The Betty Crocker Red Hot Holiday Trends

The Betty Crocker Red Hot Holiday Trends

I was given this list of the top 10 food trends on Betty Crocker’s red hot list this year and thought I would pass these amazing treats along to you!

All pretty much have simple recipes – but amazing presentations which I think you’ll enjoy.

{plus I think a lot of these would make great little gifts to pass along to all special people that you don’t want to forget this season!}

{Bright Colors, Playful Food: Food Is Fun Again}
Food Is Fun Again. Think bright pops of color, cake on a stick, and all sorts of creative new takes on traditional baked goods; even whoopie pies have been reinvented with fresh, fun flavors. Add some play value to your holiday menu with this recipe for colorful, Mini Cupcake Poppers {made with Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix}

{Street Eats and Tweets: Meals Go Mobile}

Street food is all the rage, exploding from the coasts to the heartland and even on to reality TV this year. Food truck fans use Twitter to make sure they can find these restaurants-on-wheels and get their hands on the cutting-edge flavors they create. This recipe for Indian Spiced Mini Donut Muffins, inspired by a Minneapolis food truck, is a perfect find.

{Man Up, Eat Up: Beer. Bacon. Good.}
Beer and bacon for breakfast? Oh yes, say the manly men. {and me too -minus the beer =) !} With craft brewing at an all-time high, and the never-ending popularity of bacon, why not combine the two? This recipe for Mancakes covers all your basic manly food groups: beer, bacon, and pancakes. It’s the best way to serve up dude food for breakfast.

{Spot at the Table: Pets Are Part of the Family}

With more and more “pet parents” making dog food from scratch, man’s best friend has been promoted to a bona fide member of the family. Get your furry friend’s tails wagging with this recipe for Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Puppy Treats.

{Gifts to DIY for: Wrap Up Some Creativity}
Homemade and straight from the heart is the in thing for the creative- (and wallet-) minded gift-giving crowd. The sweet and salty flavors in this Salted Chocolate Almond Fudge recipe turn traditional fudge into an even more extraordinary gift that everyone will adore.

{Food for a Cause: Feed The Soul}

This season spread the holiday spirit beyond your kitchen and into the homes of those less fortunate. Add a little cheer to the regular mix of bake sale items with this recipe for Sweet Swirl Marshmallows. They are sure to be a best seller!

{Kids in the Kitchen: Connect While You Cook}

The culinary craze has hit home, and everyone wants in on the kitchen action – even the youngest members of your family. Get the whole family involved by making this super-simple recipe for a snack mix BC likes to call Reindeer Feed. {simply adorable!}

{Alternative Diets Go Mainstream:

Hold the Gluten. Embrace the Vegan.}
Alternative diets are becoming a way of life for many – maybe even you! However, it can still be difficult to find great-tasting foods that are gluten free or vegan. Help everyone feel welcome at your celebrations this year by baking up tasty versions of classic holiday treats with BC’s recipes for Gluten Free Fudge Crinkles and Vegan Sugar Cookies.

{Retro Rewind: Get Back to Great}
It feels like everyone has retro fever this year, as swinging ’60’s style continues to pop up on TVs, radios and runways. Create a decidedly vintage spread for your holiday shindig with fun and festive appetizers {like Three Cheese Fondue, Mini Smoked Gouda Cheese Balls, Shrimp with Bourbon Cocktail Sauce, and Classic Guacamole} that have a little retro flair. They’re a blast from the past that will bring back the memories, and the recipe requests.

{Mixology Mashup: Cookies Meet Cocktails}
Betty Crocker is loving the idea of borrowing inspiration from the hottest restaurants and creating new flavors all their own. How perfect would these Cookie Cocktails be served at your cookie swap. {Recipes include: Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail, Coconut Macaroon Cookie Cocktail, and Snickerdoodle Cookie Cocktail…yummy!}

Thank you Betty Crocker for letting me share your top 10 Red Hot Trends with my readers!

You can visit Betty Crocker {here} for more festive recipe ideas and holiday inspiration.
Hope you each get a chance to try a few of these fabulous recipes ~ Enjoy!
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  1. Ok, those cookie cocktails are just the cutest thing! Now I think I have to make cookies with a notch to stick them on mugs of hot chocolate and mulled wine or something lol

  2. Okay you had me at the Cupcake Poppers 😉

  3. Loving the Reindeer Food and I’m sharing the gluten free recipe!


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