7 Holiday Snacks to Impress Guests

You will impress your guests with these 7 delicious holiday snacks.

Passover

The Jewish holiday of Passover celebrates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt. For Passover Seder, wow your guests with snacks of crispy, chewy mini-macaroons drizzled with warm chocolate

Easter 

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and occurs between late March and early May. Since Easter always falls in spring, asparagus is at its peak. Make tender, buttery mini asparagus quiches.

Cinco de Mayo

Literally the fifth of May in Spanish, Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico, which is also widely celebrated in the United States. It honors the victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza over the French occupational forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Serve your quests bite-size burrito snacks filled with chorizo–spicy Mexican sausage–and melted cheese.

July 4

The Fourth of July celebrates American Independence from Great Britain. Your guests will be blown away by red velvet and white cake layered petit fours frosted in white ganache–the tops decorated with tiny American Flags.

Eid ul-Fitr

The Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting period of Ramadan. Make homemade hummus and serve it with pita bread cut into wedges and toasted golden in the oven. You will definitely impress your guests when they discover you’ve made it yourself.

Diwali

The Hindu religious festival of light, Diwali is a national holiday especially beloved by children. Hand round snacks of masala cashews–cashews tossed with clarified butter and chili powder. Serve in mini foil muffin cups

Christmas

The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas is a favorite holiday of the western world. Serve red and green crostini–red and green bell pepper, sautéed in olive oil, garlic and shallots. Serve on warm, crispy rounds of French bread.

 

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