Recipes

11 Perfect Party Dishes to Bring to Your Holiday Soirees

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, December 2, 2015

Rachael Ray Show

Aired December 2, 2015

Holiday party season has officially begun! If your calendar is booked up with cocktail parties, trim the tree gatherings and open houses, and you want to bring something festive to contribute, read on for 11 snacks and desserts you can bring and share!

No. 1: Damaris Phillips' Spiced Snack Nuts

Food Network star Damaris Phillips makes a giant batch of these sweet and spicy nuts to share with friends and family at the holidays.

No. 2: Italian Ricotta Cheesecake

If you really want to wow your friends and family, bring this delish cheesecake from Cake Boss Buddy Valastro.

No. 3: Valerie Bertinelli's Sicilian Love Cake

This moist and rich cake from Valerie Bertinelli is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! She starts with a simple chocolate cake mix, prepares the batter, and pours into a greased cake pan. Then, she mixes up a blend of mascarpone cheese, ricotta cheese, sugar and eggs, and pours over the top. The two layers combine to make a delicious marbled cake, which she tops with a chocolate frosting.

No. 4: Toasted Baguette with Prosciutto Di Parma

Fabio’s recipe really couldn’t be easier to take with you. Just toast your bread (or use crackers if you want to cheat) and pack the rest of your ingredients in individual containers. When the time comes, just layer the ingredients and you’re done!

No. 5: White Russian Ice Pops

You would be the hit of the party of you made these boozy popsicles! Make sure to pack them in an ice cooler and that you don't have far to travel.

No. 6: Grant’s Salted Caramel Crunch Brownies

If loving these brownies is wrong, we don’t want to be right! Grant tops prepared brownie batter with store-bought caramel sauce and crushed potato chips and corn flakes, then bakes. Salty sweet deliciousness!

No. 7: Martina McBride’s Smoked Paprika Almonds

This delicious smoked paprika almond recipe is perfect for a holiday party. And for a few minutes of work, you’ll save boatloads compared to similar nuts you’d find in a gourmet market.

No. 8: Buddy Valastro’s Classic Cannoli

Ever wanted to learn how to make a cannoli like a classic Italian baker? Now’s your chance! Buddy shares the secret ingredient that gives the shell its signature bubbles – white vinegar! Who knew?

No. 9: Grant's No-Measure Yogurt Cake

Many people are turned off by baking because of all that precise measuring you have to do. For those who are looking for an easy (and delicous) short cut, try Grant's no-measure Yogurt Cake, which, as you might guess, requires no measuring cups or spoons. You can thank us, later.

No. 10: Five-Ingredient Roasted Tomato Tart

We can’t think of a better way to spotlight sweet cherry tomato flavor than with this couldn’t-be-easier tart! The recipe calls for a store-bought pie crust, so it’s a snap to whip up!

No. 11: Grant’s Peanut Butter Pretzel Skillet Brownies

A brownie with peanut butter and pretzels? It’s a delicious dream! Grant uses a store-bought brownie mix, and simply adds peanut butter and pretzels. What could possibly be easier?

What’s your favorite dish to take to a holiday party? Share below, and watch below for the fun tutorial on how to make your own boozy ice pops.


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