Host The Ultimate Friendsgiving With These Creative Snacks & Sips

Friendsgiving comes but once a year (or, if you're lucky to be a part of multiple squads, twice). So when the occasion finally rolls around, we're primed to pull out all the stops. Which means: We're not messing around with our food and drink offerings. To prove this point, we teamed up with American Express' Blue Cash Preferred Card to whip up three creative, never-been-done recipes — from savory "pumpkin pie" bites to chocolate-dipped fortune cookies to cotton-candy mocktails. We know what we're thankful for this year.
Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies
Ingredients
Colorful dipping chocolate
Fortune cookies
Sprinkles
Bakery twine
Personalized note tags
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Instructions
1. Melt dipping chocolate according to package instructions.
2. Dip fortune cookies into melted chocolate and then into sprinkles.
3. Allow to dry.
4. Use bakery twine to tie a personalized note onto each cookie.
Savory Pumpkin-Pie Bites
Ingredients
Cheddar-cheese block
Triangle-shaped crackers
Zip-top bag
Whipped cream cheese
Instructions
1. Slice cheese into triangles, slightly smaller than the crackers.
2. Cut half of the crackers into two pieces.
3. Fill zip-top bag with cream cheese.
4. Pipe a dot of cream cheese in the center each full-size cracker, and top each one with a slice of cheese.
5. Pipe cream cheese on one side of each cheese wedge, and apply the larger cracker halves to mimic pie crusts.
6. Pipe a clean line on top of each “pie” to imitate whipped cream.
7. Place 6 finished pumpkin-pie bites on a plate in the shape of a pie.
Cotton-Candy-Surprise Mocktail
Ingredients
Cotton candy
Cranberries
Cranberry juice
Ginger ale
Seltzer
Instructions
1. Take a puff of cotton candy and fold 6–8 cranberries inside.
2. Place folded cotton candy into an empty cocktail glass.
3. Mix together cranberry juice, ginger ale, and seltzer in a pitcher.
4. Pour liquids into the cocktail glass, and watch as the cotton candy dissolves and the cranberries rise to the top.