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These 4 RITZ Cracker appetizers are delicious finger food to make for a party. There are two savory ideas and two sweet recipes, each ready in just 15 minutes with 4 ingredients or less!

These Ritz Cracker Appetizers are ready for your party in 15 minutes with 4 ingredients or less! There are two savory ideas, Shrimp Avocado Bites and Jalapeño Popper Toppers, plus two sweet ideas Raspberry Chocolate Bites and Strawberry Cheesecake Bites. #ad

Some of the best moments in life are spontaneous, like when you decide to get creative with a box of Ritz Crackers before a party! In case you need any inspiration, these hors d’oeuvres are always a hit with their attractive looks and creamy flavors.

The best part? They’re easy to throw together with just a few ingredients. Make one, two or all four! So let’s get this party started!

1. Shrimp Guacamole Bites

Shrimp lovers will fall all over these savory Shrimp Guacamole Bites. They’re Ritz Crackers with an avocado spread topped with jumbo seasoned shrimp.

Not only do they have a delicious burst of seafood flavor, but they’re oh-so attractive too.

Shrimp Guacamole Bites made with jumbo shrimp and avocado on a Ritz cracker

2. Jalapeño Popper Toppers

Our second savory idea are these Jalapeño Popper Toppers. Super simple, they’re a combination of cream cheese and shredded cheese on a Ritz Cracker with a slice of fresh jalapeño on top. Each bite is crunchy, creamy and spicy!

For just a bit of heat, remove the seeds from the jalapeño, or leave them in for a spicer kick.

Jalapeno popper toppers made with jalapeno slices on top of Ritz cracker with a mixture of cream cheese and shredded cheese

3. Chocolate Raspberry Bites

On the sweeter side of life, we’ve created these incredible Chocolate Raspberry Bites. Simply prepared, they consist of melted chocolate spread onto a Ritz Cracker with fresh raspberries and a drizzle of melted chocolate on top.

If you really want to go all-out, you can make them double-decker with a dusting of powdered sugar for a stunning presentation!

A double decker raspberry chocolate bite dusted with powdered sugar

4. Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Next up for our sweet recipe ideas are these Strawberry Cheesecake Bites with cream cheese on a RITZ Cracker topped with strawberry pie filling.

It doesn’t get much simpler than that, and the burst of red color is really attractive for a party…

Strawberry cheesecake bites made with strawberry pie filling and cream cheese on a Ritz cracker

Each recipe can make 24 pieces, which is enough for 8 people assuming 3 pieces each.

You can make them up to 4 hours ahead of time. Accordingly, just arrange them on a serving platter, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.

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Simple and easy Ritz Cracker Appetizers: pair sweet and savory bite-sized finger food for your next party. These 4 recipes are so easy and come together in no time. 1. Jalapeno Popper Topper; 2. Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake Bites; 3. Shrimp and Avocado Bites; 4. Strawberry Cheesecake Bites. Use versatile and delicious RITZ Crackers for all your entertaining needs.
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4 RITZ Cracker Appetizers

These RITZ Cracker Appetizers are delicious finger food for a party. You can make each recipe in 15 minutes with 4 ingredients or less!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 32 servings (4x8)


Shrimp Guacamole Bites

  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 24 jumbo shrimp, tail on, shells removed, cooked
  • 2 tbsp brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup guacamole, or mashed avocado

Jalapeño Popper Toppers

  • 36 RITZ Crackers
  • 4 oz brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 3 small jalapeño peppers, sliced thin

Chocolate Raspberry Bites

  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 4 oz brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar (optional)

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 4 oz brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup strawberry pie filling, or cherry pie filling


Shrimp Guacamole Bites

  • If using raw shrimp, boil for 2 minutes until cooked through, draining and setting aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix the guacamole and cream cheese together. Spread the avocado mixture onto the crackers. Top with one shrimp either lying flat or standing with the tail up.

Jalapeño Popper Toppers

  • In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and shredded cheese with a spoon until blended.
  • Spread cheese mixture onto crackers. Top with sliced peppers.

Chocolate Raspberry Bites

  • Add chocolate chips to a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave in 30-second internals until melted, stirring each time. Mix in cream cheese until blended.
  • Spread chocolate mixture onto crackers. Top with 4-5 raspberries per cracker. Dust with optional powdered sugar.

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

  • Spread cream cheese onto crackers. Top with one strawberry piece coated into filling.


  • Recipe Yield: Each appetizer yields 24 pieces, or enough for 8 servings of 3 pieces each. If you make all 4 recipes, you will have enough for 32 servings.
  • Make Ahead: You can make these up to 4 hours ahead of time. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until serving.
Nutrition Facts
4 RITZ Cracker Appetizers
Amount Per Serving (3 pieces)
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ritz cracker recipes, ritze cracker appetizers
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