Happy New Year’s Eve: Two Sweet Recipes to Satisfy Kids and Adults Alike

Written by Chris

Crunch Bruschetta with Dulce de Leche & Sea Salt Flakes Recipe

Happy New Year’s Eve! For a last minute treat, we’ve made a couple sweet and simple recipes for you!

Let your holiday candy and leftovers work for you. Below, are two dessert/snack recipes that are a snap to put together and likely use ingredients you already have on-hand.

Let bruschetta take a turn as a dessert instead of an appetizer as you top the toasted bread slices with fun-size Nestlé Crunch bars, dulce de leche and sea salt flakes. These are sure to make a fun New Year’s Eve treat!

Crunch Bruschetta with Dulce de Leche & Sea Salt Flakes  (pictured above)

Ingredients for 20 Crunch Bruschetta:

Half of a 1-pound baguette , cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices (20 slices total)

PREHEAT broiler. Place bread slices on baking sheet; spray or brush both sides with oil. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from oven; turn off broiler. Place one Crunch bar on each bread slice. Place baking sheet back in turned off oven; allow Crunch bars to soften for 1 minute. The Crunch bar will retain its shape for the most part, but it will be super soft and warm.

Crunch Bruschetta with Dulce de Leche & Sea Salt Flakes Recipe

Remove from oven. The bruschetta is so good with just a few flakes of sea salt (shown above). It’s absolutely delicious with about 1 teaspoon dulce de leche drizzled over each slice. However you do it, just serve immediately while the chocolate is still warm.

Nestlé Crunch Bacon-Raspberry Panini Recipe

If you are looking for a recipe to enjoy while watching the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, look no further. One of my favorite food bloggers, Miss in the Kitchen, developed this Nestlé Crunch Bacon-Raspberry Panini recipe (pictured above). It is crazy good and so easy to put together! It makes the most delicious snack, plus, it’s a fun way to use up extra chocolate bars. I’d recommend the sandwich be cut into quarters. A little goes a long way!

Nestlé Crunch Bacon-Raspberry Panini

Ingredients for 2 sandwiches:

  • 4 slices cinnamon swirl bread
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons red raspberry jam
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and cut in half
  • NESTLÉ CRUNCH Fun-Size Bars
  • 1 tablespoon butter

SPREAD two bread slices with 1 tablespoon cream cheese each. Combine jam and chipotle powder; spread over cream cheese. Top evenly with bacon pieces. Place two Crunch bars over bacon; top with remaining bread slices.

HEAT a grill pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat; add butter. When butter is melted, add sandwiches and cook until brown; carefully flip with a spatula and gently press down on sandwiches with spatula. Cook until both sides are browned and chocolate is melted. Remove from skillet to a serving plate; cut in half (or into quarters) to serve.

Happy New Year, my friends!


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One Comment

  1. Wilhelmina
    Posted December 31, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Miss In The Kitchen is my favorite blogger also, love all of her recipes and tips!!! I will be making this panini ASAP!!!

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