixed with mini marshmallows, licorice and M&Ms.

I love Muddy Buddies and Puppy Chow, probably because I love Chex. They are ideal for making easy shareable treats! Patriotic Trail Mix is a perfect treat for any patriotic holiday like Fourth of July, Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day!

candy coated cereal mixed with mini marshmallows, licorice and M&Ms in a red bowl

A Festive & Easy Treat!

Hi, it’s me Lily! I love sharing simple and yummy treats with you, I also LOVE Fourth of July!! It’s one of my favorite holidays. I’m so glad we get to be in Arizona to celebrate it with our family and cousins.

We made a treat that will be perfect to enjoy while watching the fireworks – it’s a Patriotic Trail Mix. It has Chex covered in white chocolate, red, white and blue M&Ms, twizzlers (but you can use any kind of licorice) and marshmallows. I saw the recipe on Sprinkle Some Fun and wanted to give it a try. It is AMAZING! I wish I had some of it right now.

I hope you really enjoy the recipe. I really think your family will enjoy this treat while watching fireworks so be sure to make it for them. I think your kids will love it!!

candy coated chex on wax paper

Making Patriotic Trail Mix

COAT CEREAL. Place corn Chex in large bowl. Melt candy coating on low heat in a small pot. Stir constantly and melt until smooth. Pour over Chex and mix until cereal is all coated. Pour onto wax paper and spread out. Let set.

MIX INS. Once cereal is set, add other candy pieces and mix well. ENJOY!

cut licorice on wax paper

Tips, Variations + Storing Info

For the white chocolate, 1 cube of candy coating is 2 oz. If using white chocolate chips, this equals about ⅓ cup. You will need EITHER 8 oz of candy coating cubes OR 1 ⅓-1 ½ c chocolate chips.

 Variations:

  • Use peanut M&Ms if that is more your style
  • Use golden grahams for a different flavor
  • When doing the candy coating step feel free to pour some patriotic sprinkles on top of it before that candy coating cools and sets
  • Do popcorn instead of Chex

STORE this in an airtight container on the counter for 3-4 weeks.

Patriotic Trail Mix in a red bowl

 

candy coated cereal mixed with mini marshmallows, licorice and M&Ms in a red bowl

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Patriotic Trail Mix Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Sweet and crunchy Patriotic Trail Mix is filled with candy coated cereal mixed with mini marshmallows, licorice and M&Ms.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 270 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 3 cup corn chex
  • 15 licorice cut in quarters
  • 1 cup M&Ms red, white and blue
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 4 cubes vanilla candy coating

Instructions
 

  • Place corn Chex in large bowl.
  • Melt candy coating on low heat in a small pot. Stir constantly and melt until smooth. Pour over Chex and mix until cereal is all coated. Pour onto wax paper and spread out. Let set.
  • Once cereal is set, add other candy pieces and mix well. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Sprinkle Some Fun.

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Comments:

  1. Question about the nutrition info… Is this for the whole bowl? (I hope so) Serving amount is not listed, so I was just curious. I’m still totally going to make it. Haha!!! Thanks for the fun recipe!

  2. What are “cubes” of vanilla candy coating. I only use Ghiradelli for recipes like this and have not a clue how much to use!

    1. You can find the candy coating in the baking aisle. I’m not sure how much one cube is equivalent to, in chips. You can maybe just add about 1 1/2 cups of chips.

  3. What a fun site!!!! I enjoyed looking around at everything. There are many things to keep the kids busy.
    You have a beautiful family and all of you look so very happy!
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are all about making life easier, so I love hearing that you are enjoyed the content here. I really appreciate your feedback!! 🙂

  4. question, could you use white baking chips melted? What would be the equivalent in ounces of chips to 4 squares of the white bark? Thanks for your help

    1. You certainly could! For the white chocolate, 1 cube of candy coating is 2 oz. If using white chocolate chips, this equals about ⅓ cup. You will need EITHER 8 oz of candy coating cubes OR 1 ⅓-1 ½ c chocolate chips.

  5. 5 stars
    This is the most fun patriotic treat that anyone can make. It’s easy to put together and the kids enjoy this snack!

  6. 5 stars
    I know what we’ll be making this weekend!! It all goes together so deliciously!! The perfect party snack!

  7. 5 stars
    I absolutely LOVED making this for our boat day on the lake! I have to admit though… I ate almost half of it I think, before we even took it on the boat. Hahahaha!!

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing patriotic trail mix recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious!

  9. 5 stars
    I opted to use licorice bites instead of cutting longer stands, otherwise I love everything else about this recipe.