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Feb 28, 2014 10:40 AM

Simple snacks for a crowd

I hoping to tap ideas for simple snack recipes for a crowd...I would like to bring to work to show my appreciation for my teammates. I have previously brought rolo turtles, saltine toffee bars, etc...nice and simple...does anyone have any super simple, and not too, too sweet ideas? Simple appetizers would work also.

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  1. I just made my BF cornflake clusters, just melt a bag of chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate) and stir in a very generous amount of cornflakes. Drop by the tablespoon onto wax or parchment paper, and let set (about 2-3 hours). Pack in paper-towl lined tupperware. Yummy!!

    Cookies and brownies (from a box) are pretty tasty, inexpensive and reletively easy.

    Chocolate dipped strawberries are (kind of) easy to make, and with strawberry season almost here, the berries are looking pretty good! The grocery stores all carry the microwavable chocolate that you just dip the berries into. It gets a little messy, though :)

    How about some gourmet doughnuts and a few large boxes of Starbucks coffee? Might be a nice breakfast treat!

    1. How about popcorn (proper popcorn not microwave). If you have a long way to go to the office, you could melt the butter in the microwave at work and pour over top. fancy it up with parmesan, black pepper or truffle oil (very small amount). If you don't want a bunch of hands in a bowl bring a scoop or baggies.

      other ideas: spiced or candied nuts, macaroons, haystacks

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      1. re: cleopatra999

        Spicy nuts are a great idea! You can mix pecans with honey, sugar, and ceyanne pepper, then bake until bubbly. Let cool, then put a few tablespoons worth in little party favor bags! Cute! Sweet and spicy!

      2. If you can find a good dark chocolate that you like (for this recipe, the darker the better), melt it over a double boiler, combine with chopped almonds or macadamias or walnuts into little dollops, sprinkle with sea salt and let set/chill.

        Wicked good stuff.

        1. Lemon Thin Cookies or Lemon Squares
          Chow has this recipe:

          Dips with dippers

          Soft Pretzels with a mustard dip
          Chow has a recipe:

          Fruit Salad. You can keep it cold by putting a bowl of ice under the bowl of salad

          Soups - you can bring in a crockpot and put it on low in the break room. not really a snack but people appreciate it on cold days.

          Rice Krispie treats aren't just for kids.
          Chow has this recipe:

          Cocktail meat balls
          Chow has this lamb meatball recipe that is awesome. I also add a little pita bread to go with it.

          1. This is fun, one big cookie that is meant to be broken up by a group.
            It tastes wonderful, too.