Party in a Mix

Making cute stuff is fun, isn’t it?
I’m not gonna bore you with a story today.
Probably because it’s Sunday evening and my brain is weekended out.
And because I know some of you might not feel like reading right now…I get it.
But, that’s cool…the fact that you even stop over here to see what I’m up to is amazing to me.
So, less words…more sweets today.
This special treat is based on the Santa Hat mix I made in December.  I decided it needed a makeover for the other 11 months of the year.
So, here for all the other months is Party Hat Mix.
The fun part about this mix is it is great with or without the Party Hats because the mix itself is super yummy and also perfect for any occasion.
You wanna know why?
Because it’s Cake Batter Party mix.
Yep…Cake mix in the mix.
There have been so many fun treats going around with cake mix added I decided to give it a go in snack mix.
It worked and it was good.
Here’s the how-tos for the hats…
You’ll need Bugles (I used the Caramel Bugles because they are a bit sturdier)
Candy melting disks
Colorful non-pareils
Spice Drops candy
Melt the candy disks (and 1 Tablespoon Vegetable shortening ~ optional) on medium power for 1 minute and then stir, continuing on in 30 second increments until melted.
Dip your bugles into the melted candy leaving the bottom undipped (as pictured)
Gently Press your Spice Drop on the top of the bugle holding from the bottom.
 Now dip the bottom in the melted candy.
Keep your non pareils close…
and immediately dip the bottom of the Bugle into them.
Gently place each “hat” onto wax paper to dry.
When the hats are setting you can make your snack mix.
Cake Batter Party Mix
1 bag buttered popcorn, popped with unpopped kernels removed
4 cups thin pretzel sticks
4 cups Rice Chex mix
1 cup salted peanuts
2 cups mini marshmallows
6 Tablespoons of white cake mix
1 (12.6 oz bag) M&M’s (a little more than 2 cups)
16 oz. white chocolate.
1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
In a wax lined roasting pan combine popcorn, pretzels, Chex, peanuts, Marshmallows and M&M’s.
Sprinkle evenly with dry cake mix.
Over a double boiler (or in microwave) melt your white chocolate.
When melted pour over your mix.
 Using a spoon stir until the mix is evenly coated with white chocolate.
Sprinkle the rainbow sprinkles on top and stir to combine.
 Let sit until chocolate is set, 20-30 minutes.
 Once the chocolate is set  you can add your party hats combining them evenly throughout the mix.
There you have it…easy, super cute and yummy.  
  My work here is done.

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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pinkvelvetcupcakes
pinkvelvetcupcakes

The little party hats (and the Santa hat version) are the cutest little things I’ve ever seen!!!
I am dying to try the party mix.

kristina visser
kristina visser

Bugle Bravos!

Love these ideas – so fun

Laynie

Holy WOW, this is INSANE! You are so, so amazing to come up with this. I will definitely be bringing this to the holiday gatherings this year… I might even swap out the party hats for the Santa hats, since I love the idea of cake mix party mix!

Melissa @IWasBornToCook
Melissa @IWasBornToCook

How adorable! Not sure why I hadn't seen your blog before…I'm now your newest follower 🙂

SweetSugarBelle
SweetSugarBelle

I love your red nails in the pics! it's your signature! SUPER DUPER cute idea. I love sweet and salty. Mom and I did the Santa version. Everyone thought we were so cool and creative, LOL.

Sillymara
Sillymara

ADorable and Scrumptious! You rock my world!!

Shauna
Shauna

Oh Mah Gah. This is crazy. CRAZY! I love it. I love you. And even though I haven't had Bugles in probably 15 years, I am in desperate need of some. With a Zeltzer Selzter. Mmm.

Diane {Created by Diane}
Diane {Created by Diane}

SUPER-CUTE!!!! Love your PARTY mix!

Kaitie
Kaitie

This is probably the most adorable snack I've EVER seen. Hopefully I can practice some self control and make it and not eat it ALL before anyone sees it. Sounds delish!

Jessica
Jessica

Sounds yummy! The Santa Hat mix was great. Everyone loved it. So I bet this one is just as good.

Christina
Christina

Who doesn't like cute food? So adorable. I just might have to make it and we don't have kids yet…so it would just be for us!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]
Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]

These look oh soo bad for me. LOVE 🙂 Need to wait for an occasion to make this.

The Mrs
The Mrs

How cute is that!?!

grace
grace

i definitely envision some red and green santa hats come christmas time!

G and H
G and H

Oh my goodness! I have never seen something so adorable in my life! And it sounds absolutely delicious to boot – perfect!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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