Going to a party on Sunday? Stuck for an idea of what to bring? Here are some healthy ideas! Ok, everything except the first one is healthy. But, the vodka-soaked gummy bears are fun!
Vodka Infused Gummie Candies
Drunken Gummy Bears - Fun alternative to Jello shots.
Wonton Pizza Pockets
Wonton Pizza Pockets – Fun bite-sized pizza appetizer.
Mediterranean Zucchini Cups
Mediterranean Zucchini Cups – You can make these with cucumbers, too!
Maple and Chili Roasted Chickpeas.
Maple and Chili Roasted Chickpeas – Great alternative to potato chips.
Oven Roasted Beer Can Chicken
Oven Roasted Beer Can Chicken – If you need a main dish, you can’t go wrong!
Pico de Gallo
Guacamole and Pico de Gallo – Party staples
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Hummus
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Hummus – Another great starter item
Have a safe Super Bowl Sunday, everyone!
Our friend, Debbie, makes these whenever she has a party and they are always a huge hit. They are easy to make and deceptively innocent. What could be a better party treat? I made these for a Super Bowl party and they went faster than I had anticipated! You can use any type of vodka for this, but remember you will be consuming the alcohol so you might want to spring for something with a little bit of quality.
Step 1: Fill glass mason jars or a glass bowl with gummy candies. I used gummy bears, gummy cherries, and gummy raspberries.
If you do not have glass jars, you can use a glass bowl or baking dish.
Step 2: Pour vodka into the jars so it covers the gummy candies and place the lid on the jar. If you are using a glass bowl, cover it with plastic wrap making sure the plastic wrap does not touch the vodka, and place jars in the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 days. The longer they soak, the stronger they will be!
According to some sources on the internet, plastic and vodka don’t mix. Apparently, the vodka breaks down the plastic causing it to be harmful when ingested. I keep finding conflicting information about this, and I am pretty certain I have seen vodka sold in plastic bottles. Just to be on the safe side, I am going to advise you to not let the plastic wrap touch the vodka.
Ready to head to the fridge!
Step 3: Occasionally, you will want to turn the jars and let them stand upside down for a few hours. This will promote even absorption. The gummie candies will swell pretty significantly so leave a little more headspace in the jars than I did.
My finger for size reference.
Step 4: When you are ready to serve you vodka-infused candies, give them a quick rinse under cold water and divide into small cups. I found 3-ounce cups (100 count) at Walmart for $1.29.