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.
Hope your weekend was great!  
I’m linking this up to Robyn’s Mingle Monday over at Add a Pinch

45 Responses

  1. Trish - Sweetology101

    I agree…I read you every stinkin word girl!! Ok, the little hats are cutie patotie…you need to add a little sign in the middle of the yummies that says, "yea me!" Have a great week!

  2. Jenn @ BentoForKidlet

    I also always read what you have to say 😀

    These are so cute! What a fun snack mix! I may try this for the kid's end of the year party

  3. Dorothy

    I love this idea! Cake mix anything rocks, in my book. And the hats are awesome. I'm a new follower so I hadn't seen them before, but I do read your stories! 🙂


    woah nellie . . . that is a party in a bowl . . . and yes, i read every word . . . and i do mean every. single. word.

  5. Karly

    I read every word, weekended out or not.

    And, uh, hello? Party in a bowl! Kind of like a party in my pants, but classier.

  6. Hannah at FleurDeLicious

    What a great idea! I'm loving all the recipes I'm finding lately for using cake mix in various things, and this is another one to bookmark. The hats are so cute!

  7. Petals

    How cute!! Owning a shop I am always looking for fun things to do during open houses. This would fit in with my summer fun house/carnival events..Thnaks for sharing

  8. Marisa

    A great idea. I made the santa hats at christmas and my family friends loved them and I had to make another batch for them. Guess what would be cute? Halloween witch hats. Hint hint. Figure out how to do that and we can't wait to see it and eat it.

  9. Joanne

    Is it weird that I kinda sorta want to have a party just so that I have an excuse to make this? And by party…I mean party of one in my kitchen dancing to Glee? Cause that's what'll be going down.

  10. G and H

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

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