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Hosting an animal birthday party? Make a zoo theme? Jungle? This fun snack mix is perfect for any animal party (or maybe animal-themed movie night?) and it’s made with the ultimate crowd-pleaser: Goldfish® crackers. We love the “Colors” Goldfish crackers because they are an easy way to add fun color to our snacks without adding artificial food dyes. All those bright colors are made with vegetable dyes! Add a few party-worthy stickers, washi tape and decorations, and you’re set with animal party snack mix that the kids will go bananas over.
- 3 cups popcorn
- 3–4 ounces milk chocolate chips or melting chocolate discs
- 3–4 ounces white chocolate chips or melting chocolate discs
- 2 cups Colors Goldfish crackers
- 1 cup animal crackers
- 1 cup toffee coated peanuts
- 1 cup dried banana chips
- 1 cup dried pineapple pieces
- Spread popcorn out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Heat milk chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over popcorn. Repeat with white chocolate. Allow chocolate to dry and harden on popcorn (place in fridge or freezer to speed up hardening.)
- Break popcorn apart into clusters. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to mix.
Crunchy, chewy, crispy and sweet…this mix has a little bit of everything. Start with Goldfish crackers for color and crunch, then add some milk and white chocolate zebra-striped popcorn, animal crackers, dried pineapple and banana chips (for the monkeys, of course) and some butter-toffee coated peanuts for that circus feel.
Every ingredient is available at Walmart – even the dried fruit! You can find them in the Produce Department, along with lots of other fresh fruits and veggies for party platters that are perfect for little hands.
Limited Time Only: Buy the 30 oz. or larger Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® crackers and save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Bolthouse Farms® 10 oz. Baby Carrots or Bolthouse Farms(® 11 oz. juice. Check your local Walmart!
My favorite way to make a party mix is to use mostly premade ingredients, and then personalize it with one ingredient I make at home. With my Cheddar Apple Pie Snack Mix, it was the buttery spiced pie crust pieces. In this mix, it’s the black and white zebra-striped popcorn. It only takes a few minutes to drizzle the popcorn, and it makes all the difference. No animal party mix is complete without those classic zebra stripes!
You could even stripe the animal crackers or banana chips, if you’re feeling extra creative.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll shout it from the rooftops – “Colors” Goldfish snacks get their pretty colors from plants, so the next time you need to add a rainbow, skip the questionable stuff and invite Goldfish crackers to the party!
Rolling out Tarzan or The Jungle Book? Hosting a Circus, Zoo or Jungle themed party? Now you have a snack mix that fits the bill. And you can pull it off on the cheap when you stop in at Walmart, since there’s still a rollback of $5.98 on 30 oz. bulk Goldfish crackers!