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Whether you’re running behind on your holiday schedule or just need some simple make-ahead party snacks to keep your guests happy, we’ve got you covered. Easy, delicious and satisfying, these holiday snack hacks use ingredients you already have at home.

These snack hacks take one more thing off your party planning plate.

Maybe you had a big dessert planned … but there was a pie disaster. Or maybe the oven is already full and you only have time for a no-bake dessert. No matter what the holidays throw your way, Hershey has your back. There’s always a quick snack you can put together with some Hershey candy and your imagination. These make-ahead party snacks will be the perfect co-host for your next gathering!

Here are six of our favorite make-ahead holiday party snacks:

1. Holiday ROLO® Pretzel Delights

Holiday ROLO® Pretzel Delights

Bring back memories of standing on your tiptoes to press a piece of candy into every ROLO® Caramel in Rich Chocolate. This quick and easy party snack is only a few steps away, and it looks elegant being passed around the party on a serving tray!


2. Pretzel Peppermint Bark

Pretzel Peppermint Bark

When you’re thinking about making an easy snack, you should also think about how easy it is to eat. Peppermint bark is an easy dessert for a crowd because it doesn’t require any utensils. Just break this bark into bite-sized pieces and snack away on the crunchy mint chocolate goodness!


3. Spicy Cocoa-Glazed Pecans

Spicy Cocoa-Glazed Pecans

If it’s a little cold out, try something that’s a little hot. The warm spice from cayenne pepper and the rich taste of HERSHEY’S Cocoa make a delicious combo to elevate the crunchy pecans in your pantry. This recipe also works with almonds and peanuts!


4. Holiday Party Dipped TWIZZLERS

Holiday Party Dipped TWIZZLERS

Make something that will stand out next to all the other party desserts. These dipped TWIZZLERS Strawberry Flavored Twists will do the trick. The simple part is dipping them in melted white creme … the hard part is choosing what toppings to add next!


5. Sweet and Salty Peanut Snack Mix

Sweet and Salty Peanut Snack Mix

Like the best kind of party, this recipe has the perfect mix of personalities. There’s rambunctious REESE’S PIECES Candy, serious salted peanuts, pleasant pretzels and more. Simply toss together this sweet and salty mix for a quick crowd-pleasing snack. Perfect for game day!


6. Drizzled Holiday Party Popcorn

Drizzled Holiday Party Popcorn

Nothing says “showtime” like popcorn. When your guests are starting to make their grand entrance but you still don’t have a snack ready, simply melt HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips and REESE’S Peanut Butter Chips to make a dazzling drizzle. Perfect for awards season!


Pleasing a crowd is easy with Hershey.

Throwing a party can leave you scrambling at the last minute to get everything together. That’s especially the case around the holidays when there’s so much to do and so little time. These crowd-pleasing desserts don’t require much time or many ingredients, which makes them great to put together at the last minute. And they’re so delicious, no one will suspect how easy they were to make!

For more crowd-pleasing ideas, check out our complete collection of snack recipes.