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.

Put a Fresh Spin on Candy Apples

With fall upon us, apple season is about to be in full swing. Sweet, crisp and delicious, apples make the perfect base for some of the best seasonal treats. Take advantage of our Hickory Farms gourmet fruit and nut baskets by making a unique variation on the classic caramel apple.

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Traditional Caramel Apples

Coated in a delicious sugary topping, sometimes a classic Caramel Apple truly hits the spot. To create your yummy seasonal treat, start by washing a few of our Fuji apples well before placing a Popsicle stick through the bottom. Let the apples rest on a buttered baking sheet while you whip up the topping by melting vanilla caramel and a bit of cream.

Once the caramel is melted, dip each apple into the coating, making sure everything is well-covered. Then, before the caramel hardens, roll your apple in a bowl filled with the topping of your choice, such as our mixed nuts, toasted coconut, or miniature chocolate chips.

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A Little Zesty

If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, top your apples with vibrant orange zest. Start by making the classic caramel apples above. While the caramel is melting, take a couple of our Navel Oranges and use a small vegetable peeler to create long strings of zest. After dipping your apples, roll them in the zest before sprinkling on a bit of honey for a little extra sweetness.

gourmet mixed nuts

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Extra Crunchy

One of the best reasons to munch on caramel apples is to experience the great textural contrast of a crisp apple paired with sticky caramel. You can amp up the crunch even more by adding whole nuts to the outside of your apple. Whether you prefer whole peanuts or our whole almonds, packing nuts on top of your apple will really make them sing.

variety fruit gift box

Long associated with fall, caramel apples are a truly delicious seasonal treat that can be made even more fantastic with unique toppings. To create the perfect caramel apple you and your family will love, combine fresh apples with fun toppings from our gourmet fruits and nuts collection.

Go “Nuts” for These Easy Granola Recipes

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.

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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.

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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, slowly incorporate vegetable oil, whisking quickly to combine. Finish by stirring in oats, our Hickory Farms mixed nuts and a selection of fruits from our Dried Fruit Collection. Now, just bake until golden brown.

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Classic Granola

For a treat that’s sure to please, opt for a traditional granola blend of sweet and savory. In a bowl, mix a handful of oats, almonds, some of our cashews, a bit of coconut and brown sugar. In another bowl, combine oil, salt and maple syrup. Finish by folding the liquid mixture into the oats until well-combined, and then bake.

gourmet fried fruit collection

With these delicious recipes, you can transform our Hickory Farms gourmet fruits and nuts into a sweet, yet satisfying treat that’s filling enough to tide you over until your next meal.