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Lucky Charms Snack Mix for St. Patrick’s Day – A Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

St. Patrick’s Day snacks like this Lucky Charms snack mix are perfect for your holiday table. It’s also perfect for National Snack Day on March 4.

I call this delightful combination of sweet and salty tastes my leprechaun snack mix. To me, it’s as special as a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

The little leprechauns in your house will devour this recipe. Trail mixes are a fun and easy way to combine your favorite treats into one easy to eat snack.

If you’re interested in learning more about leprechauns check out our posts on National Leprechaun Day and the symbols of St. Patrick’s Day!

Lucky Charms snack mix in a bowl and also in a popcorn container.

This snack mix has it all in the taste department! Serve it on National Snack Day, St. Paddy’s Day, or any day of the year!

What is National Snack Day?

National Snack Day is a foodie day of the year that is celebrated on March 4. This day is the perfect day to snack without feeling guilty, since the whole day is devoted to snacking.Table with bowls of snacks and text overlay reading National Snack Day March 5.

Whether you prefer potato chips, some frozen yogurt, a scoop of ice cream or a handful of this tasty Lucky Charms snack mix, the sky is the limit when it comes to snacking today.

National Snack Day is just one of many national days in March. There are loads of other days to celebrate as well.

And since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, what could be better than this leprechaun snack mix?

Curious about national days? Find out more about national days in this guide.

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How to celebrate March 4 national day

The easiest way to celebrate this March 4 national day is to enjoy your favorite snack like the one on this page. One fun way to add to the experience is to wear a snack T-shirt.

Another way to celebrate is to read the book Snack Attack to your kids.

Have a movie night and get a care package of snacks for the whole family to enjoy.

Wear a Lucky Charms t-shirt while snacking on the trail mix recipe below.

Be sure to also share the day on social media using the hashtag #NationalSnackDay or #snackday. Here is a tweet to get you started.

It's #NationalSnackDay - time to make some leprechaun snack mix. After all St. Paddy's Day is right around the corner, too. 🍻☘🍀 Share on X

Let’s stir up some Lucky Charms snack mix!

The leprechaun food snack mix is super easy to put together. Really, it’s just a matter of measuring out some ingredients and giving it all a good swirl.

You can even substitute some of your favorites in place of my ingredients.

Making food for St. Patrick’s Day that demonstrates the holiday is a great way to set the mood. Try these Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles for another tasty holiday dessert.

What goes in this snack mix?

I used some of my favorite snacks, plus candy in a yellow and green color – yellow to mimic gold coins and green, the color that symbolizes St. Patrick’s Day.

I wanted both salty and sweet flavors, so I used nuts, pretzels and popcorn as the base of my mix. Mini marshmallows added more sweetness and a nice soft texture. 

The secret ingredient in the trail mix are the charms from Lucky Charm cereal. These small bits add a bit of Irish luck to the bowl.

Bells, fish, arrowheads, clovers, pink hearts, orange stars and yellow moons have a marshmallow texture and add both sweetness and color to the mix.

You’ll need these ingredients to make your trail mix:

Bowls of snack foods with overlay reading Ingredients: popcorn, pretzels, almonds, yellow and green candy sixlets, marshmallows, Lucky Charms.

  • Popped Popcorn
  • Mini pretzels
  • Green Sixlets
  • Raw almonds
  • Green peanut M&Ms
  • Lucky Charms – only the charms
  • Lemonheads candy
  • Mini marshmallows

Put all of the ingredients for the St. Patrick’s Day snacks into a very large bowl and mix, mix, mix. What could be easier than that?

Bowl of Lucky Charms snack mix with popcorn, pretzels, marshmallows and candy.

This Lucky Charms snack mix is so colorful. It has a combination of both sweet and salty tastes with a surprise when you bite into of of the sour lemon heads, so this makes it a treat for all taste buds!Serving Leprechaun snack mix in a bowl with a popcorn container and green napkin.

Serving this St. Patrick’s Day trail mix

Place a big bowl of the Lucky Charms snack mix on your counter top with some plastic popcorn containers that everyone will love to fill up!

Lucky charms snack mix in popcorn containers

You don’t need to wait for St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy this salty snack mix, either. This yummy trail mix is perfect for a family movie night or just as an after school snack.

Bowl and popcorn containers with a snack mix containing popcorn, candy and pretzels.

Your party guests will gobble this Leprechaun Snack Mix right up. But that’s fine. It is super easy to make another batch of it for the family!

Leprechaun snack mix and St. Patrick's day printable in a white frame

Free St. Patrick’s Day printable!

How about adding an Irish blessing to your party table? You can print our this St. Patrick’s Day Printable for free here.

If you’re sharing this snack mix with your family make sure to download our free St. Patrick’s Day word search and St. Patrick’s Day word scramble. They’re a great activity for the whole family!

Also, don’t forget to share some Irish luck with one of our St. Patrick’s Day quotes.

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Pin this Lucky Charms snack mix for later

Would you like a reminder of this lucky charms mix for National Snack Day or St. Patrick’s Day? Just pin this image to one of your holiday boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.Collage with pictures of a snack mix in bowls and popcorn containers and words Lucky Charms Snack Mix.

Admin note: This post for the popcorn lucky charms snack mix first appeared on the blog in February of 2017. I have updated the post to add new photos, a printable recipe card and a video for you to enjoy.

More foodie national days

There are lots of national days in March devoted to food. Here are a few to celebrate this month:

And be sure to check out my March word search printable if you enjoy doing puzzles. It features many of the national days in March in a word find puzzle.

Yield: 12 servings

Lucky Charms Snack Mix - Time for Some Crunch!

Bowl of Leprechaun snack mix

Trail mixes are a fun and easy way to combine your favorite treats into one easy to eat snack. If you are having a celebration for St. Paddy’s Day, this sweet and salty Lucky Charms snack mix is perfect for your party table.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 6 cups of popped popcorn
  • 1 cup of twist pretzels
  • 1/2 cup of green Sixlets candy
  • 1 cup of raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup of green peanut M&Ms
  • 1 cup of Lucky Charms cereal - (only the charms)
  • 1/2 cup of lemonheads candy
  • 2 cups of mini marshmallows


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. This snack mix keeps well in a sealed container for several weeks.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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