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Air-Fried Pumpkin Shakarpara

Growing up in an Indian-American household, my family enjoyed traditional shakarpara during the holidays each year. Now I put my own twist on it by making the shakarpara in the air fryer and adding pumpkin and fall spices. —Jessica Burke, Chandler, Arizona

Iced Almonds

5 reviews

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe some 15 years ago. I've made well over 100 batches since then!—Susan Marie Taccone,...


Sugared Peanut Clusters

1 review

I made these nuts for my aunt's birthday, and everybody loved them. I've also given them as Christmas gifts.—Gail McClantoc,...


Glazed Almonds

2 reviews

These glossy candy-coated almonds are almost like brittle but much easier to make. With the sweet and salty combination, it's...


Chocolate Caramel Corn

You may want to make a double batch of this irresistible snack...it gets gobbled up fast! "We purchased something similar...

Quick Peanut Butter Squares

1 review

"This recipe is so quick to make and uses ingredients usually found in ample supply in my cupboard," notes Marsha...


Sweet & Salty Candy

1 review

I've been making this candy for the past few years and serving it at Teacher Appreciation lunches and bake sales....

Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

Coated in gooey caramel, then covered with chocolate and peanut butter chips, these decadent dipped pretzels are a delicious way...


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...


Caramel Corn Chocolate Bars

1 review

Five ingredients are all you'll need to make a pan of these no-bake bars. I've brought these sweet treats to...


Snack Bars

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

Chocolate-Covered Apricot-Pecan Pretzels

Salty pretzel rods dipped in a caramel, apricot and pecan mixture and covered with dark chocolate make a deliciously different...


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...


Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

6 reviews

"The treats are easy for any age to make but pretty enough to share with friends. You can add color...


Crunchy Peanut Butter Drops

2 reviews

Four pantry items are all you'll need to whip up Tammy Lewis' no-bake nibbles. "These simple treats make an ideal...


Witch’s Snack Hats

These treats go over well at parties, but they're guaranteed to be a hit at Halloween parties. They're well worth...

Peppermint Popcorn

1 review

Crisp and minty, this simple popcorn snack is a hit with all 10 of our children. For variety, use whatever...


Cranberry Clusters

2 reviews

You just need three ingredients to stir up these chewy and crunchy treats that make a nice addition to a...


Nut Butter Cups

1 review

My indulgent, nutty treat is simple to make and looks fabulous. At our house, we use all-natural ingredients for them....


Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars

8 reviews

I'm a swim coach for kids, and I started making these bars for them as a snack. I wanted something...


Turtle Chips

Salty-sweet, crunchy-chewy—so many sensations in one delectable bite. This is the absolute easiest recipe to make! Both kids and adults...


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Candied Pecans

14 reviews

I pack these easy candied pecans in jars tied with pretty ribbon for family and friends. My granddaughter gave some...


Old-Time Popcorn Balls

2 reviews

Our whole family loves popcorn. These old-time popcorn balls are great anytime, but they're especially fun to pass out to...