For Parties, Small Gatherings or Just Personal Munching, Try Twistos Crispy Bites from Frito-Lay!

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Are you looking for a twist to your usual snack routine? Perhaps something delicious and unique that isn’t the same old snack you check off your grocery list every week? Then it’s time to treat your taste buds with a versatile new snack. Just in time for Spring, it’s out with the old and in with the new with TWISTOS!

Whether you are someone who loves to snack or if you’re just looking to add some flair to your soups or salads, you’re in luck! Cookbook author, food and lifestyle writer and former personal chef to the stars Gaby Dalkin changes things up with Twistos Baked Snack Bites – a light-textured and crispy baked snack that serves up a twist to your everyday snack routine.

Inspired by popular cheeses and appetizers, Twistos Baked Snack Bites come in three delicious flavors: Parmesan & Garlic, Asiago and Bruschetta.

RECIPES
Whipped Goat Cheese and TWISTOS Parmesan & Garlic Flavored Baked Snack Bites
(Start with this recipe. Goat cheese will fill you up and slow you down from snacking like a mad crazy person on the Twistos! YES, they are that addictive!)

Recipe:
Ingredients:
11 ounces goat cheese
3 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
TWISTOS Parmesan & Garlic Flavored Baked Snack Bites

Directions:
Combine the goat cheese, cream cheese, and thyme leaves in a food processor. Whip for 60-90 seconds until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

Serve with TWISTOS Parmesan & Garlic Flavored Baked Snack Bites.

*Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days

Roasted Red Pepper Dip with TWISTOS Asiago Flavored Baked Snack Bites
(Perfect when paired with crispy veggies)

Recipe:
Ingredients:
1 cup almonds
3/4 cup TWISTOS Asiago Flavored Baked Snack Bites
2 roasted red bell peppers
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 small shallot, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
1 lemon, juiced
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:
Toast the almonds in a small skillet over medium high heat for 5 minutes – just until fragrant. Set aside.

In a high-powered blender or food processor, process the TWISTOS Asiago Flavored Baked Snack Bites until pulverized.

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Adjust seasoning if needed and serve with TWISTOS Asiago Flavored Baked Snack Bites or assorted crudité.

Hot Caprese Dip served with TWISTOS Bruschetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites
(I dare you to stop eating this!)

Recipe:
Ingredients:
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 8-ounce containers of fresh mozzarella (cut into cubes)
1/2-cup store bought basil pesto
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
TWISTOS Bruchetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a small baking dish add the halved cherry tomatoes.

Drain the mozzarella from any water that it’s packaged with and add a layer of the mozzarella over the tomatoes. Drizzle the pesto over the top and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bake for about 25 minutes or until very hot and bubbly. Serve immediately with TWISTOS Bruschetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites

Stuffed Peppadews with Goat Cheese and TWISTOS Bruschetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites
(worth the time to make these!)

Recipe:
Ingredients:
1/3 cup ground TWISTOS Bruschetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites
6 ounces soft goat cheese, room temperature
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
1 jar peppadew peppers (about 20-30 peppers)

Directions:
In a high-powered blender or food processor, process the TWISTOS Bruschetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites until pulverized.

In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the pulverized TWISTOS Bruschetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites until fragrant.

In a bowl, combine goat cheese, garlic, herbs, and crumbled TWISTOS Bruschetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites, folding together until smooth. Add heavy cream as needed to thin out filling. It should be the consistency of icing when it’s ready.

Season the filling with salt and pepper. Transfer the filing to a piping bag and fill each peppadew with about 1/2 teaspoon of filling until it just peaks out of the top.

Serve immediately and garnish with extra chopped chives as desired.

Bruschetta Breaded Chicken Fingers

Recipe:
Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup crushed TWISTOS Bruschetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
½ cup vegetable oil for frying

Directions
Carefully cut each of the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces, about 1-2 inches each.

Place the chicken strips into a large resealable plastic bag.

In a small bowl, mix together the egg, buttermilk and garlic powder. Pour the liquid into the bag with chicken. Seal, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

In another large resealable plastic bag, mix together the flour, crushed TWISTOS Bruschetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites, salt and pepper. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator, and drain off the liquid. Place the chicken into flour mixture bag. Seal and shake to coat.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large, heavy bottom skillet over medium heat.

Carefully place coated chicken in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides and fully cooked. Remove cooked chicken with a pair of tongs and drain on paper towels. Serve alongside your dipping sauce of choice.

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About Gaby Dalkin
Gaby Dalkin is a trained chef, recipe developer and food/lifestyle writer based in Los Angeles. Her food and recipe blog, WhatsGabyCooking.com features original recipes and images that inspire and delight even the pickiest of palates, along with anecdotes from Gaby’s life on-the-go. Her first cookbook, Absolutely Avocados was published in Spring 2013.Gaby is a regular contributor to Food Network, and her recipes and writing have also been featured on HGTV, the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Saveur, Design*Sponge, Glamour, The Kitchn and KNBC.

REVIEW:
Personally I love the Twistos concept and I like the flavors. I just wish they would back off the salt on these crispy savory treats. They are too addictive as they are and this much salt isn’t good for you. I DO like the Bruschetta flavor best and I think paired with a chunky salsa and mixed into a salad, this would be astonishingly great! It’s a great way to mix up some goat cheese, hummus for your kids (young or old) and get them to eat veggies + these crispy looking miniature bread slices!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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