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Appetizer Snack Recipes

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

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There’s nothing like making memories with grandkids in the kitchen and seeing their excited, happy faces while they help. — Diane Smith, Pine Mountain, Georgia
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Seasoned Popcorn

Seasoned Popcorn

Seasoned Popcorn

Give popcorn a new twist with this fun and tasty recipe. It’s great for watching movies or as an on-the-go snack. Kids and adults alike are sure to gobble it up. —Elizabeth King, Duluth, Minnesota

Lemonade Stand Snack

Lemonade Stand Snack

Lemonade Stand Snack

Dot Nickerson from Cincinnati, Ohio shares a munchable mix that's a breeze to toss together.

Sugared Peanuts

Sugared Peanuts

Sugared Peanuts

"I tend to make these only for special occasions, such as holidays, because I cannot keep my husband and son (and myself!) away from them. They never last long, so you might want to make a double batch. —Polly Hall, Rockford, Michigan
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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.

Striped Chocolate Popcorn

Striped Chocolate Popcorn

Striped Chocolate Popcorn

For a bake sale last year, I wanted to try something different. I’d seen chocolate popcorn in a candy shop and thought I’d try making it. This recipe was a great success. —Mary Schmittinger, Colgate, Wisconsin

Peppermint Popcorn

Peppermint Popcorn

Peppermint Popcorn

Crisp and minty, this simple snack is a hit with all 10 of our children. For variety, try substituting other flavors of candy instead of peppermint.

Odds 'n' Ends Snack Mix

Odds 'n' Ends Snack Mix

Odds 'n' Ends Snack Mix

Cayenne pepper packs some punch in this crunchy blend of cereal, crackers, pretzels and peanuts from Terry Kuehn of Waunkee, Wisconsin. Although it makes a big batch, you might have to make more at halftime!

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!”

Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

To tell the truth, I can't recall where this recipe came from. It's been a regular in my holiday baking, though, for many years. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, I hand these out to almost everybody—even the mailman's been known to find a batch in the mailbox! I moved from a big city as a bride. My husband soon persuaded me to enter baked goods at our county fair—now, our son, 8, is my cookie tester, and our daughter, 6, is the egg beater.

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

Party-Time Popcorn

Party-Time Popcorn

Party-Time Popcorn

"This fun snack mix combines crunchy peanuts and popcorn with a perky dill flavor, plus other seasonings," notes Darlene Smith of Brownsburg, Indiana. "Once you start munching, you won't be able to stop!"

Crunchy Halloween Snack Mix

Crunchy Halloween Snack Mix

Crunchy Halloween Snack Mix

This snack mix has it all! The Cheerios, nuts, chips and M&M's make it sweet, and the noodles and nuts add just the right crunch. Arrange it in layers in a large glass jar and give it as a hostess gift. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Peanut Caramel Corn

Peanut Caramel Corn

Peanut Caramel Corn

A sweet, crunchy, lighter alternative to traditional caramel corn, this can’t-stop-eatin’-it treat won’t stick to fingers or teeth! Wonderful for gifts, too. —LOIS WARD, PUSLINCH, ONTARIO

Garlic-Sesame Pita Chips

Garlic-Sesame Pita Chips

Garlic-Sesame Pita Chips

Add a little crunch to dinner with Garlic-Sesame Pita Chips—all you need is 15 minutes and a few basic ingredients. With their crisp texture, these chips are a wonderful addition to casseroles, salads and soups, but they’re also great alone as a snack. Helen B. Forsythe of Puyallup, Washington shares the recipe.
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