Sweet, salty, chewy and crunchy, this Holiday Party Snack Mix has everything to keep them coming back for more!

An oval shaped white bowl filled with Christmas party snack mix.

Easy, Delicious Party Mix for the Holidays

A party isn’t a party until you bust out the snacks. And this Holiday Party Mix really knows how to party. A delicious mix of sweet and salty, chewy and crunchy treats, it’s the perfect snack mix to serve at your holiday get togethers this season!

It’s one of my absolute favorite treats to take to holiday parties and serve out of an adorable Santa Feet Snack Bowl, to give as delicious gifts to friends in these cute holiday tins, and to keep a big clear jar full of on our kitchen counter throughout the season to snack on. So festive and yummy!

It also makes a great gift for teachers. I love to put some in a wide mouth jar with a red lid, tie a festive ribbon on it and share the snack mix love!

A jar of holiday snack mix tied with a red and white ribbon.

What Makes a Great Snack Mix?

I think I’m pretty close to reaching expert status when it comes to snack mixes. I know a great one when I taste it. It’s got to have lots of fun textures and a mix of salty and sweet flavors. And this mix delivers! Candy coated popcorn, cereal and pretzels, soft chewy mini marshmallow, M&Ms with a crunch candy shell and salty roasted peanuts. It’s ALL in there, y’all.

An oval shaped white bowl filled with Christmas party snack mix.

More Scrumptious Snack Mix Recipes

From Easter to Halloween to the everyday munchies, my Scrumptious Snack Mix Recipes are deliciously impossible to put down. Sweet, salty, and everything in between, these snack mixes are always a huge hit!

Valentine's snack mix, after school snack mix, birthday snack mix and a Fourth of July snack mix.

What Do I Need to Make Holiday Party Snack Mix?

  • Popped popcorn
  • Chocolate square cereal (like Chocolate Chex)
  • Toasted oat cereal (like Cheerios)
  • Waffle-shaped pretzels
  • Itty bitty mini pretzels
  • Lightly salted peanuts
  • Light corn syrup
  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking soda
  • Red, green and white colored nonpareils
  • M&M’s Minis Holiday Chocolate Candies
  • Mini marshmallows
A jar of holiday party snack mix on a green and white gingham table cloth.

How to Make a Holiday Party Snack Mix

  • Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Spray a large mixing bowl with nonstick cooking spray, then add the popcorn, chocolate square cereal, toasted oat cereal, waffle-shaped pretzels, mini pretzels and peanuts.
  • In a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, sugar, butter, and salt. Bring to a full boil, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla and baking soda.
  • Pour the syrup over the popcorn mixture and stir gently to coat evenly. Spread the mixture into an even layer on the prepared baking sheet and immediately sprinkle with the nonpareils, M&M’s Minis and marshmallows.
  • Let the snack mix cool completely, about 30 minutes, then break apart to serve. Store in a sealed container or resealable plastic bag.
A baking tray filled with cooling snack mix.

More Easy & Sweet Holiday Treats

Bust out the jolly with my Easy and Sweet Holiday Treats. This collection of festive snacks and desserts is sure to get even Santa’s stamp of approval!

Gingerbread Men Cookies, Candy Cane Cookies, Peppermint Cake, Christmas Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

If you make this Holiday Party 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!

xoxo,

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An oval shaped white bowl filled with Christmas party snack mix.

Holiday Party Snack Mix

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 14 cups

Description

Sweet, salty, chewy and crunchy this Holiday Party Snack Mix has everything to keep them coming back for more!


Ingredients

  • 4 cups popped popcorn
  • 3 cups chocolate square cereal
  • 2 cups toasted oat cereal
  • 1 cup waffle-shaped pretzels
  • 1 cup itty bitty mini pretzels
  • 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup red, green and white colored nonpareils
  • 1/2 cup M&M’s Minis Holiday Chocolate Candies
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Spray a large mixing bowl with nonstick cooking spray, then add the popcorn, chocolate square cereal, toasted oat cereal, waffle-shaped pretzels, mini pretzels and peanuts.
  2. In a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, sugar, butter, and salt. Bring to a full boil, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla and baking soda.
  3. Pour the syrup over the popcorn mixture and stir gently to coat evenly. Spread the mixture into an even layer on the prepared baking sheet and immediately sprinkle with the nonpareils, M&M’s Minis and marshmallows.
  4. Let the snack mix cool completely, about 30 minutes, then break apart to serve. Store in a sealed container or resealable plastic bag.

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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