Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

When you're short on time and you need an appetizer fast, take a cue from Tiffany Yang at cutefoodforkids.com. For her Olive Snake appetizer, she just decorated a favorite dip with a few olives. Olive Snake will be a hit at your next kid or Halloween party.

How to Make It

Spread hummus, guacamole or another dip onto a plate. Line up 12 olives end to end on top of dip, curving as a snake's body would. Use a sharp paring knife or the smaller end of a round piping tip to cut 2 small rounds out of slice of white cheese. Press rounds against olive on head end of snake. Cut 2 small pieces of 1 more olive; attach to cheese rounds to make eyes. Slice one end of a carrot shred to make forked tongue; place into hole in snake's head.

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