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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 Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ritz cracker recipes, ritze cracker appetizers
Servings: 32 servings (4x8)
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Cindy

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

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Notes

  • 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

Serving: 3pieces | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.7mg