Hello, hello, foodie friends need ideas for easy summertime snacks?!
We just finished our 11th episode of “The Curly Girls” and couldn’t be prouder of the episode. It was totally unscripted, we were having fun talking and eating and laughing the whole time! Make sure to hop over to Facebook to watch!
I wanted to post the quick and easy ideas we shared last month. Nothing too complicated, just fun and tasty snacks presented in new ways! The following recipes are the perfect easy summertime snacks!
I showed you how easy it is to try the latest “Pinterest” craze of “jar cuteries” , and took that to a sweet level by making up my own “Cookie Jar Cuterie”. I think that is the perfect party favor for your next themed bash. Graduation, wedding, bridal or baby shower, wine tasting, or easy summertime snacks.
Cookie Jar Cuteries
What will you need?
Mason jar of your choice- I picked a half pint for mine.
assorted candies (M&Ms, Skittles, Sno-Caps, gummies, anything you like )
Brownie or thick cookies for the base (can be homemade or store-bought)
Mini- chips (chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch for example)
Fresh berries ( your favs, or mine: White chocolate chip stuffed raspberries)
Pretzels (I used yogurt dipped ones )
How to assemble:
Top with the fruit, stuffed fruit OR “Boozy Maraschino Cherries”. like we did!
What’s a “Boozy Maraschino Cherry” you ask?
Well, thanks to Ann Marie’s surprise addition to the table, my cookie jar cuterie got an upgrade topping with her alcohol-infused cherries.
How did she make them?
Vanilla Absolut Vodka
White Chocolate chips (melted)
blue sugar crystals
Soak the cherries overnight in the vodka. Drain, pat dry, and rid cherries of any excess moisture. Dip in melted white chocolate chips, then finish with a dip in the blue sugar crystals!
Boozy Maraschino Cherry
- Maraschino cherries
- Vanilla Absolut Vodka
- White Chocolate chips (melted)
- blue sugar crystals
- Soak the cherries overnight in the vodka. Drain, pat dry, and rid cherries of any excess moisture. Dip in melted white chocolate chips, then finish with a dip in the blue sugar crystals!
Enjoy them by themselves, or on top of your ice cream, brownies, or “Cookie Jar Coterie”!
” Jar Cuteries”
These little appetizer jars are like a great meat and cheese board, stuffed into personal-sized jars. You can fill yours with any of your typical board favorites: nuts, meats (swirled on toothpicks), cheeses (cut in fun shapes with cookie cutters or in cubes), stuffed pickled peppers, pepperoncini, mini breadsticks, honey sticks, and stuffed olives. Use your taste buds as a guide.
Local peeps- our friends at Manassas Olive Oil Company carry many of the items I used for my jar.
Ann Marie introduced us to a wonderful WineShop at Home cabernet sauvignon by Glory Cellars. A favorite of my hubby’s, this wine has quite the back story. Reach out to her for details on how to order!
You’ll have to watch the WHOLE episode until the end to see Ann Marie’s surprise creation. It was decadently delicious.
Until next time,
Make life SWEET!