Enhancing Your Game Night
Take a Trip to the North Pole!
The Holiday season is a wonderful time to connect with friends and family and generally be merry. Integral to this is amazing food and drink. To make the experience of playing our holiday game, Mission: Elfpossible, all the more awesome, we have therefore included recommendations for the most tasty, heart-warming, holiday-inspired food and drink out there. May you eat, drink, and be merry!
Fancy Hot Chocolate
Hot cider seasons starts in September and October, but continues strong through the holidays. This warm, spiced, fruit-based beverage acts as a nice balance to the creamy and chocolatey recommendations above. Like the previous recommendations, cider can be extremely tasty both with or without alcohol. To make your own batch, check out this recipe!
Chocolate Chip Cookies (And More!)
The classic! What Santa-centric game would be complete without a warm plate of chocolate chip cookies and a cold glass of milk! We searched high and low for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, and found that this one was favored by close to 20,000 people. In case you want to get a bit fancier for your cookies though, this site provides recipes to make a wide range of variations, including Peanut Butter, Birthday Cake, Chocolate & Hazelnut, Double Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin, and more!
Holiday Sugar Cookies
Want to uplevel your candy canes this season? This super simple recipe will show you how to make some delicious peppermint bark. Just crush those candy canes up, melt some dark and white chocolate, layer it together, and you’re ready to go with this holiday treat! This can not only be a fantastic game night treat, but can also make a classy (and tasty!) holiday gift for friends and family.
Next up, we begin shifting from sweet to savory options. Popcorn isn’t just for the movies, and buttered is certainly not the only variety. Popcorn can be a fantastic holiday snacking option too. If you’ve never made popcorn straight from kernels on your stovetop, this recipe will get you started! Once you’ve got the basics down, there is a whole world of popcorn variations to explore. You can do sweet, with this Christmas Crunch or this Gingerbread Caramel recipe, or go savory with Garlic Herb or Parmesan Ranch. If none of these tickle your fancy, here are another 50 options (!) to peruse.
Roasted Holiday Nuts
We’ve all heard the timeless holiday classic “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” by Nat King Cole, but not many folks have actually tasted roasted chestnuts! If you’ve ever been curious, but felt like roasting over a literal open fire is a bit of a hassle, this recipe is a great option for roasting in your oven. In case you have tried roasted chestnuts and are looking for something new, this maple rosemary roasted nut mix is an exceptionally tasty choice to throw in the mix at any gathering (or just for yourself!)
Cranberry Brie Bites
Want to look fancy but don’t have the culinary skills to match? These scrumptious cranberry brie bites might be the perfect appetizer for you! The rosemary, brie, cranberries, pecans, and puff pastry combine to create a perfect, savory holiday treat that your friends and family are sure to be impressed by.
Pigs in a Blanket Wreath
Pigs in a blanket - holiday style! This recipe takes a clever holiday spin on the finger food classic and doubles not only as a tasty appetizer, but also as a lovely centerpiece. With 12 servings of 2 bites each, this recipe is also perfect for larger group get-togethers, or for the very hungry solo puzzler enthusiast. :)