Festive snacks for the holiday season

The holiday season is the time when parties and family get-togethers are in full swing. Whether you’re planning a sophisticated cocktail party or just an informal catch-up with friends now is the time to roll out those festive snacks! To help you titillate the taste buds of your nearest and dearest we’ve been hard at work searching for a few delicious holidays snacks – all designed to take the heavy-lifting and hard work out of entertaining, so you can relax and enjoy your festive season!

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Warm Figs with Goat Cheese, Pistachios, and Balsamic Glaze – A perfect combination of sweet and savoury flavours, these delicious appetizers are just made for enjoying with a glass of wine. Simple but sophisticated these festive snacks will have your guests quickly coming back for more.

Date and Gorgonzola Croquettes – Treat your friends or family to these quick and easy to make Spanish canapés. Bursting with the rich flavours of dates and creamy blue cheese these are holiday snacks designed to evoke memories of Mediterranean vacations under a hot sun. Yum!

Cream Cheese Penguin

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Cream Cheese Penguins – A sure-fire holiday snack hit for children (and the young at heart!). Delicious cream cheese, red pepper, carrots and black olives are also a sneaky way of ensuring the kids are getting at least some fresh vegetables during the festive season.

Stuffed Peppadews – Crammed to bursting with salty feta cheese and artichokes these tasty little cocktail nibbles take just 10 minutes to prepare – perfect for that last minute party. Low fat as well as gluten free, snacks for the holidays were never so good for you.

Baked Ham & Cheese Rollups – A real crowd pleaser these whirls of ham, cheese and pastry are a suitable festive snack for any size or type of holiday party. You can even mix things up a bit by swapping out the Swiss cheese or ham for something more local or exotic. After 25 minutes in the oven these will be deliciously browned and tasty!

spiced pecans

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Spiced Pecans – What list of festive holiday snack suggestions would be complete without a representative from the nut family? Forget the everyday salted peanut and opt instead for these sumptuously spiced pecans. Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg make these a true treat for the holiday season!

Roasted gnocchi, sundried tomato & olive stacks – Don’t panic, using readymade gnocchi means that  these delicious tempting cocktail snacks take only minutes to put together. The combination of sundried tomato and olives makes these savoury stacks just the thing for devouring warm with glass of something cold and bubbly!

What are your favourite festive snacks to serve to up for friends or family? Do you have a few ideas on holiday snacks which you’d like to share? We’d be delighted to hear from you – Just leave your comments in the section below!

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Festive snacks for the holiday season was last modified: December 16th, 2016 by Nick Hill
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