9 Things You Need from Costco for the Holidays
In a pinch for your upcoming holiday party? Here's what to buy at Costco to make things go smoothly when the day rolls around.
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If you’ve got a large crowd to feed and you just don’t have the time or oven space to make one of these holiday desserts for a crowd, you can rely on Costco for a giant pumpkin pie to feed everyone. Really—their signature pumpkin pie weighs almost four pounds and is retails from $5.99 to $7.99.
Short on time but need to pack in the flavor? Stock up on bouillon base ($7.50) that doesn’t take up space in your fridge, but seriously packs on the intense flavors and aromas your dishes need. Whether your homemade gravy needs a little something extra, or you’re looking to add extra flavor to a classic soup, this is here to help.
This chocolate tower is the perfect centerpiece for your holiday table and will be the talk of the party this year. Assorted milk and dark chocolate are perfect for sweetening up your holiday and pleasing any guest. Get yours from Costco for just $59.99 this Christmas season.
Dried Fruit & Nuts Tray
Switch things up when serving hors-d’oeuvre and put out this pre-arranged dried fruit and nuts tray ($40) that includes dried fruits and crunchy nuts. Plus, it already comes on a pine serving tray that you can use for many parties to come! These recipes make the most of any leftover dried fruit.
Guests with a craving for the best holiday chocolate will beg you for directions to Costco once you serve up this Belgian chocolate assortment ($44.99). It’s 2.2 pounds of premium chocolate that we can’t get enough of, and no one will blame you for chowing down on this decadent holiday treat.
Fresh Crab Cakes
Hosting the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve? Or just really love seafood? These jumbo lump crab cakes ($150) make fast and meaty appetizers or sandwiches, and your hands won’t smell fishy after! Plus, they’re pre-portioned into 20 4 oz. servings so all you have to do is defrost and grill or pan sear.
Need a quick snack that requires minimal effort? This gourmet popcorn party tin ($39.99) includes caramel, cheddar and chocolate zebra popcorn at 3.5 gallons. Every guest can find their favorite flavor, and they won’t be able to get enough. Here are some gourmet popcorn recipes fit for the party.
Serve up all the best goodie bags this year with Harry & David chocolate-covered pretzel gift sets. You can snag a 4-count for just $59.99 this holiday season and fulfill everyone’s wish list without all the work. Want some for home? Find our chocolate-covered pretzels recipe here.
Cut your shopping time in half by picking up two cheesecakes at once! Each pumpkin cheesecake is 10″ and the pair cost $49.99 together. They’re perfect for feeding a crowd and the sweet tooth that can’t stop craving the creamy kick of pumpkin spice. If you’re looking for homemade flavor, try our favorite pumpkin cheesecake recipe.