20 Christmas Holiday Snacks & Appetizers Recipe Ideas

| November 25, 2018

Christmas potlucks are fun for hosts and guests alike, but if you’re stumped on what to bring to impress, choose one of these homemade Christmas holiday snacks and appetizer recipe ideas. It’s a sure way to be asked back year after year!

Cheese Plate Idea

Cheese Plate Idea by Tammy Mitchell

Cheese Plate Idea by Tammy Mitchell

A cheese plate is a simple appetizer to bring to a get together, but some fancy cheese will definitely impress. Choose one hard cheese, one semi soft and one soft and pair them with crackers and grapes.

Cheese and Vegetable Christmas Tree Tray

cheese and vegetable Christmas tree tray by Randi Dukes

cheese and vegetable Christmas tree tray by Randi Dukes

Simple cheese pieces and cherry tomatoes are arranged in a Christmas tree shape. Don’t forget the pretzel sticks for a trunk — they’re the perfect way to choose the perfect piece of cheese.

Holiday Movie Night Popcorn Bar

Holiday Movie Night Popcorn Bar by Kim Byers

Holiday Movie Night Popcorn Bar by Kim Byers

Christmas is the perfect time to get together with family and watch a Christmas movie. Have even more fun with this movie popcorn bar from Kim.

Easy Fudge Recipe for Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar Cart

Easy Fudge Recipe for Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar Cart by Kim Byers

Easy Fudge Recipe for Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar Cart by Kim Byers

Holiday fudge is a Christmas staple, but if you’ve never made it, fudge can be intimidating. Instead, use these tips and delicious mix ins like Butterfingers for a fun treat.

Christmas Appetizer Tray

Christmas appetizer tray by Toni Roberts

Christmas appetizer tray by Toni Roberts

Cheese, vegetables and fruits are arranged with sprigs of fresh herbs for a delicious Christmas tree.

Easy Christmas Pretzel Wreath

Easy to make Pretzel Wreath by Toni Roberts

Easy to make Pretzel Wreath by Toni Roberts

Pretzel sticks are dipped in colored candy melts and arranged in a circle to create this fun, edible Christmas wreath.

Reindeer Caramel Apple Recipe

Reindeer Caramel Apple Recipe by Toni Roberts

Reindeer Caramel Apple Recipe by Toni Roberts

If you want to send a sweet treat, rather than something savory, these reindeer caramel apples fit the bill. They’re silly and sweet and perfect for Christmas.

Elf Spaghetti

Elf spaghetti for Christmas by Toni Roberts

Elf spaghetti for Christmas by Toni Roberts

Pasta is easily dyed green with a little green food coloring in the water. It doesn’t change the taste of the pasta at all and your kids will love this cheery Christmas pasta dish.

Edible Elf Hats

Edible Elf Hats by Toni Roberts

Edible Elf Hats by Toni Roberts

Bugles are the perfect shape to make elf hats and the sweet and salty combination of candy melts and Bugles make these a treat that is sure to please.

Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Pecans

Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Pecans by Giggles Galore

Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Pecans by Mariah Leeson

These cinnamon vanilla candied pecans smell so good when they’re cooking that you’ll want to make a batch to save and one to share.

Grinch Munch Popcorn

Grinch Munch Popcorn by Mariah Leeson

Grinch Munch Popcorn by Mariah Leeson

No matter which version of the Grinch is your favorite, this Grinch Munch Popcorn is the perfect treat to enjoy. Your heart will grow three sizes after one bite.

Blue Cheese and Honey Appetizer Recipe

Blue Cheese and Honey Appetizer Recipe by Tammy Mitchell

Blue Cheese and Honey Appetizer Recipe by Tammy Mitchell

Chicken Piccata Stuffed Mushrooms

Chicken Piccata Stuffed Mushrooms by Tammy Mitchell

Chicken Piccata Stuffed Mushrooms by Tammy Mitchell

Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly Puffs

Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly Puffs by Tammy Mitchell

Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly Puffs by Tammy Mitchell

Sugared Nuts Recipe

Sugared Nuts Recipe by Toni Roberts

Sugared Nuts Recipe by Toni Roberts

Ornament Popcorn Balls Recipe

Ornament Popcorn Balls by Michelle Stewart

Ornament Popcorn Balls by Michelle Stewart

Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

 Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls Recipe by Michelle Stewart

Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls Recipe by Michelle Stewart

Soft Chewy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Soft Chewy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe by Tauni Everett

Soft Chewy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe by Tauni Everett

PS. Here’s another easy gingerbread cookie recipe by Tauni.

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe by Tauni Everett

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe by Tauni Everett

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