The best pool party snack mix?! WELL. Here is it!

{video!} our favorite summer pool party snack mix I

I’m popping in super quick today over this long holiday weekend to share one of my favorite, albeit embarrassingly easy, summer snack mixes!

Now here’s the thing, for my entire life (aside from the last three years!) we went to the Jersey Shore every June. We’d spend entire days at the beach until we were exhausted from the sun, then make our way up to the pool where we would stay until 7 or 8PM before deciding on dinner. In this early evening pool time, we’d all be STARVING from a full day on the beach and my uncle would throw together all the snacks in the condos in one giant bowl.

I have no idea why, BUT IT TASTED SO GOOD.

{video!} our favorite summer pool party snack mix I

I mean, it was nothing special. It was always a mix of popcorn, pretzels, chips – super snacky foods that were salty and savory and just hit the spot while we were probably wildly dehydrated from the hot day. The biggest thing here is NO chocolate. Nothing melty. Nothing that causes a mess when the temperature is hot.

As a horrifying side note, we actually love this trashy snack mix (I just took a tub of it to the pool yesterday!) but only if I don’t have a handful of random snacks to throw in a bowl.

{video!} our favorite summer pool party snack mix I

This mixture that I’ve put together here is the perfect combo of sweet and savory. And spicy! Just a little heat. It’s crunchy and perfect and I beg of you to put a bag of it together before your next pool day.

My favorite part? The dried green beans! I adore them, as they are both salty and sweet. And just so crunchy.

We have traditional cheese crackers like Cheez-Its (a must), pretzel sandwiches (with cheddar, though peanut butter is a perfect option too), popcorn (butter or kettle, yep yep!), wasabi peas (which are usually tolerable and not too hot) and honey roasted cashews.

So heck yes! Have a happy 4th of July and take some dang snacks to the pool or beach.

{video!} our favorite summer pool party snack mix I

Summer Pool Snack Mix

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  • 4 cups popcorn buttered or kettle, depending on your preference
  • 1 1/2 cups pretzel sandwiches cheese or peanut butter filled
  • 1 /2 cups cheese crackers
  • 1 cup dried green beans
  • 1 cup honey roasted cashews
  • 1 cup wasabi peas


  • Combine all the ingredients in one big bowl or ziplock bag and drag it all down to the pool! YES PLEASE.

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{video!} our favorite summer pool party snack mix I

P.S. this combo tastes amazzzzing with ice cold beer.