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How to Make the Holidays EXTRA Spicy This Year!

How to Make the Holidays EXTRA Spicy This Year!

'Tis the season to be spicy! It's time for family, friends...and food. We went a little crazy...okay, okay, we went full-blown, four-alarm, full-on Sriracha obsessed... with these spicy Sriracha holiday recipes. If you're feeling a little naughty, try these classic holiday twists and you will see that these treats are pretty damn nice! These 8 holiday Sriracha recipes are perfect for snacking on while watching your favorite Christmas movie or at your next party.

Sriracha Holiday Appetizers

The best way to spread spicy cheer is putting Sriracha sauce in everything far and near. 

Honey-Sriracha Hot Wings

Teacher says, "Every time a bell rings, a Sriracha bottle gains its wings." No, no, we're not talking about It's A Wonderful Life and angel wings....we're talking about honey-sriracha chicken wings! These wings are so easy to make (and are baked not fried).

This recipe will be the life of the party and will be devoured in 2.5 seconds. (Finally...a legit excuse to why you're too full to try Aunt Gertrude's fruitcake)! Head over to The Woks of Life for the details. It only takes 5 minutes of prep and 55 minutes to make. You can spare 1 hour for Sriracha wings, right? Right.

    Brown Sugar Sriracha Bacon Bites

    Brown Sugar. Sriracha. Bacon. Bites. And it's super easy. Need we say more? We just thank the heavens for blessing us with this recipe. And by heavens we mean Food Network and Valerie Bertinelli.

    Gather up these items

    • 1/4 cup Sriracha
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 10 thick-cut bacon slices cut into 4 pieces (approx. 2 inches each)
    • Non-stick cooking spray
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

    Step 1) Set oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl combine Sriracha and brown sugar. Also add in bacon pieces. Lightly toss and set aside.

    Step 2) Line a large baking sheet with tin foil and put a wire rack over the tin foil. Spray rack and put bacon bites in one layer on the rack.

    Step 3) Bake 15 to 20 minutes until bacon is just about crispy. Coat bacon with both types of sesame seeds and bake an extra 5 minutes. Let cool 5 to 8 minutes and gently move bacon pieces every 2 minutes to prevent sticking. As it cools, the bacon will get even crispier. Enjoy!

    *(Pro tip: If you want even more Sriracha flavor, don't forget that you can pour some Sriracha in a dish and dip the bacon in the Sriracha sauce kinda like a bacon chicken nugget).

    Sriracha Holiday Snacks

    These Sriracha snacks are so delicious and budget friendly, with all that extra cash, you can, "Keep the change, ya filthy animal!"

    Sriracha Cinnamon Candied Nuts

    If you're wanting something spicy and sweet with a crunch, this treat is the perfect combination. It's great for snacking on or you could even make batches of it in glass jars to gift to family and friends. Prep time is about 10 minutes and it only takes about 20-25 minutes to make. It makes 3 cups.

    You will need:

    • 1 large egg white
    • 2 teaspoons or more of Sriracha
    • 1/2 cup extra fine granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1 cup raw almonds
    • 1 cup raw pecans
    • 1 cup raw walnuts

    For baking instructions visit Imperial Sugar for the full recipe by Chung-Ah Rhee.

    Sriracha Holiday Chex-Mix

    If Buddy the Elf were here, he'd remind you that for elves the four main food groups are: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. We'd rather have the four main food groups be: Sriracha, Sriracha, Sriracha, and more Sriracha.

    A classic at every party is holiday chex-mix. This Sriracha chex-mix  can be perfect for a snack by the fire or even on-the-go. Add red and green M&M's or drizzle melted white chocolate if you want to add some sweetness to this salty and spicy snack.

    If you're old school, you can make this in the oven at 250 F for 1 hour. But, this recipe is also perfect for college students because it can easily be done in the microwave, just like Kevin McCallister's highly nutritious microwaveable Mac & Cheese Dinner.

    Sriracha Peanut Butter Cookies

    Need to get off the naughty list? Leave these Sriracha peanut butter cookies out for Santa and his reindeer and you'll be permanently on the nice list.

    (Recipe brought to you by Heidi at Awesome With Sprinkles).

    Sriracha Popcorn

    The perfect snack for curling up on the couch by the Christmas tree and watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, this will be the gift that keeps on giving the whole year 'round, Clark. Thanks to Ree Drummond at FoodNetwork, you can find the Vegetarian-approved snack here. Ingredients include: popcorn kernels, Sriracha, butter, salt, and vegetable oil.

    Or if you only have 3 ingredients on hand (Sriracha, popcorn kernels, and butter), you might want to try Wendy O'Neil's Sriracha popcorn recipe from Around my Family Table.

    Sriracha Drinks

    Here's to health, happiness, and endless Sriracha in 2019. Cheers! *Clink*

    Spicy Aztec Hot Chocolate

    We're pretty sure that Kevin McCallister would've served this spicy drink to Harry and Marv. After all, we just can't stop hearing Kevin saying, "You guys give up, or are you thirsty for more?" Yes, we're thirsty, Kevin! 

    This hot cocoa recipe by Kristen Stevens from The Endless Meal, is not only delicious but vegan, paleo and gluten-free. Ingredients include: dark chocolate (or milk chocolate), milk, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, 1 chili pepper (we suggest substituting Sriracha sauce here), coconut sugar (brown sugar or honey to substitute), AND also optional: brandy or Grand Marnier. You might also want to grab some cinnamon sticks and marshmallows to garnish. (It only takes 5 minutes prep, 10 minutes to make and yields 2 mugs).

    Sriracha Hot Toddy

    The holidays can stress out even the best of us. Clark Griswold's Dad, Clark Sr., got a lot of help from Jack Daniel's during the holidays. Well, we suggest a little help from this Sriracha Hot Toddy. Thanks to Bev Cooks at Tablespoon for this soul-warming drink. Gather these ingredients and head over to Tablespoon to get the full recipe: whiskey, water, ginger root, honey, lemon juice, lemon slices, and Sriracha.


    We hope that yule enjoy these delicious Sriracha holiday recipes.
    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from Sriracha2Go!



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