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Party Snacks

Looking for recipes for party snacks? Taste of Home has the best party snack recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Candy Snack Mix

Candy Snack Mix

Candy Snack Mix

Chock-full of raisins, peanuts and M& M's, this crunchy salty-sweet mix stays fresh for weeks. I keep it on hand to serve to unexpected guests or to fill decorative containers to give as last-minute gifts.

Spiced Cereal Crunch

Spiced Cereal Crunch

Spiced Cereal Crunch

My mother gave me the recipe for this irresistible party pleaser. I receive compliments every time I serve it.

Peanut Candy Popcorn Balls

Peanut Candy Popcorn Balls

Peanut Candy Popcorn Balls

Kids love these colorful novelties, concocted from popcorn, nuts, M&M's and marshmallows, so they make great stocking stuffers. Instead of balls, the salty-sweet recipe can be shaped into a cheery cake using a buttered angel food cake pan.
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Quick Peanut Butter Squares

Quick Peanut Butter Squares

Quick Peanut Butter Squares

"This recipe is so quick to make and uses ingredients usually found in ample supply in my cupboard," notes Marsha Murray of Niverville, Manitoba. "The chocolate-topped bars are a great take-along for potlucks and showers. They always disappear fast," she assures.

Sweet 'n' Salty Party Mix

Sweet 'n' Salty Party Mix

Sweet 'n' Salty Party Mix

These crunchy munchies are sure to rank high with your family and friends. The combination of sweet and salty flavors is just right. —Candice Lumley, Charles City, Iowa

Chewy Bread Pretzels

Chewy Bread Pretzels

Chewy Bread Pretzels

I use this simple pretzel recipe to introduce my grandsons to baking. The boys took turns measuring and mixing. They enjoyed kneading the dough and shaping their pretzels any way they wanted.—Marilyn Strickland, Williamson, New York

Nutty O's Snack

Nutty O's Snack

Nutty O's Snack

Almonds add a nice nutty flavor to this tasty snack. It's perfect for potlucks and not too sweet. Served in a decorative dish, basket or tin, it has a golden holiday look. —:Karen Buchholz, Sitka, Alaska

Spicy Snack Mix

Spicy Snack Mix

Spicy Snack Mix

Spicy Snack Mix is a light, crispy concoction that's a favorite of Betty Sitzman and her family in Wray, Colorado. The nuts help to satisfy the "hungries", and you can make the mix more or less spicy to suit your taste.

Sweet Minglers

Sweet Minglers

Sweet Minglers

"This snack mix is perfect for a late-night treat or a pick-me up anytime of the day," shares Mary Obeilin, a reader from Selingsgrove, Pennsylvania. "I sometimes take a batch to work, and it's always eaten up quickly. It's a slightly different cereal snack because of the chocolate and peanut butter.

Three-Herb Popcorn

Three-Herb Popcorn

Three-Herb Popcorn

Flo Burtnett of Gage, Oklahoma says this snack rates as the No. 1 nighttime treat in her family. The herbs and nuts put a different twist on plain popcorn!

Golden Granola

Golden Granola

Golden Granola

"This crunchy granola—which may be eaten as cereal or used to top ice cream or fruit—makes a welcome gift," says Maxine Smith of Owanka, South Dakota. She suggests packaging it in a tin or jar decked with a festive bow.
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