Dec 11, 2012
Company's coming and you've got all your meals planned out--but what about the snacks? Inevitably, your overnight guests will feel peckish between meals or you'll need a little something to put out for guests who pop by for a drink. You may be tempted to stock up on store-bought treats, but with just a little effort you can turn out fresher, better homemade snacks for the holidays.
The trick to making it possible is to get started now. This weekend, stock your freezer with Stefano's Blueberry Muffins or Mini BBQ Chicken Calzones and candy some nuts. Choose a few dips to make a day or two before company arrives. And for spur-of-the-moment snacks, Stefano's Chocolate Hazelnut Panini cut into bite-sized morsels, or surprisingly addictive Crispy Kale Chips, are party-worthy treats best served fresh.
Entertain your guests with any of these super snacks for the holidays:
Potato and Garlic Dip (Skordalia)
Sweet 'n' Spicy Candied Peanuts
Crispy Kale Chips
Coconut Cranberry Granola Bars
Chocolate Hazelnut Panini
Hummus with Roasted Garlic
Party Snack Mix
Lime-Flavoured Tortilla Chips