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Peanut Butter Snowball Mix

If you are headed off to a New Year’s Eve party this year cannot figure out what to bring, think about putting together this yummy Peanut Butter Snowball Mix. This mix has been a staple in my family for as long as I can remember. It is cheap, easy and very addicting. You only need four ingredients:

1 box Peanut Butter Capt’n Crunch cereal
1 bag mini marshmallows
1 1/2 C dry roasted peanuts
20 oz. white almond bark

In two 9×12 sized pans, mix together first three ingredients. Melt almond bark on stovetop or microwave according to directions. (Make sure to constantly stir or you will end up with a mess!) When it is completely melted, pour over both pans and stir the mix until all ingredients are coated. Continue to stir intermittently for the next 10-15 minutes or until the mix is dry. The mix should cluster.

Place in a serving bowl and enjoy! This is great mix to make a few days ahead of time or right before a party in a pinch.

Thank you for sharing in our fun this past year. We look forward to bringing you some haute new ideas in 2011! If there is something you are dying to see on our site or have any questions for us, please feel free to email us anytime at hauteapplepie@hotmail.com.

Happy New Year!


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Pesto, Spinach and Tomato Garlic Bread Appetizer

My sister served me the most delicious appetizer at my nephew’s birthday party.  She placed a tray in front of me that had a “loaded” garlic bread surrounded by sliced lemons.  I thought the lemons were an odd choice of garnish until she explained that you need to squeeze a fresh slice of lemon over the bread right before you eat it.  It really brings out the flavors of the spinach, tomato and garlic.  It sounded strange to me, but one bite and I was hooked!  This is an easy go to appetizer that will definitely please a crowd.

Pesto, Spinach and Tomato Garlic Bread Appetizer

1 loaf of frozen garlic bread, sliced horizontally
1/4 cup homemade or store bought pesto
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 lemons

Spread a thin layer of pesto sauce over the two halves of the frozen bread.  Add the diced tomatoes and spinach evenly on top.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 375 until the cheese melts and the bread is toasty, about 10-15 minutes.

Slice the bread into pieces and serve with lemon wedges.


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