Now that we’re midway into December, my holiday season routine is in full swing. I’ve got lights here, trees there and honestly, decorations everywhere. As soon as this last month of the year rolls around on the calendar, I engage the help of my entire family turning our home into one that oozes the holiday spirit everywhere you look. My goal is to have a feeling of joy that wraps its welcoming arms around everyone who enters my front door, paired with smells of dishes that leave my family and guests feeling the spirit of the season. I’ll be the first to admit that while we have a plethora of holiday flavors that pair perfectly with trimming the tree or hanging the lights, in my home, it’s just not the holiday season until I’ve whipped up our family favorite McCain Sweet Potato Fries paired with Toasted Marshmallow Dip. With the seasonal twist of naturally good McCain Sweet Potato Fries paired perfectly with ooey gooey Toasted Marshmallow Dip, this dish is the perfect finger food to accompany all of our special holiday moments and the best part, it’s perfectly easy to make!
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a sweet potato person all year long. And sweet potato fries? Well, they are a staple in my home. Although I think there’s no meal that sweet potato fries don’t complete, this time of the year I find myself more in need of finger foods that pair perfectly with all of our holiday activities and get my guys in the spirit of the season. Knowing that sweet potato casserole is a dish that my entire family would tell you embodies the holiday season in our home, I decided to give this classic recipe a little makeover and turn it into a perfect dish for parties, lazy evenings spent in front of the fire and even afternoons spent transforming the house into a holiday extravaganza! Armed with the idea of taking the flavors of the season and presenting them in a fun (and kid-friendly) way, I set to work creating my unforgettable McCain Sweet Potato Fries and Toasted Marshmallow Dip!
What You Will Need:
1-2 Bag of McCain Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries
24 Large Marshmallows
1/2 Cup of Heavy Cream
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
How to Make It:
The star of this perfect holiday dish is really the McCain Sweet Potato Fries from Food Lion. With their naturally delicious taste and perfectly cut crinkles, they are amazing alone! But in the true spirit of the holiday season, I wanted to turn them into something extra special that would fill my boys’ bellies and feed the festive mood that is in the air. To start, I opened my bag of McCain Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries and cooked them according to the directions on the package.
In less than twenty minutes, my home smelled like sweet potato goodness and my fries were cooked to perfection. After removing my fries from the oven, I kicked the heat over to broil and put my littlest elf to work laying marshmallows onto a baking sheet.
Once he had placed all the marshmallows onto the baking sheet, into the oven they went for just long enough to allow them to toast on the top and puff up. It literally took less than two minutes so we made sure to watch the marshmallows closely! Once our marshmallows were toasted, we removed them from the oven.
Then we added our heavy cream, marshmallows, cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg to a blender.
We began with about eight marshmallows and then each time we blended our mixture down, we added more of the toasted marshmallows until they had all been mixed into our toasted marshmallow dip. Once all our marshmallows were blended into our dip, we poured it into a waiting bowl to pair with our McCain Sweet Potato Fries.
After immediately adding our bowl of Toasted Marshmallow Dip to a plate with our waiting fries, we were ready to savor the delicious tastes of the holiday season while turning our home into a welcoming wonderland.
It didn’t take long for all my elves to find their way to the table and indulge in the perfectly cooked sweet potato fries dipped into the creamy Toasted Marshmallow Dip.
As their faces lit up and they went back for seconds, it was easy to see that we had truly been able to bring even more joy to the holiday season with an unforgettable dish that had everyone feeling festive.
As I watched my guys dig in (and indulged myself as well), I couldn’t help but think that this easy recipe was the perfect touch to make all our holiday moments deliciously memorable.
Because while in our home the holiday season is always sweet, our McCain Sweet Potato Fries and Toasted Marshmallow Dip was the perfect snack to take our celebrations to a delicious new level.
This year, whether you’re entertaining friends or simply making memories with family, don’t forget to add this delicious dish to all your holiday celebrations. Start by picking up McCain Sweet Potato Fries today! Then whip up this easy Toasted Marshmallow Dip or get creative and come up with your own pairing to make these already delicious fries even better!
Then tell me, what would you pair with McCain Sweet Potato Fries to make your holidays unforgettable?