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 pleasant sweetness of this crisp, munchable mixture will surprise you. "I've taken it to my children's schools for parties or as a special treat," writes Donna Scully of Newark, Delaware. "I've also packaged it in bow-topped tins for special gifts."
These crispy, chewy treats from Mrs. W.H. Gregory of Roanoke, Virginia pack lots of peanut flavor. "They're our favorite travel snack," she writes. "I always make a double batch so we have some left when we reach our destination."
"My family loves to take along individual bags of this colorful fast-to-fix mixture when we go on long car trips," reports Lisa Keylor of Louisville, Kentucky. "The sweet and salty flavors really taste good together."
The nutty goodness and versatility of almonds make them a favorite ingredient in many of my recipes. They add crunchy texture and a delicious twist to traditional down-home recipes. Plus they taste great on their own as a snack, like in this much-requested recipe.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
I make a big batch of this fun sweet snack throughout the year to keep on hand for hungry kids of all ages. Once you get started eating, it's hard to stop. Plus, it makes a great take-along treat.—Wilma Miller, Port Angeles, Washington
It just isn't Christmas at Lori Brouwer's house until these crunchy munchers are in the oven. "The wonderful aroma of ginger, cinnamon and nuts fills the kitchen with festivity when I bake this snack," she confirms from Cumberland, British Columbia.