Let’s face it, this year has been anything but normal and our Christmas festivities and parties won’t be either.
Rest assured though the delicious treats and snacks from our loved ones and neighbors will still abound.
Here are 5 favorite Milk Punch favorites this year with a few healthy swaps to keep us in check.
Instead of cheese straws, opt for cheese crisps. Parmesan Crisps are so simple yet extremely delicious. They also make a great substitute for croutons on a salad. Other hard cheeses such as Gouda will work well, too! Gluten free cheesy nibbles and will be a hit at cocktail hour.
Maple Glazed Pecans
Everyone loves pralines, so rich and decadent but so much sugar. Satisfy a sweet tooth instead with maple glazed pecans with a touch of rosemary. Delicious! See the recipe with cayenne for an added kick.
Bourbon Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls
The sausage ball is a holiday favorite. We used Milk Punch’s version and added Melissa’s Bourbon Pimento Cheese. Oh my goodness! The pimento cheese is so good on its own with crackers or veggies.
We took the Southern classic Christmas candy and reduced the sugar content with Swerve, a sugar substitute made with erythritol. No one will ever know…
Last but not least, Spicy Pretzels are a favorite anytime I make them. Bags of pretzels are available in a gluten-free option if desired. Either way, they always disappear. Try avocad0 oil or a blend of avocado and olive oil instead of canola oil.