"These great snack reminds me of my high school days," comments Denise Baumert of Dalhart, Texas. "My sisters and girlfriends and I would stay up late, listen to music, talk and munch this crunchy treat."
For years I've taken this snack to our church retreat 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. —Nancy Breen, Canastota, New York
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.
The secret to this munchable mixture, which will quickly disappear when you serve it to family and friends, is in the flavor—it's so inviting that folks can't stop with just one bite! Writes Kitty Henderson from Hazelhurst, Georgia, "I also make my nutty snack to give as holiday gifts. Everyone loves it."—Kitty Henderson, Hazlehurst, Georgia
Granola's a popular treat with children, and this one couldn't be easier to prepare. I flavor it with lots of tasty good-for-you ingredients. It's perfect to send in bag lunches or to serve after school. I've also used it as an "in-the-car" treat when we take family vacations. —Marlene Mohr, Cincinnati, Ohio