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
"These great snack reminds me of my high school days," comments Denise Baumert of Dalhart, Texas. "My sisters and girlfriends and I would stay up late, listen to music, talk and munch this crunchy treat."
Almonds add a nice nutty flavor to this tasty snack. It's perfect for potlucks and not too sweet. Served in a decorative dish, basket or tin, it has a golden holiday look. —:Karen Buchholz, Sitka, Alaska
Popcorn is good just about any way, but spicing it up makes it all the more special. I love this recipe because so many people enjoy it! Pile it in bowls for parties or spoon individual portions into sealed bags for take-home treats. —Leah Steenberg, Circle Pines, MN
I love the flavor of curry so I added it to this yummy, crunchy snack mix. The recipe makes use of the microwave so prep is a cinch. For a less spicy flavor, use only 1-1/2 tsp curry and 1/4 tsp of the chipotle powder. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota
The secret to this munchable mixture, which will quickly disappear when you serve it to family and friends, is in the flavor—it's so inviting that folks can't stop with just one bite! Writes Kitty Henderson from Hazelhurst, Georgia, "I also make my nutty snack to give as holiday gifts. Everyone loves it."—Kitty Henderson, Hazlehurst, Georgia
I've been making this candy for the past few years and serving it at Teacher Appreciation lunches and bake sales. It's special because it never fails to win praise from everyone who tries it. For bake sales, I break the candy up and package it in little cellophane bags from the craft store.—Anna Ginsberg, Austin, Texas