For your next adventure, why not make a batch of this yummy Jungle Cruise Snack Mix for your intrepid explorers? Inspired by the Jungle Cruise ride at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World (and 3 other Disney Parks around the world!) this tasty trail mix is filled with sweet and savory treats.
Best of all, you can totally customise it and it’s a great movie-watching snack too! (Making it perfect for the upcoming moving based on the classic Disney ride, starring Dwayne Johnson as Skipper Frank Wolff, and Emily Blunt as Dr. Lily Houghton.)
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Jungle Cruise Snack Mix
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading all the way through for any tips or substitute suggestions, to ensure that you have any specialized ingredients and equipment required and that you understand the steps and timings involved.
The Jungle Cruise is a riverboat attraction in Adventureland at four different Disney Parks around the world: Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World; Disneyland; Tokyo Disneyland; and Hong Kong Disneyland.
My personal experience of this classic Disney ride is at Walt Disney World in Florida (check out all of my Disney Trip Reports here!), and while it is not the most exhilerating of rides, it’s a fun attraction with LOTS of corny jokes, that you can’t help but laugh at!
The riverboat cruise takes you on a tour of major rivers in Asia, Africa and South America, and the sights, sounds, and animals of the jungle await you!
A Jungle Cruise movie, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt is opening on July 30th across theatres and on Disney+ (with Premier Access), and to celebrate I simply had to share this amazing Jungle Cruise Snack Mix!
Set during the early 20th century, a riverboat captain named Frank takes a British scientist and her brother on a mission into a jungle to find the Tree of Life, which is believed to possess healing powers that could be of great benefit to modern medicine. All the while, the trio must fight against dangerous wild animals, a hot and deadly environment, and a competing German expedition that is determined to find the tree first.Wikipedia
Movies based on Disney rides can be hit or miss with the audiences – Pirates of the Carribbean, YES; Haunted Mansion, NO (although I quite liked it!). I LOVE the PotC movies, and Captain Jack Sparrow is my hero! I love the action adventure genre of movies, and throw Disney into the mix and I’m [probably] sold!
I have high hopes for the Jungle Cruise movie, and I do hope they keep in some really corny jokes!
Now lets get onto this snack mix!
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.
The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
This recipe is actually an assembly job rather than a recipe! You simply need to mix all the ingredients together and you are ready to go!
However, I am aware that some of these ingredients may be difficult to source if you are not in the USA or Canada, so I reccommend just using the closest snacks available in your location, and I’m also going to give some British alternatives (since I’m in the UK!)
- Cookies & Cream Muddy Buddies
- Peanut Butter & Chocolate Muddy Buddies
- The Muddy Buddies uses in this recipe are ready made, but you can make them yourself too! Check out my Reindeer Chow post for the recipe.
- Mickey Mouse Cheddar Goldfish – these are the classic Goldfish crackers, with Mickey-shaped ones included. If you can only get the regular ones, just use those. Alternatively, you could make your own goldfish crackers and color the dough red before cutting out with a mini Mickey Mouse head-shaped cutter
- Barnum’s Animal Crackers – in the UK we have Cadbury’s Animal Biscuits, but also check out the baby/toddler food section for animal-shaped snacks!
- Chocolate Animal Crackers – the Poundshop, Aldi, and Lidl are good places to look for different snack options that might not be found in the big UK supermarkets. I found goldfish crackers in the Poundshop!
- Animal Cracker shapes include: tiger, cougar, camel, rhinoceros, kangaroo, hippopotamus, bison, lion, hyena, zebra, elephant, sheep, bear, gorilla, monkey, seal and giraffe. So look for alternatives if you need to!
- Sour Gummy Worms
- Banana Chips
- Blue M&M’s – buying a single color may be more tricky in the UK, but online sweetshops often sell colors in bulk for weddings and parties. Alterntively just use a mix of colors!
Other ingredients that could go into your snack mix – or swap with any of the listed ones are:
- Other dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries (Craisins), sultanas (golden raisins) pineapple, mango, cherries, apricots
- Nuts such as cashews, peanuts, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, pistatchios (be mindful of allergies if serving at a party, or on child’s ages)
- Other shaped gummy/jelly sweets such as fish, sharks, bones, spiders, snakes, turtles, Swedish Fish, gummy bears.
- Other dried snacks such as pretzels, Twiglets, popcorn, Japanese rice crackers
- Other chocolate candies such as other flavored M&M’s like peanut or almond, chocolate chips/drops, peanut butter chips, caramel chips
Quantities are given in the recipe card – however, you can make as much or as little as you need.
Serve in a bowl for parties and movie nights, or package up in Ziploc bags for packed lunches or snacks at home.
The Jungle Cruise Snack Mix (or Jungle Cruise Trail Mix, kinda both the same thing right?) would also make great party favors to give to guests to take home! I found these awesome cello bags with a jungle them that would work well.
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More Snack Mix/Trail Mix Recipes
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- Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Popcorn Mix – A Tasty Fall Snack!
- Reindeer Chow – A Yummy Festive Snack Mix
How Do I Make Jungle Cruise Snack Mix?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 1 (7 oz) bag Cookies & Cream Muddy Buddies
- 1 (7 oz) bag Peanut Butter & Chocolate Muddy Buddies
- 1 (6.6 oz) bag Mickey Mouse Cheddar Gold Fish
- ½ (8 oz) bag Barnum’s Animal Crackers*
- ⅓ (20 oz) bag Chocolate Animal Crackers**
- 1 (5 oz) Sour Gummy Worms
- 4 oz Banana Chips
- 3 cups Blue M&M’s
- Add all the ingredients to a large bowl.
- Hand toss to mix all of the items together.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Store leftovers in a Ziploc bag.
- * 4oz Animal Crackers
- ** 6oz (approx) Chocolate Animal Crackers
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3764Total Fat: 178gSaturated Fat: 103gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 59gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 873mgCarbohydrates: 513gFiber: 21gSugar: 428gProtein: 34g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Full Meal
How about a whole meal for your adventurers? Here are additional recipes to make a full meal for a fun Jungle Cruise movie night!
- Appetizer: Spicy Chicken Satay Recipe with a Peanut Dipping Sauce
- Soup: Cuban Black Bean Soup
- Salad: Iceberg Lettuce Wedge Salad with Bacon & Blue Cheese Dressing
- Main Dish: Sweet & Spicy Bourbon Steak Kebabs
- Side Dish: Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
- Beverage: Fruity Island Escape – A Totally Tropical Rum Cocktail (Mocktail version included!)
- Dessert: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort-inspired Tropical Minnie Ears Cupcakes
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