Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night! | Taste of Home Community  
Show Subscription Form




Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!

Last post Feb 23, 2005 6:54 AM by terpmomFL . 20 replies.


Forum Jump:
Page 1 of 2 (21 items) 12
  • Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    Yep! Three couples of us are going to start having poker night (Texas Hold 'em) at our house once a month. Tomorrow night is the first night. (we don't use real money... we just use chips.... lol) What simple snacks should I serve.... think I am looking for something salty and crunchy and then something sweet... Will be making decaf coffee and iced tea to drink. Welcome all and any of your ideas! :) Thank you! ! ! !
    False

    Please come visit my blog. http://hdmcfar.blogspot.com/ Christmas countdown banner

    April Fools Day countdown banner

  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    I'll be taking my Buffalo Chicken Dip to a gathering this weekend.
    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    Hi HDMac! I don't know if these are something you'd like to try, but they're easy to make, and once they're done (make them ahead of time), all you have to do is stack a bunch on a plate, cover with paper towel, and microwave until heated. They're always a hit.

    Mini White Castles

    1 1/2 lbs gr beef
    1 egg
    1 pkg onion soup mix
    1 t water
    Hamburger dill slices
    spice mustard, optional
    sliced cheese, optional
    Buns (usually calls for Peppridge Farm minis, but I use hot dog buns cut in thirds)

    Mix above and spread thin in pan (I use cookie sheet). Bake at 400° for 10 mins. When cooked, cut into squares (approx 60). Place on rolls; top with pickle slices.

    Tip: Use hot dog buns cut into thirds. No need to buy expensive party rolls for this one.

    Arlene

    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    This Dip is to die for! I have never met anyone who does not like it, and it will definitely take care of the sweet side of your menu:

    Dreamy Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Ball

    1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
    1/2 c. (1 cube) butter, softened
    3/4 c. powdered sugar, sifted
    2 T. dark brown sugar, well packed
    1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
    1/4 tsp. pure almond extract
    3/4 c. miniature chocolate chips
    3/4 c. chopped, toasted nuts (your choice)

    Heat oven to 350. Chop and toast nuts on a baking sheet for 5-7 minutes, or just until fragrant. DO NOT SCORCH or nust will be bitter. Cool completely and store in airtight plastic bag until needed. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter powdered sugar, brown sugar and extracts on medium speed until fluffy. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, thoroughly fold in chocolate chips.Form mixture into a ball; cover in plastic wrap and chill for at leas 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator, unwrap, and let stand for 10 minutes; Roll ball in chopped nuts; place on a serving platter, surrounded by assorted dippers such as 'Nilla Wafers, graham cracker sticks, pretzels, Wheat Thins, sliced apple and pears, etc...Stores well in refrigerator for several days.

    Hope you give it a try. Enjoy!...Sue
    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    Here is what they had on Foodtv

    Paula's Home Cooking
    Episode PA1B25


    AIR TIMES:
    March 11, 2005 4:00 PM ET/PT
    March 18, 2005 11:30 AM ET/PT




    Poker Night
    When it's poker night at Paula's everyone's a winner. With her 2 sons, Paula whips up some Caramel Corn, Chicken nuggets covered in their favorite chips - potato chips, and some fresh fruit pizzas for dessert.


    Recipes
    Herbed Cheese-and-Cracker Bits
    Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
    Grandma Paul's Caramel Corn
    Fresh Fruit Pizza

    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    Poker Nuts Recipe courtesy Jill Davie



    Recipe Summary
    Difficulty: Easy
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Inactive Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Yield: 6 cups
    User Rating:




    1 egg white
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 tablespoon ground cumin
    1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    1 tablespoon salt
    1 tablespoon sugar
    6 cups nuts of your choice

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg white. Add the chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, and sugar and continue whisking. Add the nuts to the bowl and toss together until the nuts are completely coated. Spread the nuts out onto a pre-greased sheet pan and bake them for 15 minutes or until well toasted.


    This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    Here is a link for throwing a Texas Hold'em party


    http://www.party411.com/theme_texasholdem.html
    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    I am racking my brain ... an old issue with a theme party had a cream cheese die or dice, domino brownies, jello poker chips etc. Of course I can't find it .... grrr.
    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    Gelatin Game Chips

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Appetizers and Snacks

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 cup sugar
    3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
    3/4 cup cold water
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 cups (16-ounces) sour cream
    5 cups lemon-lime soda
    4 (3-ounce) packages berry blue gelatin
    4 (3-ounce) packages raspberry gelatin

    In a saucepan, heat milk and sugar over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Soften unflavored gelatin in water; stir into the milk mixture until dissolved. Remove from the heat; add vanilla. Cool to lukewarm; blend in sour cream. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Chill until set. In a saucepan, bring the soda to a boil. Place blue gelatin in a bowl; stir in 2-1/2 cups of soda until gelatin is dissolved. Pour into another 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Repeat with raspberry gelatin and remaining soda. Refrigerate until set. Using a 1-1/2-in. round cookie cutter, cut white, blue and red gelatin into rounds. Stack or scatter on a serving plate.

    Source:
    "Taste of Home's Quick Cooking (January/February 2001)"
    S(Formatted by):
    "Moonchild2488"
    Copyright:
    "2000 Reiman Publications, LLC"
    Yield:
    "9 dozen"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    Cheese Spread Dice

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Appetizers and Snacks

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese -- softened, divided
    2 cups (8-ounces) shredded Italian-blend or mozzarella cheese
    1 small onion -- finely chopped
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
    1 teaspoon milk
    8 medium pitted ripe olives
    Assorted crackers

    In a mixing bowl, combine two packages of cream cheese, shredded cheese, onion, Worcestershire sauce and parsley. Press into a plastic wrap-lined 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from pan; cut in half widthwise. Stack one on top of the other on a serving plate. In a mixing bowl, beat milk and remaining cream cheese until smooth. Spread over cube. Cut olives in half; arrange on top and sides of dice. Serve with crackers.

    Source:
    "Taste of Home's Quick Cooking (January/February 2001)"
    S(Formatted by):
    "Moonchild2488"
    Copyright:
    "2000 Reiman Publications, LLC"
    Yield:
    "3 cups"
    - - - - - - - -
    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    Prairie Fire Dip

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Appetizers and Snacks

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
    1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
    2 tablespoons butter or margarine -- optional
    1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
    1 garlic clove -- minced
    2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
    dash hot pepper sauce
    Large corn chips

    In a saucepan, combine the beans, cheese, butter if desired, onion, garlic, chili powder and hot pepper sauce. Cook over low heat until cheese is melted and dip is heated through. Serve with corn chips.

    Source:
    "Taste of Home's Quick Cooking (January/February 2001)"
    S(Formatted by):
    "Moonchild2488"
    Copyright:
    "2000 Reiman Publications, LLC"
    Yield:
    "1 3/4 cups"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    Scrabble Brownies

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Desserts-Cookies and Bars

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 cup butter or margarine -- softened
    3 cups packed brown sugar
    4 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup chopped nuts
    1 (16-ounce) can chocolate frosting
    1 cup vanilla frosting

    In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in nuts. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. baking pan. Bake at 350' for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool. Frost brownies with chocolate frosting. Cut into 1-1/2-in. squares. Place vanilla frosting in a small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut an 1/8-in. hole in one corner. Pipe letters on brownies and arrange on a serving platter to form words.

    Source:
    "Taste of Home's Quick Cooking (January/February 2001)"
    S(Formatted by):
    "Moonchild2488"
    Copyright:
    "2000 Reiman Publications, LLC"
    Yield:
    "5 dozen"
    - - - - - - - - -
    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!

    These are wonderful biscuits to serve at any gathering. They can be made ahead and refrigerated.



    Cheese Cocktail Biscuits



    1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, grated

    1/2 cup butter or margarine

    1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

    1-1/2 cup flour

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Dash of cayenne pepper

    Large red peanuts



    Blend the cheese and butter until light. Add the remaining ingredients except for the peanuts. Knead to form a smooth dough. Pinch off pieces of the dough; roll into 3/4-inch balls. Place 1 peanut in the center of each ball. Arrange on a ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375-degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Yield: 36 biscuits.
    False

     

  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    bump
    False
  • RE: Ok... looking for ideas for snacks for poker night!
    Layered Mexican Dip

    Layer in this order in a 9x13 pan:
    1. 2 cans bean dip
    2. 1 jar chunky salsa
    3. 8 oz. sour cream mixed with 1 packet of taco seasoning
    4. shredded lettuce
    5. diced tomatoes
    6. diced onions (optional)
    7. shredded cheddar cheese
    8. sliced black olives (optional)

    ***I like a layer of guacamole on top of the bean layer, but my husband doesn't. :(

    Serve with tortilla chips.

    ~Teri
    False