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Easy Party Snacks

Need quick-to-fix party snacks? These simple snack mixes—perfect for football games or holiday gatherings—come together in a flash with just a few easy ingredients.

Sugared Peanuts Recipe

Sugared Peanuts Recipe

Sugared Peanuts
I tend to make these Sugared Peanuts only for special occasions, such as holidays, because I cannot keep my husband and son (and myself!) away from them. They never last long, so you might want to make a double batch.
—Polly Hall, Rockford, Michigan

Chocolate Wheat Cereal Snacks
This crunchy mix is great for a late night snack, or any gathering. The chocolate-peanut butter combination in this Chocolate Wheat Cereal Snacks recipe will satisfy any sweet tooth!
—Tracy Golder, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Honey-Glazed Snack Mix
A retired home economist, I created this Honey-Glazed Snack Mix recipe for a honey contest at the Kansas State Fair and won first prize! Its sweet, addictive flavor will surely have you begging for more.
—Lucile Cline, Wichita, Kansas

Spiced Honey Pretzels
If your tastes run to sweet and spicy, you'll love these zesty Spiced Honey Pretzels with a twist. The coating is so yummy, you won't need a fattening dip to enjoy them! They're a great snack for munching, without feeling a bit guilty.
—Mary Lou Moon, Beaverton, Oregon

Spicy Cashews
These seasoned Spicy Cashews are so good, it's hard to stop eating them. I made them for gift baskets and got many compliments. They are perfect for the holidays but delicious to munch anytime.
—Jean Voan, Shepherd, Texas

Bits and Pieces Munch Mix
You'll want to keep several bowls of his sweet-salty Bits and Pieces Munch Mix within easy reach during the festivities. Your friends will find it irresistible!
—Marsha Beard, Shirley, Illinois

Candied Popcorn Snack
I got this family-favorite recipe for Candied Popcorn Snack in the 1950's. It makes a big chewy batch that you can't stop eating until it's gone!
—Victoria Walzer, Lakeport, California

Flavored Oyster Crackers
These jazzed-up Flavored Oyster Crackers have such great flavor, we bet you'll have trouble not eating them all at once! With Parmesan cheese and seasoning from a soup mix, they're a sure-fire hit.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

More quick snack ideas:

  • My mom came up with this quick snack for my dad while he was watching Sunday football. She cut leftover Italian or French bread into slices, then cut the slices in half. She put leftover cooked shrimp on each piece of bread and covered it with a slice of Velveeta. She popped these under the broiler until the cheese melted. Everyone loved them.
    —Susann O'Connor, Ormond Beach, Florida
  • When I have part of a cheese ball left after a party, I break off small pieces, roll them into tiny balls and stuff them into mushroom caps. I dip the mushrooms into milk, roll them in flour twice, then pop them into the freezer. When I need a quick snack, I heat up my deep fryer and cook them in no time.
    —Kelly Haven, Swartz Creek, Michigan
  • I have a super way to use up bagels. I slice them very thin, layer in a baking pan, spritz with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle with different seasonings. For instance, I'll use garlic powder or dried basil on egg or onion bagels, and cinnamon and sugar on raisin bagels. Place the pan in a 350° oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the bagel slices are crispy. They're delicious and great with dips. Plus, they're less expensive than bagel chips at the store.
    —Donna Miklavic, Butler, Pennsylvania
  • I combine leftover seasoned ground beef from tacos with Velveeta cheese and a can of tomatoes with green chilies and heat in my slow cooker. Our teenage girls love to snack on this hearty dip with tortilla chips.
    —Patti Pease, Houston, Texas

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