The holidays are always a fun time around my house. I am trying all kinds of new recipes and get sent fun food from great companies like Nabisco to serve to my guests. I am a huge fan of the Wheat Thin, and so are my kids. I actually had to hide one of the boxes I was sent for review so I would still have some leftover to create the recipe! The limited edition Wheat Thins Holiday is now available at retailers nationwide for you to add to your holiday menu. These yummy, thin, crispy crackers have the same 100% toasted whole grain goodness as the original Wheat Thins with one major, yet fun difference! The holiday version features four festive imprints on the crackers. So cute! You can find a snowflake, a gingerbread man, a holiday bell and a candy cane. Don’t you think they just shout, “Christmas is here!”? The possibilities are endless for adding a little festive crunch to your party.
The Wheat Thin holiday cheese ball is perfect for not only holiday parties, but those upcoming football games too!
- ½ jar of dried beef
- 1 package thinly sliced smoked beef, chopped
- 1 small jar green olives
- ½ small onion, minced
- 1 cup Wheat Thins, crushed
- 8 oz package of cream cheese
- In a food processor combine all of the ingredients except the last 2 ingredients and pulse 4-5 times or until coarsely chopped
- Add the cream cheese and pulse until mixed
- Scoop into plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour
- Crush Wheat Thins and scatter on a piece of parchment paper
- Dump the unwrapped cheese ball on to the parchment to coat with the wheat thins
- Form into a ball
- Refrigerate for 3 hours and serve
This recipe is sure to be a hit, and it pairs perfectly with the Wheat Thin Holiday crackers! The whole recipe cost under $10 and will serve 12. Other entertaining tips for less include:
- Add a festive zing to your favorite spinach artichoke dip or artisanal cheese plate by pairing it Wheat Thins holiday shapes.
- Create decorations from candy. Fill slim drinking glasses with candy canes, colorful hard candies or jelly beans for a festive, yet elegant appearance.
- Popping a bottle shouldn’t be the only fun part of serving champagne. Dress your champagne glass with a red ribbon to create a classic holiday look. You can also give your guests different colored ribbon so they can easily identify their glass.
- A centerpiece doesn’t have to be extravagant. Place vintage ornaments on a cake stand and surround them with holly leaves or evergreen twigs