Thanksgiving Appetizers and Snacks
Everyone arrives at the Thanksgiving festivities hungry, and there's often a lag time before the golden brown turkey emerges from the oven. The solution? Thanksgiving appetizer recipes, of course. In addition to the old holiday standbys - mixed nuts, cheese balls - it's nice to have a selection of quick-and-easy finger foods at the ready to keep the crowd from mutiny while they wait for the main event. Try a "healthified" spinach dip to keep things light, or opt for petite three-tomato tarts. The key here is to offer guest just enough - you want everyone to be plenty hungry when it's time to gather 'round for the main event.
This kid-friendly mix with dried cherries, raisins, and candy-coated milk chocolate pieces is an easy snack to put together.
A lightly spiced sugar syrup binds this snack mix. This appetizer or snack mix is lighter tasting and easier to make than caramel corn.
This recipe calls for small appetizer or snack-sized portions, but feel free to make larger patties as a meat-free burger swap.
Peanut-butter pieces make a tasty treat. This snack is filled with cornflakes and raisins. providing a crunchy and chewy combination.
Serve this apricot-filled pumpkin bread for breakfast during the Thanksgiving weekend, or present it to your hosts as a gift. You don't have to tell anyone that it starts with a bread mix.
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.
Here's a fun and quick turkey snack that kids can assemble as they eagerly await Thanksgiving dinner.
Savory fritters, filled with walnuts, Parmesan cheese, and rosemary, make for an appetizer that guests will remember.
Quickly toss these easy ingredients together for a fast snack mix or appetizer.
Make these rosemary-marinated olive appetizers up to 1 week in advance of your Thanksgiving gathering.
Roast vegetables before adding them to the puff pastry to ensure the crust stays nice and crispy.
Double the chocolate in this tart recipe. Chocolate crust and chocolate filling make this easy dessert rich with flavor. Work carefully to get an even layer of crust in the muffin tins.
These quick-to-make crispy appetizer crackers, with dough made in a food processor, have caraway seeds. They're similar to rye bread--but with a crunch!
Pumpkin bread is a fall favorite. This variation, with ginger and dates, is drizzled with a spiced glaze.
Dry cereal and fruit snacks make up this easy after-school snack. Your kids will love to help prepare it.
An egg white helps the brown sugar and Jamaican-style spices cling to the peanuts. Pack the snack into decorative containers and give as holiday gifts.