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Easy Summertime Snacks From Gina's Kitchen

Cookie Jar Cuterie & Boozy Maraschino Cherry!

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EASY SUMMERTIME SNACKS!

Hello, hello, foodie friends need ideas for easy summertime snacks?! 

It’s been a second (or two) since I last posted. But it’s been a busy season for me in the Kitchen, on the Disney travel side, and with my BFF in wine, Ann Marie! 

We just finished our 11th episode of “The Curly Girls”  and couldn’t be prouder of the episode. It was totally unscripted, we were having fun talking and eating and laughing the whole time!  Make sure to hop over to Facebook to watch! 

I wanted to post the quick and easy ideas we shared last month.  Nothing too complicated, just fun and tasty snacks presented in new ways! The following recipes are the perfect easy summertime snacks!

I showed you how easy it is to try the latest “Pinterest” craze of “jar cuteries” , and took that to a sweet level by making up my own “Cookie Jar Cuterie”.  I think that is the perfect party favor for your next themed bash. Graduation, wedding, bridal or baby shower, wine tasting, or easy summertime snacks. 

COOKIE JAR CUTERIES

Cookie jar

WHAT WILL YOU NEED? 

Mason jar of your choice- I picked a half pint for mine. 

assorted candies (M&Ms, Skittles, Sno-Caps,  gummies, anything you like ) 

Brownie or thick cookies for the base (can be homemade or store-bought) 

Mini- chips (chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch for example) 

Fresh berries ( your favs, or mine:  White chocolate chip stuffed raspberries) 

Nuts 

Pretzels (I used yogurt dipped ones ) 

Honey Sticks 

HOW TO ASSEMBLE:

Place your brownie at the bottom of the jar . You can also use cookies if you prefer.  Layer the other ingredients (except for fresh fruit ) .  

Top with the fruit, stuffed fruit OR “Boozy Maraschino Cherries”. like we did!  

WHAT’S A “BOOZY MARASCHINO CHERRY” YOU ASK? 

Well, thanks to Ann Marie’s surprise addition to the table, my cookie jar cuterie got an upgrade topping with her alcohol-infused cherries. 

HOW DID SHE MAKE THEM? 

Easy. 

INGREDIENTS : 

Maraschino cherries

Vanilla Absolut Vodka

White Chocolate chips (melted)

blue sugar crystals 

Soak the cherries overnight in the vodka.  Drain, pat dry, and rid cherries of any excess moisture. Dip in melted white chocolate chips, then finish with a  dip in the blue sugar crystals! 

Until next time, 

Make life SWEET! 

Gina 

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