Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Caramel Chex Mix

2 reviews

This wonderfully crunchy snack is loaded with cereal, pretzels and nuts—and coated with a not-too-sweet brown sugar mixture. Package this up as gifts, or set out a bowl at your party and watch it disappear by the handful. —Samantha Moyer, Oskaloosa, Iowa

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Snack Mix

3 reviews

This yummy snack mix was concocted by our Test Kitchen. Chex cereal, cheesy snack crackers and mini pretzels are baked...


Bananas Foster Crunch Mix

11 reviews

Bananas Foster is one of my favorite desserts. So I thought that a crunchy, snackable version would be a hit....


Peanut Butter-Graham Snack Mix

Rich and sweet, this makes a can’t-stop-eating-it treat! Kids of all ages will enjoy munching when the
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Spiced Nut Mix

3 reviews

One Christmas, my good friend gave me this recipe and a sack of ingredients. I think of her every time...

Nuts and Bolts

2 reviews

Since I was a child, we've made buckets of this mix each Christmas for everyone. These days, though, I fix...


Crunchy Snack Mix

1 review

I got the recipe from my aunt when I wanted to make a snack for a brunch I was hosting....

Cracker Snack Mix

11 reviews

Family and friends will munch this fun mix of crackers, nuts and ranch dressing by the handfuls! "Everyone is sure...


Contest-Winning Sugar ‘n’ Spice Nuts

12 reviews

My daughters, grandkids and just about everyone who visits me look forward to this mix of crunchy spiced nuts recipe...


Chili-Lime Snack Mix

1 review

Why buy a pricey bagged snack mix when you can easily make a better-tasting one at home? Create a Southwestern...


Jerky Party Mix

Talk about a popular gift! Our friends get such a kick out of this spicy twist on an old party-mix...

Gimme More Snack Mix

My beautician gave me the recipe for this sweet-salty snack, and it was an immediate hit with my family. The...


Caramel Crackers ‘n’ Nuts

Here is a favorite snack of mine that I find addictive. I love to give them as gifts during the...


Nutty Snack Mix

1 review

This toasty mix from our Test Kitchen is a little spicy, and a whole lot of tasty! Make it for...


Motoring Munchies

4 reviews

"While taking a long car trip, we all snacked on these munchies and didn't even need to stop for dinner....


Southwestern Gorp

1 review

Ghosts, goblins and skeletons can't keep their hands out of this popular snack mix, reports field editor Renae Moncur of...

Parmesan Party Mix

1 review

“This is our favorite mix,” relates Karen Smith of Thornton, Colorado. “The combination of seasonings gives it just the right...


Chili Snack Mix

5 reviews

Barb Gustison of Quincy, Illinois writes, “I remember my mother making chili mix in place of cookies for bake sales....


Fun-on-the-Run Snack Mix

4 reviews

“My kids love this and have no idea they’re eating cranberries. It’s a great healthy snack for car rides, hikes...


Slow Cooker Candied Nuts

8 reviews

I like giving spiced nuts as holiday gifts. This slow cooker recipe with ginger and cinnamon is so good, you...


Italian-Style Snack Mix

4 reviews

A touch of heat comes through in this tasty, toasty blend of cereals, pretzels and bagel chips. Parmesan, garlic and...


Gluten-Free Chocolate Snack Mix

2 reviews

Being gluten-intolerant, I experiment with a lot of recipes. This sweet snack is fun for kids and adults alike! —Angela...


Curried Cranberry Snack Mix

3 reviews

Pack this easy-to-make munchie in a sleek glass or acrylic canister adorned with cotton yarn, and it'll be ready to...


Tijuana Tidbits

2 reviews

Tortilla chips, chili powder and cayenne pepper lend to the Mexican flavor of this snack mix, while corn syrup and...

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Ranch Party Mix

I first tasted this snack mix when a co-worker shared it at work. Because of its simple preparation and popular...


Rosemary-Parmesan Snack Mix

1 review

Balsamic vinegar, rosemary, basil and Parmesan cheese lend an Italian taste to this easy-to-make snack mix. Folks won't be able...


Curried Cran-Orange Snack Mix

4 reviews

A new sweet/salty twist on an old party favorite, this mix includes pistachios, craisins and a mild curry flavor that...


Crunchy Spiced Nuts

These flavor-packed nuts provide vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. You’ll love ’em! Suzanne Wood - Houston, TX


Cereal Snack Mix

“I grew up with this mix, and now my husband and kids eat it up until it's gone.” Easy to...


Spiced Cereal Crunch

My mother gave me the recipe for this irresistible party pleaser. I receive compliments every time I serve it.