Chocolate covered pretzels – Photo Courtesy: Michel Ngilen
This upcoming holiday season there are plenty of parties and gatherings to attend. From family events, work get-togethers, and nights commemorating a favorite TV show, chances are your social calendar is soon set to take a definite spike in events. But instead of taking your regular go-to items to said parties, playing on holiday-themed snacks can help bring an added burst of fun to any sized party. They can even be incorporated with proven crowd favorites so as to not take away from taste.
For your next holiday event, consider one of the following for a delicious twist on the winter season:
Pick up a bag of pretzels (any size pretzel will do) and dip them with melted chocolate – white, dark, or milk – whatever sounds best. Then sprinkle the still-melted substance with red and green sprinkles, or even crushed candy cane pieces. This is a snack that is as budget-friendly as it is easy to make.
Trays with a shape
For the creative bunch, items like Christmas trees or turkeys can be made with snack-time faves. Arrange cheeses, fruits, or veggies to create a festive version of your produce spreads. Check out seasonal magazines for assistance.
An oldie but goodie, gingerbread men are a great way to bring a tasty dose of holiday cheer. Bring decorated or let guests fashion their own cookie outfits before devouring their treat.
Snowman cheese ball
Instead of the classic cheese ball, make yours into a wintery snowman. Simply stack two circles (the top one slightly smaller), and add raisin eyes and carrot nose to bring him to life. To go the extra mile, fashion asparagus arms or a scarf made of bacon.
Right: Cheese Ball Snowman – Photo Courtesy: Ben Brown
Always a crowd pleaser, mix up your own batch of hot chocolate to take along. (Directions can easily be found online.) Bring a thermos of hot water, or heat a pot of water on the stove so guests can mix as they please. Marshmallows, candy canes, or whipped cream can also help make this treat delicious.
Consider giving one of these a try for your next holiday event; they’re sure to bring an added glimpse of seasonal cheer.
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