snack and dessert recipes for graduation

Go-To Snack & Dessert Recipes for Graduation

Author Your Holiday Inspiration Guru | May 13, 2020

Is there anything sweeter than celebrating your child's graduation? Our favorite desserts and snacks are sure to make your graduation celebration even more special. These recipes are perfect to snack on throughout this busy day or indulge in after a tasty dinner. Once you've found a few recipes you think your child will love, place your grocery order online for quick and convenient curbside pickup.

Will you have friends and family joining your graduation party on a video call? Don't forget to share these recipes with them too!

Graduation Snacks 

Avocado-Corn Salsa

Serving: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

avocado-corn salsa

Slice avocado, lime, corn, and poblano peppers into bite-sized pieces and toss together to achieve this fresh and colorful salsa. Scoop with corn tortilla chips or enjoy on top of your favorite Mexican dish. 

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Creamy Spinach Dip

Serving: 10

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

creamy spinach dip

Our light spinach dip is made with reduced-fat cream cheese, nonfat yogurt, and low-fat cottage cheese for a healthier alternative to traditional spinach dip. Combine ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Serve with pita chips or crunchy vegetables for a satisfying snack. 

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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Hatch Chiles

Serving: 7-8 peppers 

Prep Time: 30 minutes 

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes 

Credit: A Pleasant Little Kitchen

bacon wrapped Stuffed Hatch Chiles

Fill Hatch chiles with a creamy cheese filling, then wrap each chile with a strip of bacon. Bake in the oven until the bacon is fully cooked and the cheese is browned. Top with fresh cilantro and serve warm. 

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Jalapeno Poppers

Serving: 12.0
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Spicy peppers get a cool down from the creamy bean-and-cheese filling in our healthier version of jalapeno poppers.

jalapeno poppers

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Graduation Desserts 

Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

apple crisp

This simple dish is full of flavor and sure to become a favorite in your family! Sprinkle your apples with a cinnamon-sugar mixture, then top with a homemade oat mixture crust. Bake until the crust is golden brown and apples are soft. Serve with vanilla ice cream. 

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Banana Cream Layer Cake

Serving: 12 

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

banana cream layer cake

This cake is so delicious, we have a hard time believing it's low in calories and saturated fat! Layer delicate banana-buttermilk cake, fluffy Bavarian-style cream, and freshly sliced bananas for this light and satisfying cake.   

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Blackberry Lemon Popsicles

Combine a blackberry and lemon puree with a vanilla greek yogurt then pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until solid and enjoy! 

blackberry lemon popsicles

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Graduation Cakes from our Bakery 

graduation cakes

No time to bake this graduation season? We understand! Our bakery creates fresh and delicious cakes every day for customers to enjoy. Call to place a custom order or stop by and pick up something that catches your eye. 

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