30 Holiday Snacks for Parties


The holidays are just around the corner, and that means it’s time for fun parties with family and friends and, of course, delicious and creative food! Listed below are some of the top 10 Holiday snacks recipes for parties that I’ve come across in the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

1. Pine Cone Cheese Ball

From: allrecipes

Want to turn heads at your next Holiday party? Try out this visually captivating Pine Cone Cheese Ball recipe from allrecipes! The recipe calls for goat cheese but others who have made it say you can make it with cream cheese and it turns out great!

2. Pomegranate Goat Cheese Bites

From: foxandbriar

If you need something quick and easy then look no further than these stunning pomegranate goat cheese bites! It puts a new spin on the favorite holiday fruit and your guests will be astonished at how easy they are to make!

3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Snack Cake

From: Amy’s Healthy Baking

Whoever first decided to combine pumpkin and chocolate was a genius. And Amy’s recipe for a pumpkin chocolate chip cake really hits it out the park! Your friends will be singing your name from the rooftops when you bring this to this year’s holiday parties!

4. Lemon Coconut Cream Cheese Balls

From: Low Carb Yum

Try these tasty and low-carb Lemon Coconut Cream Cheese Balls for a creamy blast of the tropics on a cool fall or winter night. Who says Holiday teats need to be full of cranberries, pumpkins, and spice?!

5. Apple Spice Cream Cheese Ball

From: The Foodie Affair

Since we’re on a cheese ball theme I couldn’t NOT include these absurdly tasty apple spice cream cheese balls. No baking time with these. They’re basically little balls of apple pie… without the carbs!

6. Easy Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Danish

From: Swanky Recipes

If you’re looking for low carb, then scroll on past. This lemon blueberry danish is the most indulgent holiday breakfast on the planet.

7. Phyllo Wrapped Shrimp Appetizer With Bacon & Cream Cheese

From: Fun Money Mom

If I had to choose an appetizer as a main course I’d probably choose this mouth-watering recipe from Fun Money Mom. Phyllo is typically used for pastries such as baklava but Lisa gets innovative by packaging up shrimp, bacon, and cream cheese into delectable savory morsels. 2 full plates, please!

8. Pumpkin Fondue

From: Sweetpea Lifestyle

Decadence. Unbuttoned pants. Hair ties. You won’t be able to resist so make sure you’re ready for a mess as you dig in to this eye-opening holiday appetizer.

9. Maple Roasted Pecans

From: LoveFoodies.com

Make a lot of these because you won’t be able to stop eating them once you start. These are quick and easy, clocking in at about 15 minutes total. The perfect go-to holiday snack recipe when you’re hurrying to your next party!

10. 5 Minute Halloween Snack Mix

From: Oh Sweet Basil

Even easier than the maple roasted pecans is this Halloween snack mix. Grab an assortment of candies, nuts, and snacks, throw them in a bowl and voilà!

11. Christmas White Chocolate Trash Snack Mix

From: DinnerThenDessert

White Chocolate Trash Snack Mix is a no-bake, microwave friendly recipe which takes just five minutes to make in one large batch. Everything but the white chocolate goes into the trash bag which is shaken for just a couple of seconds and then a second shaking of the bag with the melted chocolate added makes a HUGE batch of delicious snack mix with no cleanup!

12. Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Bites

From: TwoSistersCrafting

Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Bites are so pretty and colorful and festive.  They will look great on your Christmas dessert table or would be great to take to a school or office Holiday Party.

13. Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

From: Kleinworth & Co

Do you want a simple, yet beautiful little holiday treat for your seasonal gatherings? I like to make things that are quick & easy & yet looks so incredibly special. It doesn’t take all day in the kitchen to create something that is a show stopper at your next party. This recipe gets people ohhing & ahhing over just how pretty & tasty they are.

14. White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

From: Lil’Luna

The recipe is White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels. It is so good, especially the peppermint parts. You’ll keep picking them off and shoving them in your mouth. These are so easy to make (really easy!!) and would be great gifts to give for Christmas. If you love white chocolate and peppermint, you’ll love these yummy pretzels.

15. Christmas Cookie Dough Dip

From: Dinner At The Zoo

This recipe for cookie dough dip has a fluffy and creamy base of eggless Christmas cookie dough that’s swirled with plenty of holiday sprinkles and served with fruit and cookies for dipping. It only takes 5 minutes to make!

16. Sugar Cookie Truffles

From: If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen

Sugar cookie truffles are a must-try for Christmas or any holiday. It’s a four-ingredient no-bake recipe that uses sugar cookies, cream cheese, white chocolate and sprinkles!

17. Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Bags

From: That’s What Che Said

These Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Bags are perfect for school parties, play dates, long holiday road trips and most importantly the kids table on Turkey Day!

18. Rice Krispies Treats Presents with a Surprise

From: Meaningful Mama

One of the things I love about this creative food idea is that kids can help with every step. It’s a no bake idea and is easier to create than it might at first seem. Everything is done in the microwave, and I’m going to give you step by step instructions to make it happen. It’s easier than it looks.

19. Reindeer Chow

From: The Pennywise Mama

This recipe is quick, easy, and affordable. In just 15 minutes, you’ve got a yummy treat that is perfect for holiday get-togethers. It also makes a great homemade gift for a teacher or friend. Simply put it in a tin or mason jar and tie it with a pretty ribbon. Voilà! A perfect gift!

20. Mini Caramel Apple Dippers

From: Spend With Pennies

Apples make the perfect snack, deliciously crunchy and juicy and tart. It seems all fall festivities have some type of apple snack and what could go better with apples than caramel dip? I agree, nothing at all can compare!

21. Instant Pot Maple Candied Pecans

From: Simply Happy Foodie

Instant Pot Maple Candied Pecans are a sweet and slightly salty snack. These candied pecans are fun Holiday gifts to give to teachers, friends, and as hostess gifts. Pressure cooker maple candied pecans are the perfect nuts for Holiday snacks!

22. Jingle Balls

From: Who Needs A Cape

Make some Jingle Balls No Bake Sugar Cookie Balls for your holiday parties. Christmas is a time for yummy treats, great for cookie trays & exchanges.

23. Christmas Fruit Tree

From: Penny Pinchin Mom

It’s nice to have some healthy food break up all of the sugar that surrounds the holidays. This Christmas Fruit Tree is perfect for any get together, or holiday party, and it’s so easy to make!

24. Dipped Caramel Pretzel Bites

From: Fav Family Recipes

These Dipped Caramel Pretzel Bites are addicting! You won’t be able to eat just one! They are the perfect, easy treat to take to friends & neighbors.

25. Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

From: Spend With Pennies

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make ahead holiday snack or appetizer.  A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries rolled in tortillas and sliced.  These are the hit of every party!

26. Christmas Crack

From: Simply Recipes

I don’t know if this is called “crack” because of the way it breaks into big, wonderful pieces, because it’s made with crackers, or because it’s so darn addictive. Regardless, I’m a fan.

27. Flower Pretzel Bites

From: Freebie Finding Mom

This pretzel snack recipe combines salty, crunchy pretzels with sugar and sweet chocolate for an irresistible combination.

28. Turkey Pretzel Rod Treat

From: The Ot Toolbox

The Ot’s made these turkey pretzel rod treats with the kids one afternoon as a cooking with kids project to get everyone in the Thanksgiving mood.

29. Jalapeno Popper Mummies

From: Fast Forward Fun

This is more of a Halloween snack for adults (some of them were blazing hot!), but I think Halloween should be just as much for adults as it is for kids. We may be too old to trick or treat, but that doesn’t mean we can’t eat half of the candy they bring home.

30. Reindeer Sandwiches

From: A Spotted Pony

Reindeer sandwiches are the perfect way to make lunch with a little holiday magic for the kiddos.  A heart-shaped cookie cutter turns a regular old Pb&J sandwich into an adorable little reindeer sandwich.  Pretzels for antlers, chocolate chip eyes, and a red M&M nose make this reindeer as cute as they are tasty.  The kids will love them and request them every day until Christmas arrives!  Make them for school, for a fun lunch at home, or for a kid-friendly dish to pass at any holiday party.



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