College Football will be in full swing in a few weeks and my Easy Game Day Snack Mix is perfect for a game day party or tailgating snack!
This Easy Game Day Snack Mix is a spin-off from my Mardi Gras Snack Mix, which was originally inspired by a Mardi Gras Munch recipe from my sister at the Pudge Factor Blog.
I wanted this Game Day Snack Mix to be three things, simple to make, full of delicious things that my husband and I like to snack on, and festive. And, I think I checked all of the boxes with this fun and tasty, sweet and savory treat. I hope I will inspire you to whip up a batch today with your favorite team colors just in time for the weekend!
The most fun thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever ingredients you like. When my sister first made this, she used two different kinds of cereal and pretzels, but I already had a big box Cheez-its, and I decided to add Bugles.
For this mix, I am using M&Ms in FSU Seminole colors of garnet and gold. But you could just as easily add blue and orange for the Gators, and so on. The other great thing about making this snack mix is that there is no cooking involved. You just throw everything in a bowl, mix it up, and you are done! How great is that?
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, and for the Fourth of July, how about red, white and blue candy?
The ingredients I used to make this Game Day Snack Mix include Cheez-its, Bugles, small pretzels, and peanuts. (Feel free to substitute your favorite snacks or nuts) You will also need vegetable oil and a package of dry Ranch Salad Dressing Mix. I also added garnet and gold M&Ms which I found online at Amazon. (Feel free to substitute jelly beans or another type of candy in your team’s colors.)
Looking for more game-day snacks or ideas for tailgating food, check out my post: 23 Quick and Easy Game Day Snacks.
To make this fun Game Day Snack Mix, combine the Cheez-its, 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 contents of the ranch dressing packet 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. You can also make this ahead and store in an airtight container for several days.
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Easy Game Day Snack Mix
- 2-1/2 cups Cheez-its
- 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 in your team's colors M&Ms, jelly beans, etc.
- Combine the Cheez-its, 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.