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Cocktail Party Appetizers

Looking for recipes for cocktail party appetizers? Taste of Home has the best cocktail party appetizer recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Chicken Ham Pinwheels

Chicken Ham Pinwheels

Chicken Ham Pinwheels

These pretty pinwheels have been a part of our annual Christmas Eve appetizer buffet for many years. I love them because they can be made a day in advance and taste great alone or served with crackers. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland

Hot Cream Cheese Crab Dip

Hot Cream Cheese Crab Dip

Hot Cream Cheese Crab Dip

I like to keep these ingredients on hand as a last-minute snack for unexpected company. Sometimes I double the horseradish for a little extra kick. —Mary Williams, Lancaster, California

Fruit 'n' Cheese Kabobs

Fruit 'n' Cheese Kabobs

Fruit 'n' Cheese Kabobs

The home economist in our test kitchen came up with this colorful combination. It's a simple, nutritious snack that's a snap to put together, much to the delight of busy holiday cooks!
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Vegetable Wreath with Dip

Vegetable Wreath with Dip

Vegetable Wreath with Dip

Vegetables and dip are a mainstay at most holiday parties. I like to dress up this appetizer by cutting vegetables into festive shapes and arranging them as a wreath. It's a nice conversation piece. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

Dijon Chicken Liver Pate

Dijon Chicken Liver Pate

Dijon Chicken Liver Pate

I first served this chicken liver pate at a holiday party quite a few years ago, and it was a real hit. The special flavoring comes from cream cheese, mustard and pork sausage. —Katherine Wells, Brodhead, Wisconsin

Sesame Cheese Ball

Sesame Cheese Ball

Sesame Cheese Ball

I came up with this cheese ball when I combined two favorite recipes. Unlike some cheese spreads that can be somewhat bland, this has a little zest. I make it for occasions throughout the year. —Brenda Baughman, Mansfield, Ohio

Marinated Shrimp

Marinated Shrimp

Marinated Shrimp

My husband's aunt shared this recipe with me more than 20 years ago. Not only is it a Christmas Eve tradition in my home, but in the homes of our grown children as well. —Delores Hill, Helena, Montana

Crab-Stuffed Celery

Crab-Stuffed Celery

Crab-Stuffed Celery

Convenient canned crab and flavored cream cheese combine to turn ordinary celery sticks into special appetizers. I keep this recipe's ingredients on hand for anytime snacking. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington

Crispy Cheese Twists

Crispy Cheese Twists

Crispy Cheese Twists

My grown son enjoys these cheese twists so much that I'll often bake an extra batch for his stocking stuffer. They make a great anytime snack. #151;Mary Maxeiner, Lakewood, Colorado

Pesto Cheese Ring

Pesto Cheese Ring

Pesto Cheese Ring

With garlic and red pepper flakes, this rich cheese spread has an irresistible zing. It's perfect for parties because a little bit goes a long way. —Amy Cronwall, Stacy, Minnesota

Beef Asparagus Roll-Ups

Beef Asparagus Roll-Ups

Beef Asparagus Roll-Ups

I first sample this hearty appetizer at a dinner party. These roll-ups were the first thing to disappear from the table. —Linda Senuta, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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