The holiday season is just around the corner, which means Christmas parties and activities complete with lots of fun, cheer, and party foods. If you’re on a search for the perfect holiday appetizer, take a look at this list of Christmas party food ideas. These dishes will leave you and your guests praising your cooking and craving for more.
Note that most of these tasty appetizers are easy to make and can be customized to your liking.
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1. Caramelized Onion Brie Bites by The Savory Cipolla
These caramelized onion brie bites are perfectly bite-sized and oh so elegant. They can be made ahead too. You can use goat cheese, feta cheese, or brie for these delectable bites. Make a bunch because everyone will want more of them!
2. Baked Camembert by Nourish Plate
Easy Christmas appetizers are the best, and this one takes only 15 minutes! With a few ingredients and a quick baking, you’ll have a tasty appetizer that is short to impress your guests.
3. Goat Cheese and Concord Grape Crostini by Plant Based with Amy
With only crusty baguette, grapes, and grape juice, this easy appetizer comes together in 15 minutes. Plus, it’s full of antioxidants and has no added sugar. Not a fan of goat cheese? Try cream cheese instead!
4. Better than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups by In the Kitchen with Matt
This will soon be one of your most requested party treats. Who can resist peanut butter and chocolate? The kids will love this party favorite before and after dinner.
5. Goat Cheese Croquettes by The Littlest Crumb
These goat cheese croquettes have everything tasty: cheese, Panko bread crumbs, honey, nuts, and more. These are sure to be a new favorite appetizer. They can be made ahead of time and frozen too.
6. Baked Cranberry Cheese Bites by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Cranberry and cheese make for a delicious combination of flavors and a festive finger food.
7. Jalapeno Poppers by Spend with Pennies
These jalapeño poppers have a bit of everything with cheese, spicy, cream, and crunchy crispness. Make them even more delicious by wrapping them in bacon.
8. Prosciutto Wrapped Dates by Randa Derkson
These prosciutto wrapped cashew cream cheese stuffed dates are rich and savory with a delicious blend of flavors too. They’re dairy free and come together quickly for when you’re in a hurry.
9. Italian Stuffed Mushrooms by White Kitchen Red Wine
These Italian stuffed mushrooms are full of tomato, cheese, and basil but remain meat free for a vegetarian appetizer.
10. Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log by Boulder Locavore
This goat cheese log is so flavorful and delicious! It is also fairly fuss free with only 4 ingredients, so you can prepare it and let your guests serve themselves as the evening goes on.
11. Pastry Wrapped Date and Goat Cheese Bites by Sense and Edibility
Does phyllo sound too difficult to handle? Grab some pre-made frozen puff pastry at the grocery store and make these sweet and tangy small bites. Your guests are sure to gobble them up.
12. Brie Bites by Lemons and Zest
These brie bites require only a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes to prep. They’re also easy to customize with your favorite flavors of jam.
13. Mushroom and Gruyere Tarts by Ann’s Entitled Life
These triangle tarts are slightly salty, slightly sweet, and 100% delectable with gruyere cheese and mushrooms. They are destined to disappear off of your serving tray in record time. Serve them as an appetizer or even the main course of a lunch meal.
14. Herb Cheese Stuffed Peppers by Spa Bettie
Simple stuffed peppers are a lovely option for a colorful party food with loads of flavor! These are made with sweet flavorful peppers as opposed to hot jalapeno peppers.
15. BLT Dip by Hot Eats and Cool Reads
This dip has so much BLT flavor. Serve them with little toast triangles for a party food that everyone will dig into!
16. Cranberry Jalapeno Dip by State of Dinner
This beautiful dip is sweet, tart, and perfectly spicy with its fresh cranberries and jalapeno peppers poured over Parmesan and cream cheese. You’ll be making it year after year.
17. Warm Olives by Savoring the Good
Add variety to your appetizers with these warm olives. You can serve them on their own, as part of a cheese board, or pulsed into an olive tapenade.
18. Christmas Cookies by Celebrating Sweets
No Christmas party is complete without cookies. These soft and chewy treats have a festive spin with red and green sprinkles, but you can make it in different ways by adding other items like peanut butter chips or mint chips. This is an easy recipe that the children can join in on making too.
Enjoy the Christmas season with these delicious easy recipes that will win over your guests and you too. What are you planning to make?
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