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
The spices in this recipe showcase pecans in a whole different light. This is a great snack for any party, but the heat suits the cool and crisp evenings during the Halloween season well. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
This is just great to nibble on and makes a satisfying salty snack. Italian salad dressing mix is the easy secret ingredient—it adds just the right zip to plain mixed nuts! Whenever I set out a bowl of these nuts, they disappear quickly.—Karen Riordan, Fern Creek, Kentucky
"We love this savory mix when we get the munchies in the evening," shares Sharon Evans of Clear Lake, Iowa. "I started out fixing it for the friends in our bridge group, and now I make it for my family, too."
Spiced cashews contrast with sweet dried cranberries in this quick combo made on the stove top. Feel free to swap walnuts, almonds and/or pecans for the cashews. —Louise Gilbert, Quesnel, British Columbia
Who’d ever dream of teaming pesto with peanuts? Dennis Dahlin from Bolingbrook, Illinois did! And the result is a can’t-stop-eating-‘em snack that’s salty, savory and sure to be in “hot” demand with friends and family. Just try it and see.