If you’re anything like me, you’re tired of the veggie tray and fruit platter that makes an appearance at every holiday party. Although those are easy additions, we have 7 easy appetizer and party snack recipes that are not only easy for you as the chef, but are sure to impress your guests this year.


Baked brie may already be your go to, but you probably cook it as a big pastry. To avoid cutting, portion-size debate, and more, why not make little brie pastries? This way you can even mix up the toppings and appeal to a larger crowd. My favorite topping on brie is apricot, honey, and almonds.

via Tablespoon


Another go to that you may often see is buffalo chicken dip, but you can make sure yours is the fanciest dip your guests have ever seen by making this Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring. It looks intimidating, but trust me, it’s so simple! Go ahead and cut it into triangles to avoid everyone sharing their germs.

via Pillsbury


Put bacon on any dish, and you won’t have too many complaints. These honey drizzled apple gouda bacon bites are such a simple, yet colorful appetizer that couldn’t be any easier to put together if it tried.

via Sand & Sisal


More bacon! A BLT is one of the easiest sandwiches you can make, so making mini BLTs can’t be that hard either. Use tomato slices or cherry tomatoes for this one.

via Bee in Our Bonnet


These Apricot Canapés will blow your guests out of the water. You can use fresh or dried apricots, too.

via Cook the Story 


These cucumber cups are cute and delicious. This is another appetizer that you can tweak a little depending on your crowd, too. Some with ranch, some with hummus, etc. You could even try switching the vegetables and give the plate more color.

via Celebrations at Home


As hard as you tried to avoid it, you were put on the list for veggie tray. Well bring your veggie tray with a bang, and put the vegetables in their own cups with ranch. Not only is the portion size great, but keeping the dressing separate keeps it from getting on other food.

via Kidville

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