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8 Easy Holiday Appetizers For Your Party

Christmas may be winding down, but the holiday season is still underway with New Year’s Eve just around the corner!

New Year’s Eve gatherings usually focus on the drinks, so everyone can toast at midnight. If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration this year, these holiday appetizers will help make your party a definite success. These recipes use fresh, seasonal ingredients and easy steps, so you can really impress your guests this year with homemade snacks instead of appetizers that come out of a box.

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Brie and Cranberry Phyllo Turnovers

Baked brie is an easy-to-make appetizer that takes parties to a whole new level. By adding cranberries, this appetizer is all the more festive. Wrapping both ingredients in a pastry to create a turn-over is both simple and elegant.

Read more at Cookin’ Canuck

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Bacon-Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeños

Jalapeño poppers are always a classic. This recipe adds smoked paprika and halved jalapeños to add some heat to your appetizer platter – just the right thing to warm you up on a cold winter night.

Read more at Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

If there’s any time to splurge on appetizer ingredients, it’s the holidays. These smoked salmon bites are light and refreshing and take less than half an hour to make.

Read more at Baker By Nature

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Homemade Pigs In A Blanket

A party isn’t a party without sausage rolls. Impress your guest by making them yourself!

Read more at Plain Chicken

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Marinated Olives

Offer some lighter fare with these marinated olives. If you’re serving cocktails and wine at your party, olives are the perfect accompaniment, especially if your guests are having martinis.

Read more at Spoon University

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Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’re strapped for time, but still want to make an impression, this super easy stuffed mushroom recipe is for you. Use your favourite brand of pesto and just pop them in the oven for 15 minutes.

Read more at Gimme Some Oven

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Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Shrimp rings and cocktail sauce were only ever served around the holidays in our house, so it’s become a holiday staple and delicacy for me. A store-bought cocktail ring can be a bit bland, but these garlic and herb roasted shrimp pack a mouth full of flavour. Try adding some lemon juice and Tabasco to the cocktail sauce recipe to add a bit more zing.

Read more at Joyful Healthy Eats

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Spinach Artichoke Cups

Spinach and artichoke dip is always a hit at a party. This inventive recipe makes it easier for your guests to eat by putting it in a crispy wonton cup.

Read more at Play. Party. Pin.

That completes our list of holiday appetizers. Feel free to let us know which appetizers were your favourite or even share your personal, go-to holiday appetizers. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

Ashley Maniw

Ashley Maniw graduated from York University with an Honours B.A. in English and Creative Writing. Cooking and eating are amongst her many hobbies. Ashley is committed to gluten-free, organic, and clean eating...for the most part. She hasn't met a Doritos flavour that she hasn't liked.

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