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Sometimes the multi-tasking of the holiday season—eating and mingling—can be tough to juggle. Fear not. These appetizers are perfect for grabbing in hand while you mix and a-mingle (in the jingling beat). Plus, they’re delicious. Here, 18 little morsels that pack some major flavor even before you get to main course.

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cucumber lox bites
Turnip The Oven

Everything Bagel Cucumber Bites

All the goodness of the beloved bagel sandwich in one bite.

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apple pie bites
The Blond Cook

Apple Pie Bites

Meet the mini version of the ultimate seasonal dessert.

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snowmen caprese salad
The Sweet Escape

Mozzarella Snowmen

We challenge you to find a more adorable holiday app.

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pumpkin pie pops
One Little Project

Mini Pumpkin Pie Pops

Can we bake all of our pies like this from now on?

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cranberry goat cheese bites
Mom On Timeout

Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls

Whip these up ahead of time and pop them out of the fridge before serving. 

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smoked gouda apple crostini
Joyful Healthy Eats

Smoked Gouda and Apple Crostini with Honey Drizzle

Sweet, salty and crunchy (and only five-ingredients).

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cranberry brie bites
Fake Ginger

Cranberry Brie Bites

Crispy phyllo cups are the cutest vehicle for this crowd-favorite cheese.

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mini hasselback potatoes
Bowl of Delicious

Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Creamy Dill Dip

Basically fancy French fries.   

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shrimp cups
Gimme Delicious Food

Healthy Shrimp and Guacamole Bites

The best part: they’re actually not terrible for you.

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sweet pepper poppers
Julie’s Eats & Treats

Sweet Pepper Poppers

We’re guaranteed to love anything topped with melted pepper jack.

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baked mashed potatoes bites
Cookin Canuck

Baked Mashed Potato Bites

The secret? Boiling the mini spuds with some peeled garlic cloves.

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panchetta gost cheese bites
Snixy Kitchen

Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs Wwth Pancetta

Make more than you think, trust us.

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sweet potato pecan rounds
Cook with Manali

Sweet Potato Bites with Maple Cream Cheese

A match made in flavor heaven.

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moroccan meatballs
Feasting At Home

Moroccan Meatballs with Pomegranate Glaze

Makes an equally satisfying entrée. 

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steak crostini
Old House To New Home

Balsamic Beef Crostini with Herbed Cheese and Arugula

A small but mighty appetizer.

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chocolate cranberry cake bites
Nirvana Cakery

Chocolate Cranberry Mini Cakes

So delicious you’ll forget they’re vegan.

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mini lasagna cups
PureWow

Mini Lasagnas

Introducing your new favorite way to use a muffin tin.

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christmas pretzel bites
Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Chocolate Caramel Bites

Satisfy your sweet and salty cravings in one crunch.

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