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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.

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

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

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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