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4th of July Snack Board

Three cheers for the red, white, and blue…4th of July Snack Board? Close enough! Get your patriotic pride on with this fun and delicious themed snack board! Filled with your favorite American flag colored favorites like AirHeads, strawberry wafers, M&Ms, and a custom holiday snack mix. Serve this festive board at any Independence Day celebration and you might just win out over the fireworks display!

Looking for some all American style dishes to pair with this patriotic snack board? How about our Memphis-Style BBQ Dog, Frito Pie Recipe, and Baked Sweet Potato Fries to let freedom ring!

Top down view of patriotic snack mix board.

4th of July Snack Board

Summer is in full swing, and with summer comes Independence Day! What better way to celebrate our nation than with snacks? What’s more all American than that? This 4th of July Snack Board will thrill kids and adults at any backyard BBQ or party potluck.

Like with all of our snack boards, what you put on it is totally up to you. This one is themed to match the holiday and is filled with red, white, and blue favorites. Add more of what you love, or take away any ingredients that aren’t to your tastes.

That’s what freedom’s all about, right? Quick and easy to arrange, this board is perfect to munch on while watching your annual fireworks display!

Ingredient Suggestions

  • 4th of July Snack Mix
  • Cherry Sour Balls
  • Twizzler cherry bites
  • Dove milk chocolates
  • Ghirardelli sea salt and caramel squares
  • Strawberry wafer cookies
  • Pepperidge Farms Verona strawberry cookies
  • Red, white, and blue M&M’s
  • Red, white, and blue Airhead bites
  • Strawberry fruit chews
  • Alphabet cookies (specifically the “U”, “S”, and “A” cookies)

How to Make a 4th of July Snack Board

  1. First up, go ahead and prepare the 4th of July Snack Mix according to the recipe.
  2. Choose a large serving board or tray and place a colorful serving bowl filled with the snack mix in the center.
  3. Around the center bowl add several smaller serving bowls filled with the cherry sour balls, cherry bites, Dove milk chocolates (in the blue wrappers), and Ghirardelli sea salt chocolates. Arrange them toward the corners of the board.
  4. Fill in the empty spaces with the strawberry wafers, strawberry cookies, M&Ms, airhead bites, and strawberry fruit chews.
  5. Create a fun 4th of July saying with the alphabet cookies and voila!
  6. Serve and celebrate!
Collage showing how to make a 4th of July snack board.

Tips and Variations:

  • Feel free to completely customize your board! Add anything you like or that fits your theme, take away anything that’s not for you. 
  • This is just a jumping off point, you can absolutely use this for multiple holidays or events. Simply switch up your color scheme of candies and serving ware. 
  • When it comes to the snack mix, make sure to work quickly since the chocolate sets fairly fast.
  • If you want to do a slightly healthier version, swap out the sweets for colorful fruits like strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, and blueberries, and a white a fruit dip (something with a yogurt base). You can even cut the watermelon into stars for that star spangled finishing touch.
4th of July snack board with decorations.


Storage: Store each element of this snack board separately. We don’t recommend storing the completed board as a whole.

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4th of July Snack Board

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Assembly Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20 Servings

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  • Prepare the 4th of July Snack Mix, and choose a large serving board.
    4th of July Snack Mix
  • Place the snack mix in a colorful serving bowl in the center of the board. 
  • Next, add several small bowls filled with the cherry sour balls, cherry bites, Dove milk chocolates, and Ghirardelli sea salt chocolates, to the board, arranging them in the corners. 
    Cherry Sour Balls
    Twizzler Cherry Bites
    Dove Milk Chocolates
    Ghirardelli Sea Salt and Caramel Squares
  • Then, add the strawberry wafers, strawberry cookies, M&Ms, Airhead Bites, and strawberry fruit chews, filling the empty spaces. 
    Strawberry Wafer Cookies
    Pepperidge Farms Verona Strawberry Cookies
    Red White and Blue M&M’s
    Red White and Blue Airhead bites
    Strawberry Fruit Chews
  • Lastly, create a fun 4th of July message with the alphabet cookies.
    Alphabet Cookies
  • Serve and enjoy! See post for storage options.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card how many pieces of candy and cookies are consumed. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
*Photos courtesy of Tina Frank Photography.


Serving: 3candies | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g
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