It's the holidays, which means it is time to break out the recipes and entertain guests and family.
And by "entertain," we mean "feed them." So in the spirit of the holidays and the new year, we've rounded up our favorite finger food recipes.
These are simple, tasty and sure-to-please anyone recipes. So get out that mixing bowl and let's get started.
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers
What better way to warm up on a cold night than with some jalapeno peppers? This simple recipe will have your guests toasty by the time they're done eating. For a healthier take, use turkey bacon to cut down on grease and add a little crunch. Also, remember to wear cooking gloves when you're removing the peppers' seeds. Read more: Bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers recipe
Upside-Down Mushroom Tartlets
We at MNN love stuffed foods, and these Martha Stewart mushroom tartlets are just the ticket for a savory bite. Read more: Upside-down mushroom tartlets recipe
Chutney Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
A nice way to cool off if the peppers are a bit too hot, this chutney chicken salad sandwich will cool your taste buds with some sweet mango. You could also, of course, forego the bread, and just serve the chicken salad in a big bowl. Read more: Chutney chicken salad tea sandwiches recipe
Chocolate Rum Truffles
At this point, you probably need something a little sweet and chocolaty. These truffles are packed with flavors (we particularly like the inclusion of ginger and cherries). And if you'd like, substitute Earth Balance or Smart Balance Organic for the cream to make the recipe vegan. Read more: Chocolate rum truffles recipe
Kosher Reuben Roll
Here's a nice, meaty dish for your table's finger food assortment. You won't notice the missing cheese due to the flaky puff pastry, but if you think some of your guests may miss it, simply offer a cheese sauce on the side. Read more: Kosher reuben roll recipe
Parmesan Potato Skin Chips
A nice alternative to the regular potato chip, this recipe takes the potato skin and makes it nice and crispy. This is especially useful as an appetizer dish if you're making a dish that calls for skinned potatoes. One food, two dishes. Read more: Parmesan potato skin chips recipe
These apple cartwheels are perfect for a fruity and sweet start to your meal. Likewise, they're perfect for the kids at the party to enjoy, as well, with its raisins, chocolate chips and peanut butter. Just be sure to core the apples first. Read more: Apple cartwheels recipe
Pumpkin Pie Dip
Every finger food spread needs some dip, and this pumpkin pie dip provides a nice alternative to the standard spinach or artichoke dips. Read more: Pumpkin pie dip recipe
Ham and Gruyere Thumbprints
Like needing dip, you need a cheese dish to round out your finger foods selections. Since we like our cheese with some ham, these thumbprints are ideal for your table and table. Read more: Ham and gruyere thumbprints recipe
Chex Mix Recipe
Sure, you could just buy a bag of prepared Chex Mix, but why not prepare your own blend of the seasonal staple? We're sure your guests will be able to tell the difference. And be sure to toss in some dried fruit when the mix is done baking. Cranberries are both festive and tasty in the recipe. Read more: Chex Mix recipe
Got other ideas for finger food recipes? Leave us a note in the comments below.