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Vans makes summer delicious with sweet New Snacks

vans..Vans sent me samples of Cranberry almond Snack Bar, Peanut butter Chocolate snack bars, and a couple of boxes of the snack crackers to try to let you know what I thought of it Plus I get to giveaway Coupons to my readers as well. All I can say is YUMMY.. I am in love with, and have been for a very long time. WITH , Vans products. My local grocer carries Vans waffles and I adore them.. They are the only brand I will buy now.

Vans new Cranberry Almond and Chocolate Chip snack bars are amazing. my family had the pleasure of trying a couple of boxes of them out and let me say they didn’t last that long. We had intended on allowing my daughter to take them in her lunch, and so she thought she would as well, but as we started to taste test them, we fell in love with them and realized they were gone. They were so delicious we couldn’t put them down until they were gone.

Along with the snack bars we were sent some crackers as well to try, I am going to share a couple of recipes with the pictures of the snacks these recipes created with you and then below you enter a Giveaway Contest to win 4 fabulous coupons you can use to go buy yourself these four products that I used in these recipes.

These two recipes needs 1 box of Vans Multigrain snack crackers and 1 box of Lots of everything Snack crackers.. You can mix-n-match for each recipe as we did.. The flavors are amazing.. We used these two recipes as toppings – dips for the crackers. See the Photos..

First, let’s get on with the Giveaway


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These are Vegetarian recipes

1.) Cheesy Ranch Spread

Ingredients

  • Van‚Äôs Snack crackers ‚Äì flavor of your choice ( I used Multigrain & ‚ÄúLot‚Äôs of everything‚Äù flavors..)
  • 1 – 6oz package of soft Neufch√¢tel cream cheese (low fat)
  • 1/2 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1 packet Ranch dip mix ‚Äì powder form (found in the salad dressing isle)
  • 1 small organic cucumber sliced (peeled if you like, be sure to rinse well
  • 20¬† cherry tomato‚Äôs sliced in half
  • fresh baby spinach

Directions

  1. in a small bowl mix the sour cream, packet of ranch mix and cream cheese together until well blended, set aside with a clean butter knife or cheese spread knife for guests to use to spread on to the crackers (or not, if it’s relaxed atmosphere, they can just DIP the crackers into the mix).
  2. have the sliced tomato’s in a separate bowl
  3. set up the fresh baby spinach in a separate bowl
  4. have the sliced organic cucumber in a separate bowlRanch-CheesyDIP (1)
  5. ** You can have this set up as a self serve so Guests can create their own and choose what they want on an assembly line type thing, or, you can PRE-prepare the crackers yourself..  Placing a Slice of cucumber first on top of the cracker, then the ranch-cheese dip, then spinach leaf, then tomato

 Make it NOT SO VEGETARIAN “ Options “

Add in some sliced Turkey and your favorite Cheeses too

like sliced Munster  or Provolone (for the kids)

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2.) Greek Shrimp

 

Ingredients

  • 1 – 1/2 lb bag shrimp, raw deveined each cut in half crosswise
  • 1 – T honeygreekstyleshrimp
  • 1 – T EVOO
  • 3/4 – t Oregano
  • 1/2 – t salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 – lemon
  • 1/2 cup hummus for recipe –
  • 1 – t grated lemon peel
  • Vans Snack crackers flavor of your choice ( I used Multigrain & Lots of everything‚ flavors..)

 

Directions

  1. Grill shrimp with Olive oil, honey, oregano, salt and pepper.
  2. Grill lemon slices to give grill marks (just for looks) then cut in quarter pieces
  3. mix humus with lemon peel, spread on crackers and then place shrimp on top of hummus

HINTS:

* For kids: mix it up by adding in some meats and cheeses (see pictures.. My daughter wasnt happy until I added some sliced turkey and Munster cheese to the menu.. lol, and fiance wanted sliced Tomato and Cucumber.. So you see, the possibilities are endless and the flavors are endless as well Your mouth will thank you..

** you could switch it up also, too add a variety pack of already flavored hummus also, to add other flavors as well, that is also what we did..

Hummus-no shrimp-no meatWith Meat-n-cheese-NO shrmp-hummus

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