snack recipes / ideas?

houstonmom_gwAugust 24, 2013

We are playing Bunco tonight and were asked to bring a snack that can be consumed while we play. In the past, there have been peanut's, M & M's, popcorn, mixed nuts (you get the drift!) Does anyone have any recipes or idea's to share?

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I served these before and were a big hit!

Cinnamon pretzels
1 (16 ounce) package small pretzels (use mini pretzel twists)
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 300ú.

In a large roasting pan add the pretzels, and spread the pretzels out evenly in the pan.

In a small bowl add the oil, sugar, and cinnamon; stir thoroughly to blend ingredients together.

Pour the oil-cinnamon-sugar mixture over the pretzels; toss well to coat the pretzels with the mixture.

Place roasting pan in oven, bake uncovered for 30 minutes, and stirring twice during baking time (every 10 minutes).

Place baked pretzels onto a baking sheet that has been lined with wax paper.

Spread pretzels out as evenly as you can, to allow them to cool before serving.

**You might want to shake off excess cinnamon before serving

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 11:46AM
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Of course these are always great!

Rolo pretzels
Small pretzels
ROLO Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate
Pecan halves


1 Heat oven to 350ðF. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.

2 Place one pretzel for each pretzel treat desired on prepared sheet. Top each pretzel with one unwrapped ROLO Chewy Caramel in Milk Chocolate.

3 Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until caramel piece begins to soften, but not melt. Remove from oven; top with either pecan half or additional pretzel. Cool completely.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 11:52AM
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Little sandwiches like egg salad, chicken salad or pimento cheese would be good. Make the sandwiches, cut off the crust and cut into 4ths.

Or how about sausage puffs?

1 lb. hot sausage
1 lb. mild sausage
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated
8 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
4 c. Bisquick

Have sausages and cheeses at room temperature. Mix together (use your hands). Add Bisquick and mix again,. Roll into small balls and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Makes 75-80.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 12:04PM
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One more and I'm out of here :o)

I served these at a recent club picnic:

red and green grapes
pepper jack cheese cubes

**I also had cheddar cheese cubes but the pepper jack cubes went before the cheddar cheese. Guess it was the heat and the sweet that made everything good.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 12:07PM
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Probably too late for tonight, but maybe next time.

Alabama Firecrackers (from: The South in my Mouth)

1 c. vegetable oil
1 envelope ranch dressing mix
1 envelope Italian dressing mix
3 Tbsp. red pepper flakes (crushed) or less
1 pound Ritz crackers

Whisk the oil, dressing mixes and red pepper flakes in a bowl to combine thoroughly. Put the mixture in a 2 gallon plastic zipper bag. Put the crackers in the bag, seal and turn the bag over to cover the crackers with the spice mix. Let the bag sit for about an hour, then turn again. Repeat several more times until the crackers are well-coated with the mix and allow the bag to sit refrigerated overnight. Remove crackers and serve with dip:

Zesty dip:

16 oz. sour cream
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix

Combine thoroughly and chill at least an hour.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 12:18PM
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I'm still here :o)

Quick and easy cheese puffs
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt
2 cups cheese, grated

Beat the egg in the milk; mix together with the flour, baking powder, salt and grated cheese.

Put large teaspoonfuls on a cold greased tray.

Bake for 10 minutes in a hot oven 400 degrees

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 12:20PM
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Glenda & Pattie...always the faithful posters! Thanks for your responses. I love the sausage balls, but have not heard of the other recipes. I'm most intrigued by the Alabama Firecrackers!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 12:35PM
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Mine is similar to Patti's. When I make them for family, I have to serve in individual bags, in equal amts or else one person hoards the container :o)

Marinated cheese crackers
1/2 cup salad dressing *scant less than 1/2 c
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 tsp italian seasoning
1 .4 oz pk ranch buttermilk dressing
2 7 oz boxes cheese crackers
mix seasonings, pour over crackers in a zip log bag
store overnite Lay flat in refrigerator
turn several times to coat crackers

Let them reach room temperature before serving

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 12:55PM
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1 small bag of pretzels
1 pkg. small oyster crackers
2 pkg. gold fish
1 box white cheddar cheez-its

Combine all in large baking pan

Mix together:

3/4 C Canola oil
1 Pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Salad mix
1/2 tsp dill weed
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Pour over pretzel mixture, toss well. Bake 275 15-20 min. tossing occ.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 1:00PM
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I was looking a pinterest this morning thinking about some baby shower foods, and this wet my appetite. It would be great and healthy for a get together of any kind.
I think cheese added would be nice too.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 2:11PM
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My favorite snack mix.

Small pretzel twists or sticks
Original Goldfish
Party peanuts

Oh and Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies...
Traditional peanut butter/chocolate...
But they have so many combo ideas now...Lemon, butterscotch.......

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 9:11PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

These are really good.
little smokies sausage ( the little miniature ones)
brown sugar
wrap bacon around little smokie, roll in brown sugar
lay them on a broiler pan cook in oven till bacon is crispy or done to your liking. I set my oven around 350 or so.
Spear them on a toothpick

I like the small cut up pieces of beef sticks, you can buy those by the package in beef or turkey. I put a piece of those and a cheese cube together on a toothpick, if I have them I add a seedless grape. The flavors are great together. I find those packages of the beef stick pieces either where the beef jerky is in some stores they have it in the refrigerated area near the cheese.

Here is a link that might be useful: Snack bites sausage

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 4:29AM
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I think I got this recipe from this site, hmmmm, Coated Grapes, or Sugared Grapes. Now I can't even remember the correct name. lol

Buy seedless grapes, dampen them then roll in jello powder. I bought green grapes and rolled them in sugar free lime jello. I bought red grapes and rolled them in I think sugar free strawberry jello. Put them in the freezer. Serve.

I was surprised at the number of teens who loved these at our last big family gathering.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 6:01PM
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A big bag of chips!! LOL. My favourite junk food......sigh

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 6:27PM
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Again, too late for the Saturday night party, but. . .

Go to and you'll find a ton of either sweet or savory snack combinations. They're also reviewed. I like sites where a recipe is reviewed and commented on.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 10:26AM
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I like soynuts. They are whole roasted soybeans, that taste similar to a nut, but healthier. I find them in most of the grocery stores here, either with nuts or in the produce section, near a salad bar?

Banana chips or dried fruit like raisins or cranberries?

Also there is a dessert named Brownie Brittle. It is to die for! Thin crispy sheets of brownie. Very light and tasty! Look up Brownie to see where you buy it-Wegmans and Costco carry it.

Here is a link that might be useful: SoyNuts

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 11:35PM
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If I were having a get-together, I would serve those little weenies in bbq sauce and also Scoops with mild, medium and hot sauce - YUM!!!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 1:32PM
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