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Grandma’s Onion Squares

6 reviews

My grandma brought this recipe with her when she emigrated from Italy as a young wife and mother. It is still a family favorite. —Janet Eddy, Stockton, California

Savory Cracker Snack Mix

8 reviews

A Taste of Home recipe inspired this one! Because I love everything bagel seasoning, I decided to give this...


Pizza Oyster Crackers

4 reviews

This quick and easy snack is a favorite of my kids. I always include a baggie in their lunch boxes....


Spiced Peanuts

2 reviews

Liven up plain peanuts with a sweet-and-spicy blend of flavors from sugar, cumin and cayenne pepper. You'll want to double...or...


Southern Spiced Pecans

5 reviews

Pop these tasty pecans in your mouth...and you'll immediately want more. A mix of salty and sweet, the nuts are...

Barbecued Peanuts

13 reviews

These zippy peanuts are perfect for football parties and movie nights, or as after-school snacks. I like to prepare them...


Pull Apart Pizza

2 reviews

We're huge Notre Dame fans, and we tailgate. A lot! This is one of those recipe that is a sure...

Roasted Cumin Cashews

3 reviews

Kick up parties and get-togethers with this well-seasoned snack. The cashews are sweet, salty, crunchy...and oh, so munchable. —Martha Fehl,...


Spiced Nuts

5 reviews

Here, Mary shares another way to use her Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice. "Folks tell me that topping nuts with my...


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Taco Pumpkin Seeds

3 reviews

Here is a hot idea from our Test Kitchen—toast seeds from a freshly cut pumpkin in taco seasoning and a...


Reindeer Snack Mix

6 reviews

Rudolph and his pals will be dashing, dancing and prancing to gobble up this savory snack mix. Humans also will...

Corn Puff Caramel Corn

5 reviews

Because you don't need to pop the corn or use a candy thermometer, this is faster and easier than more...


Warm Spiced Nuts

3 reviews

I like to set out bowls of spiced nuts when hosting holiday parties. Sometimes I stir in M&M's to make...


Cheese Crispies

17 reviews

For years I’ve taken these crispy, crunchy snacks to work. They get high marks from everybody in the teachers lounge....


Whiskey-Glazed Pecans

1 review

I call these my Jack Daniels Pecans. The subtlety spiked buttery coating makes them an addictive little nosh during a...


Fancy Roasted Nuts

5 reviews

My kitchen is a busy place over the holidays, but I enjoy taking the time to make these nuts. They’re...

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...


Praline Cereal Crunch

2 reviews

A sweet and salty snack like this is hard to resist. The recipe makes 10 cups, so it's great to...


Flavored Oyster Crackers

5 reviews

These jazzed-up oyster crackers created by our Test Kitchen have such great flavor, we bet you’ll have trouble not eating...


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Chili-Lime Roasted Chickpeas

7 reviews

Looking for a lighter snack that's still a crowd-pleaser? You've found it! This zesty, crunchy chickpea recipe will...


Sweet ‘n’ Salty Party Mix

9 reviews

These crunchy munchies are sure to rank high with your family and friends. The combination of flavors gets this sweet...


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....


Rainbow Potato Chips with Creamy Onion Dip

Forget store-bought potato chips! You won't want them after you munch on these crispy, perfectly seasoned baked chips served with...


Savory Spiced Almonds

3 reviews

"You won't be able to eat just one of these!" assures Keri Scofield Lawson of Fullerton, California. "So make several...

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Monster Munchies

Magically transform squash or pumpkin seeds into a spellbinding snack with ranch salad dressing mix. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Zesty Snack Mix

2 reviews

Reveals Jeanette Grantstein of Wichita, Kansas, "This crisp snack mix is a mouthwatering combination of sweet and spicy. I've taken...


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...


Buttery Onion Pretzels

3 reviews

"If you love the taste of onion, you'll love these zesty pretzels," writes Betty Claycomb of Alverton, Pennsylvania. "They're so...


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Cajun Party Mix Snack

5 reviews

"This is a crisp snack with punch," reports field editor Miriam Hershberger of Holmesville, Ohio. "Once you get started eating...


Cayenne Pretzels

14 reviews

These spicy pretzels were a huge hit at my daughter's graduation party. The longer they sit, the spicier they get!...