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Salty Snacks

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

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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

Oyster Cracker Snack

Oyster Cracker Snack

Oyster Cracker Snack

Field editor Verona Koehlmoos of Pilger, Nebraska shared this quick-to-fix recipe. Everyone will be eating these crackers by the handfuls!

Curried Cranberry Snack Mix

Curried Cranberry Snack Mix

Curried Cranberry Snack Mix

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
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Spicy Cashews

Spicy Cashews

Spicy Cashews

“These seasoned nuts are so good, it’s hard to stop eating them,” reports Jean Voan of Shepherd, Texas. “I made them for gift baskets and got many compliments. They are perfect for the holidays but delicious to munch anytime.” TIP: Package a batch in a festive tin to give as a hostess gift.

Roasted Mixed Nuts

Roasted Mixed Nuts

Roasted Mixed Nuts

It's impossible to stop eating these savory nuts once you start," remarks Carolyn Zimmerman of Fairbury, Illinois. "We love to munch on them as an evening snack."

Monster Munchies

Monster Munchies

Monster Munchies

Magically transform squash or pumpkin seeds into a spellbinding snack with ranch salad dressing mix. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Spicy Pecans N Cranberries

Spicy Pecans N Cranberries

Spicy Pecans N Cranberries

Spice up a holiday party with these well-seasoned nuts— or keep a batch in the freezer to give as last-minute presents.

No-Bake Party Mix

No-Bake Party Mix

No-Bake Party Mix

This munchable snack mixture from Regina Stock of Topeka, Kansas is sure to disappear in a hurry at picnics and parties. A packet of ranch salad dressing mix makes it a breeze to throw together.

Curried Tropical Nut Mix

Curried Tropical Nut Mix

Curried Tropical Nut Mix

This nutty concoction is an easy, make-at-home food gift. It will spice up the snack table at any party. Good luck keeping the bowl filled. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Roasted Fresh Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Fresh Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Fresh Pumpkin Seeds

I learned how to roast pumpkin seeds from my mother, who learned it from her mother. Keep an eye on the seeds so they don’t scorch. —Margaret Drye, Plainfield, New Hampshire

Rosemary Walnuts

Rosemary Walnuts

Rosemary Walnuts

My Aunt Mary started making this recipe years ago, and each time we visited her she would have a batch ready for us. The use of cayenne adds an unexpected zing to the savory combo of rosemary and walnuts. When you need a good housewarming or hostess gift, double the batch and save one for yourself. —Renee Ciancio, New Bern, North Carolina
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