Christmas Appetizers and Snacks
The entire month of December is open season for parties, and whether you're hosting a lavish sit-down meal or just a festive cocktail party, you'll likely be serving your guests appetizers. Tiny, flavorful hors d'oeuvres are the ideal partner for festive holiday cocktails, and small bites keep the crowd socializing while you're getting dinner on the table. The possibilities for Christmas appetizer recipes are endless: We love sweet and spicy mixed nuts, stuffed mushrooms, tiny golden onion tarts, and creamy white bean dip, but the key is to pack a lot of flavor into small portions. (And if they're quick to make, all the better!) You want your apps to be easy to eat and pretty to look at, like tiny edible ornaments.See Popular Christmas Appetizers and Snacks Recipes
Trending in Our Kitchens
This homemade candy snack is a little bit sweet and a little bit salty.
The Christmas season means guests, and lots of them. The best way to feed a holiday crowd? Christmas appetizers.
Make these appetizers ahead and freeze up to 3 months. That way, you can bake what you need whenever guests arrive.
This dried-apricot tart is crispy and tender, tangy and sweet all at the same time. The recipe also works with fresh apricots; just omit the poaching step.
This savory cheesecake can be made up to 24 hours ahead. Perfect for entertaining, just cut into thin wedges and let guests serve themselves.
Star-shaped cheese "ornaments" adorn an edible evergreen fashioned from pimiento-stuffed and Kalamata olives.
Filled with dried figs or apricots, pistachios, and cranberries, this loaf is a Christmas recipe favorite.
Light and flaky Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets make the perfect base for this enjoyable bruschetta topping made with sauteed arugula and wild mushrooms, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
Your friends and family won't be able to resist this luscious Christmas tart recipe that boasts a peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping.
Asiago--nutty-tasting Italian cheese--happily pairs with fresh rosemary in this thin cracker recipe. Bake these wafers just before your guests arrive to welcome them with the enticing aroma.
For an easy party appetizer, spice up pretzel and pecan snacks by trying one of the peppy variations.
Savory fritters, filled with walnuts, Parmesan cheese, and rosemary, make for an appetizer that guests will remember.
This tasty snack recipe makes a great gift from your kitchen.
At Cavallo Point, school director Kelsie Kerr teaches the basics of preparing seasonal recipes. The buttery dough for her savory onion tart, for instance, is great with all kinds of fillings, like fruit. To make the crust flaky, keep the butter and dough cold.
After rolling out this buttery dough, stamp out all different kinds of shapes (Ginna Haravon likes making animal crackers). It's important to chill the dough before and after rolling it out so the crackers are tender.