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Did you know this holiday season is one of the shortest ever? With just 26 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there isn’t much time to check all that shopping off your list, get the kids out the door to the school pageant, and make all the dips, bites and treats. Problem solved: We’ve got 34 savory and sweet Christmas snacks that even the busiest hosts can pull off.

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Foodie Crush

1. Mom’s Easy Fudge Recipe

Let your refrigerator do the work when you whip up Heidi Larsen’s homemade fudge. The secret? It’s all in the evaporated milk.

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Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

2. Roasted Mixed Nuts

The best pairing for a winter cocktail: a handful of mixed nuts. Make your own in just 15 minutes (they’re great to keep on hand, then pull them out when someone pops by).

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Floating Kitchen

3. Avocado Toast with Persimmon, Pomegranate and Fennel

A healthy Christmas snack that includes winter ingredients like persimmon and pomegranate on our trusty favorite, avocado toast.

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Feasting at Home

4. Mushroom Bruschetta with Triple Cream Brie, Sage and Truffle Oil

Hosting tip 101: Find go-to recipes that look fancier than they are. Case in point? This bruschetta topped with a triple cream Brie (ooo), mushrooms and drizzled truffle oil.

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Feed Me Phoebe

5. Healthy French Onion Dip with Leeks and Shallots

Canned soup? Surely you jest. You can make French onion dip from scratch in just 30 minutes. Phoebe Lapine shows you how.

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Half Baked Harvest

6. Cheesy Bacon Holiday Crack

It’s called “crack” for a reason: cheese and bacon. Yes and yes.

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Damn Delicious

7. Holiday Cheese Board

Learn how to dress up even the simplest cheese board for a serious hostess wow factor. Prepare for your creation to be featured on every one of your friends’ Insta stories.

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Whole Healthy Glow

8. Three-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

It doesn’t get much easier for a busy host than three-ingredient chocolate truffles. (Thanks for the recipe, Dorit Jaffe.)

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The Modern Proper

9. Baked Coconut Shrimp

Honestly, we’d eat coconut shrimp on any day of the year. But it’s Christmas, so we’re having seconds. And thirds.

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The Mom 100

10. The Best No-Bake Haystack Cookies

No-bake cookies shave precious time off the whole gotta-make-something-for-the-holiday-bake-sale dilemma. Phew, Katie Workman to the rescue.

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Two Peas and Their Pod

11. Easy Candied Walnuts

A knock at the door? Toss together Maria Lichty’s candied walnuts in ten minutes. “Oh, so good of you to drop by. Would you like a snack?”

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I Am a Food Blog

12. Small Batch Chocolate Guinness Cake

Beer bread takes on new meaning with this chocolate Guinness stout cake that’s decadent enough for the holidays (and easy on the host, too).

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The Full Helping

13. Simple Vegan Creamed Spinach

Dietary restrictions? Everyone will love Gena Hamshaw’s vegan creamed spinach. It’s made with tofu and nutritional yeast, but the carnivores at the table will never know the difference.

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Minimalist Baker

14. Actually Crispy Baked Chickpeas

If you’re tired of nuts, try your hand at these crunchy baked chickpeas. They’re packed with spices and ready in less than an hour.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

15. French Onion Cups

Anything is possible with store-bought pastry dough. Now, go enjoy your holiday party with these bite-size French onion cups.

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Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

16. Lamb Chops with Crispy Shallots and Pomegranate Sauce

Hearty snacks are great for balancing out all the holiday sweets—and let’s be real, the alcohol too. That’s why we love these 25-minute lamb chops.

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Foodie Crush

17. Easy Yogurt Fruit Dip

Heidi Larsen, you’re a genius. This three-ingredient dip takes minutes to make, and guests who have been to three holiday parties this week will secretly appreciate the fresh fruit option on the buffet.

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Cookie and Kate

18. Fluffy Beer Biscuits

These little guys are like savory muffins, but with beer. They’re about to become our new holiday tradition.

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Oh Charlene

19. Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Rounds

Grab a biscuit cutter to perfect the round wheat bread bases for Carlene Thomas’s grape and goat cheese hors d'oeuvres.

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Well Plated by Erin

20. Ham Sweet Potato Frittata

How to clean out the fridge: Throw your leftovers into a frittata for a quick and easy appetizer. Your guests will be none the wiser.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

21. The Most Perfect (and Easiest) Sugar Cookie Recipe

Stash this recipe where you can easily access it. It will quickly become your holiday go-to, whether you decorate your cookies with frosting, sugar or little gold beads…or who are we kidding, all three?

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The Modern Proper

22. Buffalo Chicken Bites with Blue Cheese Dressing

There’s no deep-frying involved in these stovetop chicken bites doused in buffalo sauce. Just add blue cheese.

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What’s Gaby Cooking

23. Christmas Guacamole

Guacamole’s allure extends far beyond taco Tuesday. Gaby Dalkin tops the avocado dip with pomegranate seeds for a festive touch.

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Dinner at the Zoo

24. Christmas Cookie Dough Dip

Who has time to actually make cookies? No one, which is why this cookie dough dip is the best Christmas snack.

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Broma Bakery

25. Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Fudge

Five ingredients, a few minutes of prep and a gorgeous final product? We’re making this treat for everyone on our Christmas list.

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Inspiralized

26. Turkey and Kale Butternut Squash Egg Muffins

Gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo—Ali Maffucci’s egg muffins work for plenty of your guests’ dietary restrictions.

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Sally’s Baking Addiction

27. Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

If you’re feeling stressed about hosting this year, these are the easiest treats in the universe. They take only a few ingredients and minutes to “bake.”

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Two Peas and Their Pod

28. Eggnog Bread

Maria Lichty’s eggnog quick-bread can be served for breakfast through dessert, making it one of the most versatile holiday snacks for a busy hostess.

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Salt and Wind

29. Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip

Big party? Don’t sweat it. Aida Mollenkamp’s roasted squash and pumpkin seed pesto dip serves up to 12 guests.

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30. Oreo-Stuffed Brownie

Cookies or brownies? We vote both. Bonus points: These Oreo-stuffed goodies are ready in less than an hour.

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Damn Delicious

31. Mac and Cheese Cups

If it were up to us, we’d eat mac and cheese for every meal. Get one step closer by making your favorite dinner a finger food, and eat it as a snack all day long.

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Averie Cooks

32. Loaded Christmas Tree Bark

You probably remember a neighbor always gifting you Christmas bark—it’s a tried-and-true easy holiday recipe. Give it a festive twist by adding sprinkles and white chocolate chips.

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Floating Kitchen

33. Salty, Sweet and Smoky Popcorn Snack Mix

Liz Harris’s savory and sweet snack mix—including popcorn, cranberries and smoked almonds—can be made two days in advance. Unexpected guests will be completely floored by your savvy hospitality.

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Plays Well With Butter

34. Tahini Buckeyes

Jess Larson’s buckeye balls get a nut-free update with tahini. That means they’re safe for everyone at the school holiday party.

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