Once you've curated your cheeses, it's important to choose versatile accompaniments. Consider a mix of salted and unsalted crackers, as well as shortbreads and baguettes. Dips like honey and raspberry compote are commonly used to counterbalance sweetness or saltiness. For a more polished look, present dips in white ramekins layered on top of wood cutting boards.
Plan to serve three to four bite-sized foods that don't require reheating and can be laid out for the entire stretch of the holiday party, like this smoked salmon and cream cheese roll studded with chives.
A frightfully delicious spin on a campfire classic, this "Frankens'more" takes the graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow treat to the next level, transforming it into an adorable, edible Halloween party favor that kids will love.
First, make your favorite hot chocolate recipe. Then, add liquors to hot cocoa in a mug, and stir to combine. Add marshmallows to top of mug, and brown with a culinary torch or under the broiler of your oven. Tip: to broil, position the rack so that the top of the marshmallows are 2-3 inches from the heat source. Watch the marshmallows closely as they can go quickly from browned to burnt. To serve, sprinkle the top with graham cracker crumbs and a graham cracker dipped in melted chocolate, if desired.
Add liquors to hot cocoa in a mug. Stir to combine. Add marshmallows to top of mug and brown with a culinary torch or under the broiler of your oven. To broil, position the rack so that the top of the marshmallows are 2-3 inches from the heat source. Watch the marshmallows closely as they can go quickly from browned to burnt.
To serve, sprinkle the top with graham cracker crumbs and a graham cracker dipped in melted chocolate, if desired.
Pre-make s'mores by holding skewers of marshmallows over a flame, then dip them in chocolate and sprinkle graham cracker crust on top. The bite-size snack will offer guests the taste of the outdoor classic without the need to prepare them over a fire.
Give your guests something springy and sweet with bite sized key lime pies. To make these, you’ll need graham cracker crumbs, whipped topping, fresh key lime juice, a key lime for zest, butter and granulated sugar. Create the filling by melting the butter in a small sauce pan; then add sugar and graham cracker crumbs (portions vary depending on how large or small your intended size is) before combining the lime juice and whipped topping. Next, spoon the ingredients into cupcake liners and allow to cool. To serve,
remove them from the liners and display on a tray.
Highlight the bright flavor of key limes with this miniature version of a classic dessert. For the crust, you'll need: 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons melted butter and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. For the filling, you'll need: ½ cup fresh key lime juice, 2 cups whipped topping - plus more for garnish, 1 additional key lime for zest and 1 drop of green food coloring (optional).