Sweet & Salty Hickory Farm Snack Selections

Some foods just naturally go well together, with each making the other taste even better when paired. At Hickory Farms, we pride ourselves on our excellent selections for our gift baskets. Each product is taste-tested and chosen with great care to please our loyal customers who rely on us for quality products year round.

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Below are some of our favorites we’re sure that you will enjoy.

  • Our Hickory Farms Cheese Sampler is a fine gift idea and handy to have on hand to serve unexpected company. Three varieties of cheddar, along with Smoked Gouda, Three Cheese and Onion blends, come with our crisp Golden Toasted Crackers that are lightly dusted with sea salt. For a special taste treat, pair our cheeses with slices of Crown Comice, Red D’Anjou, and Golden pears and Fuji and Granny Smith apples from our Fresh From the Farm Gift Basket.
  • Your next gathering is sure to be a hit with Hickory Farms Jalapeno and Cheddar 3-Pack served with our Olive Oil and Rosemary Crackers trio. This traditional snack stands the test of time and taste.
  • When you can’t decide between sweet and savory treats, go with our All Day Celebration Gift Box with enough of both tucked inside to satisfy any craving. Four flavorful sausage varieties, five cheese selections, and two types of crackers are just the beginning. Add in some melt-in-your-mouth Peanut Brittle, Cranberry & Sesame Nut mix, Spiced Almonds, and Peppermint Snow Mints. We even include two of our favorite mustard flavors, Honey & Pineapple and Sweet Hot, so you and your guests can experiment with taste sensations to achieve snack perfection.

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We make shopping a breeze for our customers, with store locations in the United States and Canada. Can’t find one near you? No problem! Call 800.753.8558 and place an order to be shipped straight to your door. We also accept online orders 24 hours a day from our secure site to protect our customer’s privacy.

Celebrate the New Year with These Delightful Desserts

If you are planning a New Year’s Eve party, there are tons of things to consider, including your theme, the guest list, and the type of champagne to serve. But, as with any occasion, you don’t want to forget the dessert. For a delicious start to 2015, celebrate New Year’s with desserts inspired by Hickory Farms ingredients and these delicious recipes.

Orange and Ginger Cheesecake Ball

For a sweet twist on chips and dips, try this decadent dessert-style cheesecake ball. Start by mixing together a package of cream cheese with a bit of butter, some powdered sugar, and both the zest and the juice of a Mandarin Orange from our Orchard’s Bounty Gift Basket. Finish by adding a handful of chopped crystallized ginger.

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Form the mixture into a ball and chill overnight. Before you serve, top the cheesecake ball with toasted coconut and arrange it on a platter surrounded by pieces of pound cake and slices of Fuji Apples and Crown Comice Pears from the basket.

Log Cake

If you are looking for a truly traditional dessert, consider a New Year’s Log Cake. To make the cake, beat egg whites until frothy before adding sugar, vanilla, and ground nuts from our Grand Nut Party Assortment Tin. Complete the batter with flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon before baking.

After removing the cake from the pan, top with a mixture of whipped cream, sugar, and amaretto, then roll up the cake and finish with more nuts.

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Chocolate Puffs

For another great way to use our mixed nuts, try a Chocolate Puff. Start by mixing the filling by combining cream cheese with sugar, chocolate-hazelnut spread, our chopped nuts, and whipped cream.

Next, build the puffs by mixing sugar, flour, and cocoa powder into water, melted butter, and salt. Bake the puffs, then scoop out the soft dough inside and replace the dough with your chocolate cream.

With these decadent New Year’s Eve treats, your guests will start 2015 with a satisfied sweet tooth. For help with all of your party snacks, check out the great selection at Hickory Farms.

 

How to Plan a Fun Caroling Party (Go Caroling Day – Dec. 20)

The holidays are all about creating memories. For a unique way to celebrate this year, consider hosting a party steeped in tradition by inviting your friends over for a little caroling in the neighborhood. Take advantage of Go Caroling Day on December 20, and try these tips for planning a fun caroling party.

Getting ready to carol

A successful caroling party takes a bit of planning. A few weeks before the party begins, it is best to start practicing. Invite your friends over to search through classic holiday tunes and decide which songs you are going to sing. Try to select a good mix of classic and contemporary music. Print out a copy of the lyrics for each participant and decide who will sing each part.

Another important consideration for planning your celebration is the logistics of the caroling itself. Take some time to plan the route that you are going to take and how you will get from place to place. Keep in mind that you want to spend most of your time singing rather than walking or driving.

Bring along treats for the road

To keep your spirits up, pack a few snacks to enjoy between visits. For something that is easily portable, bring the Cranberry & Sesame Nut Mix from our Holiday Cravings Assortment Gift Box. If you are looking for a treat that is even more festive, fill thermoses with hot chocolate and pair it with our Peppermint Snow Mints.

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Plan the after-party

After you have finished your performance, invite everybody back to your home for some celebratory treats. For a simple snack that is easy to prepare, just slice the cheese and sausage from our Beef and Turkey Hickory Sampler gift box and arrange it on a platter with the included crackers. You will also want to be sure to have some warm drinks on hand, such as hot cider or mulled wine.

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With these tips and a few ingredients from Hickory Farms, throwing a fun caroling party couldn’t be easier.