Snacks for Fourth of July Festivities

Snacks for Fourth of July Festivities

Snacks for 4th of July Festivities

Stars and Stripes Munch Mix
(8-10 servings)

1 14-ounce bag potato chips
1 7-ounce bag stick pretzels
1 3.25-ounce can macadamia nuts
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Preheat oven at 350ºF. In a large pan, mix potato chips, pretzels and macadamia nuts together. Over low heat, melt butter, sesame oil, peanut butter and cinnamon. Stir well. When completely mixed and melted, drizzle over potato chip mixture. Bake for 10 minutes.


Fourth of July "Popcorn Cookies"
Makes 2 dozen cookies

Perfect for popping in you mouth as you watch the fireworks fly overhead.

3 cups popped popcorn, unsalted
2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

One cup at a time, blend popped popcorn in blender at low speed, until finely ground to about 1-1/2 cups. In medium bowl, beat egg whites on high speed. At a lower speed, add sugar gradually until egg whites are glossy and stiff. Beat in salt, vanilla and cinnamon. Gently fold in the ground popcorn and coconut. Place in rounded tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325º for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.


Patriotic Chip Peanut Champs
(Makes 6 dozen cookies)

2 sticks butter or margarine
1/4 cup cola
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups flour
2 cups salted peanuts
11/2 cups crushed potato chips

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Combine first seven ingredients and cream well. Add flour gradually and beat well. Fold in potato chips and peanuts. Spoon a teaspoon size of batter onto cookie sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire rack to cool.

Thanks to The Snack Food Association for these recipes.

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