Easy Party Snacks

Nothing kicks off a party like fantastic finger foods. Fill the table in a snap with these easy snack recipes, many which can be made in advance.

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    Rosemary Roasted Nuts

    Taste these herb- and spice-coated nuts and you'll never settle for a can of mixed nuts again. This snack is irresistible when served warm from the oven, but can be made ahead and served at room temperature, too.

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    Cranberry-Vanilla Cereal Drops

    Whip up these no-bake treats up to three days in advance (if you can resist them sitting on the counter). For richer nutty flavor, be sure to toast the macadamia nuts.

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    Spiced Apricots in Dark Chocolate

    Three simple ingredients are all it takes to create a stellar bite-size snack. For more fun flavors, substitute other fruits such as dried plums.

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    Mango Pico de Gallo

    Make this colorful fruit salsa one day ahead, and it will be even yummier. Allowing the salsa to chill overnight gives the unique flavors time to meld and become more balanced.

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    Overnight Cucumber Pickles

    Salty, pickled veggie bites are surprisingly addictive on their own, but they’re also great in or on top of sandwiches for added flavor and crunch.

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    Crunchy Cracker Snack Mix

    Customize this snack mix to make it your own. Swap in your favorite bite-size crackers or nuts and change up the seasoning mix for a whole new flavor combo.

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    Lemon Drop Bark

    Crushed lemon drops give this so-easy candy some pucker. For a more festive look, use crushed red-and-green peppermint candies instead.

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    Roasted Garbanzo Beans

    A healthful alternative to chips, these crunchy, slightly spicy beans make a perfect party snack. Double the recipe to feed a larger crowd.

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    Creamy Stuffed Peppers

    A creamy, slightly smoky filling nestled in a fresh, crunchy pepper makes for a surprisingly indulgent low-cal pepper popper.

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    Sweet Potato Fritters with Yogurt-Chive Dipping Sauce

    Whip up the creamy yogurt dip before you start frying up these soft, flavorful fritters so you can enjoy them while they’re still warm and supremely tender.

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    Caesar Dip with Vegetables

    This creamy dip has the flavorful ingredients you would find in Caesar dressing -- Parmesan, lemon, and garlic. Served with crisp raw veggies, it’s the perfect combination of healthy and indulgent.

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    Wrap & Roll Basil Pinwheels

    Tender tortillas filled with meat, cheese, and herbs and then rolled into petite spiral bites are as easy to make as they are to eat. Sprinkle the serving platter with additional snipped fresh basil for a special touch.

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    Honey-Mustard Snack Mix

    Toss the crispy and crunchy ingredients in this mix with honey mustard, garlic, and cayenne for a savory combination guests will keep coming back for.

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    Fruit-Filled Wontons

    A sweet berry filling in crisp wonton cups makes a delicious handheld snack, appetizer, or dessert. Bonus: Kids will love them, too!

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    Homemade Graham Crackers

    Ditch the box in favor of these DIY Graham crackers. Serve them plain or as part of a make-your-own s’mores bar to really get the party started.

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    Chunky Apple-Sage Appetizer

    Serve this chunky, herb-infused mixture with your favorite cracker for a simple snack. If there are leftovers, the apple mixture is also delicious with pork, chicken, or turkey.

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    Cranberry-Orange Caramel Corn

    Caramel corn gets a holiday twist with the addition of cranberry and orange flavors. Kids and adult alike will go crazy for this sweet, slightly sticky snack.

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    Veggie Spring Rolls with Chimichurri Sauce

    Colorful veggie-filled spring rolls add a touch of elegance to the holiday snack table. Sprinkle with fresh snipped parsley for an extra touch of class.

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    Crunch-Coated Bananas

    Bananas, peanut butter, and a cornflake crunch make a delish healthy snack for your party buffet. This recipe easily doubles (or triples) for unexpected guests and can be whipped together in just a few minutes with ingredients you likely already have on hand.

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    Gorgonzola-Thyme-Stuffed Olives

    These one-bite snacks make party prep a snap with only five ingredients and the option to make them up to one week ahead. Green olives lend delicious tang, while black olives could be used for milder flavor.

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    Azetc Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

    The caramel corn you loved as a kid is all grown up with the sophisticated flavors of ancho chile and espresso.

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    Candy Cane Bark

    No sweet says holidays quite like peppermint candy. This sweet snack combines both vanilla and chocolate candy coating for a beautiful swirled design.

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    Cheese Wafers with Pepper Jelly

    Tender cheddar crackers spread with a sweet-spicy jelly make for a unique (and wonderful) flavor sensation. Give these cheesy crackers a try as the foundation for other spreads, too.

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