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Game-Day Bourbon-Glazed Caramel Corn

Here's a grown-up version of a favorite kid’s treat. The bourbon and ginger combination that is so good in cocktails now has a home in a munchie that is perfect for snacking. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan

Snack Bars

If your family likes granola bars, they're sure to love these tempting treats. Full of hearty ingredients, they're a perfect...


Skinny Quinoa Veggie Dip

2 reviews

Don’t let the name fool you. This good-for-you recipe may appeal to an athlete in training, but it has plenty...


Tex-Mex Popcorn

3 reviews

Spicy Southwest seasoning makes this snackin'-good popcorn ideal for any fiesta. —Katie Rose, Pewaukee, Wisconsin


Caramel Corn with Nuts

9 reviews

This homemade caramel corn far surpasses the store-bought variety. Adding nuts makes it extra special. I like to double the...

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Calico Burgers

1 review

"On summer Sundays when our children were young, we'd often invite guests for cookouts," recalls Maryann Bondonese of Nazareth, Pennsylvania....


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Three-in-One Popcorn Crunch

1 review

Folks with a sweet tooth will dig into these bite-size snacks. Candy corn is a colorful addition, so this mouthwatering...

Cookies in a Jiffy

6 reviews

You'll be amazed and delighted with how quickly you can whip up a batch of these homemade cookies. —Clara Hielkema,...


Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

9 reviews

It took me a long time to develop this quick-and-easy recipe, but I’m so happy with how it turned out....


Candied Popcorn Snack

2 reviews

"I got this family-favorite recipe in the 1950's," remarks Victoria Walzer of Lakeport, California. "It makes a big chewy batch...


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Jalapeno Cornbread Filled with Blueberry Quick Jam

4 reviews

Fresh jalapenos and blueberry quick jam make the perfect blend of sweet and spicy in this special cornbread. Once you...

Maple Crunch Popcorn

2 reviews

For a snack that's sure to bring smiles, try this medley of popcorn and pecans covered in a sweet and...


Leah’s Party Popcorn

2 reviews

Popcorn is good just about any way, but spicing it up makes it all the more special. I love this...


Corny Chocolate Crunch

4 reviews

This sweet treat tastes almost like candy, and it's gone just about as fast! —Delores Ward, Decatur, Indiana


Cereal Cookie Bars

These chewy crowd-pleasers from Connie Craig of Lakewood, Washington feature all sorts of goodies, including chocolate chips, raisins, coconut and...


Garlic Parmesan Popcorn

1 review

I came up with this recipe one night when I was craving a salty snack. It's a great change from...

Vanilla Popcorn

10 reviews

"This sweet crunchy snack is my family's favorite," writes Carolyn Roney of Scipio Center, New York. "For variety, substitute almond...


Cherry-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

12 reviews

My kids love making these home-style cookies. They're so wonderful when warm. —Jaye Beeler, Grand Rapids, Michigan


Chewy Energy Bars

27 reviews

This energy bar recipe is quick to make and easy to store. My husband and I put these homemade granola...


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

2 reviews

I first started making this cake when my husband was stationed with the military in California. Now, 20 years later,...


Rosemary-Parmesan Popcorn

1 review

Fresh herbs and real cheese make this popcorn a homemade favorite that will make you forget about store-bought seasoning mixes....


Caramel Nut Bars

6 reviews

No one can resist these chewy caramel and chocolate bars with a delightful oat crust and topping. They make a...


Gingerbread Caramel Crunch

12 reviews

If you love gingerbread, you won't be able to resist this crispy, crunchy popcorn. Munch it yourself or share it...


Sweet-Tooth Popcorn

3 reviews

I like to be creative with this popcorn recipe and add different things to make it festive for the holidays....

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Sunflower Popcorn Bars

3 reviews

Kansas is called the Sunflower State because of the wild sunflowers that grow abundantly. Cultivated varieties of sunflowers are an...


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Three-Herb Popcorn

1 review

Try this seasoned treat for a tasty twist on plain popcorn. Mixed nuts add crunch and flavor but are optional....


Peanut Caramel Corn

2 reviews

A sweet, crunchy, lighter alternative to traditional caramel corn, this can't-stop-eatin'-it treat won't stick to fingers or teeth! Wonderful for...


Vanilla Caramel Corn

3 reviews

This recipe gives a sweet and tasty twist to microwave popcorn. When I first tried it at a party, I...


Hearty Slow-Cooker Chili

2 reviews

When it’s time to build my zesty chili, I combine everything the night before. In the morning, I load the...


Cheesy Snack Mix

1 review

Our love for Mexican food inspired me to make party mix with taco seasoning. The flavor is so mild that...