Christmas Eve night – one night during the year when little ones are allowed to stay up past their bedtime in hopes of catching a glimpse of Santa Clause as he shimmies down the chimney to deliver holiday gifts. But along with the fun and excitement of staying up late also comes the late night munchies! So we’re rounded up some fun and delicious snacks to help keep your tummy from grumbling as you and your children wait up for Old Saint Nick.
A Fruit and Parkers Farm Cheese Plate: No, really. This may sound like a stuffy cocktail party appetizer, but when you’re snuggled together on the couch watching The Night Before Christmas, it might just hit the spot. It’s late, so you don’t necessarily want to load the kids with sugar—the fruit will satisfy the sweet tooth and the crackers, bread, and cheese will satisfy the savory. Feel free to get creative, too—apples, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, anything your family likes! For mom and dad, a little white wine wouldn’t go too badly with the snack either!
Peanut Butter & Jelly Graham Sandwiches: Mmm… Who doesn’t like a good old peanut butter and jelly sandwich? At the risk of making your late-night snack feel like a school lunch, we suggest you mix it up and use graham crackers instead of bread. The sweetness of the jelly and the graham will disguise the fact that you’re actually indulging in a protein-rich snack.
Green Chile Salsa Bites: Once the kitchen is closed at night, we know it’s always tough to go back in, so these are a plan-ahead type snack. On a night you know you’ll be craving a little kick, these one-bite snacks are great for movie (or Santa) watching. Depending on how spicy you like your Mexican food, you can add Parker’s Farm Hot or Mild salsa, or even the Black Bean Roasted Chili salsa would taste great in these bites.
Does your family have a Christmas Eve tradition? Do you wait up for Santa? We want to hear your go-to midnight snacks!
Parkers Farm has produced the finest Cold Pack Cheese since the company’s conception in 1977. Parkers Farm has expanded its growing product line to include one of the best all-natural Peanut Butters available. We have also added pimiento spread, six varieties of bagel spreads and five varieties of fresh salsa to the line as well as Con Queso and Jalapeno Nacho Dip.