In her later years when extensive cooking was not in the cards for Mother (Nannie to her grandchildren), she made pounds of these at Christmas as gifts for family, friends and neighbors. They were also a favorite among her physician's staff, her dentist's staff, her bridge partners, her hairdresser, and her yard man -- in short, anyone who she wanted to remember at Christmas. With a sly grin she said that these treats would help them remember her during the year – though there was little danger of any of them forgetting her. They were just her way of saying "Thank You!"
These are so simple to prepare, and they make a wonderful, inexpensive, salty snack. One advantage is that you control the ingredients -- not Mr. Frito or Mr. Lay. Perfect to munch on while watching television – excellent with a cold libation. If you prepare for a cocktail party serve in several bowls strategically placed around the room.