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
I make a big batch of these nuts at least once or twice a week to satisfy our six children. The never last long around our house, but I don't mind because I can whip up another batch in a matter of minutes.—Debbie Lewis, Longview, Washington
Looking for something a bit different to munch on? Try this zesty snack mix from Kathy Hunt, Dallas, Texas. "We enjoy the extra kick our taste buds get from the spice," she notes. "One batch is never enough to satisfy my crew."
As the name implies, your guests'll fall hook, line and sinker for this munchable mixture that features pretzels stick "fishing rods" and cheddar cheese goldfish crackers. It takes mere minutes to toss the ingredients together and zap the mix in the microwave.
Curry powder is the key to these tasty cashews, perfect as a party snack or hostess gift. "These unusual nuts were served at an open house I attended." shares Gertrude Wood of Elliconttville, New York. "I tracked down the recipe and now make them often for friends."