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‘Tis’ the season of holiday parties!!!!! I don’t know about you, but when I’m in charge of hosting anything, I make sure I’m the hostess with the mostest by serving up the best drinks & snacks!! You will always be known as a fantastic hostess if your guest are always stuffed full of deliciousness!
That is why I thought I would share with you several Easy Peasy Holiday Party Snacks made by Chef Levi! Serve any of these snacks and I’m sure your party will be known as the yummy party this holiday season!! Nothing better than having beyond satisfied guests!!!
•Lox of Dill – Triscuit, Pickle, Cream Cheese, Lox, Fresh Dill
• Garden Herb – Triscuit, Brushetta, Mozarella, Balsamic Drizzle
• BBQ Apple – Triscuit, Apple, Gouda, Chicken, BBQ Mustard
• Turkey Cranberry – Triscuit, Cream Cheese, Turkey, Cranberry, Fresh Dill
Can you just imagine how pretty Turkey Cranberry would look sitting on a snack buffet covered in holiday decor?!?! Not only does it look beyond festive,it looks beyond delicious as well!!
I’m totally obsessed with using Triscuit crackers for all of my holiday party snacking needs because not only are they are a NON GMO food, Triscuit is baked with 100% Whole Grain Wheat!!!
You can pick up your box of Triscuit crackers & all of the other ingredients needed to create your Easy Peasy Holiday Snacks at your local Walmart!
Also, don’t forget to head on over to the Triscuit Content Hub to check out other several other delicious recipes you might want to include this holiday season!!!! Which recipe will you be making for your holiday party?
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!! As much as I LOVE the holiday season, I will never EVER get used to being all decked out for the holidays BEFORE Thanksgiving. I swear Christmas starts earlier and earlier every year in the blogging world. This year I was spotting posts before Halloween! I refuse to be that person, then again I said I would never ever post anything before Thanksgiving, yet here I am on what feels like Christmas post number 728 on November 20th... ahhhhh.... the things we do to stay relevant lol...
Todays recipe is a family favorite! I hated peanut butter as a child. Refused to even tough the stuff! My grandmas neighbor would make these No Bake Holiday Butterscotch Cornflake Crunchies every year when we would come up to visit & I wouldn’t touch the things. Then one year when I was around 11-12 years old, my Dad made a bet with me. He would give me $10 if I tried a No Bake Holiday Butterscotch Cornflake Crunchies and didn’t like it. So I obviously took a bite expecting to want to puke instantly. Boy was I wrong. I tried to fake it. I really really did! I wanted that $10!!! But I have always sucked st lying. I lost $10 that afternoon, but gained an obsession with No Bake Holiday Butterscotch Cornflake Crunchies and have been making them for my own family these days! Enjoy!
• 12 oz bag butterscotch morsels
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
• 4 cups Kellogg’s cornflakes cereal
• Christmas sprinkles
1. Line a large cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
2. Pour the cornflakes into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
3. Add the butterscotch morsels and vegetable oil to a small saucepan. Stirring occasionally, melt over medium low heat. Remove from heat.
4. Add the peanut butter and stir well to incorporate.
5. Pour the mixture on top of the cornflakes and gently toss to evenly coat the cornflakes
6. Drop by tablespoons onto the cookie sheet.
7. Sprinkle with Christmas Sprinkles.
8. Serve & enjoy!
Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep fresh:)
Anyone want to take a wild guess where we are headed for our next family adventure?! One hint, these Cactus Cupcakes are the PERFECT representation of the area!
If you happpened to guess Texas, you are correct! In just a few short weeks we will be out of snowy NY & enjoying all of the fabulous entertainment the Dallas/Ft.Worth area has to offer. We will even be visiting AT&T Stadium and taking in a Cowboys game! So cannot wait!
So in the meantime, my daughter & I will be eating these delicious and totally easy to make Cactus Cupcakes to get us pumped for our trip!
• Unfrosted Cupcakes
• Cherry & Chocolate Frosting
• Green Frosting in a Decorating Can
• White nonpareil sprinkles
• Graham cracker crumbs
• Decorating bags
• Star decorating tip
Frost the top of each cupcake with chocolate frosting.
Dip frosted part of the cupcake into a small bowl of graham cracker crumbs.
Add a small amount of chocolate frosting to the bottom of each marshmallow and place one marshmallow on top of each cupcake.
Use your can of green frosting and different decorating tips to cover/frost the marshmallows to make them look like cacti.
Example: use the star decorating tip to frost stars all over the marshmallow.
Place a star tip in the bottom of a decorating bag and fill your bag with cherry frosting.
Use the decorating bag to add a few stars to the top of each cupcake for flowers.
Sprinkle the white nonpareil sprinkles on the green part of the cupcakes.
I think it’s safe to say cheese is always a hit at any social gathering! If you don’t know what to bring to a pot luck, the safe bet is to always bring some type of cheese dish. Everyone loves cheese! Even those picky eaters. Plus, if you end up with leftovers, cheese holds up pretty well in the refrigerator! It doesn’t go bad like those pasta dishes and salads.
One of my favorite cheese dishes to make during the month of November is my famous Turkey Cheese Ball! I can’t take all the credit for this creation, it’s one of those things that has been floating around the inter webs since the beginning of time! So who knows who the original Turkey Cheese Ball creator actually was. Whoever you are, thank you for the best dish to pass at any November social gathering! Always a hit! Always something I have friends make on their own after spotting my Turkey Cheese Ball!
• Cheese Ball
• Candy Eyes
• Pretzel Sticks
• Candy Corn
Take your Cheese Ball and flip to the bottom. Take a spoon a scoop out a tiny scoop of cheese. You will be using this scoop of cheese later as “glue”.
Now take those pretzel sticks and poke one in the front of your cheese ball to create a turkey neck and then poke several pretzel sticks in the back to make Turkey feathers.
Using that scoop of cheese as a “glue”, “glue” your candy corn onto the turkey neck pretzel stick. Then “glue” on the eyes.
Place your Turkey Cheese Ball onto a serving dish and lay out your crackers.
Serve & Enjoy!
Too soon?!?! I know! Halloween was literally one day ago and I’ve already moved on to Christmas like the crazy people! Honestly, I’m all about Thanksgiving and usually hate people who jump right into Christmas! I’m a huge foodie and that Thanksgiving dinner is EVERYTHING to me!
However, I know I will be traveling a lot this holiday season and I have a million holiday recipes on my bucket list this season to share with y’all, so I needed to start NOW! I can’t be a failure, I need to complete that list! So don’t worry! I’m not one of the crazies, I have a valid excuse for jumping straight into Christmas lol.... at least I like to think I do ;-)
12 oz Wilton white chocolate melts (or white chocolate chips)
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup pretzel snaps - broken into pieces
3/4 cup mini Reese’s white chocolate peanut butter cups - halved
1/2 cup red and green M&M candies
1/4 cup peanut butter - melted
1. Line a 15 x 11 cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
2. Add the white chocolate and vegetable oil to a double boiler. Melt over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir.
3. Pour the melted white chocolate onto the cookie sheet. Use a spatula to spread the chocolate out evenly.
4. Immediately sprinkle the broken pretzel pieces, white chocolate peanut butter cups and red and green M&M candies on top of the melted chocolate. You will want to complete this step fast before the chocolate hardens.
5. Chill for 30 minutes to allow the bark to completely harden.
6. Once hardened, remove the bark from the refrigerator and set aside. Place the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on HIGH for 20 seconds or until melted. Allow to cool and thicken for 5 minutes.
8. Before serving, break bark into pieces and ENJOY!
*Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.