Christmas Party Recipes

Whether you're in charge of the office Christmas party or you're hosting a crowd at home, you'll find what you need in these party recipes. From recipes for elegant buffet menus to snacks and spreads and even potluck ideas, we make Christmas party planning easier.

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Buttermilk Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Return to your childhood with this custard recipe that's just like Grandma used to make.

Buttermilk Pie

Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods

From Family Circle

These quick and easy treats will make a colorful addition to your holiday table. Wrap some up in cellophane and ribbon to sell at your next bake sale.

Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods

Best-Ever Roast Chicken

From Fine Cooking Magazine

This is the classic roast chicken that all cooks should have in their arsenal. One of the secrets to success is starting it out breast-side down, which keeps the breast meat juicy. Though the chicken is fabulous on its own, you can take it to the next level with a few more ingredients by making a simple pan sauce.

Best-Ever Roast Chicken

Meatballs in Tomato-Wine Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cumin and nutmeg spice these ground beef and pork appetizer meatballs.

Meatballs in Tomato-Wine Sauce

Shrimp and Bacon Dip

From Taste of the South

Shrimp and Bacon Dip

Quick Chocolate Cake

From Better Homes and Gardens

This super easy chocolate dessert is made without eggs, butter, or milk. And you can whip it up in just 5 minutes!

Quick Chocolate Cake

Rich Cocoa Bars

From Family Circle

Pureed prunes replace the fat in this chocolate bar cookie. To cut the fat even more, skip the frosting and sprinkle the bars with sifted powdered sugar.

Rich Cocoa Bars

Oreo Truffles

From Better Homes and Gardens

You only need three ingredients to make these white chocolate treats. They're great for parties or to give as gifts.

Oreo Truffles

Luscious Lemon Bars

From Midwest Living

Sweet and tart, these moist, powdered-sugar-topped dessert bars will disappear fast.

Luscious Lemon Bars

Layered Bean Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Try this low calorie bean dip with baked chips next time you crave nachos. It's a fun to eat low-calorie snack.

Layered Bean Dip

Tiny Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

A chocolate candy is hidden inside these little desserts. The chocolate cookie crumb base gives the cheesecake its two-color layers.

Tiny Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

Pecan Bundt Cake

From Family Circle

This old-fashioned nut cake is generously filled with pecans. Be sure to chop them finely so they spread evenly throughout the cake.

Pecan Bundt Cake

Peanut-Butter Truffles

From Taste of the South

Peanut-Butter Truffles

Classic Pecan Pie

From Fleischmann's Yeast, Argo, Karo

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Classic Pecan Pie

Cherry Crumble Pie Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cherry Crumble Pie Bars

Easy Hummus with Tahini

From Food & Wine

Hummus can do more than cling to a carrot stick. Grace Parisi's sublime version adds nutty flavor to potato salad, eggs and soup.

Easy Hummus with Tahini

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Coffee and Cookie Brownies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Use refrigerated sugar cookie dough to create the crust for this simple coffee-flavored brownie dessert.

Coffee and Cookie Brownies

Mini Bundt Cakes

From Family Circle

Although these individual pound cakes are suppose to serve one, you may want to share with another guest. Each cake is drizzled with chocolate ganache and vanilla icing.

Mini Bundt Cakes

Bagna Cauda

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Bagna Cauda

Broccoli Casserole

From Taste of the South

Broccoli Casserole

Crispy Smashed Roasted Potatoes

From Fine Cooking Magazine

With a simple ingredient list and a mostly make-ahead technique, these delicious potatoes are perfect for parties.

Crispy Smashed Roasted Potatoes

Rich Caramel Sauce

From Fine Cooking Magazine

Add heavy cream and butter to the recipe for a velvety sauce that's lovely over vanilla ice cream, with toasted nuts on top. It's also good with chocolate desserts.

Rich Caramel Sauce

Confetti Rice Krispies Treats

From Kellogg's

Confetti Rice Krispies Treats

Creamy Peanut Butter Truffles

From Midwest Living

Just 4 ingredients are needed to make these sweet little desserts. Give them as gifts or serve them on a platter at a party.

Creamy Peanut Butter Truffles

Napoleon

From Family Circle

This classic dessert recipe is traditionally made with puff pastry, but here layers of phyllo dough brushed with butter provide a pastry every bit as crisp and flaky at the original.

Napoleon

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