Inspiration and Ideas
Spicy and crunchy, salty and sweet: Snack mixes blend flavors and textures in an easy-to-grab offering. Most can be prepped in advance and tossed in a bowl when it's time to party.Read More
Crunchy Caramel Corn
Rating: 3.18 stars
Skip the movie theater and still indulge your kids' popcorn cravings -- this extra-crunchy version (with some sweetness) will make them applaud right at home.
Crunchy Ramen Snack Mix
Rating: 3.11 stars
This spicy snack mix features toasted ramen noodles, nuts, cornflakes and freeze-dried peas.
Bok Choy Salad
Rating: 3.26 stars
If you're looking for a tasty vegetable for stir-fries, grilling, or salads, try bok choy. Bok choy is especially delicious when eaten raw. Just slice it up, toss with a light dressing, and enjoy.
Granola with Dark Chocolate, Olive-Oil, and Maple
Rating: 5 stars
The not-so-secret ingredient in this irresistible granola? Dark chocolate chunks which add a decadent note. Dried cherries, pecans, cashews, pepitas, and coconut flakes round out the deliciousness.
Rating: 3 stars
These bar cookies are dense with cashew chunks, toffee bits, and plenty of butterscotch chips.
Brown-Butter Coconut Cashew Blondies
The dark, nutty butter gives these squares a deeper, richer flavor. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 609.
Vanilla Chia Pudding
Rating: 3.86 stars
Chia seeds are available at health-food stores and online. They're rich in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants.
Whole-Grain Breakfast Cookies
Quick-cooking oats form the base of these tender cinnamon-spiced cookies. With buckwheat flour, millet, cashew butter, coconut oil, and fresh raspberries, the treats should keep you well fueled throughout the morning. Think of them as your breakfast bowl to go. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).
Rating: 2.92 stars
Salted nuts balance the sweetness of caramel in these candylike cookies. These bars are quite rich, so feel free to cut them in half.
Rosemary Roasted Nuts
Rating: 3.67 stars
These elegant mixed nuts perk up a plate of seasonal snacks.
White-Chocolate Caramel Corn with Cashews
Rating: 3.89 stars
Caramel corn, a perennial Halloween favorite, gets an upgrade with the addition of chopped cashews and drizzled white chocolate. It can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week so you can enjoy it for the days leading up to October 31.
Nutty Butter Cookies
Rating: 4.71 stars
In this cleverly customizable cookie, peanuts, almonds, and cashews work equally well for the nut and nut-butter components of the recipe. (It's best to stick to one type of nut per batch.) To amp up the flavor and texture of the cookie, the oats are toasted in butter before being mixed into the dough. And if you don't like nuts, sunflower seeds are also delicious.
These five-ingredient truffles couldn't be more festive! Coconut flakes and white chocolate give the treats that winter wonderland look.
Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup
Rating: 3.97 stars
Butternut squash has sweet, fine-textured flesh that makes a delicious puree. And unlike many varieties of squash, its skin is thin enough to peel without much trouble. Try it in our velvety version of the classic hearty soup.
Salt and Pepper Cashews
Saute some whole cashews in a dry pan for a few minutes, and then sprinkle them with salt and freshly ground pepper. Everyone will be surprised how delicious they are.
Spiced Cashew-Coconut Brittle
Rating: 4 stars
Flavored with black pepper, cinnamon, and coconut, this cashew brittle shatters lightly when you bite into it, thanks to baking soda, which unleashes tiny air bubbles as it cooks. It's also open to improvisation: You can swap in popcorn and peanuts, dip it in tempered chocolate, or sprinkle it with flaky sea salt.
Substituting cashew butter for the usual tahini gives the hummus a nuttier flavor. Look for a cashew butter that's deep golden brown.
Almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, and hazelnuts come together with caramel for this crunchy, nutty tart that satisfies.