Happy Independence Day!
The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day or July 4th, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
We’d love to share with you a little patriotic snack! This snack mix is sprinkled with red, white and blue and perfect for serving at a Memorial Day or 4th of July party.
3 cups Rice Chex or Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Blueberry Chex cereal
1 cup miniature marshmallows (from 10.5 oz bag)
1 cup pretzel sticks (about 50 from 15 oz bag)
1 package (11 oz) white baking chips
3 tablespoons red, white and blue nonpareils or jimmies
3 tablespoons red and blue star sprinkles
3 cups popcorn
1 cup red, white and blue colored candy-coated chocolate candies
Line large rimmed cookie sheet with wax paper. In large bowl, combine cereal, marshmallows and pretzel sticks.
In medium microwavable bowl, microwave chips uncovered on 50% power for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Pour onto cereal mixture and mix well.
Spread onto prepared cookie sheet in single layer, sprinkle with sprinkles and cool completely. Break into bite-size clusters.
In large serving bowl, add coated cereal mixture. Stir in popcorn and chocolate candies, mixing to combine.
Store in covered container at room temperature.
Rice Chex or Corn Chex will work in this mix. Sprinkles are sold in the baking aisle or a specialty crafts store.