14 holiday appetizers and snacks for a crowd

Published December 20, 2013

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14 holiday appetizers and snacks for a crowd

14 holiday appetizers and snacks for a crowd

These recipes will keep hungry guests at bay until the big meal is served.

Jalapeño Popper Corn Cakes with Spicy Ranch Dip

Spice up the holidays with these zesty little corn cakes from LouLou Sucre. The ranch dip can be used for veggies as well.

Recipe: Jalapeño Popper Corn Cakes with Spicy Ranch Dip

Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage, Nuts & Dried Fruit Recipe

A new version of stuffed mushroom caps that are sure to be a true holiday hit. These mushrooms are a favorite party food from Always Order Dessert because they touch on all the best flavor and texture notes--salty, sweet, spicy, crunchy.

Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms

Proscuitto Wrapped Pears with Blue Cheese

Try out this easy holiday appetizer for a simple way to host a gathering this December. These delicious prosciutto wrapped pears that won’t have you running to the oven.

Recipe: Proscuitto Wrapped Pears with Blue Cheese

Prunes wrapped in bacon

Sweet and salty heaven in a bite sized popper. Guests young and old will love this tiny party treat.

Recipe: Prunes wrapped in bacon

Bruschetta with Fresh Ricotta and Spinach

This party dip from LouLou Sucre is as easy as it is packed with cheesy goodness. Make sure to serve with fresh French bread

Recipe: Bruschetta with Fresh Ricotta and Spinach

Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas

Spicy and flavorful, this crunchy snack from Always Order Dessert will make you see chick peas in a whole new way. The key to crisp chickpeas is to make sure they are really dry before going into the oven.

Recipe: Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas

Cheese Straws

So easy to make, these cheese straws will be a hit at your next party. Try your own varation sprinkled with black pepper, cayenne, or pimentón.

Recipe: Cheese Straws

Cheese Ball

Really easy and really fast. This retro looking cheese ball will be a savory hit with generations young and old.

Recipe: Cheese Ball

Homemade Cocktail Sauce for Shrimp or Veggies

This versatile dip will add a kick to your favorite finger foods. Serve it up with shrimp, crab meat or even fresh cut veggies.

Recipe: Cocktail Sauce

Baked Fontina

A skillet of bubbly, melted cheese? Say no more. This recipe from LouLou Sucre couldn't be simpler, so you might want to make two if you have a large crowd coming.

Recipe: Baked Fontina

Spicy Party Mix

This quick snack mix is loaded with lots of flavor. Use your favorite nuts or crackers to customize your mix.

Recipe: Spicy Party Mix

Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar Arincini

Risotto balls are always a hit with a big crowd. Slow cooking the rice will keep the inside nice and creamy. 

Recipe: Isola Arincini

Double-Dipper Tofu Sticks

This healthy take on mozzarella sticks is so good you won't miss the cheese.

Recipe: Double-dipper Tofu Sticks

Healthy Chicken Dumplings

These dumplings are boiled not fried but still teeming with fresh flavor.

Recipe: The General's Healthy Chicken Dumplings