Appetizer Snack Recipes

Looking for appetizer snack recipes? Find snacks like party mix, popcorn, and other tasty snack appetizers.

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Nuts and Seeds Trail Mix

Although there is plenty of protein and fiber in a handful of this combo, the fat and calorie count can soon get out of hand. Take care to stay healthly throughout the day by keeping the calorie count under control. —Kristin Rimkus, Snohomish, Washington
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Cajun Party Mix Snack

Cajun Party Mix Snack

Cajun Party Mix Snack

"This is a crisp snack with punch," reports field editor Miriam Hershberger of Holmesville, Ohio. "Once you get started eating it, it's hard to stop."

Sweet & Salty Popcorn

Sweet & Salty Popcorn

Sweet & Salty Popcorn

There’s nothing like making memories with grandkids in the kitchen and seeing their faces as they help. Let them sprinkle candy pieces on the cookies. — Diane Smith, Pine Mountain, Georgia

Nutty Seasoned Popcorn

Nutty Seasoned Popcorn

Nutty Seasoned Popcorn

This is my all-time favorite to serve or bring to parties. The combination of popcorn and nuts is very satisfying, and even the kids can help make this treat. —Shirley Nordblum Youngsville, Pennsylvania

Crunchy Trail Mix

Crunchy Trail Mix

Crunchy Trail Mix

"This mix was the perfect item for my daughter to take to high school track meets," says Blue Springs, Nebraska's Theresa Gingery. Five ingredients make up this colorful crowd-pleaser that's crunchy, chewy and not too sweet.

Ginger-Maple Roasted Pecans

Ginger-Maple Roasted Pecans

Ginger-Maple Roasted Pecans

Use these spiced nuts as a snack, in a salad or as a coating for fish. They're a smart ingredient to keep on hand. — Angie Thanopoulos, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Sugar-Free Spiced Pecans

Sugar-Free Spiced Pecans

Sugar-Free Spiced Pecans

“My mother makes these and they’re fantastic," writes Audrey Stewart of Forest Hill, Maryland. "If you arrive at her house late, there might not be any left!”

Vanilla Popcorn

Vanilla Popcorn

Vanilla Popcorn

"This sweet crunchy snack is my family's favorite," writes Carolyn Roney of Scipio Center, New York. "For variety, substitute almond extract or maple flavoring or add nuts for extra crunch."

Goblin's Orange Popcorn

Goblin's Orange Popcorn

Goblin's Orange Popcorn

Your little goblins will love to munch this tasty, colorful popcorn that features a crispy crunch and sweet flavor. Donna Higbee, Sandy, Utah

Sugar-Coated Pecans

Sugar-Coated Pecans

Sugar-Coated Pecans

"It's impossible to stop snacking on these sweet crispy nuts, so I make several batches over the holidays in order to keep a supply on hand," Carol Crowley, West Haven, Connecticut, admits.

Nutty Cereal Crunch

Nutty Cereal Crunch

Nutty Cereal Crunch

"This is one of my favorite snacks to take to large get-togethers," writes Grace Yaskovic from her Branchville, New Jersey home. Cinnamon, brown sugar and butter create a lip-smacking coating for cereal and a variety of nuts in this change-of-pace party mix. One handful simply isn't enough!

Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn

Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn

Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn

With a cinnamon-sugar coating, this recipe turns popcorn into a sweet treat that moviegoers are sure to reward with thumbs-up approval. Oven baking keeps the unique popcorn crisp.

Flavored Oyster Crackers

Flavored Oyster Crackers

Flavored Oyster Crackers

These jazzed-up oyster crackers created by our Test Kitchen have such great flavor, we bet you’ll have trouble not eating them all at once! With Parmesan cheese and seasoning from a soup mix, they’re a sure-fire hit with any soup.

Spicy Barbecued Peanuts

Spicy Barbecued Peanuts

Spicy Barbecued Peanuts

Cayenne pepper gives these sugar-glazed nuts a spicy kick. I've found that folks who favor sweet and savory flavors can't stop eating these mouthwatering morsels.—Linda Johnsson, Marion, Ohio

Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn

"For years I've taken this snack to our church retreat," says Nancy Breem of Canastota New York. "I take it in two containers—one for each night—so it doesn't all disappear the first night. Other church members tell us that if we can't attend, we should just send the caramel corn."
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