Snack Bouquet How To

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Skip the flowers for your next party and set out this beautiful snack bouquet instead! Or give it as a fun birthday or Valentine’s Day gift.  The bouquet features fried snacks, bought inexpensively at the grocery store and baked in the oven. We used pizza rolls (my fav), jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks and chicken nuggets. You could also buy your snacks from your favorite local restaurant and arrange them at home. Just make sure they can be placed on a skewer and you’re good to go!

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Supplies

  • 1 package pizza rolls (40)
  • Small package jalapeno poppers (6-8)
  • Small package mozzarella sticks (6-8)
  • Small package chicken nuggets (6-10)
  • 12-inch bamboo skewers
  • Tissue paper
  • Ribbon
  • Large jar or vase

Instructions

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange pizza rolls, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks and chicken nuggets all on one pan. We are cooking them all together, so the timing will vary slightly. You’ll also be cooking extra of each item, because some will explode in the oven and you can’t really use those for your bouquet.

Note: you can definitely customize the snack bouquet, so use whatever snacks are your favorite! We had fun checking out the weird frozen fried foods section in the grocery store and were surprised to find dollar single-serving boxes of a lot of these.

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Bake in oven for eight minutes and check. Cook longer if needed. Times may vary slightly, but all the items are precooked so you’re just heating them up. Make sure to take them out before they all start to explode. We lost almost all our mozzarella sticks that way!

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Once they’ve cool enough to handle, place all your snacks onto skewers. Create some interest by arranging them differently. We placed most of the pizza rolls 2-3 to a skewer. The other items were singles. Place the skewers into a large jar or vase once they’re done.

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Lay out 1-2 sheets of tissue paper in a diamond shape on your work surface. Starting at the highest point on the diamond, begin arranging the skewered snacks, using the tissue paper as a guide for the shape. Keep the bottom of the bouquet straight across to create a triangle. Stack the snacks as needed. My sister-in-law Tiffany did this arrangement for us, and she said if possible, don’t let two of the same snack touch. I think the pizza rolls were the exception to this, since there were so many and they were basically the filler to the bouquet.

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Once your arrangement is complete, fold the bottom of the tissue paper up, tucking under any that is above the bottom of the snack triangle. Fold each side straight across, tucking in any excess. Tie a ribbon around the bottom tightly to secure snacks as best you can.

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We recommend not handling the bouquet a lot, because the more we did the more it shifted and it wasn’t really as pretty at the end as it was when it was finished. But a great way to serve it is by putting it into a vase or jar, which is what we did.

 

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