38 Holiday Finger Foods to Nosh on All Through December
Whether you’re throwing an ugly sweater party, hosting Secret Santa or watching Christmas movies with your family, there’s one thing that no holiday party can go without: snacks. The cheesy, the savory and the chocolaty all belong on the menu, and no matter which you decide to make, your guests are guaranteed to be impressed. Without further ado, here are 38 of our absolute favorite holiday finger foods to nosh on all month long.
1. Double Cheese Bacon Rolls
Prediction: These delectable rolls will be gone ten seconds after you set them out.
3. Mini Nachos
This well-designed app lets you enjoy cheesy goodness in every bite. Bye, naked tortilla chips.
6. Saucy Asian Meatballs
An oldie but a goodie. Who doesn’t love a meatball amped up with umami?
7. Mini Lasagnas
All the flavor of the O.G., minus the mess. (And the boiling noodles).
9. Baked Gorgonzola Bites
All you need is five ingredients for this unconventional, flavorful crowd-pleaser. Think of it as savory monkey bread.
11. Cheesy Pretzel Dogs
Have you ever seen anything more beautiful? (No. The answer is no.)
13. Mini Yogurt Cheesecakes
These lightened-up bites are the perfect way to indulge in dessert without going overboard.
15. Baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets
These baked quinoa chicken nuggets are crispy, moist, ready in 30 minutes and way tastier than the frozen kind.
16. Mozzarella Bites
Never trust a person who doesn’t like mozzarella sticks. (It’s fried cheese, people—what’s not to love?)
17. Brie-Stuffed Pretzel Bites
We should warn you: These Brie-stuffed pretzel bites won’t last long.
19. Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprout Bites
Dish them up with tangy dipping sauce and toothpicks, then watch them vanish before your eyes.
20. Mini Tortillas
Warm, fresh homemade tortillas kick the store-bought kind to the curb. And guess what? They’re incredibly easy to make.
21. Mini Chocolate Snowball Cakes
Confession: Sometimes, we get a little nostalgic for a classic Hostess snack cake, specifically the coconuty Sno Ball.
22. Strawberry, Cardamom and Pistachio Pavlova Bites
These light-as-air meringue bites are begging to be shown off on your Instagram.
26. Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Shishito Peppers
A classed-up version of jalapeño poppers. Did we mention you'll only need three ingredients to pull them off?
27. Mini Citrus Monkey Bread
It’s definitely OK to devour two (er, five) in rapid succession.
28. Itty-Bitty Sandwich Cookies
The most adorable, bite-sized cookies we’ve ever seen. Eat your heart out, Oreos.
29. Sweet Potato Crostini
As sophisticated as it is incredibly simple to make. Now, would you like one with smoked salmon or cranberry-almond topping first?
30. Caramel Pecan Pies with Cinnamon Roll Crust
Want a dessert that looks impressive but is ready in under an hour? These decadent cuties will do the trick.
32. Roasted Mixed Nuts
A medley of fresh herbs, dry spices and flaky sea salt transforms this old-school bar snack into an appetizer worth sharing.
38. Cranberry-Brie Pie Crust Bites
These cuties straddle the line between appetizer and dessert. Not only does the recipe call for a mere six ingredients, but the bites will be ready in 15 minutes flat.
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