When I introduced them to the family 11 yrs ago, they flipped over these tasty little treats. The key is to eat all the ingredients at once to experience the most amazing flavor you ever tasted!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 appetizers
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Onto each toothpick, place one piece of sausage, one cherry, one olive and one cube of cheese. Arrange them neatly on a plate. Eat the entire contents of the toothpick at once, but don't eat the toothpick!

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Nutrition Facts

96 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 5.4g 2% DV; fat 6.8g 11% DV; cholesterol 16.5mg 6% DV; sodium 412.4mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (42)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
This is a GREAT recipe if you have school-age kids who love to help in the kitchen. Set up an assembly line, and watch them go to it! I have an 8 and a 10 year old who helped me make these for a dinner party. People thought the appetizers looked unusual, but once tried, they LOVED the taste and the appetizers vanished. This dish is also perfect in cases where you need something you can't keep hot, AND can't keep cold...they have a decent table life without having their temperature constantly maintained. Read More
(27)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2011
Despite this odd grouping of food and my first instinct to run far far away I tried this recipe on my family before serving it for Christmas appetizers this year. Thank goodness I did because these are absolutely awful. Not one of us even remotely liked this appetizer. Sometimes it's best to just go with your first instinct and SKIP this recipe. Read More
(9)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
This is a GREAT recipe if you have school-age kids who love to help in the kitchen. Set up an assembly line, and watch them go to it! I have an 8 and a 10 year old who helped me make these for a dinner party. People thought the appetizers looked unusual, but once tried, they LOVED the taste and the appetizers vanished. This dish is also perfect in cases where you need something you can't keep hot, AND can't keep cold...they have a decent table life without having their temperature constantly maintained. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2004
I tried this very unusual recipe and was PLEASANTLY surprised! WOW who would have thought those tastes together would make such a wonderful impact on our tastebuds! I use Beef SMoked sausage since I cannot have pork. This is a wonderful holiday recipe!!! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
This is a very nice presented appetizer with a very neat surprise taste. Once you start eating you can't stop. For Christmas I will alternate green and red marichino cherries. Read More
(17)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2004
These were OUTSTANDING! I have never tasted anything even close these. Even if you don't like ONE of these ingredients it isn't the same when you eat it all together. (example: I hate green olives but liked this recipe). Try it your mouth will thank you! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2003
Who would have thought that these odd ingredients stacked together would taste so good. I'm going to make these for a Christmas get-together using both red and green maraschino cherries putting them first on the stack. I'm a little anxious to see how others react to this unusual mix. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2007
Either you LOVE this or hate it but I have to say that MOST people love it. Although leary of trying it once they did all I heard was "WOW" and "EXCELLENT"! If you haven't tried it then I definately recommend it! Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
This recipe is awesome! I brought it to my units Christmas Party and it was a great hit!!! And inexpensive and so simple too! Thank you so much! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2005
these definitely look a little strange but are quite tasty! i made them for thanksgiving and had to force them on the family but once they tried them... they liked them! i used lite kielbasa and light velveeta cheese and they tasted great. next time i will make half without the maraschino cherry as half of the people took the cherry off or ate it seperately. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2008
This sounded so strange that I just HAD to try it. It was actually quite a treat. I made a few and had each of my kiddos try one.. altho I had to half the olive and cherry (none of them are big fans of these) they winced at first when putting everything in their mouths.. then said.. "it's really good".. lol Maybe not for everyone.. but sometimes the "strange sounding" recipes are the best ones!:) Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2011
Despite this odd grouping of food and my first instinct to run far far away I tried this recipe on my family before serving it for Christmas appetizers this year. Thank goodness I did because these are absolutely awful. Not one of us even remotely liked this appetizer. Sometimes it's best to just go with your first instinct and SKIP this recipe. Read More
(9)
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