About a week or two before Labor Day, I received an email from 34 Degrees informing me that something new was coming to their line of crisps and that I would be receiving the new products shortly. Let me just say that I was beyond flattered and appreciative to have been included in their initial launch of this new mystery product and also super excited to see what the heck they had come up with! The box arrived a couple days before my recent mountain vacation and when I opened the package I couldn't help it, I screamed with delight! 34-Degrees has created a line of sweet crisps! Chocolate and Vanilla to be exact with an official release next month, but of course I wanted to give you all the same sneak peek I had been privy to.
I am such a big fan of these delicious crackers and was absolutely thrilled to find out that they are expanding their current savory product line to now include sweet crisps as well! The ideas and pairing possibilities immediately started rushing to my head, so I decided to pack up my new crackers and do a little taste testing while on my vacation in North Carolina. After taste testing an array of pairings there were four stand-out recipe/pairing creations that I just had to share with you all. Three of those recipes fell under the dessert category and the fourth was a breakfast idea. Today I am going to share the three dessert pairings and next week I will be unveiling the details on my breakfast parfait bites (which you may have seen on my instagram feed), so stay tuned!
Banana Cream Pie Bites
- 34 Degrees Vanilla Crisps
- 2 Ripe Bananas (sliced thin on the diagonal)
- Instant Vanilla, Banana or Coconut Pudding
- Whipped Cream
- Mini Nilla Wafers
- Walnuts (toasted and chopped)
Instructions: Place one to two slices of banana on top of a 34 Degrees Vanilla Crisp. Top with a small dollop of pudding, followed by a slightly smaller dollop of whipped cream. Finish by placing a mini nilla wafer on top of the whipped cream and lightly sprinkling each bite with a few pieces of chopped walnuts.
Chocolate Candied Bacon Bites
- 34 Degrees Chocolate Crisps
- Candied Brown Sugar Bacon (roughly chopped)
- Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Maldon Sea Salt
Instructions: Place a few chopped pieces of candied bacon on top of a chocolate 34 Degrees crisp. Melt about a cup of semisweet chocolate chips in the microwave (heat for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until chocolate is melted and smooth). Drizzle a small dollop of melted chocolate over the candied bacon and finish with a sprinkle of Maldon Flaked Sea Salt.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
- 34 Degrees Crisps, Chocolate or Vanilla
- Edy's Slow Churned Mini Ice Cream Cup (I used vanilla, but any flavor can work)
- Topping of your choice: Heath Bits, Mini Chocolate Chips, Chopped Nuts, Coconut, etc.
Instructions: Using a sharp kitchen knife, cut the ice-cream cup into 1/2inch thick medallions. Carefully remove the paper from the perimeter of the ice-cream and sandwich the ice-cream medallion between two 34 Degrees Chocolate or Vanilla crisps. Roll the perimeter of your sandwich in any topping of your choice (I opted for Heath bits) and then return the sandwich to the freezer to firm up before serving.