Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller    
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Makes about 3 dozen

These savory little gems will be the first party appetizer to disappear. Make ahead the day before and refrigerate, or you can freeze them up to 3 weeks in advance. If frozen, pop in the oven straight from the freezer and increase the bake time by 10 minutes. We find that sharp cheddar works best for creating a super cheesy flavor, but feel free to experiment with your favorite flavor of cheddar--an aged white cheddar would be amazing here. These are guaranteed to be one of the best easy appetizer recipes you've ever made.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Beat cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Beat in cream and next 5 ingredients.

Step 2

Cut crusts from bread slices; cut each bread slice into 4 squares. Spread cheese mixture on half of bread squares (about 1 tsp. per square); top each with 1 remaining square. Spread remaining cheese mixture over top and sides of sandwiches. Place sandwiches, 1 inch apart, on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Step 3

Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 4

Note: We tested with Pepperidge Farm White Sandwich Bread.

Chef's Notes

These treats are perfect for crunching up and topping a salad or sprinkling on top of your favorite cheesy casserole dish. 

Ratings & Reviews

Hockeymom1371's Review

December 24, 2013
Great appetizer . Everyone loved them. I served them with an apple cranberry chutney.

Not a favorite unfortunately..

January 06, 2017
Look great and Sounded yummy.. actual result: Very time consuming.. very greasy... No one liked them... At all.

Gonna try this!

November 28, 2016
Sound great from the reviews and this would be different which I like. I wonder if instead of adding the red pepper, I could add a small can of chopped green peppers....Might try this.


November 30, 2015
These are amazing! I don't put an excess amount of the filling on the tops/inside so I find I always have leftovers.. maybe that's why the previous reviewer's came out greasy?  I also cut the bread pieces into 4's, then 4's again, I found the little squares are easier to eat/get crispier if they are a little smaller. It is kind of time consuming to construct them but they are SO worth it. I get compliments every time I bring them somewhere and am always handing out the recipe!!

Cindy102153's Review

December 12, 2014
These were too greasy for me! Lots of work for something I don't really like.

TraciDR's Review

April 16, 2014

Cinnyscookin's Review

February 05, 2014
I have made a similar recipe with butter and Old English Cheddar (fake cheese in a jar) they are amazing. I would think these would be even better with real cheese. Has anyone tried what I'm talking about to compare. I have not tried this recipe yet. Would like to hear feedback before I make, thanks.

ebf9qq's Review

December 30, 2013
My aunt brought them to our party. They were simply amazing and the first thing to disappear from the food table.

Sperkinson's Review

December 13, 2013
I've been making these for years. I make a double recipe and freeze them. I promise, any you cook will be gone. I have also used the cheese mixture to make mac 'n cheese.