Snacks

Recipe: Creamy Avocado Dip — 3-Ingredient Recipes

Take three simple things — ripe avocado, soft goat cheese, and lemon juice — and whirl them together to create the creamiest, dreamiest dip you've ever imagined. It's sweet and a bit green-tasting from the avocado and tangy from the cheese, both of which are balanced by the big squeeze of lemon. Serve it with tortilla or pita chips, crackers, or crudité and it will be gone before you blink.

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Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad Spring Rolls — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Spring rolls are one of my favorite foods. They've got just the perfect blend of vegetables, noodles, and protein, all wrapped up together in a soft, chewy rice paper roll. Plus, anything that comes with a dipping sauce gets a thumbs-up from me. Here, I take the ingredients for Chinese chicken salad and stuff them into colorful, fresh rolls that are perfect for spring.

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How To Make Date Caramels — Make More Good

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Date caramels are one of those culinary magic tricks that you can't even believe works until you try it. You pulse whole dates with a few other ingredients, press them into a pan, and top with a bit of flaky salt. Just 30 minutes later you can cut out soft, chewy caramels that are free from added sugar (not to be confused with the loads of sugars naturally occurring in dates) and high in dietary fiber.

You didn't even have to turn on the stove.

But the ease of preparing date caramels is hardly the best part. These date caramels are incredibly delicious. Rich and creamy like classic caramels, they don't have any actual cream, making them a vegan-friendly treat. Sweet, chewy, and just a touch salty — they're the perfect little treat to share with friends or give as a gift.

Ready to try this culinary feat of flavor? Here's how to make date caramels at home.

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Recipe: Peach and Rooibos Tea Fruit Gummies — Snack Recipes from The Kitchn

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The surefire way to make my toddler happy is to give her gummies. It doesn't matter if they're regular, organic, or even vitamin — if it's in gummy form, she'll eat it. She's onto something, though, as I sometimes find myself sneaking one of her treats for myself and wondering why they're always marketed to kids. Here's a homemade gummy recipe with a tasty tea twist for grown-ups instead!

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Recipe: Spicy California Roll Dip — Recipes from The Kitchn

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California rolls may be a sushi restaurant staple, but they're not really a make-ahead dish since the seaweed gets soggy quickly. It also takes some time to make enough rolls to feed a crowd. Turning it into a dip served with seaweed instead of crackers takes much less time, and people will love making their own sushi bites!

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20 Apps That Will Go with Just About Any Bottle of Wine — Recipes from The Kitchn

Wine and food pairings don't need to be as complicated as they are often made out to be. Sure, there are certain wines that work better with certain foods, but you don't need to overthink it too much. That's especially the case when it comes to pre-dinner snacks and sips. When you're easing into the evening, whether it's a dinner party with friends or a quiet Sunday on the couch, the best approach is the most causal approach: Pop open whatever you most enjoy drinking, be it white, rosé, red, or even bubbles, and snack on whatever you're in the mood for. These 20 appetizers work with just about any bottle of wine and I have a good feeling that at least one of them is what you're in the mood for.

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