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Party hat mix with popcorn in a glass bowl.

Party in a Mix

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  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 batch 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Party Hat Snack Mix is made with “birthday hats”, popcorn, white chocolate, and cake mix! This cake batter snack mix is so fun and festive – kids will love it!


  • 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


  1. In a wax lined roasting pan combine popcorn, pretzels, Chex, peanuts, Marshmallows and M&M’s.
  2. Sprinkle evenly with dry cake mix.
  3. Over a double boiler (or in microwave) melt your white chocolate.
  4. When melted, pour over your mix. Using a spoon stir until the mix is evenly coated with white chocolate.
  5. Sprinkle the rainbow sprinkles on top and stir to combine.
  6. 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. 
  7. Enjoy!

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