Cayenne pepper packs some punch in this crunchy blend of cereal, crackers, pretzels and peanuts from Terry Kuehn of Waunkee, Wisconsin. Although it makes a big batch, you might have to make more at halftime!
This is just great to nibble on and makes a satisfying salty snack. Italian salad dressing mix is the easy secret ingredient—it adds just the right zip to plain mixed nuts! Whenever I set out a bowl of these nuts, they disappear quickly.—Karen Riordan, Fern Creek, Kentucky
"We love this savory mix when we get the munchies in the evening," shares Sharon Evans of Clear Lake, Iowa. "I started out fixing it for the friends in our bridge group, and now I make it for my family, too."
Spiced cashews contrast with sweet dried cranberries in this quick combo made on the stove top. Feel free to swap walnuts, almonds and/or pecans for the cashews. —Louise Gilbert, Quesnel, British Columbia
Who’d ever dream of teaming pesto with peanuts? Dennis Dahlin from Bolingbrook, Illinois did! And the result is a can’t-stop-eating-‘em snack that’s salty, savory and sure to be in “hot” demand with friends and family. Just try it and see.