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Easy Nut and Snack Mixes

Add spice to your entertaining (or a weeknight treat!) with our 20 recipes for snack mixes. You'll find flavors to suit most tastes, including hot and spicy, cheesy, Asian, Cajun, tropical and honey-mustard.
  • Wasabi Almonds and Popcorn

    Wasabi Almonds and Popcorn

    If you'd like to cut additional fat from this zesty snack mix, use five sprays of butter-flavor nonstick spray instead of butter. Be sure to add the spray right before eating to prevent the popcorn from getting soggy.

    Wasabi Almonds and Popcorn

  • Cheesy Tomato Snack Mix

    Cheesy Tomato Snack Mix

    We packed this snack mix with extra protein and nutrients by adding soy nuts. You can find plain or flavored roasted soy nuts at large supermarkets or health-food stores.

    Cheesy Tomato Snack Mix

  • Hot and Spicy Snack Mix

    Cayenne pepper and chili powder add heat to this combination of sesame and cheese snack sticks, corn nuts and pumpkin seeds.

    Hot and Spicy Snack Mix

  • Chili Pecans

    A coating of spicy and sweet turns toasted pecans into a great party snack. Make these ahead of time—just store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 1 month.

    Chili Pecans

  • Curried Snack Mix

    Curry powder and soy sauce season this simple mix of rice cakes, chow mein noodles, crackers and roasted soy nuts.

    Curried Snack Mix

  • Roasted Nut Snack

    Choose your seasoning—cocoa, curry, barbecue or five-spice powder—to spice up this recipe combining assorted nuts. Make it up to a week before your party.

    Roasted Nut Snack (Nuts to You)

  • Crunchy Cracker Snack Mix

    Customize this recipe by substituting your favorite bite-size crackers for those we've listed. We've also given a choice of salad dressing mix for seasoning.

    Crunchy Cracker Snack Mix

  • Crunchy Asian Snack Mix

    Season wonton wrappers, sesame sticks and crisp pea pod snacks with brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger and other spices for a snack with Asian flair.

    Crunchy Asian Snack Mix

  • Slow-Cooker Sweet-Hot Nuts

    Nuts in your slow cooker? Sure! Just toss them with sugar, butter and spices, and cook on low heat for two hours.

    Slow Cooker Sweet-Hot Nuts

  • Chili Corn Snack Mix

    Lime juice and chili powder give a Mexican kick to this combo of corn cereal, pretzels, almonds and dried fruit.

    Chili Corn Snack Mix

  • Cranberry-Popcorn Snack Mix

    This no-bake combo of popcorn, Parmesan cheese, potato sticks, soy nuts and dried fruit is ready in just 15 minutes.

    Cranberry-Popcorn Snack Mix

  • Cheesy Snack Mix

    Grated Parmesan cheese gives extra cheesy flavor to this blend of crispy corn and rice cereals, canned shoestring potatoes, crisp breadsticks and bite-size cheese crackers.

    Cheesy Snack Mix

  • Cajun Snack Mix

    Cajun seasoning is a blend of black and cayenne pepper with onion, garlic and other herbs. It adds kick to this appetizer mix of peanuts, popcorn and pretzels.

    Cajun Snack Mix

  • Honey-Mustard Snack Mix

    A generous dollop of honey-mustard and a buttery drizzle season this mix of cereal, peanuts and popcorn.

    Honey-Mustard Snack Mix

  • Tropical Snack Mix

    Toss chopped macadamia nuts, tropical fruit bits and shredded fruit peel with popcorn for this flavorful snack mix.

    Tropical Snack Mix

  • Italian Popcorn

    Five-minute appetizer: Spice up microwave popcorn with grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper. Double or triple the recipe for company!

    Italian Popcorn

  • Chili Nuts

    Spicy seasonings and a little ground cinnamon add sensational flavor to this snack without boosting its sodium level. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.

    Chili Nuts

  • S'More Popcorn Snack

    Combine microwave popcorn, tiny marshmallows, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate pieces and honey graham cereal or snack cookies for fun-to-eat s'more-flavor munchies.

    S'More Popcorn Snack

  • Pumpkin-Patch Snack Mix

    Pumpkin seeds and popcorn get jazzed up with your choice of cereal, pretzels, candy corn or corn nuts for this easy snack mix.

    Pumpkin-Patch Snack Mix

  • Snowflake Mix

    Salty meets sweet as cereal, pretzels and peanuts get a coating of melted white baking pieces. Ann Midkiff from Jackson, Michigan, recommends using mint-flavor milk chocolate pieces in this recipe for a hint of the holidays. Make this a gift from the kitchen by packaging it in boxes that resemble takeout containers.

    Snowflake Mix

  • Candy Cane Snack Mix

    Candy Cane Snack Mix

    What's better than sweet and salty? Sweet, salty and pepperminty! This easy-as-could-be snack mix is fantastic for holiday gifts.

    Candy Cane Snack Mix

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