Featured Recipe: Frozen Signature Hot Chocolate

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Although the temperatures are dropping and the craving for hot beverages seems to be at an all-time high, there are some of us that still crave a cool, lusciously frozen drink, no matter the season. This Frozen Signature Hot Chocolate is just that; packed with chocolate flavor, made with cold milk and ice, it’s a favorite among young ones, and adults alike.   This frozen drink is unlike any other you’ve tasted because it’s made with whole chocolates, not just chocolate chips. So depending on which chocolates from the Signature Chocolate Collection you choose to throw in the blender, your flavor notes will slightly vary. Choose all caramel for a caramel frozen hot chocolate, or throw in some almond and pecan chocolates for a nutty flavor. Whatever you choose, just know it will be amazing. Little bits of chocolate mingle with crushed ice, sweet cocoa powder, and the perfect whipped cream dollop rounds it all out.   Want to customize this Frozen Signature Hot Chocolate?   Try adding a splash of espresso coffee for a quick pick me up during the afternoons or a drizzle of chocolate sauce to make this drink into a full-fledged dessert. Add 1/2 cup of …
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Featured Recipe: Triple Crème Cheese, Pear& Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich

What’s more comforting than a good grilled cheese? A GREAT grilled cheese full of fall flavors and a variety of textures that will make your mouth scream of joy. And that’s exactly what this Triple Cream Pear & Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich is – piled on chewy ciabatta bread, layered with crispy bacon, cool pear slices, luscious Triple Crème Cheese, and a good slathering of homemade pumpkin sage cream cheese, it’s the sandwich that will win over all the other sandwiches. The perfect lunch when served with a side salad or a quick on-the-go snack, you’ll never want to make another grilled cheese sandwich other than this one. The Hickory Farms Reserve Triple Crème Cheese, with its buttery richness, lends amazing flavors because it’s created by a unique blend of fresh cow’s milk and decadent triple cream. It melts beautifully in this sandwich, adds luscious cheesy goodness to it, and is even delicious on its own! Triple Crème Pear & Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich 1 loaf of ciabatta bread 1/4 cup cream cheese 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon fresh sage, minced 1 teaspoon hot sauce Salt & pepper, to taste 6 strips of bacon, cooked until crispy 1 wedge …
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Holiday Entertaining Tips from Hickory Farms

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The holiday season always brings so much joy and excitement. With the excitement and anticipation that go hand in hand with the holidays, there also comes a great deal of planning. Here at Hickory Farms, we want to help lighten the load by providing quick and easy tips to help the holidays go smoothly. Tip #1- Keep Chocolate on Hand Don’t be caught empty handed! We’ve all been in those situations where we have an unexpected guest arrive to a holiday event. By keeping an extra box of the Hickory Farms Signature Chocolate Collection readily available at your home, you’ll never have to worry about being unprepared this season. Tip #2- Have a Signature Drink Add a personal touch to your holiday parties by having a signature drink. We love taking the fresh fruit found in the Orchard’s Bounty Gift Basket, and adding it to a Cabernet Sauvignon to create the ultimate festive party beverage. A signature drink can require way less, and can be as easy as adding a candy cane to the rim of a White Russian! Tip #3-Set the Holiday Tone with Music Decorating for the holiday season is a tradition so many families possess. Why not make decorating even more …
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