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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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Interactive Crostini Bar

Mix things up with your New Year’s appetizers this year with an “interactive” crostini bar. My sister brought this fun appetizer over for Christmas and the DIY aspect of it made not just tasty but conversation piece as well.

Pre-slice the cheese and meats and dish out any spreads or toppings in a set of small bowls so that guests can create their own combinations. Thinly sliced baguettes and a variety of sturdy crackers make the best bases.
crostini bar
Some of my favorite combos are:
(clockwise from top left)
1. Warm Brie, Prosciutto & Arugula
2. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus & Green Onions
3. Stone Ground Mustard & Applewood Smoked Wisconsin Cheddar
4. Widmer’s Brick Cheese Spread & Prosciutto
5. Smoked Ham & Baby Swiss
6. Bruschetta with Shaved Parmesan

bruschetta crostini
The nice part about the crostini bar is that it requires very little prep time since you can pick up most of the ingredients pre-made from the store. However, if you’re feeling adventurous and have extra time, you could make homemade bruschetta topping or hummus for even fresher flavors.
prosciutto and cheese crostini
Happy New Year!


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