Sensational Snack Mixes

Get the party started with a sweet or savory snack mix. It's easy to make, easy to transport, and great for holiday gift-giving.

  • Microwave Snack Mix

    Microwave Snack Mix

    This speedy mix makes a whopping 13 cups, so make a batch or two and then present to neighbors, friends, and teachers as a salty sweet gift. The mix stays fresh for up to five days.
  • Munch & Crunch Snack Mix
    Oxmoor House

    Munch & Crunch Snack Mix

    Roasted pumpkin seeds, chili powder and red pepper give this sweet and crunchy snack mix a Southwestern flair.
  • Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix

    Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix

    Ground chipotle pepper and chili spices combine with sugar to coat this three-part combo of pepitas (pumpkinseeds), almonds, and cashews. Make it ahead of time and bring with you to your next holiday gathering or as a hostess gift.
  • Comet's White Chocolate Crunch
    Oxmoor House

    Comet’s White Chocolate Crunch

    This sweet cereal-and-candy mix is a favorite of both children and Santa's reindeer.
  • Sugared Curried Pecans
    Photo: Jim Franco

    Sugared Curried Pecans

    Add spicy and sweet notes to roasted pecans with curry powder and sugar.
  • Santa Snack Mix
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Santa Snack Mix

    This mixture featuring crunchy cereals, sweet raisins, and spices is sure to be a family favorite during the holidays. It also doubles as a healthy snack for Santa when he's delivering presents.
  • Easy Party Snack Mix
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Easy Party Snack Mix

    Wasabi peas and sesame sticks gives this super-simple snack mix an Asian flair. You can make the whole recipe in less than 20 minutes.
  • Spicy Sesame-Nut Mix
    Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker

    Spicy Sesame-Nut Mix

    It'll be hard to stop nibbling on this sweet and spicy mix of pecans, peanuts, and pine nuts. The nuts are coated in a mixture of sesame seeds, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, sage, and just a touch of honey, and you can make them up to a week ahead.
  • Gold-Dusted White Chocolate Popcorn
    Beth Dreilling Hontzas

    Gold-Dusted White Chocolate Popcorn

    Take ordinary popcorn to another level by combining with nuts and dried cranberries, drizzling with melted white chocolate, and sprinkling with edible gold dust.
  • Santa Fe Snack Seeds

    Santa Fe Snack Seeds

    Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds may be small, but they contain quite a few nutrients, so you don't have to feel guilty about snacking on this sweet and spicy mix. Pack the mix in small airtight containers for a fun gift idea.
  • Spiced Mixed Nuts
    Photo: Hector Sanchez

    Spiced Mixed Nuts

    Spice up your holiday snack foods with this easy, all-star recipe. A winning combination of Old Bay seasoning, Worcestershire, and crunchy mixed nuts is a tasty favorite for guests and it's a great gift idea.
  • Healthful Fruit-and-Nut Mix
    Jennifer Davick

    Healthful Fruit-and-Nut Mix

    No cooking required! This simple mix tosses together a combination of good-for-you ingredients including mixed nuts and almonds for a dose of heart healthy fat and dried apricots and dried cranberries for fiber and vitamin C.
  • Asian Party Mix
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Asian Party Mix

    This flavorful appetizer is loaded with traditional snack mix ingredients like pretzels, corn and rice cereal, and peanuts as well as a few new crunchy favorites—wasabi peas and sesame rice crackers.This flavorful appetizer is loaded with traditional snack mix ingredients like pretzels, corn and rice cereal, and peanuts as well as a few new crunchy favorites—wasabi peas and sesame rice crackers.
  • Chili-Spiced Nuts
    James Carrier

    Chili-Spiced Nuts

    Enjoy this unique blend—pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds—flavored with ground chipotle chilies for a casual snack or a pre-dinner munchie.
  • Peppered Caramel Corn
    Jennifer Davick

    Peppered Caramel Corn

    This two-ingredient treat pulls double duty as a party-opening nibble and a sweet snack.
  • Sweet-Hot Spiced Pecans
    James Carrier

    Sweet-Hot Spiced Pecans

    These pecans are perfect for munching because they're sweet from the sugar, spicy from the cayenne pepper, and have an authentic holiday flavor from the cinnamon and allspice. Keep on hand as a snack for unexpected guests.
  • Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix

    One batch might not be enough because this snack mix will be snatched up fast. It features the flavors of a traditional party mix but with a spicy zing.
  • Spicy Herb Roasted Nuts
    James Carrier

    Spicy Herb Roasted Nuts

    Fresh herbs add a special flavor to these roasted nuts, but it's okay to substitute dried. Lightly coating the nuts in maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness.
  • Spicy Almond-Pumpkinseed Snack Mix
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Spicy Almond-Pumpkinseed Snack Mix

    This gluten-free snack mix is made with gluten-free rice cereal squares, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and a mixture of savory spices.
  • Munchable Snack Mix
    Oxmoor House

    Munchable Snack Mix

    This sweet-and-salty mix is ideal to take along for a road trip. It's a snack that will appeal to savory and sweet lovers alike.
  • Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix

    Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix

    Ground chipotle pepper and chili spices combine with sugar to coat this three-part combo of pepitas (pumpkinseeds), almonds, and cashews.
  • Sweet and Spicy Nut and Pretzel Mix
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Sweet and Spicy Nut Mix

    Bake crispy rice cereal squares, almonds, and pretzels in a mixture of brown sugar, maple syrup, and spices for a crunchy snack that's the perfect blend of salty, sweet, and spicy.
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