12 Easy Christmas Finger Food Appetizers
Sausage Cheese Balls
It's not really a holiday party until someone shows up with the sausage cheese balls. The addition of chopped onions and celery, along with a dash of garlic powder, make this version extra flavorful.
Christmas Tree Appetizers
A healthy option for your Christmas spread, these mini Christmas trees rely on pita triangles as a base. Green guacamole and red bell pepper add to the festive appearance.
Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts
Toss aside that store-bought can of mixed nuts, and serve up a batch of these delicious roasted ones instead. A buttery sugar mixture is combined with hearty spices like cumin and cayenne before being poured over the nuts to give them a sweet and spicy zip.
King Crab Appetizers
Tender crab meat is the star of this simultaneously crunchy and creamy appetizer. "I made these for a Christmas party and they were a major hit!" said Allrecipes user Becky.
Classic Savory Deviled Eggs
A staple finger food, no Christmas party spread would be complete with a few deviled eggs. This batch gets a flavorful boost from dill and dijon mustard.
Cheddar Cheese Straws
This classic Southern appetizer will soon become a must-have for party hosting after you've made your first batch. User Laura C. says "I found this recipe a few years back and have made it every Christmas eve for our annual Christmas Eve party. Every year I get tons of compliments on it!"
This popular sweet and spicy appetizer gets a winter upgrade by using cranberry sauce instead of traditional grape jelly. Tight on time? You can use frozen pre-made meatballs in a pinch; just make sure to cook them before the slow cooker step.
Cream Cheese Penguins
Almost too cute to eat, these tiny olive penguins are sure to delight guests. If you want them to be extra flavorful, some reviewers suggest using herb or ranch-flavored cream cheese.
Chef John's Party Cheese Puffs
These heavenly little puffs are light enough to not weigh you down, but addictive enough that you can't just have one. User MimiKitten says, "Fabulous cheesy puffs! They turned out perfect."
Caramel Corn Snack Mix
Salty and crunchy popcorn, cereal, and pretzels are coated with a buttery sugar sauce that makes this snack irresistible. Guests are sure to come back for seconds.
Ham and Brie Crostini with Fig Jam
This unexpected combo will become your go-to appetizer before long. Thick-cut ham is layered with brie and fig jam, a classic combo, on top of crusty baguette slices for easy serving.
Blue Cheese and Pear Tartlets
You'll only need five ingredients for this easy finger food recipe, but guests will never know due to these tartlets' elegant appearance. "Served them at a party and everyone gobbled them up and kept exclaiming how delicious they were," says Allrecipes user kcbee.