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The great thing about party snacks is they can be enjoyed wherever and whenever! They can be the hit of any game day, work event, pool party or family dinner. They are also so versatile that you can make them into an appetizer, a side, full dessert or even a main entree if you’re lucky! And with any one of our products, it makes creating these dishes that much easier. Grab all your ingredients, mix them together if you need to, throw them in your GoWISE USA appliance and wait for the delicious aromas to fill up your kitchen! For example, with our Air Fryer you just throw in your creation and the air fryer technology fries and crisps them up real nice. Our Pressure Cooker is large enough, allowing you to make any recipe in bulk. It is known for its speedy cooking, because it traps the steam produced from boiling and cooking liquid inside the vessel. Which in return, causes the internal pressure and temperature to rise quickly. Our Electric Grill is ideal because of its size, giving you the option to use it on your kitchen counter, travel with it on vacation or take it to any event to work your grilling magic. This appliance is also great because of its smokeless feature that has a drip pan to hold water that eliminates the smoke. And finally, our Heated Blender has many options to create cold and hot treats by using its featured presets, tamper, adjustable speed dial and even a self-cleaning feature!

 

Go the extra mile and include some tasty party drinks to pair with these snacks, such as Blackberry Iced Tea, Fruit Infused Water and our very own Sparkling Mango Mint Lemonade! If you are feeling adventurous, some other party snacks you could make are Roasted Garlic Hummus, Strawberry Tomato Salsa, Zucchini Fries and more!

 

 

 

 

Ritz Bits Churros

 

 

This dish is ideal for an afternoon snack, game day, family event or an after dinner dessert. It has a combination of salty flavoring because of the crackers and a sweet flavoring because of the cinnamon and sugar. It is important to have your ingredients measured and ready for when you are cooking the sauce. Remember to be quick when pouring the sauce over the crackers, because the mixture will cool and harden fast. We cut this recipe in half as we had a small baking pan but go ahead and keep the recipe the same if you have a bigger one on hand or need to make more. Our appliance of choice was an Air Fryer, but you could also use an Air Fryer Oven or even your stove top oven. Dip this sweet snack in Spicy Chocolate Sauce, Dulce de Leche Sauce or even a Mango Sauce!

 

 

Ingredients:

4 cups peanut butter Ritz Bits

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp sugar

½ tsp salt

 

 

Directions:

Preheat the Air Fryer to 350°F. Then, spray an air fryer safe baking pan with cooking spray and spread the crackers evenly in there and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine the butter and brown sugar. Stirring consistently, bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Then, remove the mixture from the heat and stir in 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Pour the mixture on top of the crackers as evenly as you can. Smooth out any crackers that didn’t get covered.

Bake the crackers for 10 minutes until it’s bubbly all over. While the crackers are cooking, combine the remaining cinnamon, sugar and salt. When the crackers are done, remove the baking pan from the oven and sprinkle the cinnamon mixture on top.

Once they have cooled, break them into pieces and serve!

 

 

 

 

Vegan Blanco Cheese Dip

 

  

This gooey dip is perfect for those looking for a dairy free or vegan option. The combination of potato, cashews and almond milk give it that creaminess you’re looking for in a cheese dip! Adding in the chiles and jalapenos gave it that fiery flavor! Feel free to omit those ingredients if you aren’t fond of a spicier taste! Using the dip preset on our Heated Blender is perfect for heating this snack up because it takes away the hassle of heating it up on the stove and dirtying another dish!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked potato

4 cloves of garlic, roasted

¾ cup raw cashews

1 ½ cups veggie broth

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

4 oz. mild chiles, chopped

½ cup mild pickled jalapenos, jarred

1 tbsp pickled jalapeno juice

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp sea salt

 

 

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients except for the pickled jalapenos into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add in the last ½ cup of jalapenos and pulse until chopped.

Use the dip preset and continue to blend until the consistency is thick and gooey.

 

 

 

 

Spinach Artichoke Dip

 

 

Eat this delicious dip with a variety of things, such as pita chips, tortilla chips, flatbread, crackers or whatever else you desire. Using 2 types of cheese and the combination of sour cream and mayonnaise gives it the perfect amount of cheesy goodness, but feel free to use a different type of cheese if you wish. Make this a gluten and dairy free option by substituting those with dairy free cheese, sour cream and mayo! Add more protein to this dish by using alternatives, such as yogurt, cream cheese, hummus or skim milk! Preparing this in the Pressure Cooker is perfect if you are cooking for a lot of people, because there will be enough for everyone and will be ready in minutes!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

10 oz. frozen chopped spinach

14 oz. can of artichoke hearts

½ cup sour cream

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup shredded parmesan

1 cup shredded mozzarella

¼ tsp garlic salt

¼ tsp black pepper

 

 

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients into a baking pan and cover with foil.

Add 2 cups of water to the bottom of the Pressure Cooker and insert a rack. Place baking pan on rack. Lock the lid and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.

Release pressure with quick release and enjoy with tortilla chips.

 

 

 

 

Cranberry Brie Bites 

 

 

This snack is simple enough because it only requires a few ingredients, but the taste is amazing. With the combination of the cranberry and rosemary sprigs, it’s the perfect holiday appetizer snack. Switch it up and use a puff pastry instead of crescent dough. You could use a different sauce, such as orange marmalade, raspberry jam or pepper jelly! Brie cheese is known for being the default choice for holiday platters and pairs good with fruity preserves, to bring out its creaminess. If you aren’t fond of brie cheese, try using something similar, like Camembert. You can also cut off the rind of the brie, but it isn’t necessary. Make sure the cheese is cut into smaller pieces or the cheese could bubble over and create a mess and a messy presentation. Use a mini muffin tin if this is going to be an appetizer or a regular sized tin for a main dessert. This dish makes 14 servings, so go ahead and double it if you are looking to make more. Our first batch cooked for 7 minutes and was a little on the toasty side, so we cooked the second batch for 5 minutes for a less toasty result!

 

 

Ingredients:

1 – 8 oz. tube crescent dough

1 – 8 oz. wheel of brie cheese

1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce

rosemary sprigs, fresh

all-purpose flour, for sprinkling

 

 

Directions:

Preheat your air fryer to 375°F. Spray your air fryer safe muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.

Spread a little flour out onto your counter. Then, roll out the crescent dough and pinch the seams together. Cut the crescent roll dough into 14 equal sized squares. Place the squares into the muffin tin slots.

Cut the brie cheese into small pieces and place inside the crescent dough squares. Top with a generous spoonful of cranberry sauce and a little sprig of rosemary.

Place the muffin tin into your air fryer and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the crescent dough is a light golden brown.

 

 

 

 

Sesame Cauliflower Wings

 

 

This recipe is the perfect vegan option for those still wanting to enjoy chicken wings. They can be enjoyed as an afternoon snack, game day appetizer or party sample. The pure sticky goodness of these wings will leave you wanting more. The breadcrumbs serve as a coating to make the batter stick and give them that extra crunch. We wanted a little zing in this dish, so we utilized red pepper flakes. If you aren’t fond of spicy flavors, then omit that ingredient or only use ½ teaspoon of it. Remember that the batter will only adhere to the cauliflower if it is dry. If you do not have liquid aminos on hand, then substitute it for tamari. You don’t have to air fry the wings two times, this just makes them crispier and allows the sauce to set in. Serve these wings with celery and carrot sticks. Also, switch up the sauces and dip them in Maple Chipotle, Pineapple Teriyaki or Sriracha Ranch sauce! We recommend storing them in an airtight container and not freezing them as the batter can get soggy.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower, small

½ cup gluten free flour

½ cup unsweetened almond milk

¼ tsp sea salt

½ tsp ground black pepper

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 cup gluten free panko breadcrumbs

 

Sauce:

4 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp liquid aminos

½ tsp sesame seeds

¼ tsp ground black pepper

¾ tsp ground ginger

chopped scallions, for garnish

sesame seeds, for garnish

 

 

 

Directions:

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.

Remove the florets from the cauliflower. Then, chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces to resemble the size of wings.

In a separate bowl, whisk the batter ingredients together, except for the breadcrumbs. Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl and line it up besides the batter bowl.

Toss the cauliflower in the batter mixture one at a time, shaking off the excess batter. Then, dip the cauliflower into the breadcrumbs to coat completely. Place the wings in an air fryer safe baking pan in your air fryer basket. Repeat these steps until all of the wings are coated.

Air fry for 22 minutes. While the wings are cooking, combine all the sauce ingredients together and whisk until blended well.

Remove the wings from the air fryer and place on a serving plate. Using a pastry brush, brush the sauce onto the wings and air fry for another 5 minutes.

Remove from the air fryer, serve immediately and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grilled Pineapple with Lime Dip

 

 

This fruity dish is excellent as a delectable appetizer or luscious dessert! Fresh pineapple has so many health benefits, such as bone strength, digestion, immune system support and more! An easy way to cut a pineapple is to start by cutting the crown and stem off and slicing the skin off. Then, cut the pineapple in half lengthwise and then slice the rest into slices, chunks or strands! To give this recipe an extra sweet crunch, roll the pineapple wedges in coconut flakes before grilling. Or add the coconut flakes to your lime dip! Using brown sugar and honey sweetens up and compliments the tangy taste left from the lime juice and paprika. We sprinkled paprika on top to give it that extra zing, but feel free to omit that ingredient if you aren’t fond of it. We recommend refrigerating your dip until you’re ready to serve it to ensure it stays safe to eat and to maintain its flavor. Make a healthier and dairy free dip by utilizing dairy free yogurt and cream cheese! If it’s too much lime for you, go ahead and serve another dip, such as marshmallow, chocolate or raspberry lemon fruit dip!

 

 

Ingredients:

1 pineapple

¼ cup brown sugar, packed

3 tbsp honey

2 tbsp lime juice

paprika for garnish

 

Lime Dip:

3 oz. cream cheese, softened

¼ cup plain yogurt

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tsp lime zest, grated

 

 

Directions:

Peel and core the pineapple and cut into eight wedges. Cut each wedge into two spears.

In a large resealable Ziploc bag, combine the brown sugar, honey and lime juice. Then, add the pineapple in and turn the bag to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth. Beat in the yogurt, honey, brown sugar, lime juice and lime zest until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready for serving.

Coat the grill rack with cooking spray and preheat your grill to high heat. Then, drain and discard the marinade and place the pineapple on the grill plate. Grill for 10 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Sprinkle paprika on top of the pineapple and serve with lime dip!

 

 

 

 

 

Party snacks are in season all year round, so it’s important to have a product that you can rely on. One that is sturdy, easy to use and can make the cooking process easier for you. Our products do just that and you can make them in bulk or even multiples at one time, if you have more than one of our products! And don’t just stop at snacks, make a whole menu for any event from snacks, drinks and full entrees! And for all those delicious dips you’re making, enjoy some Air Fryer Tortilla Chips to dip them in. And for more game day recipes and trivia, check out our blog post, Halftime Hunger Trivia and Recipes

 

If you need more recipe ideas, enjoy our included recipe book with easy to follow steps and check out an air fryer snack staple of ours, Roasted Chile Peach Salsa. It’s a combination of sweet and spicy that will make your taste buds explode!

 

If you still feel unsure, there are so many outlets out there to help you with tips, tricks and recipes! We also have a YouTube channel and other helpful blog posts to help you get more familiar with your GoWISE USA product and find useful tips and recipes.

 

We appreciate every one of our customers and hope you found this post helpful with getting more familiar with your GoWISE USA Products. And don’t forget to share your experiences and creations with our products using the #GoWISEUSA on all of our social channels or join our GoWISE Creations community on Facebook. 

 

 

 

A big thank you to the authors of the recipes we tested out. Check out the links below to take a look at the original recipes.

 

https://www.callmepmc.com/ritz-bits-churros-recipe/?utm_source=recipe-box-plugin&utm_medium=curatorcrowd&utm_campaign=curatorcrowd&utm_content=justapinch.com

https://www.veggiesdontbite.com/vegan-queso-blanco-mexican-white-cheese-dip/

https://www.thecountrycook.net/cranberry-brie-bites/?utm_content=bufferbb374&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=budgetbytesbuffer

https://jessicainthekitchen.com/sticky-sesame-cauliflower-wings/

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/grilled-pineapple-with-lime-dip/


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