It’s a hectic time of year, so you’d be forgiven for not planning out your holiday party apps in advance (trust us, we’ve all been there!). But there’s no need to panic – keep things super simple with one stress-free recipe, or keep the party going with a few different and delicious varieties. This list of appetizing bites ranges from easy dips made in minutes to versatile cheese balls and speedy skewers. It’s going to be a great night!
Cranberry Brie Bites
Baked Brie gets dressed up for the holidays with these cranberry- and walnut-stuffed puff pastries that are a treat for the eyes and taste buds. For more festive inspiration, try one these holiday desserts from The Pioneer Woman.
Cheese Ball Bites Are the Ultimate Make-Ahead Party Appetizer
Say cheese! Everyone’s favourite party-perfect snack is made mini with this simply adorable starter for the holiday season. To make life even easier, prep and roll the cheese ball bites (without their coatings) up to two days in advance and store in the fridge until shortly before your guests arrive.
Turkey Quinoa Skewers
This protein-packed appetizer combines all the best flavours of the holiday season, while getting an additional nutrition boost from quinoa. Serve tangy cranberry sauce with these healthier meatballs to give your guests all the festive feels. Speaking of feel-good foods, here are bad eating habits experts recommend ditching.
Pizza Candy Cane Crescent
Transform crescent dough into a seasonal starter with a little sauce and cheese. Feel free to customize the filling with your favourite pizza ingredients.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Soy Sauce, Fresh Ginger and Toasted Sesame Seeds
Replace that rubbery shrimp ring with these fresh, tender Asian-inspired skewers. The quick-cooking protein can be made on an indoor grill pan or in a non-stick skillet, and comes together in under 20 minutes.