Get the Party Started! 2 Hostess Snacks to Make This Holiday Season
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Get the Party Started! 2 Hostess Snacks to Make This Holiday Season

Planning on hosting up a storm this holiday season? Us, too! We love bringing friends and family together for cocktail hours and dinner parties galore. The only bummer? Sometimes hostessing can get *really* stressful. We’re here to help! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Almond Board of California to bring you two stress-free holiday recipes.

Our Spicy Rosemary Almonds are the perfect (energy-packed!) snack to keep on hand while you’re prepping for guests. Plus, you can serve them as an appetizer once your guests arrive. Our Brie, Pear + Almond Crostini are an easy and delicious hors d’oeuvre you can whip up in no time. What are you waiting for? Read on for the recipes!

Spicy Rosemary Almonds

Ingredients: 

– 3 cups whole natural almonds

– 1/4 cup vegetable oil

– 2 teaspoons sea salt

– 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

– 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

– 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

– 1 1/2 teaspoons rosemary, chopped

Instructions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine almonds, vegetable oil, salt, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, mustard and rosemary. Stir to combine.

2. Pour almond mix onto an ungreased sheet pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine almonds, vegetable oil, salt, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, mustard and rosemary. Stir to combine.

Pour almond mix onto a sheet pan.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes.

These are perfect for snacking on while you’re prepping for guests to arrive!

Brie, Pear + Almond Crostini

Ingredients: 

– 1 baguette

– extra-virgin olive oil

– 2 red d’Anjou pears

– 1/2 cup whole natural or roasted almonds

– 1 wheel of brie

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Cut your baguette into half-inch thick slices. Top each slice with a little bit of olive oil. Bake 10 minutes.

2. Arrange the toasted bread on a cutting board or platter. Slice pear, chop almonds and slice brie. Top each piece of bread with one slice of brie, one pear slice and a few almond pieces. Drizzle with olive oil. Enjoy!

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Cut your baguette into half-inch thick slices. Top each slice with a little bit of olive oil. Bake 10 minutes.

Arrange the toasted bread on a cutting board or platter. Slice pear, chop almonds and slice brie. Top each piece of bread with one slice of brie, one pear slice and a few almond pieces. Drizzle with olive oil.

YUM!

These are guaranteed to be a hit at all of your holiday parties.

The perfect addition to your holiday table.

Cayenne pepper + rosemary = a super winning flavor combo.

So pretty!

What are your favorite holiday appetizers and snacks? Let us know in the comments below!

This post is a collaboration with Almond Board of California.