Start 2012 Right: Top Ten Appetizers & Snacks

Written by Nick – 

Below are some of our favorite apps and snacks from 2011. Whether you’re having a super bowl bash or cocktail party, these bite size recipes will be perfect for all that 2012 has to offer.

 Party Shrimp Skewers

1. Party Shrimp Skewers

The basil pesto salsa above adds a great flavor dimension to these grilled Party Shrimp Skewers. Perfect for outdoor parties or summertime entertaining on the patio.

Layered Monterey Pumpkin Dip

2. Layered Monterey Pumpkin Dip

Enjoy this Layered Monterey Pumpkin Dip and experience unexpected flavors in this version of a traditional layered dip. Good to the last spoonful!

Crostini Aperitivo

3. Crostini Aperitivo

Buon appetito! Add a touch of elegance to any gathering with this tasty Crostini Aperitivo appetizer above. Topped with prosciutto and a delicious goat cheese and pesto spread, you’ve never experienced Tuscany like this before.

Baked Ravioli Bites

4. Baked Ravioli Bites

Baked Ravioli Bites are decorated with artful toppings and are irresistible additions to a night of entertaining.

Party-Perfect Mini Quiches

5. Party-Perfect Mini Quiches

These bite-size, crustless colorful mini quiches above are filled with cheddar cheese, broccoli and red peppers. A delicious and colorful addition to any meal and also perfect as a party appetizer.

Coffee-Glazed Nuts

6. Coffee-Glazed Nuts

Walnuts, pecans and almonds combine in this tasty twist on the classic nut mix. With a sweet and savory coffee glaze, these Coffee-Glazed Nuts are sure to create a buzz!

Pesto Party Dip

7. Pesto Party Dip

This Pesto Party Dip is perfect on veggies, crackers and bread sticks. It is a delicious crowd-pleaser with creamy texture and robust pesto taste.

Peanut Butter "Cheese Ball"

8. Peanut Butter “Cheese Ball”

It’s a fact! Peanut butter and cheese top the list of kids’ favorite foods. Try them together in this unique recipe for Peanut Butter “Cheese Ball.”

With a shell of swirled morsels, this creamy, peanut-buttery snack is perfect for dipping graham cracker sticks and apple slices — a tasty addition to your child’s party menu.

Treat the little ones (and you too!) to this ever-so-delicious twist on the traditional cheese ball.

Smokin’ Almond Blue Cheese Dip

9. Smokin’ Almond Blue Cheese Dip

Smoked almonds paired with creamy Carnation are the secrets to this extra-special blue cheese dip. Use in place of the typical Ranch dip to serve with chicken thighs or wings, fresh veggies, or hearty crackers. It’s the perfect addition to any party buffet table.

TOLL HOUSE Party Mix

10. TOLL HOUSE® Party Mix

Don’t wait for the next football game to enjoy one of your favorite party appetizers. TOLL HOUSE® Party Mix is great for any occasion.

8 Comments

  1. Posted January 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    These are such great ideas! I can use them daily! :)

  2. Posted January 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    These appetizers all look delightful! Adding a few of them to my list of To-Try recipes.!

    • Posted January 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

      That’s great to hear. Let us know what you think when you try them.

  3. Posted January 6, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    everything looks delicious! specially the mini quiches

  4. Posted January 7, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    all such cute ideas!

  5. Posted January 8, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This post made me really drool, all those dishes look all delicious!

  6. Posted January 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I want one of those mini-quiches!

  7. Posted February 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What amazing ideas!! The veggie tray is calling me :)

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