Pack this easy-to-make munchie in a sleek glass or acrylic canister adorned with cotton yarn, and it'll be ready to put under the tree. Get that candy-cane brightness by winding yarn in shades of red and pink around the canister before topping with a homemade pompom. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
This colorful mixture of bite-sized snack foods, cereal and crackers gets its south-of-the-border accent from taco seasoning. “The recipe makes a big batch, but it always goes fast,” notes Liz Loder of Fox Point, Wisconsin.
"These zesty little bites are easy to fix and irresistible to eat. Once you start snacking on them, you'll have a difficult time stopping," assures Deanne Causey of Midland, Texas. "For parties, I double the recipe. Even then, I never have enough!"
What to do with all those pumpkin seeds guests will be scooping out at your party? This yummy, microwave-easy recipe will have folks eating 'em up by crunchy handfuls!
Save a few for yourself before they're gone, suggests Iola Egle of Bella Vista, Arkansas.
Pop these tasty pecans in your mouth...and you'll immediately want more. A mix of salty and sweet, the nuts are seasoned with cumin, cayenne, sugar and salt. They make a great hostess gift, too.
-Carol Feaver, Marion, Ohio
"Perfect for Halloween, this snack mix pairs candy corn with crisp cereal tossed with a savory seasoning that has a hint of peanut butter," says field editor DeEtta Rasmussen, Fort Madison, Iowa. "The bowl empties in no time."
"For a fast, fun snack, start with plain pretzels and add a new taste twist," suggests Lois Kerns of Hagerstown, Maryland. "It takes just a few minutes to coat them with seasonings and pop them into the oven to bake."
"Authentic Cajun popcorn is actually deep-fried crawfish tails seasoned with peppery spices," explains Bogalusa, Louisiana field editor Ruby Williams. "But we like this lighter, simpler version made with real popcorn. It's our favorite TV snack."