National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

For Day 5 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring chocolate covered marshmallows in honor of National Chocolate Covered Anything day!

This recipe is quick and tastes delicious!

All you need is:

  • Marshmallows
  • Melted Chocolate
  • Crushed peppermints

Mozaik Product:

To Make:

All you need to do is melt chocolate and crush peppermint candies up. Take the marshmallows and individually dip into the chocolate and then into the crushed candies.

Place on platter and let freeze. Once harden, take them out to serve and enjoy!

#NationalCupcakeDay

For Day 4 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring a Polar Bear Paw Cupcake in honor of #NationalCupcakeDay !!!

Decorating these cupcakes is easy, fun and cute!

Ingredients:
Cupcakes
Vanilla Frosting
Shredded Coconut
Peppermint Patties
Chocolate Raisins

Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

Once your cupcakes are baked and cooled you are ready to decorate!
Frost each cupcake with vanilla frosting then sprinkle shredded coconut on top.
Place one peppermint pattie centered towards the bottom of the cupcake and then add four chocolate covered raisins around the top of the pattie.
Repeat until you have enough for all of your guests!

Serve and Enjoy!

Hot Dog Wreath

For Day 3 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring a fun and festive way to serve a classic appetizer!
A Festive Wreath of Mini Hot Dogs!

Ingredients:
– Mini Hot Dogs
– Red Fruit Leather
– Ketchup
– Mustard

Mozaik Products:
Hammered Platters
96 pc. Appetizer Set

To Make:
– Bake mini hot dogs for 12 – 15 minutes in the oven, or until golden brown.
– Once cooled, arrange mini hot dogs in a circle around the edge of the platter
– Fill two mini tasting bowls with condiments of your choice, we used ketchup and mustard and place in the middle of the ring.
– Using the red fruit leather, tie a bow and place at the bottom of the platter to create the finishing touch!

Serve and Enjoy!

#NationalCocoaDay

For Day 2 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring Frozen Hot Chocolate in honor of #NationalCocoaDay !

Ingredients:
– Hot Chocolate Powder
– Milk
– Ice Cubes
-Whipped Cream
– Chocolate Shavings

Mozaik Product:
Stemless Wine Glasses

To Make:
–  Pour milk, hot chocolate mix and ice into a blender.
– Blend until the ice is crushed and ingredients have mixed together thoroughly
– Pour into glass and add whipped cream and chocolate shavings to top it off
Relax and enjoy your “cold” hot chocolate by the warm fire place!

Peppermint Shooters

 

For Day 1 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring festive Peppermint Mousse Shooters. This is an easy to make dessert that can be served in individual portions!

Ingredients:
– Chocolate Mousse
– Raspberry Mousse
– Candy Canes
– Peppermint
Mozaik Product:
48 piece Mini Dessert Set

To Make:
–  Using one mini tasting cups, pour in one layer of chocolate mousse followed by a layer of raspberry mousse.
– Repeat until there are four layers total (1 chocolate, 1 raspberry, 1 chocolate, 1 raspberry)
– Crush peppermint candies and sprinkle on the top layer
– Add a candy cane into the cup for decoration
– Place in refrigerator until ready to serve

Last Minute Party Checklist

On the day of your party, your pre-party planning should be all but finished – it’s time to relax and patiently wait for your guests to arrive! You should be stress free at this point, provided you followed the tips from our previous blog post (Reducing Pre-Party Stress).

However, we know that life can get busy no matter how much you plan ahead, and sometimes the day of your party can creep up on you.  So for everyone working down to the wire, here are a few things to make sure you check off the list before your doorbell rings:

  1. Finish any last minute cooking and/or errands, well before the party starts. There won’t be time to run out to the store later on!
  2. Make sure your table is set ahead of time. This will help ensure that there are enough plates, napkins, cutlery and cups to go around.
  3. Confirm that you have enough chairs for each guest – everyone should be able to sit comfortably!
  4. Have your playlist ready to “rock and roll” for when your guests arrive!
  5. Make sure you are dressed and ready at least 20-25 minutes prior to when the party starts. There are always a few guests who arrive earlier than expected.
  6. You’ve worked hard – remember to relax and enjoy the party!

“Turkey” Cheese Platter

There is more than one way to bring a Turkey to your table this Thanksgiving.  This fun and tasty charcuterie and cheese appetizer is something that is sure to get “gobbled” up by your guests!

Ingredients:
Pepperoni
Salami
Cheddar Cheese slices
Provolone Cheese slices
Oval Shaped Crackers

Balsamic Glaze
Bread

Mozaik Products:
White Square Platter
Tongs


Using a flower shaped cookie cutter, cut the Cheddar and Provolone cheeses. These cheese slices will be your “feathers”.

Starting from the end of the platter, lay down a row of cheddar cheese, followed by a row of pepperoni. Behind the pepperoni, place a row of oval crackers, followed by a row of provolone cheese, and finally a row of salami.  Continue alternating meats and cheeses until the tray is full.

To create the head, you’ll need a small circular piece of bread. Cut a piece of cheddar cheese into a small triangle to form a beak. Cut a piece of pepperoni to add to the corner of the nose to use as the wattle. Create eyes using small circles of provolone cheese and a dab of balsamic glaze!

Candy Corn Shooters!

Nothing says Halloween like Candy Corn!  Here is a festive treat perfect for everyone!

Ingredients:
Yellow Gelatin
Orange Gelatin
Whipped Cream
Candy Corn

Mozaik Products:
Mini Dessert Set

1. Line up the Mozaik® Mini Tasting Cups
2. Take yellow gelatin and pour the first layer into each cup.
3. Place the cup in the fridge for 30-45 minutes.
4. Remove the cups from the fridge and pour the second layer of orange gelatin on top.
5.  Place cups back in the fridge for another 30 minutes
6. Take them out and add whip cream and a candy corn on top!

Serve and Enjoy!

For Adults: Add a liquor of your choice to the gelatin for more fun!

Halloween Hot Dog Fingers!

Add some scare to your table with these severed hot dog fingers!

Take a traditional snack and add some spook to it with these quick and easy steps that you can count on your own “fingers”…!

Ingredients:
Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Buns
Ketchup

Mozaik® products:
Mozaik Rectangular Platter

  1. Open hot dog rolls and line them up on the platter 
  2. Take ketchup and squeeze over the buns to give it a “bloody” look.
  3. Place the hot dogs in the bun, and using clean kitchen shears cut the top part of the hot dogs off to make it look like fingernails!

A Healthy Treat for Halloween!

Halloween does not only have to be about sweets!  Here is a healthy alternative that tastes delicious and looks like a Jack-O-Lantern – minus the carving!

Ingredients:

Broccoli
Carrots
Sugar Snap Peas
Dressing of your choice – we suggest Ranch!

Mozaik Products:
16” Round Hammered Platter
Mini Tasting Cups
To replicate this healthy pumpkin, follow these easy steps:

  1. Place pieces of broccoli at the center top of the Mozaik® Hammered platter (link to product here) to replicate the pumpkin stump
  2. Scatter carrots around the platter to form the round pumpkin shape
  3. Add the Sugar Snap Peas to the bottom to make it look like a mouth
  4. Fill three mini tasting cups with the dressing of your choice, and place them among the carrots to create two eyes and a nose.