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Sweet Snacks

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

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At Christmas, I love to make gifts in a jar, from jellies and jams to cookie and snack mixes. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
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Cocoa Munch Mix

Cocoa Munch Mix

Cocoa Munch Mix

"This sweet snack is a nice change of pace from the typical cookies and brownies found at bake sales," relates Amanda Denton of Barre, Vermont. "Packed in resealable bags, it always goes fast. It's great for camping trips, too."

Crunchy Trail Mix

Crunchy Trail Mix

Crunchy Trail Mix

"This mix was the perfect item for my daughter to take to high school track meets," says Blue Springs, Nebraska's Theresa Gingery. Five ingredients make up this colorful crowd-pleaser that's crunchy, chewy and not too sweet.

Sugar-Coated Pecans

Sugar-Coated Pecans

Sugar-Coated Pecans

"It's impossible to stop snacking on these sweet crispy nuts, so I make several batches over the holidays in order to keep a supply on hand," Carol Crowley, West Haven, Connecticut, admits.
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Tijuana Tidbits

Tijuana Tidbits

Tijuana Tidbits

Tortilla chips, chili powder and cayenne pepper lend to the Mexican flavor of this snack mix, while corn syrup and brown sugar add a bit of sweetness. I like to package it in holiday tins to give as gifts.—Beverly Phillips, Duncanville, Texas

Cinnamon-Glazed Peanuts

Cinnamon-Glazed Peanuts

Cinnamon-Glazed Peanuts

This is the perfect topper for any ice cream treat at the end of a meal. The sweetness of the peanuts will enhance the flavor the ice cream.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Apple Snack Mix

Apple Snack Mix

Apple Snack Mix

With apple chips and cereal in fun shapes, this cute mix makes a tasty, nutritious gift, bake sale item or party favor. —Rosemary Pacha, Brighton, Iowa

On-The-Go Snack Mix

On-The-Go Snack Mix

On-The-Go Snack Mix

“Since there’s no baking required, this is really simple to make. Plus, it’s also healthy and tasty. If you want a snack that delivers protein and a few vitamins and minerals, this will do it.” —Leah M. Firestone, Scottdale, Pennsylvania

Chocolate 'n' More Snack Mix

Chocolate 'n' More Snack Mix

Chocolate 'n' More Snack Mix

This colorful snack mix tastes as good as it looks with its nuts, sunflower kernels and dried fruits. Karri Upchurch sent the recipe from her kitchen in Wichita, Kansas.

Golden Granola

Golden Granola

Golden Granola

"This crunchy granola—which may be eaten as cereal or used to top ice cream or fruit—makes a welcome gift," says Maxine Smith of Owanka, South Dakota. She suggests packaging it in a tin or jar decked with a festive bow.

People Party Mix

People Party Mix

People Party Mix

Sweet, salty and crunchy…and all flavored with peanut butter. This treat is sure to be snatched up quickly. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Snack Loot

Snack Loot

Snack Loot

Looking for some “booty” to fill the kids’ take-home loot sacks? This crunchy mix boasts loads of sweet, cinnamon flavor and tiny animal and goldfish crackers. It’s sure to appeal to swashbucklers of all ages! John Slivon – Navarre Beach, FL
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