5 Minute Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

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Looking for a quick last minute sweet snack mix recipe for holiday party, play date or long journey? Then this 5 Minute Sweet Snack Mix with pretzels is the one you need. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

a bowl of sweet and salty snack mix

Let’s get down with this 5 minutes Sweet and Salty Snack Mix!

Because we all need easy recipes in our lives for those busy moments when we want to pull out something fun and exciting and super quick. And it does not get easier than this.

Snack Mix Ingredients

Here’s what’s in my 5 minutes Cheerios Snack Mix.

  • Cheerios
  • Mini pretzels
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Milk chocolate M&M’s or Smarties
  • Raisins

Yeap, 5 everyday ingredients and 5 mins to the BEST Sweet and Salty Snack Mix out there.

ingredienst to make sweet and salty snack mix - marsh mallows, pretzel, cheeries, m&Ms an raisins

This easy to prepare and easily tripled recipes make the perfect snack for lunch boxes, movie nights, play dates, kid parties, road trips, bribery for cleaning bedroom, the holiday season including Christmas. The fact that it is highly adaptable makes it even more fab. And if you ever want to get the kiddoes to help you in the kitchen this snack mix recipe is the way to go.

sweet and salt snack mix with a child colouring next to it

What I love about this snack is that is lighter than usual sweet snack mixes. It has less than 200 calories per serving (whoopie right) whilst still having enough fiber for the kiddos. You could serve it alongside some fruits and infused water for a fuller feast. Kids, big and small will really love it.

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How To Make Snack Mix

Are you ready to see how easy it is to make the sweet snack mix? Ok, here goes.

  1. Measure out your ingredients and add them to a bowl.
  2. Mix.

That is it!!!!

close up of a bowl of cheerios snack mix

Sweet and Salty Snack Mix Recipe Tips

  • Feel free to vary the amounts of the ingredients in it to your (or the kiddoes) taste.
  • You can add other cereals that you like – but that might change the sugar levels.
  • Best made fresh but store in an airtight container if making ahead of time.

Popcorn Snack Mix

To make this a popcorn snack mix, simply add in a cup or 2 of popcorn. This could be sweet, salty or caramel popcorn or whichever combination you like.

3 jars of cheerios snack mix

Reese’s Snack Mix

To make this a Reese’s snack mix, simply add in some mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and use peanut M&Ms instead.

5 Mins Sweet And Salty Snack Mix For Gifting

This fun snack mix will make the perfect edible gift. Simply whip them up on the day you will gift it, then transfer to a mason jar before adding a homemade with love gift tag. Pretty cellophane bags work too. And kiddoes love making up labels or decorating the jars or bags.

a jar of sweet and salty snack mix with a ribbon

Other Snack Mix Recipes

5 minutes Cheese Snack Mix.

Healthy Trail Mix.

More Snack Ideas

Spicy Roasted Cashews.

Roasted Sesame Coconut Cashews.

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Weight Watchers Points in 5 Minute Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

There are 7 Freestyle Points in one serving of 5 Minute Sweet and Salty Snack Mix.

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a bowl of sweet and salty snack mix
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5 from 5 votes

5 Minute Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

5 everyday ingredients and 5 mins to the BEST Sweet Snack Mix out there.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 8
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 2 cups 100g mini pretzels
  • 2 cups 100g Multigrain Cheerios
  • 2/3 cup 30g mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup 160g milk chocolate M&M's or Smarties
  • 3 tbsp raisins


  • Mix together all the ingredients and serve.
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Recipe Adapted from Cooking Light.
Weight Watchers Points
There are 7 Freestyle Points in a serving of 5 Minute Sweet and Salty Snack Mix.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3.1mg


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  1. 5 stars
    I love food gifts and your sweet and salty snack mix in a jar is a great idea to help kids indulge wisely without going overboard with too sugary snacks.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh I love a sweet and salty mix when watching a film! This would make such a great end of term present for teachers! Thanks for sharing