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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

7 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....


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...


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...

Cracker Snack Mix

11 reviews

Family and friends will munch this fun mix of crackers, nuts and ranch dressing by the handfuls! "Everyone is sure...


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...

Monster Munchies

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


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...


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...


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....

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...


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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...


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...


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,...


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...


Spiced Nuts

5 reviews

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


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...


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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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...


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...


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...


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...

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Seasoned Fish Crackers

8 reviews

These zesty, easy-to-fix little bites are irresistible. Once you start snacking on them, you'll have a difficult time stopping. For...


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!...


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...


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...