Crowd-Pleasing Snack Mixes
Chesapeake Bay Snack Mix
Channel an East Coast crab shack with seafood spice and the oyster crackers traditionally served with hearty chowders.
Fried Herbed Almonds
Crunchy and studded with thyme, these almonds pair perfectly with manchego and sherry.
Spicy-Sweet Pretzel Mix
The molasses-like flavor of dark brown sugar is pepped up with cayenne pepper.
This brittle-like candy is more exciting than traditional spiced nuts in a bowl.
Puffed Rice Trail Mix
Flavors such as ginger and coconut lend a hint of Thai flair.
Orange Spiced Cashews
The fresh burst of citrus comes from freshly grated orange zest.
Cereal Mix with Olive Oil and Parmesan
Grown-up flavors of Parmesan and olive oil elevate the usual suspects (cereal and pretzels) in this mix.
Tamari-and-Maple Roasted Almonds
Just the right mix of salty and sweet, these nuts are glazed to perfection.
Nuts and Bolts Snack Mix
Rosemary is an unexpected twist in this zesty mix of corn cereal, pretzels, and peanuts.
Spicy and citrusy, these cashews beg for a bottle of ice-cold beer.
Candied Spiced Chickpeas
Candied chickpeas might sound unusual, but we can’t get enough of the crunchy, sweet coating.
Don’t be afraid of a little heat. Adobo sauce and cayenne add nice spice to this mix.
Rosemary Candied Almonds
Mixed nuts are ideal for entertaining because they can be made ahead. These almonds can be stored for up to a week.
Crispy Chickpea Snack
Crunchy roasted chickpeas are well suited to a variety of spices—we used smoky-sweet garam masala.
Cooking for a crowd? This spicy-sweet walnut recipe can easily be doubled.