5-Ingredient Holiday Party Foods
Pimiento Cheese Cookies
We used Palmetto Cheese, a South Carolina favorite, in these treats.
Chocolate-Dipped Praline Pretzels
These simple chocolate-dipped pretzels are a great grab and go option to satisfy that sweet-and-salty craving.
Pepper Jelly-Pecan Rugelach
Pepper Jelly-Pecan Rugelach are buttery and flaky with just the right amount of sweet heat thanks to the red pepper jelly.
Five ingredients and 5 minutes of baking gets you these mini quiches, tasty pastry cups filled with egg and cheese and topped with bacon.
Stuff figs with soft goat cheese and pecan halves, and then wrap in bacon for a savory-sweet appetizer.
5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies
Your holiday party will be a huge hit with these elegant ornament sugar cookies.
Goat Cheese and Chocolate-Stuffed Dates
With goat cheese, dates, unsweetened chocolate and powdered sugar, you might consider this recipe a dessert masquerading as an appetizer. Either way, you’ll find these stuffed dates hard to resist.
Red Pepper-Walnut Dip
Guests will be surprised to learn that walnuts and raisins give this dip its unique flavor. Serve with toasted pita wedges or sourdough baguette slices.
Curried Coconut Shrimp Balls
The flavor-packed bites are a great grab-and-go option for the appetizer table.
Olive-Nut Spread Sandwiches
Toasted pecans add a nice crunch to the olive and cream cheese spread for these tasty party sandwiches.
White Chocolate-Peppermint Mousse
Heavy cream, white chocolate, and peppermint extract are the only ingredients you'll need to make these cute-as-can-be dessert cups. Top with crushed peppermint candies for crunch, if desired.
Candied Hazelnut Brittle
Offer a bite of something sweet to guest with this easy-to-make candy that looks beautiful on the serving table.
Goat Cheese-and-Olive Mini Tarts
Fill frozen mini phyllo sheets with a savory mixture of goat cheese and olive tapenade for a super-quick, sophisticated appetizer.
Browned Butter-Pecan Shortbread
These “not-too-sweet” wafers pair nicely with fruits, cheeses and wines for a cocktail buffet party.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Clusters
You might want to make an extra batch of these crispy cereal treats as they’ll get gobbled up quickly at any holiday party.
Rocky Top Brownies
To serve at a holiday dessert party, we suggest cutting these candy-topped brownies into small squares that are easy to pick up from the platter.
Pimiento Cheese Rolls
Serve up a twist on the Southern staple with this easy appetizer.
White Chocolate-Cherry Bark
White chocolate, pretzels, almonds, and cherries are the stars in this sweet holiday bark.
Holiday Power Mix
We used a dried fruit mix blend of blueberries, cherries, cranberries, and plums.
A great choice for entertaining, Duchess Potatoes are cooked potatoes that are blended with egg yolks, butter and cream, piped into a decorative shape and baked.
Lemon-and-Black-Pepper Cheese Straws
Use frozen puff pastry to make these pretty twists. No one can resist a good cheese straw!
Savory Parmesan Bites
These yummy sausage cups are the perfect morning treat. Easy to grab and go, these little cups will be a hit at your next brunch.
Savory Parmesan Bites
Prepare these festive parmesan bites the night before your next holiday party for the ultimate party platter.
Salt enhances the chocolate flavor. For best results, use good-quality chocolate and coarse sea salt. Garnish with fresh mint leaves instead of orange rind, if desired.
Last-Minute Spinach Dip
Combine store-bought hummus and frozen spinach for a super-easy dip.
Ice Cream Truffles
These perfect bite-sized ice cream treats are a fun twist on the standard truffle.
Divine Pimiento Cheese
"If I could choose my last meal, it would have to include pimiento cheese. There are very few days when my fridge isn’t home to a batch of the famous spread."
Spicy Tortilla Strips
Increase the ground red pepper to add a kick, or omit it for a tame batch. Blend regular flour, whole-wheat flour, and corn tortillas for a mixture of taste and texture, if you like.
Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto
This fast, simple appetizer complements pastas, soups, and salads. You can grate the cheese for the crostini in advance.