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Easy Mardi Gras Snack MixEasy Mardi Gras Snack Mix

Mardi Gras Snack Mix only takes minutes to make and is delicious. It’s also a fun and festive appetizer with purple, green, and gold Mardi Gras colors.

A white bowl with mardi gras snack mix and green, gold and purple candy. A white bowl with mardi gras snack mix and green, gold and purple candy.

The most fun thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever ingredients you like. I already had a big box of Cheezits and decided to add Bugles. But what differentiates Mardi Gras Snack Mix from a regular snack mix is adding the traditional festive Mardi Gras colors: purple, green and gold (yellow).

Purple represents justice; green represents faith, and gold represents power. There is no cooking involved, you throw everything in a bowl, mix it up, and you are done! How great is that?

Recipe variations:

Want to change up this recipe and use it for another holiday, special occasion, or a different theme? Just change up the candy colors. For a Christmas Snack Mix, use red and green candy, for the Fourth of July, how about red, white, and blue candy, and for a great game day snack mix, how about using candies with your team’s colors?

Mardi Gras food:

Other traditional Mardi Gras food recipes on my blog include:

Need more ideas, check out my roundup post: Ten+ Classic Mardi Gras Recipes and Menu Ideas. 

Recipe ingredients: 

You will need the following ingredients: Cheezits, Bugles, small pretzels, and peanuts. You will also need vegetable oil and a package of dry Ranch Salad Dressing Mix. I also added green M&Ms, purple chocolate-covered blueberries, and yellow jelly beans.

A bag of mini pretzels, Cheez-its, peanuts, vegetable oil, bugles, and multicolored candy. A bag of mini pretzels, Cheez-its, peanuts, vegetable oil, bugles, and multicolored candy.

How to make it!

Combine the Cheezits, Bugles, pretzels, and peanuts in a gallon-size plastic bag and drizzle with the vegetable oil.

A gallon size Ziploc bag with Cheez-its, pretzels and bugles. A gallon size Ziploc bag with Cheez-its, pretzels and bugles.

Seal the bag and toss gently to coat the mixture. Add the contents of the Ranch dressing packet and toss gently again to coat the mixture evenly.

Bugles, pretzels, cheeze-its and nuts in a bag with dry ranch dressing. Bugles, pretzels, cheeze-its and nuts in a bag with dry ranch dressing.

When you are ready to serve, pour the mixture into a large bowl and top with the candy.

Mardi Gras Snack Mix on a board with Mardi gras necklaces and other decorations. Mardi Gras Snack Mix on a board with Mardi gras necklaces and other decorations.

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Mardi Gras Snack Mix – A Quick and Easy Appetizer

Mardi Gras Snack Mix is simple and fun to make, full of delicious sweet and savory treats and very festive with the traditional colors of Mardi Gras which are purple, green and yellow or gold.

Prep Time

15

minutes

Total Time

15

minutes

Servings

12

servings

Calories

382

kcal

Author

Sharon Rigsby

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2

    cups

    Cheezits

  • 2-1/2

    cups

    Bugles

  • 2-1/2

    cups

    small pretzels

  • 1

    cup

    peanuts

    or any nuts you like or have on hand

  • 3

    Tbsp

    vegetable oil

  • 1

    packet

    dry Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix

  • 2

    cups

    assorted candies

    M&Ms, jelly beans, etc.

Instructions

  • Combine the Cheezits, Bugles, pretzels, and peanuts in a gallon-size plastic bag and drizzle with the vegetable oil.

  • Seal the bag and toss gently to coat the mixture. Add the Ranch dressing and toss gently again to evenly coat the mixture.

  • When you are ready to serve, pour the mixture into a large bowl and top with the candy.

Nutrition

Calories:

382

kcal

|

Carbohydrates:

83

g

|

Protein:

13

g

|

Fat:

44

g

|

Saturated Fat:

21

g

|

Polyunsaturated Fat:

10

g

|

Monounsaturated Fat:

9

g

|

Cholesterol:

5

mg

|

Sodium:

901

mg

|

Potassium:

150

mg

|

Fiber:

5

g

|

Sugar:

27

g

|

Vitamin A:

150

IU

|

Calcium:

110

mg

|

Iron:

3.1

mg

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