Classy snacks for Christmas Day

I love to bring out the snacking treats on Christmas Day – cocktail in hand and something yummy to munch on while we are preparing the rest of the Christmas meal. It’s a great way to unwind with friends and family, sitting around talking about nothing in particular. Here are three of my faves.


Pomegranate Popcorn

Pomegranate is sometimes considered a symbol of abundance, and what could be more decadent than that? Pomegranate is also high in antioxidants, so you could say this snack is good for you too. This popcorn treat is easy to make, and has a sour taste to it. So if you like salt and vinegar style chips, this will suit your palate.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of popping corn
  • 2 tablespoons of pomegranate molasses
  • Salt to taste
  • A saucepan with lid
  • A baking tray

To prepare:

1. Add the oil to a saucepan and heat on your stove top
2. Add 2- 3 corn kernels to the oil and when they pop, add the remaining corn and cover
3. Once the corn has stopped popping, remove from the heat and add the pomegranate molasses and mix through til the popcorn is coated
4. Pour the coated popcorn onto a baking tray and baked for approximately 5 minutes at 150 degrees (watch for burning)
5. Can be served in a bowl or bagged in advance


Tortilla chips and dip

You can make your own oven baked chips using tortillas or wraps. It’s easy but impressive for dinner guests and they taste great too.

You will need:

  • 1 packet of tortillas or wraps (I used Farrah’s new Superbeet ones because the colour felt festive to me)
  • Spray oil
  • Seasoning
  • A baking tray

To prepare:

1. Cut the wraps into shapes. I cut mine into wedges
2. Place the wedges onto a baking tray and spray lightly with oil. Sprinkle seasoning over the wedges. I used salt but you could use a herb mix
3. Put the wedge shapes into the oven for approximately 10 minutes at 180 degrees
4. Plate the wedges when they have cooled with your selected dips and enjoy!


Cheese and crackers

You really can’t go wrong with cheese and crackers and you don’t have to put a lot of effort into it.

What you need:

  • A serving plate
  • Your favourite selections of cheese
  • Some seasonal fruit, or you could try a fruit cheese
  • Your favourite crackers. I prefer wafer crackers, but rice or water crackers can be great for cheeses too
  • Optional, but tasty: Continental meats like salami or chorizo

To prepare:

1. Cut wedges of cheese and fruit cheese, prepare any fresh seasonal fruit, and slice meats (if using)
2. Set the cheese and fruit onto your serving platter and add crackers as well
3. Serve and enjoy

What are your favourite snacks on Christmas Day?

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kymmageWritten by Kym Moore

When she isn’t herding cats, Kym loves to drink craft beer, or share a whine and a wine with friends. She is also partial to a well-made cocktail. Her happy places include sitting on couch watching British Comedy and daydreaming. Lots of daydreaming.

Favourite artist: Bowie


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