Bunco Snack Mix


Have you ever played bunco?  I remember as a child my mom trying to explain to me the rules of bunco.  She used to ” sub” in a neighborhood bunco group.  When I moved to Southeast Iowa, I joined a bunco group and was so happy I did!  Joining a bunco group is such a great way to meet new friends!  If you have ever played bunco, then you know that it is a dice game!

This month was my turn to host bunco.  I have brainstormed something ” Dice-like” to make for a few months.  You know me, If I have the opportunity to make some ” crafty food” I totally will!



I thought I would make a ” Bunco” snack mix with mini cookies that look like dice!  This recipe ended up being easy peasy!  I just needed to do a little brainstorming on how I would pull this off.


After doing some ” googling” on how to successfully make a square cookie.  I decided on this “ simple shortbread” cookie recipe. I simple just used a butter knife to cut the cookies into squares.


next, I wanted to find a frosting recipe that ” hardens” on the cookies.  After reading some boards online, I simply mixed powdered sugar with some lemon juice and a bit of water to make my frosting.


I placed mini chocolate chips on the cookies to make them look like dice and let them dry overnight!


I made a ” snack” mix by baking pretzels, popcorn and nuts wish cinnamon and sugar.  I then added dried fruit and my dice cookies!


I think it was a big hit!  I was thankful that I was able to host bunco one last time before I move!  I have really loved living in Southeast Iowa and have made some friends I hope to keep around for a long time!



  1. That is too cute! How clever of you, I bet your bunco group was over the top impressed! You can wow a new group all over again after you move!

  2. I am hosting Bunco in May and so excited to have come across this recipe!! The girls will definitely be impressed. Thank you and best of luck to you!!

  3. What a clever idea for a snack to serve at any game night party. We have game night all the time and I look forward to making this.

  4. We have a great Bunco group, they would love this!!
    thanks so much, I am sure it will be a hit-pinning it now!!

  5. OMG that is cutest thing ever! I have neveer palyed Bunco but im actually starting next month. This wouldbe awesome to make! Thanks for sharing

  6. That is just too cute! 🙂 What a creative snack for a Bunco group. Found this when I linked up to Wow Me Wednesday!

  7. This is such a cute idea…my ids would love this! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  8. What a cute idea! My step-mother has a bunco night once a month, I’m sure that she would love this.

    Hugs, Smiles & Blessings,
    Fluster Buster
    Creativity Inspired by Frustration

  9. that is SO fun! We played bunco at a mom retreat I organized last month… we would have LOVED this :o)
    I love to feature good food on my blog… in fact today I’ve got a Mexi-Mexicana Round up going on… hope you can check it out.

  10. Great idea!! Will be sharing with my bunco friends!

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  11. What a great idea and such a fun snack! Love to play Bunco though I’m not a regular. thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!
    A Pinch of Joy/

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  15. I’m hosting Bunco group next week and would love to make this. Did you just sprinkle the nut, pretzels and popcorn with cinn/sugar? What temp and how long did you bake it?

    • Let me think. ( as it has been over a year since I made this) I sprinkled the nuts. Pretzels. Etc. with cinn/sugar ( and drizzled with a small amount of canola oil. I baked at 300 for about 30 minutes? All I remember is that I followed instructions similar to ones you would follow if you were making chex mix. ( Hope that helps)

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