Haylie Duff Whips Up Fourth of July Apps on TODAY Show

Haylie Duff joins TODAY to make simple 'Fourth of July' apps that are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser at your Independence Day bash this weekend.

Hosting a Fourth of July party? Kick off your Independence Day bash on the right foot by serving these mouthwatering appetizers from Haylie Duff.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip


  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded, sometimes two chickens if they are small
  • 4 heaping tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons of ranch seasoning
  • ½ cup of red hot buffalo sauce
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. 1. Chop celery, chop green onions, and shred chicken.
  2. 2. Combine all ingredients and press into a baking dish.
    3. Bake approximately 15-20 minutes in a 375 degree oven.
    4. Serve this with chip, celery, carrots and radishes.

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers


  • 5-6 Jalapenos, cut in half & seeds removed
  • 1 Small Container of Cream Cheese
  • 1 package of Bacon
  • Maple Syrup


  1. 1. Using a small spoon, scoop cream cheese and press a small amount in to each jalapeno. You want to use enough to fill the pepper, but if you use too much it will weigh the pepper down.
  2. 2. Wrap bacon around the pepper and secure with tooth picks.
  3. To bake: Bake peppers on a baking rack layered over a larger non-stick pan so the grease from the bacon can drip down. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until bacon is nice and crisp.
  4. To grill: Place peppers cheese side down first before the cheese has a chance to get to warm. That way the bacon can get a nice char on the top. Flip peppers over and finish them, cheese facing up.
  5. Once removed from heat, drizzle maple syrup across top and serve.

And be sure to tune in this Saturday to the Cooking Channel for an all new "Real Girl's Kitchen" with sister Hilary Duff & a family style crab boil!

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