The Perfect Party Snack Food: Crunch, Cheesy Potatoes

Planning your next dinner party and trying to decide on the perfect party snack food? We suggest that you try this easy recipe for Crunchy, cheesy potatoes. It is the perfect recipe for a family event or even an outdoor party! It can be served as a delicious cheese snack or accompany a main meal.

1 bag red new potatoes
6 strips of bacon
1 cup heavy cream
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups grated white cheddar
Crushed garlic to taste
JWM Cheddar and Asiago CheeseCrisps

1. Lightly grease a 9X12 inch baking pan
2. Preheat oven to 400
3. Spread crushed garlic on bottom of pan
4. Peel potatoes, cut into thick chips and boil until tender
5. Cook bacon and save some of the fat
6. Mix bacon fat with cream, nutmeg, chives, and thyme
7. Crush CheeseCrisps
8. Layer potatoes in baking dish and sprinkle grated cheddar on top
9. Crumble bacon and CheeseCrisps on top
10. Pour cream mixture over
11. Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes, then uncover and bake 10-15 min more

This delicious party snack food will have guest wanting more. To make the dish a bit healthier, replace the bacon with turkey bacon. This dish is also delicious with our Smoked Jalapeno CheeseCrips, which will give it just the spice it needs.


Party Snack Foods Meet the Quick and Easy Fudge Recipe

When planning your next dinner party, don't forget to plan plenty of deserts! Many deserts take a considerable amount of time for preparation and decorating. That's why when I plan a dinner party; I stick to easy party food options, such as Fudge. This traditional gourmet snack/desert takes on a whole new taste and texture when combined with John Wm. Macy's SweetSticks. This desert takes about 15 minutes to make and can even be placed in the freezer to speed up the cooling process!


1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 tbs. unsalted butter
3 cups of chocolate chips
1 cup Madagascar Vanilla SweetSticks


In a small pot, melt the chocolate chips, butter and condensed milk on low heat. Continue to stir the mixture to avoid burning the chocolate.

In a gallon sized bag, crush 1 cup of SweetSticks

After the mixture has completely melted, place in a greased 9 X 13 pan. Arrange the crushed SweetSticks on Top and place in the refrigerator to cool.

This wonderful, gourmet snack is perfect for any party! The best thing about Fudge is that you can change the flavor in a variety of ways. You can add peanut butter, mint or melted white chocolate to completely change the texture and flavor! Make sure to make plenty though, because this delicious party snack food will be a favorite!



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