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Food and drink recipes inspired by the hottest trends of the season will make your holiday gatherings sizzle

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Food and drink recipes inspired by the hottest trends of the season will make your holiday gatherings sizzle

The holidays will be here before you know it, and if you're not sure how you're going to wow your friends and family this year, Betty Crocker offers up these ideas - inspired by the hottest food trends of the season.

"Our team of food lovers at the Betty Crocker Kitchens selected what we think will be the season's most popular food trends. Using these trends as inspiration, we created new recipes perfect for holiday get-togethers, family-time baking and gift giving," says Kristen Olson, food editor at Betty Crocker. From cooking and baking with craft beer to families making memories with playful recipes there is something for everyone. 


Sweet surprises

Alfajores Hidden Surprise Cookies: This year, secret ingredients, hidden surprises and revealing colors are on the menu. Put a new twist on an old classic by stacking these Argentinean sandwich cookies triple high and adding a secret pocket filled with sweet surprises. -


Layers. Layers. Layers.

18 Layer Red Velvet Cake: This year has been all about layers, in everything from food to fashion. Take your holiday celebration to impressive new heights with a stunning 18-layer cake that guests will go gaga over. Click here for the recipe...


Gluten free for all

Gluten Free Chocolate Truffle Cakes: Gluten free baking has come a long way. These indulgent mini cakes are filled and topped with ganache and sprinkled with crystallized ginger, pistachios and cacao nibs.


Beer craft

Chocolate Stout Caramel Corn: Craft breweries are enjoying a resurgence, and building community one pint at a time. Home brewers and food lovers alike are getting in on this trend too, as more are brewing, cooking and baking at home with beer. Stout beer, roasted almonds and plenty of milk chocolate chunks make this caramel popcorn an irresistible snack. Click here for the recipe...


Family kitchen

Elf Food: Families are getting creative in the kitchen, with adults and kids using playful recipes as a way to connect over food and craft.- Together, they are making so much more than food - they're making memories.- A surefire way to lure elves from their hiding spots: combine candy sprinkles, maple syrup and tiny doughnuts (made from Cheerios!) for an irresistible mix.


Try the 18 Layer Red Velvet Cake to wow your guests, or the Craft Beer Caramel Corn for a great food gift.

Find all the red hot holiday trends and recipes at www.BettyCrocker.com/redhot.




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