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Easy Party Appetizers 4 Ways

These Easy Party Appetizers feature delicious savory and sweet flavor combinations: Cheesy Spaceship Crackers, Mini Cherry Pies, Hawaiian Pizza Bites and Chocolate Pecan Clusters. The perfect DIY finger food for entertaining during the holidays. Plus video tutorial!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizers, party
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 68kcal
Author: Cindy

Ingredients

Cheesy Spaceship Crackers

  • 16 Crunchmaster® Multi-Seed crackers Signature Buttermilk Ranch & Dill
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 cubes cheddar cheese 1 x 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 slice dry cured ham 2 x 1/2 inch strips

Cherry Pie Bites

  • 8 Crunchmaster® Multi-Seed crackers Original flavor
  • 1/4 cup cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 refrigerated pie crust cut into 2 x 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 egg lightly beaten, optional

Hawaiian Pizza Bites

  • 8 Crunchmaster® Multi-Seed crackers Original flavor
  • 1 thin slice ham torn into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup pineapple chunks 3/4 inch
  • 1 tsp chives optional

Chocolate Hazelnut Clusters

  • 8 Crunchmaster® Multi-Seed crackers Original flavor
  • 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts chopped
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

Instructions

Cheesy Spaceship Crackers

  • Preheat oven or toaster oven to 375°F. Place crackers on baking sheet, and add a large pinch of shredded cheese onto each.
  • Bake a few minutes until the cheese is bubbling. Meanwhile, cut cheese into 1x1/2 inch chunks and wrap optional ham around the middle.
  • Remove crackers from oven. Press a cheese chunk into the melted cheese for 2 seconds, and then press the melted cheese side of another cracker into the other end.
  • Repeat right away for remaining crackers while the cheese is still hot. Serve and enjoy!

Cherry Pie Bites

  • Preheat oven or toaster oven to 375°F. Place crackers on baking sheet, and add one cherry from the filling onto each. Smush the cherry somewhat with the back of a spoon.
  • Following the video, make the basketweave pattern on top of the cherry using the pie crust strips. Brush with optional beaten egg.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until tops are starting to brown. Serve and enjoy!

Hawaiian Pizza Bites

  • Preheat oven or toaster oven to 375°F. Place crackers on baking sheet.
  • To each cracker add ham to mostly cover, followed by a pinch of shredded mozzarella and a chunk of pineapple.
  • Bake for 5 minutes until the cheese is bubbling. Sprinkle with optional chives, serve and enjoy!

Chocolate Hazelnut Clusters

  • Add chopped chocolate to a small bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring each time.
  • Place crackers on a work surface, and spoon a teaspoon of chocolate onto each cracker, followed by a few pieces of hazelnut.
  • Drizzle a bit more chocolate over the hazelnuts, and sprinkle with a few grains of sea salt. Serve and enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.4mg