Appetizers and Snacks

Amazing Appetizer Cups
From plain bread slices to fancy raisin and shrimp-filled cups.

Apple Raisin Chutney-Filled Brie (Sev Paneer)
Puff pastry, savory California raisins, creamy Brie, and sweet sun-dried tomatoes.

Beef Picadillo Empanadas
From Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
These little meat pies could be the hit of the party.

Beyond Good Old Raisins and Peanuts
A spicy mix of munchies -- tangy raisins, pretzel sticks and nuts.

California Raisin Delights
Roll raisins, nuts and cheese into tiny balls for quick-fix, grab-and-go-snacks ready anytime.

California Raisin Lady Bugs

California Raisin Peanut Butter Griddlers
Good snack for a quick energy boost.

California Raisin Peanut Butter Roll Ups
The perfect simple mix of protein and carbohydrates keeps kids energized - naturally!

California Raisin Peanut Butter Spread
Just 2 tablespoons make a quick, healthy snack if there's a jar of this in the fridge.

California Raisin Rice Cake Doodles
Fun to make! Fun to eat! Good nutrition with food you can play with!

California Raisin Tapenade
Quick, tasty snack or party appetizer.

California Raisin-Walnut Wontons with Goat Cheese and Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce
Easy to make! Great to eat! The perfect party treat.

California Raisins Squared
A perfect snack for family game night.

Cereal Raisin Clusters

Chile Rellenos – Chicken Filled
From The Culinary Institute of America and Produce for Better Health Foundation
Spicy Mexican treat that you just can't beat!

Chile Rellenos – Spicy Mango Filled
From The Culinary Institute of America and the Produce for Better Health Foundation
Spicy and Sweet --- what a great flavor combination!

Chile Rellenos with California Raisins, Cheese, Pecans and Guajillo Chile Sauce
Long green chiles filled with cheeses, raisins and pecans; baked and sauced.

Chipotle Raisin Glazed Drumsticks
This sauce is excellent on meat, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, roasted potatoes....the list is endless!

Cocoa Peanut Raisin Snack Mix
A chocolaty mix of crunchy peanuts and naturally sweet California raisins.

Crispy Apple-Raisin Turnovers
Crispy filo provides the perfect crust for these apple-raisin filled turnovers.

Crunchy Cinnamon Snack Mix
Satisfy your sweet cinnamon craving with this handy snack!

Curried Popcorn Mix
Crunchy pretzel sticks, walnuts and golden California raisins make the ultimate mix…

Curry Pistachio Snack Mix
Love it alone or with Five-Spice Snack Mix and Spanish Tapas Snack Mix for a tasty trio anytime.

Diabetes-Friendly Curried Popcorn Mix
1 Serving is = to 1 Carb; Crunchy pretzel sticks, walnuts and golden California raisins make this the ultimate mix.

Diabetes-Friendly Pumpkin Pie Popcorn Mix with Raisins
1 Serving is = to 1 Carb Choice and this recipe is so easy the kids can do it. Everybody will love it!

Fire Roasted Tomato, Raisin, and Cocoa Nib Salsa
Smokey, rich deep flavor - something differenct for the salsa world.

Five-Spice Snack Mix
Love it alone or with Curry Pistachio Snack Mix and Spanish Tapas Snack Mix for a tasty trio anytime.

Garlic-California Raisin Wilted Greens on Pappadum (Saag Pappadum)
California golden raisins and greens top a wafer-thin Indian flat bread.

Glazed Raisinola
Granola at its best!

Gluten Free Curried Turkey and Raisin Salad Wraps
These wraps are healthy and delicious.

Golden Bubbles
Add caviar to golden raisins and wild rice for a dazzling first course.

Granola Crunch Mix
Orange zest, honey and vanilla balance out in this crunchy snack mix.

Honey Nut Raisin Snack Mix
A chewy, gluten-free snack bursting with natural sweetness.

Idaho® Potato Rellena
This colorful recipe is savory, sweet and above all, healthy and nutritious! Couresty of the Idaho Potato Commission.

Filipino egg roll made with flaked fish and raisins for a touch of sweetness.

Nutty Raisin Nibbles
Nibble, nibble healthy nuts and raisins.

Orange-scented Golden Raisin Tapenade
By Angela Buchanan, Honorable Mention
The perfect party appetizer with a zesty citrus note and California Raisins. For Diabetes-Friendly, 1 serving is = to 1 carb choice.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Raisin Snack Mix
The perfect mix for sweet and savory snacking.

Pinwheel Roll-Up Sandwich
Quick and healthy --- the perfect, light snack.

Pockets Full of California Raisins
Make a big batch of these tantalizing shepherd's purses filled with California Raisins.

Pumpkin Pie Popcorn Mix with Raisins
So easy the kids can do it! So good everybody will love it!

Quick-Fix Trail Mix Snack Bars with California Raisins
A fraction of the cost of high-quality store-bought bars. For diabetes-friendly 1 bar = 1 carb choice.

Raisin Apple Mini Pizzas
Easy to make, fruit-flavored pizzas are a tasty variation on this traditional snack.

Raisin Cereal Pops
Melted marshmallows coat crunchy cereal and sweet California raisins.

Raisin Crouton Gorp
Gorp - a mixture of high-energy foods, such as nuts and dried fruit (raisins).

Raisin Nachos with Cinnamon Dipping Sauce
Chips dotted with raisins and a cinnamon dipping sauce make a sweet nacho.

Raisin Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut butter balls - a healthy party treat.

Raisin Peanut Butter Granola
Peanut butter, chocolate and raisins, what could be better?

Raisin Zucchini Mini-Muffin Pops with Maple Glaze
By Denine Shern, Grand Prize "Give Kids Their Day In the Sun" Snack Recipe Contest
Fun to make! Fun to eat! A sure winner!

Raisin-Cranberry Cheese Spread
Cranberries, raisins and nuts make a colorful spread for snacking or starting the party.

Raisin-Olive Roll Ups
Zesty appetizer featuring raisin and olive tapenade in bread wrappers.

Rice Pudding Balls (Bollitas de Arroz con Leche)
Cook the rice and the rest is just kid's play.

Salmon Cakes with California Raisins and Cucumber Relish

Savory California Raisin Trail Mix
This gluten-free snack is delicious!

Savory Leek, California Raisin and Ricotta Tart
Easy to prepare and delicious.

Sea Scallops, Green Salsa with California Raisins (Salsa de Pasitas Verdes) and Pears
Green salsa with California Raisins and grilled sea scallops are cooled with slices of sweet pear.

Seared Scallops with California Raisins and Red Onion Relish
By Joan W, Churchhill, First Prize Coast-to-Coast Recipe Contest
Serve on toasted baguette slices for a great party appetizer.

Seared Sea Scallops with Mushroom Raisin Goulash
Hungarian vegetable goulash tops sea scallops.

Sicilian Seviche
By Heather Cohen, 2007 Wise Choices Recipe Contest
Combine the freshest of fish with sweet, tangy raisin sauce for this Mediterranean treat.

Spanish Tapas Snack Mix
Love it alone or with Five-Spice Snack Mix and Curry Pistachio Snack Mix for a tasty trio any time.

Spiced Apple Pie Party Mix
Apples, walnuts and raisins dusted with traditional pie flavors.

Spicy California Raisin-Pumpkin Caponata
By Bob Gadsby, Honorable Mention Appetizer/Snacks Category Coast-to-Coast Recipe Contest
Top crostini with this spicy winner!

Spicy Margarita California Raisins
Raisin snacks with extra flare.

Spicy Seeds and Raisins
A spicy, crunchy, sweet and totally satisfying snack mix.

Spooky Raisin Spiders
Celebrate Halloween - or anytime! - with these fun spider candies.

Spoon Breads with Roasted Pepper and California Raisin Jam
Perfect as a side with a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter night!

Strawberry Raisin Snack Mix

Sunshine Snack Mix
California raisins, low fat granola, and candy-coated chocolates -- a scrumptious mix.

Super Spice Snack Mix
Nutty, chewy, and spicey too! For Diabetes-Friendly, 1/4 cup = 1 carb choice.

Sweet and Smoky Canapes
By Jennifer Wellbrock, Second Prize - Appetizers/Snacks Wise Choices Recipe Contest
Sweet raisins and smoked salmon make a tasty-licious appetizer.

Sweet Potato Empanadas
ByThe Market, Fresno, CA
Raisins, pecans and sweet potatoes fill these tasty treats.

Toasted Raisin-Apple Munchables
When the aroma of these toasted treats fills the air, everyone will come running.

Tropical Shrimp Cocktail
A refreshing first course or main dish for two.

Tunisian-spiced California Raisin Hummus
By Lisa Keys, Honorable Mention - Appetizers/Snacks Wise Choice Recipe Contest
Here's a tasty dip for snacking or parties! It is healthy, too!

Vanilla Nut Snack Mix
A hopping good mix of chocolate and vanilla flavors deliciously combine in this gluten-free snack.

Vietnamese Summer Raisin Rolls

Warm Party Brie
Quick and elegant -- baked Brie topped with California raisins and walnuts.