100+ Most Creative Christmas Appetizers For a Deliciously Festive Feast

The holidays are here and it’s time to start deciding, what types of great appetizers you will use this year. Appetizers have a lovely way of bringing people together during festive times.

As we mingle with family, friends and co-workers, finger foods become the perfect conversation piece.

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Sometimes it is difficult to choose between just one appetizer. This is why there’s no reason not to select an entire table.

Displaying various snacks is the best bet. Guests will appreciate all of the different choices.

A table with a combination of salty bites, creamy dips, sweet sauces and many other kinds of appetizers will surely keep your guests interested and excited!

1. 2 Minute Peppermint Fluff Dip

2 Minute Peppermint Fluff Dip
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This simple-to-make dip is created by using only a few items, some of which are marshmallows, and peppermint extract.

The marshmallow fluff is added together with cream cheese and whipped together. If this combination sounds delectable that’s because it is!

via The Pinning Mama

2. Bacon Cheese Wreath

Bacon Cheese Wreath
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If you’re looking for the perfect spread for the holidays, here it is! The smoky bacon and Parmesan combined together create a memorable and tasty dressing.

via Taste of Home

3. Baked Goat Cheese Roasted Cranberry Appetizer

Baked Goat Cheese Roasted Cranberry Appetizer
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Goat cheese and roasted cranberries make a delicious spread for all types of crackers and bread. Baked together these two ingredients will be the talk of the party!

via Thirsty Feast

4. Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans
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If you are a pecan lover, then just imagine them covered in spices and sugar. This treat can be made within minutes! The perfect snack to keep the guest busy when they arrive early!

via Gimme Some Oven

5. Candy Cane Cheese Spread

Candy Cane Cheese Spread
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A simple and fast party introduction, this spread can be made literally in minutes!

Choose your favorite cheese spread and mix it with a few herbs and spices from your cupboard! Don’t forget to shape it in the form of a candy cane to get the attention of the guests!

via McCormick

6. Caprese Christmas Wreath

Caprese Christmas Wreath
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A platter filled with Fresh mozzarella cheese and plump tomatoes can save the day at a holiday get-together.

Balsamic sauce setting in the middle for dipping makes this an absolutely perfect dish!

via Cafe Delites

7. Cheese and Meat Christmas Tree

Cheese and Meat Christmas Tree
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Gather up your favorite holiday cheeses and sausages and make it into a Christmas tree!

via Family Fresh Meals

8. Cheese Ball Christmas Ornaments

Cheese Ball Christmas Ornaments
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Sometimes something as simple as cheese balls topped with olives can make your holiday an unforgettable occasional!

via DIY Enthusiasts

9. Cheese Reindeers

Cheese Reindeers
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This easy appetizer is made of Laughing Cow cheese. Add peppers and pretzels to make a reindeer face and this snack will be the talk of the party!

via Cute For Kids

10. Cheese, Cracker & Sausage Christmas Tree

Cheese, Cracker & Sausage Christmas Tree
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Set aside for the holidays your best crackers and sausages. Don’t forget the crackers. Choosing from any type of crackers will do, saltine, wheat etc.

via Honey and Lime

11. Cheeseball Christmas Tree

Cheeseball Christmas Tree
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Cream cheese is used when making this perfect appetizer. Make sure that the cream cheese is packaged, it will hold better.

Choose your most mouthwatering chives, peppers, etc to mix with the cheese. Form it into a Christmas tree, then cover it with olives and surround it with crackers.

via Cafe Delites

12. Cherry Cheesecake Dip

Cherry Cheesecake Dip
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In need of Christmas cold appetizers? Cherry Cheesecake Dip is a mouthwatering dish made from cheesecake. Just choose crackers and dip away!

via Shugary Sweets

13. Cherry Tomatoes Filled with Pesto and Cheese

Cherry Tomatoes Filled with Pesto and Cheese
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Christmas dinner appetizers is how you break the ice, during a holiday mix. And there’s nothing like plump red tomatoes to do the trick!

Tomatoes are scrumptious if eaten solo, so just imagine if they’re stuffed with your most favorite cheese along with a herb-filled pesto?

via DIY Enthusiasts

14. Chips and Guacamole Bites Gluten Free Appetizer

Chips and Guacamole Bites Gluten Free Appetizer
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When giving a party, you do not want to run out of Christmas appetizers ideas.

Keep in mind that some guests may desire a unique selection of snacks. A Gluten-free Guacamole appetizer with crackers is the perfect platter.

via My Gluten-Free Kitchen

15. Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Wreath

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Wreath
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If you’re looking for cute Christmas appetizers this pretzel wreath is among the most popular treats on snack table. Easy and quick to make, the pretzels are dipped in chocolate then shaped into a wreath!

via Taste of Home

16. Christmas Cookie Cutter Mini Pizzas

Christmas Cookie Cutter Mini Pizzas
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via DIY Enthusiasts

17. Christmas Cookie Dough Dip

Christmas Cookie Dough Dip
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Whipping up this eggless creamy base will take only minutes! The trick is to keep beating the dough until it becomes fluffy, then add loads of sprinkles!

via Dinner at the Zoo

18. Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack
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via I Heart Nap Time

19. Christmas Crack Mix

Christmas Crack Mix
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For the holidays create memories by pouring peppermint over a basket of crackers! This sweet and salty combination can’t be beaten! Especially if you throw in an assortment of M&Ms!

via Princess Pinky Girl

20. Christmas Crack Pretzels

Christmas Crack Pretzels
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via The Gunny Sack

21. Christmas Desserts Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Tree

Christmas Desserts Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Tree
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Strawberries covered with chocolate served on a platter laid out like a Christmas tree

via Home Stories at Oz

22. Christmas Deviled Eggs

Christmas Deviled Eggs
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Deviled eggs topped with your a nice seasoning can be served within seconds at any party!

via Momdot

23. Christmas Mini Sausage Wreath

Christmas Mini Sausage Wreath
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Sausages are the perfect treat, before dinner, make it interesting by making a wreath!

via Free Fun Christmas

24. Christmas Queso

Christmas Queso
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Hot cheese will be the talk of the evening at this bash! Make the queso as spicy as you and your friends would like it!

via Delish

25. Christmas Santa Crackers

Christmas Santa Crackers
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There’s nothing like a platter full of assorted crackers to nibble on while circulating a crowed room!

via Free Fun Christmas

26. Christmas Star Sandwiches

Primula Star Sandwiches
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Looking around for Christmas themed appetizers? Well, look no further, for this special recipe all that is needed are cucumbers, Primula Cheese, and bread.

After adding the Primula Cheese of choice onto the bread that has been cut into a star, sprinkle plenty of chives and red chilies onto the sandwich.

via In the Playroom

27. Christmas Tree and Snowman Cheese Ball

Christmas Tree And Snowman Cheese Ball
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Dividing, then rolling soft cheese into two balls, will do it to create the perfect snowman!

via Freebie Finding Mom

28. Christmas Tree Cheese Board

Christmas Tree Cheese Board
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Gather up all of your favorite cheeses and load em up on this holiday board! Your family and friends will not be able to move from this table!

via Stone Gable

29. Christmas Tree Cheese Pops

Christmas Tree Cheese Pops
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The only ingredients that are needed for this dish are broccoli and cheese wedges. Place a toothpick in the wedge and there you have it!

via Little Food Junction

30. Christmas Tree Cracker Tray

Christmas Tree Cracker Tray
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A platter of Ritz crackers, topped with spread, carrots, peppers and food coloring is all you need for this spectacular Christmas platter!

via Free Fun Christmas

31. Christmas Tree Cream Cheese Danish

Christmas Tree Cream Cheese Danish
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A platter full of danishes shaped like a Christmas tree will start a great conversation at any party. Topped off with scrumptious cream cheese!

via Walking on Sunshine Recipes

32. Christmas Tree Fruit Platter

Christmas Tree Fruit Platter
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One of the best Christmas appetizers platters is a selection full of fresh fruit! After picking out your best mouthwatering fruit, shape it into a Christmas tree, then wham, there you have it!

via The First Year Blog

33. Christmas Tree Pizza

Christmas Tree Pizza
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Imagine a pizza Christmas tree! If you can’t imagine it then create it! The pizza must be shaped like a Christmas tree, then it can be topped off with onions and peppers!

via A Couple Cooks

34. Christmas Tree Pull Apart

Christmas Tree Pull Apart
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via Eclectic Recipes

35. Christmas Tree Pull Apart Pizza Bites

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Pizza Bites
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Ummm, pizza for Christmas! These holiday pizza pull-aparts are fabulous! Pepperoni and cheese-filled bites are the perfect choice for the season!

via Ready Set Eat

36. Christmas Tree Roll Ups

Christmas Tree Roll Ups
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Floured tortillas rolled into the shape of a Christmas tree with a toothpick can be very endearing and scrumptious!

Just combine the cheese with olives, basil leaves, and red peppers!

via Betty Crocker

37. Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks

Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks
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Before popping the breadsticks into the oven, mix spinach into the dough, then shape the dough into a Christmas tree!

via Its Always Autumn

38. Christmas Tree Veggie Appetizer

Christmas Tree Veggie Appetizer
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A platter full of broccoli in the shape of a Christmas tree makes a nice conversation piece! Don’t forget the carrots, peppers and more!

via Mom Endeavors

39. Christmas Tree Veggie Tray

Christmas Tree Veggie Tray
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A platter full of celery, tomatoes, peppers and more will keep family and friends searching for dips and sauces thorough the night!

via The Country Cook

40. Christmas Vegetable Tree

Christmas Vegetable Tree
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Choose your best veggies and make a Christmas tree out of them! Select carrots, cucumbers and more, get creative!

41. Christmas Wreath Appetizer

Christmas Wreath Appetizer
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Crescent roll stuffed with veggies and lightly decorated with rosemary.

via Key Ingredient

42. Christmas Wreath Vegetable Tray

Christmas Wreath Vegetable Tray
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Load up a bunch of favorites and make a Christmas wreath!

via The Country Cook

43. Cinnamon Bread Wreath

Cinnamon Bread Wreath
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Make a Christmas wreath out of deliciously warm, sugary cinnamon bread and watch your guests enjoy it!

via Luluto

44. Cranberry and Brie Bites

Cranberry and Brie Bites
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Putting thin slices of dough on a pan and popping it in the oven creates tasty pastries.

Topping them with sweetened cranberries will be all that needs to be done before introducing them to party guests!

via Kitchen Sanctuary

45. Cranberry and Pomegranate Bruschetta

Cranberry and Pomegranate Bruschetta
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There’s nothing like a neat piece of Bruschetta, topped with cream cheese and cranberry sauce.

This gorgeous tasteful treat will get your taste buds going before dinner!

via The Cafe Sucrefarine

46. Cranberry and Walnut Pinwheels

Cranberry and Walnut Pinwheels
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Pinwheels filled with cranberries and walnuts, what a delightful finger food!

via Diethood

47. Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs

Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs
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Take out your slow cooker and pour in the meatballs, cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce, let it come to a slow simmer then serve!

via Yellow Bliss Road

48. Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip
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Chives, cranberry sauce and cream cheese, use Ritz crackers to scoop up the dip!

via Gimme Some Oven

49. Cranberry Feta Pinwheel Tree

Cranberry Feta Pinwheel Tree
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Filled with feta cheese and cranberries lay the pinwheels in the shape of a Christmas tree on a decorative platter and enjoy!

via The Girl Who Ate Everything

50. Cranberry Goat Cheese Crescent Ring

Cranberry Goat Cheese Crescent Ring
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A nice warm crescent loaf stuffed with cream cheese and cranberries will have your guests distracted for a while!

via Honey and Birch

51. Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

Cranberry Jalapeno Dip
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Cream Cheese, cranberries and jalapenos would be the perfect dip for a nice get-together! A simple idea that would take only minutes to serve!

via Sparrows and Lily

52. Cranberry Pecan Brie Bites

Cranberry Pecan Brie Bites
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Brie, cranberries, and pecans, can make a pretty fancy snack!

via Mom on Timeout

53. Cranberry Turkey Pinwheels

Cranberry Turkey Pinwheels
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Turkey and cranberries in a nice wrap, what a tasty snack!

via Noshing With the Nolands

54. Cream Cheese Penguins

Cream Cheese Penguins
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Select 18 large olives, make sure they’re pitted, stuff the bottom half with cream cheese and don’t forget the carrots and the olives as the scarf and nose!

via All Recipes

55. Easy Fiesta Christmas Tree

Easy Fiesta Christmas Tree
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Cream cheese shaped like a Christmas tree, with salsa, green onions, and marmalade makes a tasty appetizer. And forget the tortilla chips

via Betty Crocker

56. Egg Snowman

Egg Snowman
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Hard-boiled eggs and carrots can make a pretty snowman! Oh and don’t forget the peppercorn!

via Roxys Kitchen

57. Frosted Sugar Cookie Dip

Frosted Sugar Cookie Dip
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Sugar cookie mix used as a dip makes delightful Christmas appetizers.

via Home Made Hooplah

58. Fruit Pizza Christmas Wreath

Fruit Pizza Christmas Wreath
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Fruit pizza shaped like a wreath, are excellent appetizers for Christmas.

via Nest of Posies

59. Grinch Fruit Kabobs

Grinch Fruit Kabobs
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When it comes to appetizers for the Christmas party, fruit on kabob sticks is a memorable idea.

via Momables

60. Grinch Popcorn

Grinch Popcorn
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With a little food coloring, M&Ms and marshmallows this bowl of popcorn will be unforgettable!

via Two Sisters Crafting

61. Ham and Cheese Christmas Crackers

Ham and Cheese Christmas Crackers
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Ritz crackers layered with ham and cheese is a light simple snack that everyone will enjoy! Excellent Christmas eve appetizers.

via Eats Amazing

62. Holiday Antipasto Wreath

Holiday Antipasto Wreath
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Olives, sausage, and an assortment of cheeses laid nicely on a wreath, with crackers in the middle makes waiting for dinner pleasant!

via Table Party of Two

63. Holiday Cheese Wreath

Holiday Cheese Wreath
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A nice assortment of cheeses, with plump tomatoes shaped like a wreath settled nicely on a platter, makes the party room look festive!

via Five Heart Home

64. Hotdog Christmas Stocking

Hotdog Christmas Stocking
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Tiny hotdogs shaped like Christmas stockings, yumm,yumm!

via The Peach Kitchen

65. Inside-Out Veggie Dip

Inside-Out Veggie Dip
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Cream cheese spread with green onions, carrots, garlic powder, onion powder topped on cucumbers and tomatoes!

via Taste of Home

66. Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Mini Cheese Ball Bites
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via Taste Better From Scratch

67. Olive Appetizer Tree

Olive Appetizer Tree
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Large olives stacked up on top of each other to form a Christmas tree.

via First For Women

68. Olive Penguins

Olive Penguins
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via Per Snickety Plates

69. Ornament Veggie Platte

Ornament Veggie Platte
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A platter full of veggies shaped like an ornament. Cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots included!

70. Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites

Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites
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Baked to perfection these bites are cut into the shape of stars. Mixed with a parmesan and basil, it’s quite tasty!

via Life Love Liz

71. Pine Cone Christmas Party Cheese Ball

Pine Cone Christmas Party Cheese Ball
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A large cheese ball shaped like a cone, with pecans stuffed into it, makes it look like a festive pine cone!

via Living Locurto

72. Pita Tree Appetizers

Pita Tree Appetizers
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Pita bread cut out in the shape of a Christmas tree, covered with a guacamole and sour cream spread. And let’s not forget to add pretzel to the spread, garlic, parsley and red peppers!

via Betty Crocker

73. Pomegranate and Cranberry Bruschetta

Pomegranate and Cranberry Bruschetta
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via Table Party of Two

74. Pomegranate Cheeseball

Pomegranate Cheeseball
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A round cheeseball covered with luscious pomegranate! Wow, if this doesn’t get the attention of your guests, what will?

But let’s not forget the toasted almonds and sage that’s stuffed into the cheddar cheese!

via How Sweet Eats

75. Pomegranate Guacamole

Pomegranate Guacamole
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Guacamole mixed with plenty of pomegranates and used as dip.

via Just At Taste

76. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
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Prosciutto wrapped in delicious asparagus.

via Irena Macri

77. Ranch Snowman Cheeseball

Ranch Snowman Cheeseball
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Cream cheese mixed with Ranch sauce, shaped like a snowman.

via Baking Beauty

78. Red Velvet Cake Batter Dip

Red Velvet Cake Batter Dip
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Cake mix used as dip is a quick and easy party idea.

via Delish

79. Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbread

Roasted Cranberry Goat Cheese Flatbread
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Flatbread topped with cranberries and Goat cheese.

via Healthy Seasonal Recipes

80. Santa Crunch Popcorn

Santa Crunch Popcorn
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Popcorn covered with a marshmallow mixture, mixed with an assortment of M&Ms, can be a real treat!

via Two Sisters Crafting

81. Santa Veggie Tray

Santa Veggie Tray
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A veggie tray shaped like a Santa can be a nice appetizer. Just choose the types of veggies that you think your guests will like and there you go!

via Totally The Bomb

82. Santas Reindeer Chow

Santas Reindeer Chow
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This chow is loaded with lots of good stuff, including M&Ms, pretzels, marshmallows and peanut butter fudge!

via The Baking Chocolatess

83. Snowman Cheeseball

Snowman Cheeseball
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Two chunks of cream cheese shaped into a snowman. Two asparagus arms, cranberry hair, carrot nose, raisin eyes, and a red pepper smile!

via The Whoot

84. Snowman Pizza

Snowman Pizza
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Pizza shaped like a snowman, topped with olives and a carrot nose. Great make-ahead Christmas appetizers.

via Delia Creates

85. Southwestern Pinwheel Christmas Tree

Southwestern Pinwheel Christmas Tree
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Pinwheels loaded up on a platter layer by layer creating a standing Christmas tree!

The pinwheels are stuffed with cream cheese, green onions and chiles, red peppers, sliced Deli Turkey, tomatoes and yellow peppers!

via Tiramisusies

86. Sparkling Cranberries

Sparkling Cranberries
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Cranberries sprinkled with white sugar, placed in a decorative bowl.

via Klein Worth Co.

87. Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites

Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites
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Thin slices of brie, topped with cranberries with a little cream cheese on the side.

via Yummy Mummy Kitchen

88. Spinach Dip Stuffed Crescent Roll Christmas Tree

Spinach Dip Stuffed Crescent Roll Christmas Tree
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Crescent rolls filled with spinach dip, laid on a platter in the shape of a Christmas tree.

via Real House Moms

89. Strawberry Cheesecake Santas

Strawberry Cheesecake Santas
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Luscious strawberries stuffed with cream cheese and then topped off with the other half of the strawberry.

via Raining Hot Coupons

90. Turkey Cranberry Topper

Turkey Cranberry Topper
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No one would have ever guessed how tasty a Ritz cracker with turkey and cranberries could be!

via Tidy Mom

91. Veggie Tray Snowman

Veggie Tray Snowman
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3 bowls displayed like a snowman, each bowl filled with a white sauce, white broccoli or white marshmallows, surrounded by carrots and other veggies to dip!

via Eating Richly

92. White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip

White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip
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Cheese bakes with cranberries in a dish then served hot with bread.

via Little Broken

93. Wreath Appetizer for Christmas

Wreath Appetizer for Christmas
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Crescent rolls shaped like a wreath, topped with cream cheese and broccoli.

via Food.com

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