Philadelphia just launched two new cream cheese spreads and more importantly are running a competition on Twitter and Instagram: #PhillyFlavors. And because the weather in New York is lovely right now and tiny food is the best food, we decided to participate.
Philadelphia’s Jalapeno Cream Cheese spread is pretty tasty smeared on a toasted New York everything bagel, but if you’ve got a crowd to feed in the afternoon or evening, why not go a little fancier? (Fancy doesn’t have to mean difficult. The trickiest part of this one was not eating all of the avocado before building the canapes.)
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Canapes
- Whole Wheat Sesame Crackers
- Philadelphia Jalapeno Cream Cheese Spread
- Avocado, sliced thin
- Pink Sea Salt
Spread a healthy tablespoon of Jalapeno Cream Cheese on your favorite cracker. Lay a slice of avocado on top, sprinkle with pink sea salt and finish with a sprig of cilantro. Repeat one hundred and eighteen times. That’s about how many you’ll want to eat.
Philadelphia’s brand new Olive Cream Cheese spread, studded with red bell pepper, was super fun to pair. Call us crazy, but gluten-free crackers are not only for the gluten-free population. Rice crackers are crispier and airier than your typical wheat cracker and thus perfect for Olive Cream Cheese spread.
Philadelphia’s Olive Cream Cheese Spread holds up really well to spicy pairings – so if you’re a spice-fiend, have fun with habanero oil, sriracha, or even Frank’s Red Hot. Go nuts. Here’s our submission:
Philadelphia Olive Cream Cheese Canape
- Gluten-free Rice Crackers
- Philadelphia Olive Cream Cheese Spread
- Fresh Basil, sliced thin
- Sundried Tomato, halved
Spread about a tablespoon of Philadelphia Olive Cream Cheese on a Gluten-free Rice Cracker. Layer on a single sun-dried tomato half. Add a few drops of Sriracha. Garnish with basil. Repeat seventy-eight times, depending on the size of your party.
And don’t forget to get involved with your own Philadelphia Cream Cheese-inspired recipes during the #PhillyFlavors Competition on Twitter and Instagram!
How to enter #PhillyFlavors contest.
Share your favorite Philly flavor snack combo at phillyflavorscontest.com or by sharing a photo on Twitter or Instagram using #PhillyFlavors and #contest for your chance to win!