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Need a boost? Try this simple candied nuts recipe with amazing sweet and savory flavors! I always have them handy w...

  • 2 cups mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc.)
  • 1 large egg white lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup dark-brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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Hearty White Bean & Prosciutto Bruschetta is a quick crowd-pleasing appetizer

  • 2 cups cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced, fat removed, cut into thin strips
  • Bruschetta
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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Need an appetizer in a hurry? Or maybe you're hangry for that perfect snack you've been craving? This baked brie co...

  • 1 round brie
  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 1 jar jam
4.6/5 (23 Votes)

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Super easy! This recipe takes ordinary, refrigerated biscuits, adds some spice, cheese, and garlic, and ends up mak...

  • 1 tube (12-ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
4.8/5 (8 Votes)

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This bacon ranch cheeseball is super yummy and always a hit every time I make it! You can even make this as a snack...

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room tempature
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup bacon crumbles, divided
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dip mix
4.3/5 (39 Votes)

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A healthier snack alternative, these Slow-Cooker Candied Nuts are always on hand for me when I need a boost or to q...

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 1/2 cups walnut halves
  • 1 cup unblanched almonds
4.6/5 (18 Votes)

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Beet purée is a delicious alternative to applesauce for these root vegetable latkes, made from sweet potato, bakin...

  • 2 cups grated peeled sweet potato
  • 2 cups grated peeled baking potato
  • 1 cup grated peeled parsnip
  • 3 ounces all-purpose flour, about 2/3 cup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled apple
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) package precooked red beets, drained
4.7/5 (12 Votes)

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This sweet treat features white chocolate with candied orange peel, pecans and maple syrup

  • 18 ounces good-quality white chocolate
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • Black lava sea salt
  • Salt-roasted pecans (about 1/4 pound or so depending on your lavishness)
  • 1/2 cup candied orange peel, cut into very fine bits (store bought)
4.7/5 (12 Votes)

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These Meatball Bombs combine all the best flavors of bacon, cheese, and Italian sausage into one bite-sized morsel ...

  • 2 pounds spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 16 (1-inch) bite-sized cubes of cheese, Asadero or your favorite
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan or 3 cheese Italian blend, divided
  • 2 teaspoon McCormick BBQ seasoning
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 16 slices of bacon
4.5/5 (28 Votes)

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If you like buffalo chicken dip you'll love these Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot sauce (I like Frank’s)
  • 1 package (80ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cheddar and gouda cheeses, shredded, for rolling in
4.4/5 (29 Votes)

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Pumpkin Fluff Dip is a great for entertaining and delicious

  • 1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4.4/5 (37 Votes)

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These Garlic Chicken Puffs are the perfect way to use up leftover chicken or even turkey

  • 1 (4-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken or turkey
  • 2 (8-count) cans refrigerator crescent rolls
4.5/5 (23 Votes)

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