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Holiday Entertaining & Recipe Guide

Make the holidays delicious with a little inspiration from Hickory Farms! We’ve rounded up a handful of our favorite recipes to get you ready for all of the holiday parties ahead. Whether sweet or savory, bites or sips, we’ve got you covered with all of the best recipes to try this holiday season. Check our tasty holiday recipe guide.

Holiday Recipe Guide



Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Warm up with a mug of our minty, sweet peppermint hot chocolate. All you need are a few Hickory Farms Peppermint Show Mints to turn everyday hot chocolate into a special winter treat. Try it with our hot chocolate recipe, or add our snow mints to your own. It’s sure to become a favorite! Find the recipe here.


Cherry Apple Sangria

Unwind from the busy holiday with a little seasonal sangria. We’ve concocted this delicious drink with our Hadley Pinot Noir and Hickory Farms Simply Boozy Cherries to create a full-flavored treat (for anyone 21 and older). Give these a shot with savory thumbprint appetizers—they’re an incredibly delicious pair. Find the recipe here.



Savory Thumbprint Appetizers

These thumbprint appetizers go quickly at the Hickory Farms office! We created two versions of this appetizer: one with Hickory Farms Simply Hot Pepper Bacon Jam and Hickory Farms Simply Medium Cheddar, and another with our Hickory Farms Simply Fig Chutney and Hickory Farms Simply Gouda. Each is savory and delicious, so we couldn’t share just one recipe. They’re perfect as a delicious start to a meal or even as a hearty dessert. Find the recipe here.


Cheeseball Snowman

Who doesn’t love a cheesy snowman? This appetizer is just as adorable as it is tasty and easy to make. Simply arrange three cheese balls (we’d suggest either our Hickory Farms Original Cheese Ball or Hickory Farms Swiss Cheese Ball) on a serving platter. Slice up a few Hickory Farms Beef Sausage Snacks to use as arms and feet. Use toothpicks to attach the beef snacks to the cheese balls. Top it all off with some sliced black olives for eyes and buttons. Serve it up with our Hickory Farms Golden Toasted Crackers and you’re ready to go.


Charcuterie Christmas Tree

Slice up some of your favorite meat and cheese, it’s time to decorate the tree! For our charcuterie Christmas tree, we used our Hickory Farms Jalapeno & Cheddar Blend, Hickory Farms Smoked Cheddar Blend, and Hickory Farms Farmhouse Cheddar to add a little color and flavor to the board. Then, we added some of our Signature Beef Summer Sausage and Hickory Farms Golden Toasted Crackers to the mix. It’s all finished off with olives, tomatoes, basil, and herbs. This tree has everything you need to build a hearty holiday bite.


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