The holiday season is just around the corner and there is one thing we can all be sure of… it’s the time of year that welcomes a never-ending selection of scrumptious seasonal food.
If you’re in search of simple snacks for the family or delicious canapés for friends, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of festive snacks that will get your taste-buds ready for winter. Are you ready to whet your appetite?
Cranberry and camembert puffs – These delicious puff pastry snacks are full of festive flavour and can be made in just 25 minutes. That’s record time amongst everything else you need to prepare for this season! Cranberries will add a tasty zing to any savoury treat, so unite with melting camembert for a taste sensation that must be explored this winter!
Healthy festive veggie cups – This is a fun and incredibly easy way to encourage healthy eating over the holiday season. With no tricky preparation involved, all you’ll need are a few plastic cups, some permanent markers and a moment of creativity to draw your festive cup characters. Slice your favourite vegetables into easy-to-eat bites and place into your freshly decorated cups. Fill elf cups with green sweet peas and cooling cucumber, and snowman cups with cauliflower florets and carrots. What’s not to love!
Chocolate dipped snowflake pretzels – It wouldn’t be the holiday season without family favourite, the pretzel. Found in most households during winter, why not adapt this salty snack to satisfy those with a sweeter tooth? Simply melt white chocolate in a bowl and give your pretzels a generous dip. Sprinkle with edible snowflakes for a festive touch, leave to dry and serve!
Crispy prosciutto cups with seasonal stuffing – Impress everyone with an Italian spin on traditional festive food. Perfect for serving as a canapé or even as part of your roast dinner, these prosciutto cups will definitely get your guests into the seasonal spirit. Even better, they’re easier to make than you think!
Mini cheese & chive baked potatoes – This effortless dish can be served as an appetiser for every winter occasion. Simple to make, just bake some new potatoes and top with fresh sour cream. Finish with a sprinkle of chives for a bite-size winter warmer that will really hit the spot.
Fruitfully festive snowmen – It can be easy to overlook fruit, especially over the holiday season. These little banana snowmen are a healthy snack that are still festive, fun and delicious. Just two bananas can make a squad of eight, ready for little ones to tuck into. Yummy!
Festive blackberry sparkler – The list wouldn’t be complete without one for the adults… Although more of a liquid snack, this festive sparkler can be enjoyed with friends, family, or once all the cooking is done! After all, it is the season to be merry. Take your favourite sparkling wine and add a dash of sweet Blackberry syrup. Why not add fresh blackberries and a sprig of rosemary for that added festive touch? Use lemonade in place of sparkling wine for a refreshing alcohol-free version!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE FESTIVE RECIPE?