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Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

To tell the truth, I can't recall where this recipe came from. It's been a regular in my holiday baking, though, for many years. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, I hand these out to almost everybody—even the mailman's been known to find a batch in the mailbox! I moved from a big city as a bride. My husband soon persuaded me to enter baked goods at our county fair—now, our son, 8, is my cookie tester, and our daughter, 6, is the egg beater.

Burnt Peanuts

Burnt Peanuts

Burnt Peanuts

As far as my family's concerned, I can't make this nutty snack too often. In fact, I save pint jars throughout the year as containers for this popular Christmas present.

Spiced Mixed Nuts

Spiced Mixed Nuts

Spiced Mixed Nuts

"Everyone who tastes these glazed nuts loves them," promises Julie Gesicki from Tracyton, Washington. "They're quick, easy and a unique addition to a holiday cookie tray."
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CPA Snack

CPA Snack

CPA Snack

Begin a tax-crunched evening with CPA Snack, featuring a yummy mixture of seasoned nuts. The name has a double meaning, since it stands certified public accountant as well as the main ingredients (cashews, pecans and almonds)!—Betty Jean Jordan, Monticello, Georgia

Cinnamon Snack Mix

Cinnamon Snack Mix

Cinnamon Snack Mix

The pleasant sweetness of this crisp, munchable mixture will surprise you. "I've taken it to my children's schools for parties or as a special treat," writes Donna Scully of Newark, Delaware. "I've also packaged it in bow-topped tins for special gifts."

Cranberry Party Mix

Cranberry Party Mix

Cranberry Party Mix

The combination of real maple syrup, hazelnuts and dried cranberries really makes this stand out from the crowd. —Nicole Filizetti, Grand Marais, Michigan

Curried Cranberry Snack Mix

Curried Cranberry Snack Mix

Curried Cranberry Snack Mix

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

Gluten-Free Snack Mix

Gluten-Free Snack Mix

Gluten-Free Snack Mix

This crunchy, on-the-go snack makes a great treat at any time of day. Kids will love the sweet cinnamon flavor and the chance to eat with their hands.—Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

Sugar-Coated Pecans

Sugar-Coated Pecans

Sugar-Coated Pecans

"It's impossible to stop snacking on these sweet crispy nuts, so I make several batches over the holidays in order to keep a supply on hand," Carol Crowley, West Haven, Connecticut, admits.

Chocolate Bugles

Chocolate Bugles

Chocolate Bugles

This is my most-requested Christmas candy. Each December, my husband, daughter and I whip up batches to fill colorful tins that we give to all our friends. It's so easy and fun to make!

Crunchy Peanut Butter Drops

Crunchy Peanut Butter Drops

Crunchy Peanut Butter Drops

Four pantry items are all you'll need to whip up Tammy Lewis' no-bake nibbles. "These simple treats make an ideal after-school snack," she writes from her Hudson, South Dakota home.
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