Start Your Mornings Off with a Creamy Fruit Crepe

There’s something so decadently European about indulging in a crepe filled with ripe and succulent seasonal fruits. Reminiscent of lingering late breakfasts at open-air cafes, the mouthwatering flavor and light, airy texture of a crepe can be easily duplicated right in your own kitchen. Hickory Farms is sharing some of our favorite crepe recipes below with our valued customers.

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Creamy Strawberry Crepes

Sun-kissed strawberries are the star of this perennial brunch favorite. The secret to creating the perfect crepe is making the egg batter uniformly thin on a well-oiled griddle set to medium heat. Lightly brown one side, then flip, and set aside while you blend the cream cheese with the powdered sugar. The sliced strawberries should be added inside with a creamy filling. Make sure you reserve a dollop of cream cheese filling and a few berries to top the rolled crepes. Then, dust lightly with powdered sugar.

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Peaches ‘n Cream Crepes 

Make the most of summer’s bounty with our Summer Fruit Collection, which includes sweet and juicy peaches, plums and nectarines. This healthy recipe features egg substitutes, so people watching their cholesterol can still indulge in this rich treat. All of the fruits in our collection blend nicely together in a delicious medley, so you can use a combination for an explosion of sweet summer goodness.

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Apple Crepes

Bountiful fall harvests have provided a bumper crop of apples to fill our Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box. Choose from either our Granny Smith or Fuji apples as a filling for these sweet treats that can double as an autumn dessert. Add a couple spoonfuls of vanilla yogurt and sprinkle with cinnamon for a tasty finish.

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Hickory Farms celebrates the natural goodness of fruits year round with a variety of delights, like our Bountiful Tastings gift basket. It makes for the perfect token of appreciation on birthdays, anniversaries and holiday celebrations. Call us today at 800.753.8558 to place your order for delivery.

Scrumptious Platters for School Functions

When school bells ring again this fall, it’s a good bet there will be plenty of after school and evening functions for parents to attend. Whether it’s a back-to-school potluck, a dinner for the annual PTA meeting or tailgating before high school football games, students and parents will need to keep their energy up with some healthful treats.

There’s a skill and an art to preparing an appetizing spread quickly and efficiently. Hickory Farms knows that today’s parents are busier than ever, so we’ve found a few simple recipes for delicious offerings parents can bring along with them to please even the pickiest of eaters.

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Fruit Kabobs

All the nutrition with none of the mess, fruit kabobs are easy to make and very portable. They’re quite versatile, making them the perfect snack, appetizer or healthy dessert for when you’re on the go. Simply cut some fresh fruit into cubes, place on a skewer and serve on a large platter.

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Mini Ham, Cheddar & Apple Paninis

These paninis are so scrumptious kids will be coming back for seconds, so make sure to pack a big batch of this tasty course. Smoked ham, cheddar cheese and thinly sliced apples are all you need besides the bread to complete this easy dish.

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Monkey Platter

Make a platter with a little bit of everything to satisfy a hunger for both sweet and savory treats. Slice up some of our Beef and Turkey Summer Sausage, cut up some veggies, fruit and cheese and add some nuts and Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers to round out the plate. A handful of Trail Mix is a nice addition too.

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The quality and convenience of Hickory Farms gourmet products is what has allowed us to build our loyal customer base since we first opened our doors 63 years ago. Stop by at one of our locations near you or order online or by phone for speedy delivery.

Keep Your Kids Fueled for the Day with Fruit-Packed Treats

When your child grows hungry, it may seem like the school day will never end for them. Give your kids the energy that they need to stay focused and attentive all day long with a great fruit-packed treat. Your kids will love these delicious cereal bar recipes below, especially if they feature an assortment of mixed nuts from Hickory Farms.

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Apricot Cereal Bars

Filled with protein and a hint of sweetness, cereal bars are packed with the flavors your kids crave, as well as the fuel they need. Start by toasting equal amounts of rolled oats and our mixed nuts on a baking tray until you can smell a nice, nutty fragrance. Then, throw the toasted mixture into a large bowl and add a bit of puffed cereal, flour, salt and a heaping handful of our dried apricots.

Using a food processor or blender, puree tofu, honey, vanilla, egg and, for added tang, a bit of lemon zest. Combine the tofu mixture with your mixed nuts and apricots, folding everything together with a spatula. Finish by spreading the mixture into a pan and baking.

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Source: Eating Well

Almond Honey Bars

Kids love granola bars, but store-bought versions are oftentimes filled with sugar and preservatives. For a soft and chewy bar you’ll feel good about feeding your little ones, make your own with this simple recipe.

Start by toasting a healthy mixture of our natural almonds with oats and your choice of seeds, such as sunflower, flax, or sesame. When the oats and nuts have turned a nice, golden brown color, mix them with chopped pieces of our dried Yellow and White Peaches, as well as a dash of our Berry Bounty Nut Mix. Then, add in a bit of honey, almond butter, brown sugar, and vanilla before baking.

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Gorp

Essentially a deconstructed granola bar, Gorp is an even easier treat to make for your kids. Just combine our mixed nuts with our dried Angelino and October Sun Plums, some natural almonds and a few chocolate chips.

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With these energy-packed snacks featuring our Hickory Farms mixed nuts, your kids will have all the nutrition that they need to make it through a long day at school.