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Having friends over to watch the Oscars this Sunday? Then you might want to consider supplying some snacks for the crowd. Sure, you could run to the supermarket to grab some bags of chips or pretzels and some dips, but since everyone who attends the Oscars is dressed in their finest attire, why not go for something a little fancier?
With these homemade snack recipes, you’ll be able to serve your guests treats that will keep them satisfied and show off your creative flair. These snack ideas might appear fancy to your guests, but most of them are super simple to make (and what’s wrong with something fancy, anyway?).
Our suggestions for Oscars-worthy snacks include savory and sweet dishes, roasted snacks, and spicy bites. Try some or all of them using the recipes below:
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, from Beaming Baker. These dense, flavor-packed squares only require four ingredients to make (and no oven use). It takes about 30 minutes to make the two layers, which form Reese’s-like candies when left in the freezer for an hour in a square baking tray. Cut the pan of peanut buttery goodness into bite-size squares and enjoy!
Roasted Edamame, from The Kitchn. For this recipe, you’ll just need to roast frozen shelled edamame with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. This snack is as easy to prepare as it is bursting with flavor. For a little extra flair, serve these roasted beans with a dipping tray for soy sauce.
Loaded Baked Potato Rounds, from Diet Hood. Sliced potatoes covered with bacon and cheese make for an instant people-pleaser. After you’ve boiled your potato slices for just a bit, you’ll cover them with the bacon and cheeses and roast them in the oven for about 10 minutes. Serve them fresh or refrigerate them for quick warming the next day!
Salty Almond Rice Krispie Bites, from Food and Wine. These bite-sized snacks are made from marshmallows, butter, almonds, salt, and puffed rice cereal. Once you’ve mixed all the ingredients together, you’ll use a one-teaspoon scooper to form these bites from the mixture, and after 15 minutes sitting at room temperature, the bites will be ready.
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread, from Ambitious Kitchen. This bread is miraculously both spongy and dense. It uses zucchini, flour, peanut butter, and maple syrup, yet still retains a cake-like consistency. Prepare this a few hours before your guests arrive and you’ll have warm, fluffy, and deeply flavorful bread ready for the ceremony.
Guacamole Deviled Eggs, from Jerry James Stone. For this recipe, start by preparing hard-boiled eggs. Stone suggests replacing the hot water in which you’ve boiled the eggs with hot water for ideal yolk texture and color. Once your eggs are peeled, you’ll halve them, mix their yolks with mashed avocado, and place the mix back in your halved eggs.
What are some other recipes you’re thinking about making for any Oscars parties you might be hosting or attending? Let us know in the comments, and don’t miss the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, February 24, when it streams on ABC starting at 8 p.m.