10 Grownup 'Junk Foods' for Your Girls' Night In

Easy, indulgent, and very tasty — your girlfriends will thank you for these treats

10 Grownup 'Junk Foods' for Your Girls' Night In

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A night in with the ladies is a time-honored tradition, a chance to get the girls together, catch up, and snack on some delectable treats. Whether you’re meeting up for your weekly book club, having a movie night, or just hanging out with your besties, you'll want to serve something good to eat — something fun.

Bacon Avocado Dip

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While bacon avocado burgers might be a little too messy for a night in, this dip takes those flavors and packs them into easy-to-share form. Red or white wine work equally well with this dip, as long as enough acidity to cut through the rich flavors. A chianti or chablis would work well here. For the Bacon Avocado Dip recipe, click here.

Banana Split Chocolate Fondue

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What’s a girl’s night in without  chocolate? This version combines two indulgences — banana splits and melty chocolate — for a decadent take on a classic. Merlot or pinot n will work well against the fondue’s creaminess. For the Banana Split Chocolate Fondue recipe, click here.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Imagine all the flavors of everybody's favorite spicy, cheesy bar snack distilling into a creamy dip, with none of those messy wings to get all over your fresh manicure. Serve this with crispy celery and carrots for a healthier upgrade from tortilla chips and sip a buttery, fruity chardonnay on the side. For the Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe, click here.

Candy Bar Croissants

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When you combine the most famous of French bakery goods with chocolate candy bars, what’s not to love? These croissants are equal parts sophisticated and craveable, and your guests will never know how easy they were to make! Pair them with a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon. For the Candy Bar Croissants recipe, click here.

Chicago-Style Puff-Pasty Pigs in a Blanket

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We’ve all had pigs in a blanket at a get-together, but this recipe elevates the standard piggies with the addition of puff pastry and a nod to Chicago’s famous hot dogs. Pair these miniature sausages with a light, crisp sauvignon blanc to play off the vinegar bite of the pickles and the savory celery salt.  For the Chicago-Style Puff-Pastry Pigs in a Blanket recipe, click here.

Croissant Pizza Rolls

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Everyone remembers those frozen pizza rolls of childhood, inevitably microwaved. These croissant pizza rolls are an adult update baked to a golden brown in the oven. Pair these pepperoni-studded croissants with a light, high-acidity red wine like chianti to cut through the unctuous pizza flavors.

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Gouda Tater Tots

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This recipe for gives the frozen variety a serious run for its money. These tots are cheesy mouthfuls that are sure to please your friends. Serve them with a fruity merlot to balance their saltiness. For the Gouda Tater Tots recipe, click here.

No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

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Don't these two words sound great together: cheese and cake? This no-bake cheesecake makes prepping for your girl’s night in a snap. Top these with berries and serve them with a syrah with its notes of cherry and other fruits. For the No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes recipe, click here.

S’mores Dip

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Here's a way to have all the summery goodness of s'mores without the smokey campfire hassle. This recipe is easy to make for a large group, and delicious enough that they’ll be asking for seconds. Pair these with tawny port with rich, nutty tones for a sweet end to the night. For the S'mores Dip recipe, click here.

Sweet Ricotta Dip with Chocolate

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For any cannoli lovers at your next girls' night, try this ricotta and chocolate dip with a side of strawberries and apple slices — or even biscotti. Ricotta goes well with crisp, chilled white or sparkling wine. Go all out and serve this dip with cava, prosecco or Champagne for an extra special night in. For the Sweet Ricotta Dip with Chocolate recipe, click here.