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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Crunchy Italian Snack Mix

3 reviews

Every time my son visits, he asks me to make "the snack mix." It has become a requirement when we all sit down to play board games. —Sheryl Little, Sherwood, Arkansas

Pretzel Puppy Chow

1 review

This variation on regular puppy chow replaces peanut butter with Nutella and chipotle for a delicious spicy-sweet combination. —Taste of...


Indian Snack Mix

1 review

I love curry, so I added it to a snack mix. It dissappeared quickly on a camping trip with friends....


Oat Snack Mix

5 reviews

"Kids of all ages seem to enjoy the creative combination of ingredients in this not-so-sweet mix," says Patti Brandt of...


Candied Cereal Mix

"This is a favorite treat at our house," says Lisa Elliott of West Plains, Missouri. "It's so easy to make...

Poppin’ Cereal Bars

4 reviews

A melted marshmallow coating holds together all sorts of goodies in these yummy bars from Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana....


Cocoa Munch Mix

2 reviews

"This sweet snack is a nice change of pace from the typical cookies and brownies found at bake sales," relates...


Beary Good Snack Mix

2 reviews

My family loves to hike and be outdoors, and we take this snack mix along for a boost of energy....


Cinnamon Granola

Although it's meant for breakfast, my family eats this crunchy cereal by the handful all day long.


Monster Munch

This sweet-salty snack is a favorite of mine because it can be adapted to any holiday, depending on the ingredients...


Turtle Snack Mix

A decadent turtle sundae I had at a restaurant inspired this sweet-salty snack mix. Just try to stop at one...


Cajun Snack Mix

Pep up any party with this crunchy, well-seasoned blend of cereal, cheese crackers, pretzels and peanuts. My husband likes his...


Apple Pie Popcorn

This caramel corn recipe comes from my husband's family. It's our go-to treat, particularly since the apple pie spice makes...

Cheese Ball Snack Mix

2 reviews

"Folks love the zippy burst of flavor in every bite of this snack mix," notes Mary Detweiler of West Farmington,...


Happy Trails Snack Mix

1 review

Kids and adults at our cowboy party really dug into this colorful snack mix. Both salty and sweet, it has...


Soy Good Snack Mix

A tasty takeoff on popular party munchies, this medley stirred up by our Test Kitchen blends nutritious roasted soybeans with...


Sugarcoated Spanish Peanuts

2 reviews

"It's almost impossible to stop eating these sweet peanuts," admits field editor Judy Jungwirth of Athol, South Dakota.


Corny Snack Mix

8 reviews

It's hard to stop munching this yummy snack mix! Melted vanilla chips make a delightful coating for the crisp corn...


Crunchy Trail Mix

2 reviews

"This mix was the perfect item for my daughter to take to high school track meets," says Blue Springs, Nebraska's...


Fruit ‘n’ Nut Trail Mix

2 reviews

This snack recipe has a good mix of fruit and nuts. The mild cinnamon flavor adds a nice touch.


Harvest Snack Mix

19 reviews

Candy corn makes this natural snack for fall gatherings. The sweet and salty flavors are irresistible. —Marlene Harguth, Maynard, Minnesota

Contest-Winning Sugar ‘n’ Spice Nuts

14 reviews

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


Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Halloween Munch

1 review

Kids of all ages love the sweet and salty blend in this fast-to-fix snack mix. —Shana Reiley, Theresa, New York


Favorite Snack Mix

5 reviews

For a great change of pace from the usual mix, try this recipe from Carol Allen, field editor at McLeansboro,...


Slow Cooker Party Mix

6 reviews

This mildly seasoned snack mix is always a party favorite. Served warm from a slow cooker, the munchable mixture is...


Fruit N Nut Snack Mix

1 review

For a great late night treat, I whip up this snack mix. The blend of the fruit and nuts is...


Spiced Nut Mix

4 reviews

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