I was asked by STACY’S Snacks (you know, the makers of world-famous STACY’S Pita Chips) to try out their new line of Bake Shop Bakery Crisps. This was definitely a fun assignment.
The crisps are made from real bakery breads, which are sliced thin and baked twice to give them a super crispy crunch. Just to let you know, I am a big fan of crunchy snacks.
The crisps come in four flavors: two sweet (Vanilla Pound Cake and Banana Nut) and two savory (Pretzel Bread and Herbed Baguette).
I was also asked to find interesting pairings for the new crispy snacks. Take a look at what I came up with (all simple to do):
For the Vanilla Pound Cake Bakery Crisps, I wanted to do a play on strawberry shortcake. I topped the crisps with whipped cream, strawberries, and a touch of orange zest. The sweet crunch from the crisp went nicely with the smooth, soft whipped cream. The orange zest and strawberry gave it a nice tanginess. All I can say is these went extra fast at my house!
For the Herbed Baguette Bakery Crisps, I thought they would would work perfectly as the toasty bottom of a bruschetta. I combined cherry tomatoes, chopped red onions, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, and then topped the Herbed Baguette Crisps with it. The crisps brought the crunch and Italian seasoning. The tomatoes brought the acid brightess. Together they were delicious!
Not surprisingly, I love crispy toppings on my ice cream, so I thought it would be delicious to top some vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce and crumbled Banana Nut Bakery Crisps. I made my caramel sauce using caramels and milk, then swirled it on top of cold vanilla bean ice cream. I garnished it with crumbled crisps and a mint leaf… even better than your traditional sundae.
For the Pretzel Bread Bakery Crisps, I wanted to do a play on savory and sweet. I’m loving the favors of Mexican hot chocolate, so I made a dipping sauce combining dark chocolate, milk, and cinnamon. This was probably my favorite combination because I got to experience savor/sweet and smooth/crunchy all in one bite! One word... satisfying!
So you get to experience these new STACY’S Bake Shop Bakery Crisps too, we’re giving away three STACY’S Bake Shop Prize Packs. Each pack, worth $20, will include all four flavors of STACY’S Bakery Bake Shop Bakery Crisps. Enter here for a chance to win and enjoy some crunch!
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Disclosure: This post is brought to you in collaboration with Frito-Lay/Stacy’s brand, and the company is providing prizes for the giveaways. All words and opinions are my own.