69 Finger Food Appetizers That Are Perfect for Holiday Parties

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With the holiday season in full swing there are so many potlucks to attend and parties with friends, family, and coworkers. But what are you going to serve? Our roundup of the best finger food appetizers has everything you’ll need, from savory to sweet. Find the best ideas to satisfy a variety of diets on Foodal.

Chocolate Crunchies with Cranberries and Pecans

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Dried tart cranberries, toasted chopped pecans, and crisp rice cereal are combined with melted dark chocolate to create bite-sized treats that are perfect to serve as a snack whenever a chocolate craving strikes, or as fun finger food for a party. Read more now to see how easy it is to make this recipe.

29 of the Best Christmas Cookies for Holiday Baking

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Break out your sheet pans and roll up those sleeves – it’s cookie time! We’ve gathered the best of the best for holiday baking in our roundup, from crisp and crunchy to soft and tender, dolloped, rolled, or cut out, dipped and decorated with royal icing. There’s something for everyone here! Read more now on Foodal.

Stovetop Spicy Toasted Nuts

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Want to serve a savory snack with a fiery kick at your next party? Or give your bestie who loves spicy food a fun edible gift? Make our quick and easy homemade spicy toasted nuts on the stovetop, tossed with hot sauce, garlic, and warm spices like cumin and cayenne. Read more now to get the recipe.

Spicy Mango Chutney

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Are you craving a complex homemade condiment that’s sweet, spicy, and savory to complement roast pork or chicken, or to accompany a cheese plate or charcuterie board? Try our recipe for a UK-style mango chutney made with fresh fruit and plenty of spices, onion, red chili pepper, and ginger. Read more now.

Chocolate Chip Einkorn Belgian Waffles

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You’ll love all the easy tricks that make these homemade einkorn chocolate chip Belgian waffles an unforgettably delicious breakfast. Folding whipped egg whites into the batter creates a soft and fluffy lift, while slightly melted semi-sweet chocolate chips bring bites of indulgence. Hungry? Read more now!

Potthucke: A Savory German Potato Cake

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German Potthucke is a savory baked loaf or cake made with simple ingredients. Baked until fluffy and golden brown, this combination of mashed and shredded potatoes, crispy bacon, sauteed onions, cream, and eggs is a deliciously starchy side to serve as part of a hearty dinner. Read more now for the full recipe.

Spiced Kabocha Squash Custard

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Pie crust isn’t for everyone, and these individual kabocha squash custards taste just like pumpkin pie filling with no crunchy crust in sight. The thick and creamy base features fun fall favorites like a homemade roasted squash puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice blend. Learn how to make this gluten-free recipe now.

Chile Relleno Casserole with Homemade Sauce

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The next time you’re craving classic chiles rellenos, skip the stuffing, battering, and frying and make our easy breakfast casserole instead. It’s layered with smoky roasted poblano peppers and shredded cheese. Serve slices over a tangy homemade tomato sauce flavored with onions, garlic, and cumin. Get the recipe now.

Red Wine Braised Beef

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The perfect excuse to open up a bottle of wine, our recipe for red wine braised beef is a flavorful and hearty entree that is so simple to cook. Your fork will easily pierce right through tender pieces of chuck roast slowly cooked with an aromatic mix of garlic, onions, thyme, and tomato paste. Read more now.

Arugula, Roasted Beet, and Goat Cheese Salad

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Tender roasted beets, creamy goat cheese, and peppery arugula tossed in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette create all the magic in this vibrant salad. Marinating the beets in the dressing delivers a major flavor upgrade, while toasted walnuts add crunch. Read more now to add this recipe to your collection of go-to greens.

Jalapeno-Lime Marinated Chicken

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After marinating in a spicy mix of lime juice and zest, chopped fresh jalapenos, and garlic, it’s easy to sear the chicken in a skillet before it finishes cooking in the oven. The result is a mouthwatering and moist entree with zesty, fiery flavor. Read on to add this recipe to your collection of go-to chicken dishes.