Dips and Spreads

Add these flavorful snacks, dips, and spreads to your Christmas appetizer buffet. From a rich and creamy wild mushroom dip to stuffed dates, herb-baked olives, and more, these festive dips and spreads are the perfect Christmas party snacks.

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Quick & Easy Dips and Spreads

You want to lay out an assortment of dips that provide familiar flavors without any fuss.These recipes require few ingredients, a big mixing bowl, and a spoon to make and are served with chips.

Margarines and Spreads: Know Your Label Lingo

Let's face it: Whether you're using them to "butter" toast, make a cake or adding a pat to a baked potato, margarine and other "spreads" are all, to one degree or another, substitutes for butter. People turn to butter substitutes for a range of reasons, usually health-related. But as concern has grown about trans-fat, and cholesterol has been divided into "good" and "bad," what may have seemed like a healthier choice several years ago could be open to debate.

Elegant Dip and Spread Recipes

You want to impress guests with good taste, both in the type of dips and spreads and in presentation. These recipes combine delicious flavors with pretty colors and textures.

Super Bowl Party Dips and Spicy Salsas

Food is as important as the big game on Super Bowl Sunday, so be prepared. Super Bowl parties are meant for snacking, so salsas and dips are a must. But don't default to jarred supermarket brands--it's simple and easy to create your own fresh versions, and the flavor of homemade is definitely worth the effort.

Ethnic-Inspired Dip and Spread Recipes

You want your guests to be able to experience other cultures from the sanctity of their easy chairs.These dips and spreads offer an intriguing variety of flavors and aromas.

Super Bowl Desserts Score an Easy Win

Super Bowl madness begins now! It's the time of year when everyone -- even the non-sports-fan -- becomes a gridiron fanatic, at least for a day. Maybe it's because Super Bowl Sunday goes hand in hand with parties, where we nosh for hours on dips and spreads, spicy good bowls of chili, mile-long sandwiches, and every kind of comfort food (and drink) imaginable.

Hidden Valley Torta

Hidden Valley®
Total: 4 hrs 35 mins

Honey Fruit Compote

Better Homes and Gardens

This versatile holiday dessert goes great with other favorites such as shortbread, pound cake, seasonal breads, and ice cream.

Peanut Fruit Spread

Better Homes and Gardens

Customize this nutty spread with your favorite dried fruit. Serve on crackers for a snack or appetizer.

Total: 10 mins

Dipping Sauce

Taste of the South
Total: 5 mins

Savory Party Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

This delicious dip recipe can be prepared in 10 minutes. Make ahead to enhance the flavor.

Cheddar Pecan Crackers with Apple Butter

Parents

Welcome holiday guests with these quick-prep crackers. Made with mild cheddar and toasted pecans, they pair beautifully with chunky apple butter.

Artichoke Dip with Pretzels

Better Homes and Gardens

Whether you're tailgating or watching football on TV, this chunky artichoke dip makes delicious snacking.

Total: 10 mins

Mudslide Dip

Midwest Living

Make this tasty, easy corn chip dip, which includes just two ingredients, for an appetizer at your next casual get-together.

Brie en Croute

Better Homes and Gardens

Jalapeno pepper jelly adds zing to this show-stopping, buttery appetizer. The sweet-hot jelly accents the pastry-wrapped Brie and fruit.

Caramelized French Onion Dip

The Food Channel

This dip is worth the time it takes to make it. You can't buy these flavors in a bottle or package. It'll be the favorite appetizer at your party. We put the onion dip in a prepared hollowed-out heirloom pumpkin and placed it on a silver platter surrounded by homemade potato chips.it was stunning!

Total: 40 mins

Pumpkin Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this simple appetizer dip in a hollowed out pumpkin for a fun fall or Halloween party. Duplicate the magical pumpkin bowl or use a white or glass bowl to hold the creamy dip.

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