Go “Nuts” for These Easy Granola Recipes

 
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    When life gets hectic, it’s a good idea to have some healthy snacks on hand. Full of crunchy nuts and delicious fruits, granola is a great treat to satisfy your hunger, while giving you the little boost of energy you need. Grab a bag of Hickory Farms mixed nuts and whip up these simple and convenient granola recipes. Whole Lotta Nuts If you can’t get enough crunchiness, you’ll love this recipe. Start by stirring together a few handfuls of oats, a scoop of our mixed nuts, a bit of coconut flake and some pumpkin seeds. You can amp up the flavor even more by adding a sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of salt. Meanwhile, in a separate sauce pan, melt some honey and a stick of butter. Before removing the butter mixture from the heat, throw in a bit of vanilla. Next, pour butter over the nut-and-oat mixture before stirring and spreading the granola onto a sheet for baking. Maple-Nut Granola Adding dried fruits to your granola is a delicious way to increase the fiber and nutrient content. Using a large bowl, add some maple syrup for a nice, earthy sweetness that’s perfect for fall. Then, add vanilla extract, brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Next, …
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Fun Superhero Recipes for Kids’ Birthday Parties

 
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      Sept. 25 is National Comic Book Day, which makes it the perfect time to throw a superhero-themed party for your kid’s birthday. Hickory Farms is here to save the day with our collection of superhero-inspired recipes. With these dishes, your child’s birthday party will be a smashing success. Wake your little superhero up to a great birthday breakfast with these Captain America Super Power Pancakes. Slice up some fresh strawberries and place them on top of a couple pancakes hot off the griddle. Then, fill the middle with halved blueberries. Spray a circle of whipped cream around the strawberries and add a whipped cream star against the backdrop of blueberries. Spiderman Strawberry Shortcakes are delicious and so easy to make! Individual shortcakes should be sprayed with whipped topping before sliced strawberries are added in the shape of this season’s favorite superhero’s face. Use mini chocolate chips to outline the eyes, and then fill in the outlines with more whipped topping. Guests will love these Batman Burgers topped with our Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese. Mold the burgers to resemble a face, and then after they’re cooked, trim the top in the shape of Batman ears. Use pieces of the cheese as eyes and create the face by cutting a little slit in the …
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Quick Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings

 
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        Between getting dressed, dropping the kids off at school and making it to work on time, some days, the best kind of breakfast is one that’s quick and easy to prepare. You can enjoy a meal in moments without sacrificing flavor or nutrients with these simple recipes featuring our gourmet ingredients from Hickory Farms. Ham and Eggs Flavoring scrambled eggs with ham and cheese is a time-honored tradition that’s packed with protein. Start by browning small pieces of our delicious Honeygold Ham in a skillet. Once you have a nice color on the ham, add some eggs whisked with a little milk, salt and pepper before cooking until nice and fluffy. Just before removing the eggs from the heat, top it off with a bit of our Smoked Gouda and a sprinkle of chives. Eggs and Berries If you can’t decide whether you want something sweet or savory, try pairing a berry parfait with an egg in a hole. First, cut a three-inch hole out of a piece of bread using the top of a cup. Then, place the bread in a hot pan with a good amount of butter before breaking an egg into the hole and cooking to your preference. Finally, serve the …
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