The fete-after-fete of holiday season is a fun time of year, but after so many fetes, the go-to apps start to feel a little...feh. You can only have so many cheese cubes in a season, you know? So let's get a little creative with the apps and give guests something unexpected—while using little more energy than it takes to stick a toothpick in a cheese cube.
The snack geniuses at Snack Factory® somehow figured out away to improve on the classic pretzel. But why stop there? Their Pretzel Crisps® can star in so many easy, crowd-pleasing apps that will add a clever twist (and crunch) to any holiday party while being just a little bit lighter in this wonderfully indulgent season.
Baked Brie and Pomegranate Seeds
Few apps have the ease-to-wow ratio of a baked brie: Five minutes in a 350° oven on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and it looks—and smells—like you made culinary magic. (That's the power of cheese.) A scattering of fresh pomegranate seeds adds dramatic color and the right sour punch to counter brie's richness. Serve with Original Pretzel Crisps for spreading.
Artisanal Charcuterie Board
These bountiful buffets are party staples for a reason. To assemble, pick 3–4 of your favorite cured meats and 3–4 cheeses. (We like a mix of hard, soft, pungent, and mild—and everybody loves a little mozzarella.) Complement the savories with fresh or dried fruit. Round things out with some salty nibbles: Original Pretzel Crisps do double-duty as crackers and palate cleansers, and olives and caper berries pack a briny punch.
Caramel Turtle Pretzels
You've met salty and sweet, the ultimate flavor power couple? This easy idea improves on that by kicking up the salt factor by swapping the nuts with a Pretzel Crisp—which happens to be the perfect caramel-chocolate delivery vessel. Just melt down milk chocolate and your favorite caramel, mix well, and top Original Pretzel Crisps with generous dollops. ('Tis the season, after all.) Finish with a sprinkle of Maldon sea salt.
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