Make someone’s birthday extra special with this Birthday Snack Mix. It’s a sweet and salty treat made extra festive with colorful sprinkles, bright cereal and the cutest little Birthday Hat Bugles!

Birthday Snack Mix

Make the Celebration Even Sweeter

This Birthday Snack Mix might be my cutest snack mix creation yet! It’s so perfect for any birthday celebration, young or old! Such a fun and festive treat to serve at a birthday party that will make the celebration even sweeter.

Birthday Snack Mix

What Do I Need to Make Birthday Snack Mix?

This Birthday Snack Mix is so easy to make with lots of yummy sweet and salty ingredients:

  • 36 Birthday Hat Bugles
  • Rice Chex cereal
  • Itty bitty minis pretzels
  • Dry roasted peanuts
  • CandiQuik vanilla candy coating or vanilla almond bark
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Pastel confetti decors
  • Froot Loops cereal
Birthday Snack Mix

How to Make Birthday Snack Mix

You’ll start by coating the Chex cereal, pretzels and peanuts in melted vanilla candy coating and then gently stir in half the sprinkles before spreading it out on parchment paper and immediately sprinkling the mix with the rest of the sprinkles, fruit loops and Birthday Hat Bugles.

Birthday Snack Mix

Let it set for about 20 minutes and you’re ready to party! Serve it in a big bowl or bag it up in individual baggies to send home with guests as party favors.

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So fun and yummy yum! Wishing a very happy birthday to the one you’re celebrating. I hope it’s a sweet and special day for them!If you make this Birthday Snack Mix, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!


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Birthday Snack Mix

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  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert


Make someone’s birthday extra special with this Birthday Snack Mix. It’s a sweet and salty treat made extra festive with colorful sprinkles, cereal and the cutest little Birthday Hat Bugles!


  • 1 (12 ounce) box rice Chex cereal (about 7 cups)
  • 2 cups itty bitty minis pretzels
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages CandiQuik vanilla candy coating or 2 (20 ounce) packages vanilla almond bark
  • 1 (5.25 ounce) container rainbow sprinkles
  • 2 (1.3 ounce) containers pastel confetti decors
  • 2 cups Fruit Loops cereal
  • 36 Birthday Hat Bugles


  1. In a large bowl, combine the Chex cereal, pretzels and peanuts.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl or the container the candy coating comes in, melt one package of the candy coating according to package directions, usually 90 seconds to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Be sure not to over melt the candy coating as it will burn and become too thick to stir and coat the mix evenly.
  3. Pour the melted candy coating over the ingredients in the large bowl and toss to coat with a large spoon. Ingredients should be evenly coated in the candy coating. Repeat with the other package of candy coating and toss again until ingredients are very well coated.
  4. Pour in half the container of rainbow sprinkles and one container of the pastel confetti decors. Gently stir the mixture to incorporate.
  5. Spread the mixture out in an even layer on parchment paper. Immediately sprinkle with the remaining sprinkles and other container of pastel confetti decors and then the Fruit Loops Cereal.
  6. Allow mixture to cool completely. Break apart and toss with Bugle birthday hats. Store in an airtight container, baggie or glass jar with a lid.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. while we were staying in hotels over christmas, we learned that our two year old loves fruit loops! i mean, who could blame him? i’m totally making this for his birthday in the spring. 🙂 so cute!!