Super Bowl Snacks + FREE Party Printables

super bowl snacks
Everyone loves the Super Bowl!  Whether you are actually in it for the football, or just there for the smorgasbord of tasty treats and the fun commercials, it is a great excuse to throw a party!  I could sit and watch football all day as long as there were tasty treats involved!  With that being said, the Super Bowl is only a few weeks away so it is time to start planning the menu!

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Lovely Lavender Recipes

Lavender Recipes
Culinary lavender has been known since Roman times for its healing and soothing qualities. Used for years in European cooking, Americans are now discovering lavender’s wonderful taste profile, it has the intriguing appeal of a good wine’s bouquet. Lavender enhances dishes from desserts to cocktails with savory dishes in between.

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is coming up on 2/10 – Get ready to celebrate with a BANG! Here are some of our new & featured Chinese New Year items!    SHOP ALL CHINESE NEW YEAR
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How To Make Chinese New Year Zodiac Cookies:

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You Will Need:
Year of the Snake Wafer Paper (FIG.1) or
Chinese Zodiac Calligraphy Wafer Paper (FIG.2)
No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe
1 bag royal icing
Square Cutter  (FIG.1) or Oval Cutters (FIG.2)
Edible Clear Writing Gel
– Wax or parchment paper
– Small craft scissors

Instructions:
1. Use No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe and cut out several cookie shapes. Bake and cool as directed.

2. Ice each cookie with 1 layer of royal icing. Let completely dry.

3. Carefully cut out wafer paper using craft scissors, making sure each will fit on the cookie. Be careful, wafer paper is fragile!

4. Adhere each wafer paper cut out to a cookie shape by adhering a thin layer of edible clear writing gel to the top of the iced cookies.

5. Flip each cookie face down on a piece of wax paper to dry for about 30 minutes (this will keep the wafer paper shape flat).

6. Flip cookies over and add additional decoration, such as edible pearls, glitter, or dragees with the edible clear writing gel.

7. Let completely dry and store in an airtight container.

Ultimate Rocky Mountain Avalanche Bars

Ingredients:
– 12 oz chopped white chocolate (use Lindt bars)
– 1 cup creamy peanut butter (use Squirrel Brand)
– 3 cups crisp rice cereal
– 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
– 1/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:
1. Lightly grease an 8-by-8-inch square baking pan. Alternatively, line with lightly greased parchment paper. This recipe can easily be doubled to fit a 13-by-9-inch baking pan.

2. In microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate bars (broken up) in the microwave on medium powder for 30 seconds. Stir and heat for an additional 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until the chocolate is melted.

3. Add the peanut butter to the melted chocolate and stir until smooth.

4. Place the rice cereal in a large bowl. Pour over melted chocolate mixture and gently toss until completely coated. Continue to stir until the mixture is no longer warm to the touch, about 10 minutes.

5. When the cereal mixture has cooled, fold in the marshmallows and 1/3 cup of the mini chips.

6. Spread into prepared pan, compressing lightly with the back of your spoon. Don’t press too hard or you’ll crush the cereal. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips and a handful of marshmallows and press lightly to adhere.

7. Refrigerate until set, at least 30 minutes, then cut into 2-inch squares and serve. Bars will keep, covered in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days.

Chinese New Year Jan. 23

Dragon Cookie Cutter

Dragon Cookie Cutter

Celebrate the year of the dragon! Fancy Flours has everything you need to celebrate the Chinese New Year down to the dragon cookie cutter! Durable solid copper, 4.5″ x 7.25″.

Chinese Zodiac Wafer Paper

Chinese Zodiac Wafer Paper

Make gorgeous Chinese New Year cookies with this set of 3 different sheets of Chinese Zodiac Animal Wafer Paper. Makes a total of 36 cookies with image appr. 2.5″. These cookies were made using our 2.5″ Square Cookie Cutter.

Year of the Dragon Wafer Paper

Year of the Dragon Wafer Paper

Celebrate 2012 the year of the dragon with this fun set of dragon wafer paper. Set of 8 assorted dragon images appr. 2.75″ to 3.75″.  Use to decorate Chinese New Cookies!

Chinese Dragon Chocolate Mold

Chinese Dragon Chocolate Mold

Intricate dragon chocolate mold is perfect for creating those unforgettable treats! The 5 cavity dragon mold makes 2.75″ x 2.5″ x.5″ pieces. These dragons were created with red candy coating and a finishing touch of gold disco dust.

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