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Sweet and Snackable Recipes for Graduation

Author Your Holiday Inspiration Guru | May 12, 2020

Make your child's graduation extra sweet with our delicious snacks and desserts! Our favorite recipes are sure to make your celebration even more special. You'll find tasty recipes to snack on throughout the day and treats to enjoy after dinner. Once you've found a few sweet and snackable treats you know your family will love, place your grocery order online for quick and convenient curbside pickup.

Do you have loved ones joining in on your graduation party through a video call? Don't forget to share these recipes with them to make them feel even more included in the fun!

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Graduation Party Snacks 

Grilled Corn & Poblano Salsa

Serving: 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Grilled Corn and Poblano Salsa

Combine grilled corn and poblano pepper with jalapeno pepper, red onion, tomatoes, and cilantro. Add lime juice and seasoning to taste. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve with tortilla chips. 

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Baked Coconut Shrimp with Tangelo Salsa

Serving: 6

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

baked coconut shrimp with tangelo salsa

These healthy hors d'oeuvre are simple to make and easy to enjoy! Use shredded coconut to coat your shrimp, then bake until golden brown. Serve with a sweet and sour tangelo salsa. 

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Southwestern Layered Bean Dip

Serving: 12

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

southwestern layered bean dip

Layer a mixture of refried beans, black beans, scallions, salsa, jalapeños, and Mexican seasoning in a microwave-safe dish, then sprinkle with cheese. Heat up until beans are hot and cheese is melted. Spread a layer of reduced-fat sour cream on top, then top with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and olives. Serve with crispy tortilla chips. 

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Easy Toasted Ravioli

Serving: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

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toasted raviloi

Our Easy Toasted Ravioli is sure to become a staple in your household! Coat the pasta in a parmesan and breadcrumb mixture, then pop in the oven until golden and crispy. Whether you prepare this dish as a satisfying appetizer or main course, you won't be able to get enough of these tasty ravioli. Serve with your favorite Italian dipping sauce. 

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Graduation Party Desserts 

Blueberry Tart with Walnut Crust

Serving: 12

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 hours (including cooling & chilling time)

blueberry tart with walnut crust

Use walnuts and graham crackers to create the crust of this delicious berry tart. Fill with cream cheese and maple syrup filling, then cover with a layer of fresh blueberries. Drizzle with maple syrup and chill until firm.  

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Easy Layered Popsicles

Spoon a small amount of vanilla yogurt into a popsicle mold, then add a layer of strawberries. Repeat layers until full. Add some variety by using other fresh fruits, jams, chocolate chips, nuts, or your favorite candy. 

easy layered popsicles

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Peach Shortcakes

These peach shortcakes are a sweet and light summer treat! Combine ingredients to create a shortcake dough, then shape into balls and bake in the oven until golden brown. Allow shortcakes to cool slightly and fill with peach mixture and Cool Whip.

Peach Shortcakes

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Cow Print Cheesecake Squares

Serving: 12

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cooking Time: 55 minutes

Cow print brownies

These cow print cheesecake bars are the perfect combination of homemade brownies and creamy cheesecake. Set aside one cup of brownie mix, then bake the remaining brownie mix until the base is set and edges are puffed. Top with cream cheese mixture and dollops of the remaining brownie mixture and return to the oven until done.

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