Around the holidays schedules seem to fill up with parties. From cocktails with colleagues to sparkly New Year’s Eve celebrations, there is no shortage of eats and drinks this time of year.
The best part about parties is the food (is it just me?). Food is always better when it’s of the hand-held variety, and even better when there are plenty of options to choose from. Holiday party spreads usually feature anything and everything from homemade chex mix to Christmas cookies to bacon wrapped something or other. It doesn’t matter what it is because it’s wrapped and bacon, thus automatically delicious.
While you probably have your go-to snack and appetizer recipes lined up for the next get together, try throwing these jalapeño cream cheese and cranberry appetizers into the mix.
Not only do these flavorful bites have both sugar AND spice, they are color-coordinated for the holidays. Jalapeño adds a little (or a lot of, depending on your preference) heat and a hint of green to the cream cheese. If you prefer a less spicy spread, remove some of the seeds from the jalapeños before mixing it with the cream cheese. Spread it (or pipe it for a fancier look) on your favorite crackers then layer on the bright, zesty cranberry orange sauce. Top it with a bright green chive to finish off your festive red and green holiday appetizer. After putting these on the table, they’re sure to become a party favorite year after year.