Easy Canapes for the Festive Season

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Planning a party and need some festive finger foods to serve? Look no further than these delicious and easy canapés, perfect for a New Year’s Eve soiree or a casual Christmas get together.

In my opinion, there’s no better party than one that has plenty of drinks and snacks. If you are hosting this festive season and stuck for ideas on easy finger foods or hors d’oeuvres, then I’ve got you covered.

No matter what kind of party you’re throwing, whether its an elegant New Year’s Eve cocktail party or a casual pre-Christmas family get together, you will find some easy canapes in this list to impress your guests.

From tasty crostini, to marinated mozzarella, glazed sausages and homemade dips perfect for an array of chips, crisps and crudites, there is something for every occassion. Serve up a few choice cocktails and mocktails and you’ve got yourself a party.

Easy Finger Food Canapés

Finger foods make great easy canapes for parties. Most of these recipes can be prepared in advance too, meaning less to worry about as party time approaches. Serve on platters or trays with festive garnishes and let your guests help themselves to a tasty treat.

Caprese Skewers
These caprese skewers combine tomatoes with basil, mozzarella, olive oil and balsamic for an appetizer that’s both easy and impressive!
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Smoked Salmon Phyllo Appetizers
Unique, eye-catching, and delicious – these smoked salmon phyllo appetizers are just the small bites your next gathering needs!
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The Best Marinated Mozzarella Balls
Simple Marinated Mozzarella Balls are a quick and easy appetizer that always wow’s a crowd. It’s the ideal snack for any of your gatherings.
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Fig and Goat Cheese Tartlets
Tangy goat cheese. Sweet fig jam. Crispy phyllo cups. Need I say more? These fig and goat cheese tartlets are easy, inexpensive, and quick.
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Delicious Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
Delicious Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
Bloody Mary deviled eggs are a favourite creative deviled egg idea. They take the concept of traditional eggs and add in rich ingredients like slaw dressing, pickle juice, tomato paste, paprika, and more, to make a unique gourmet deviled eggs with a Bloody Mary feel.
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Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball Bites
Turn jalapeno poppers into Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball! They’re mini cheese ball bites with bacon you can serve for entertaining.
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Blackberry Brie Pinwheel
Sweet berries & creamy brie wrapped in a flaky puff pastry, there is not one party goer who won’t want a second Blackberry Brie Pinwheel
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Savory Sourdough Hand Pies With Spinach and Feta Cheese
This savory hand pies are an easy, make-ahead sourdough appetizer that uses sourdough discard to achieve a distinct flavor your guests will love!
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Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs
Sweet & savory roasted prosciutto-wrapped figs is an easy appetizer or small bite. A no-fuss 15 minute Italian recipe that tastes gourmet.
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Vegan Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Tapenade
These simple vegan puff pastry pinwheels with tapenade are a doddle to make, look very impressive and are perfect for lase minute appetizers to serve to
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Herb Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers
These herb cream cheese stuffed mini peppers make a fun and flavourful holiday appetizer or snack for game day. Vegetarian, gluten free.
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Brie and Bacon Palmiers
Brie and Bacon Palmiers bake in 15 minutes with 3 ingredients in this puff pastry recipe. Plus pro tips on how to make crumbled bacon 3 ways!
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Honey And Mustard Glazed Cocktail Sausages
Get ready for a flavour explosion with these Honey And Mustard Glazed Cocktail Sausages! These bite-sized snacks are sticky and sweet & so deliciously moreish!
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Festive Crostini Canapés

Who doesn’t love a crostini? A crunchy bread or biscuit base loaded with gorgeous toppings, Crostini are perfect finger food for parties. Not only are crostini canapes easy to prepare, but they can look very impressive too – use herbs and seasoning for garnish.

Whipped Ricotta Crostini with Walnuts & Salted Honey
This tasty little toast features creamy ricotta cheese topped with toasted walnuts and a drizzle of salted honey. It’s the easiest appetizer!
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Christmas Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostini
These Christmas crostini with cream cheese and cranberry compote are a fun festive appetizer to serve your guests during the holidays!
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Smoked Salmon Canapés
Smoked salmon canapés on crispy bagel crackers are slathered with a cream cheese spread. Then topped with lox, capers, onions, and a sprinkling of everything bagel seasoning.
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Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini
Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini is a quick and easy appetizer recipe that is sure to leave your guests impressed and asking for more.
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Whipped Feta Crostinis with Hot Honey and Pecans
These Whipped Feta Crostinis are topped with pecans, fresh rosemary, and hot honey. Sweet, spicy, savory, crunchy, and delicious!
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Swedish Toast Skagen on Pumpernickel Bread
Swedish Toast Skagen combines prawns and toast to create a perfect brunch, or an elegant gourmet appetizer for your next special event.
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Chips and Dips Perfect for Parties

Chips and Dips are my all-time favourite party snack. To me there is not much better than a crunchy, salty crisp loaded with creamy, tangy dip. If you need something super easy or are throwing together a last-minute party then there really is no shame in shop-bought dips. But if you have a little time to spare then one or two homemade dips will really impress your party guests. Serve a couple different dips with a selection of chips or crisps and cut vegetable crudités for a sure fire way to please any party guest.

The Best Guacamole
The Best Guacamole
The BEST Guacamole – perfect for dipping, on toast or as a side for fajitas or grilled meats. My easy foolproof recipe gives perfect guac every time!
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Butter Bean Hummus
Butter Bean Hummus is my take on the classic with white beans replacing the chickpeas for a smooth and creamy dip. Perfect for chips or crudités.
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Easy Smoked Trout Dip with Lemon and Dill
Combining the delicate flavor of smoked trout with a creamy and tangy base and amazing flavors from the fresh herbs, this dip is a true delight.
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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
Crispy Air Fryer Zucchini Chips are healthy, oil-free, & 5 ingredients! Quick, easy gluten-free air-fried zucchini rounds, vegan & eggless!
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Dirty Martini Dip
This dirty martini dip recipe is creamy, tasty and pairs beautifully with any kind of dippers from pita chips to crackers.
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Whipped Feta Dip with Sumac
Whipped Feta Dip with Sumac is perfect to make for a party, and anyone who likes Feta Cheese is going to love this recipe!
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Edamame Hummus
Edamame hummus is a fun and delicious dish that is ready in 10 minutes. It is super creamy with so much flavor from herbs, garlic, and tahini.
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I hope this list of easy canapés helps you plan your next party! If you have a go-to party snack that’s not on the list please share in a comment.

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