Feeling anxious about election night? Here are 7 comforting snacks to make

We'll take all the comfort food we can get.

Feeling anxious about election night? First, go vote, if you haven't already, but then treat yourself to some comforting snacks, courtesy of the "Debutante Farmer" Elizabeth Heiskell. She joins TODAY to show us how to make seven indulgent snacks to serve while watching election coverage on Tuesday night: caramelized onion dip, bacon grissini, crunchy cheese coins, pantry popcorn mix, roasted rosemary-infused cashews, Mediterranean layer dip and salted caramel pretzel bars.

Caramelized Onion Dip with Potato Chips

This onion dip reminds me of the store-bought onion dip my mother always bought for my sleepovers. This recipe is just satisfying but a whole lot more fancy.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars

Elizabeth Heiskell

The perfect combo of sweet and salty, this is the best treat to take to a potluck or party.

Candied Bacon Breadsticks or Grissini

Candied bacon, or “pig candy” as we often call it, is always a home run. We love to keep the bacon strips whole and stuff them into a mint julep cup to make the perfect nibble for any cocktail. The whole process, including cooling, will take no more than an hour.

Crunchy Cheese Coins

Crunchy Cheese Coins

Elizabeth Heiskell

This recipe tastes wonderful but has a pretty unusual ingredient: cereal! The rice cereal adds a delightful crunch that guests will never suspect.

Pantry Popcorn Mix

Pantry Popcorn Mix

Elizabeth Heiskell

This is the perfect way to use up all the half-eaten snacks and candy in your house. If you make your own popcorn in a skillet with vegetable oil, it makes all the difference — and your kids will be amazed!

Mediterranean Layer Dip

Mediterranean Layer Dip

Elizabeth Heiskell

This can be prepared the day before any event. Just before serving, drizzle with vinaigrette. This is a great option for those who are done to death with other layered dips — such a healthy, fresh alternative.

Roasted Cashews with Rosemary

This addicting snack is the perfect combo of sweet and salty. Store nuts in airtight container to stop them from getting stale.

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