Easy Finger Food Ideas for a Fuss-Free Christmas FeastDecember 22nd, 2020
From shopping gifts to wrapping them up, to decking the halls and attending virtual parties— we can’t help but have a jam-packed calendar this holiday season. For this year’s Christmas eve dinner, take some load off your shoulders by going for a less–is–more route with these easy, finger food ideas for a fuss-free festive feast.
Beef meatballs are a classic for a reason. They’re very easy to prepare too! Simply roll and spice the meat, cook them in the oven or air fryer, and they’re ready to serve. Put sticks on top so everyone can grab and go and serve with some tangy dip on the side, like spicy mayo or sweet and sour sauce.
A festive favorite, chicken lollipops are the gourmet version of a regular chicken winglet. These scrumptious meaty bites are perfect for kids (and kids-at-heart) when they want to enjoy fried chicken without being messy. They’ll be demanding for a second batch as soon as the platter empties!
Pair your proteins with some sinful carbs for soul-satisfying finger food. Creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, potato balls are just delightful and a sure hit to all family members. Kick it up a notch by adding some bacon bits into the mix, or shredded cheddar cheese for that extra gooey goodness.
Make a statement for your family Christmas gathering with a tasty club sandwich as your dinner’s main course to fill their tummy and hearts. Don’t be afraid to load up on ham, cheese, turkey, greens, and stuffing— make it mess-free with trusty, reusable beeswax wraps to hold the sandwiches together.
Cranberry Pie Bites
With these sweet little bites of heaven, everyone will be coming back to the table to munch on some more. Cranberry crumble pie bars are the perfect holiday dessert— the taste of buttery shortbread topped with sweet cranberry filling and crunchy crushed almond is like a warm hug on a chilly Christmas night.
Pigs in a Blanket
A finger food platter is not complete without this all-time favorite! Made with smoky cocktail sausages wrapped in light puff pastry that’s baked to perfection, this classic party snack is sure to please the guests. Pigs in a Blanket may be old school, but you can never go wrong with its hearty taste. Brush some mustard on the inside of the pastry for a surprise boost of flavor.
How about a stick of fresh garden vegetables for a healthier party food option? Mix and match various veggies for colorful, eye-catching finger food that’s good for your taste buds and for your body. Whether you want the veggies grilled, sauteed, or even on their pure, raw glory, these classic skewers are sure to add a pop of vibrance to your dinner table.
No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
It’s not a dessert platter without chocolates— this time, add a little twist on regular chocolate bars with nutritious oats for a mouthful of a healthy treat. The best thing about this recipe? There’s no baking involved! For a more chocolatey bar (because you can never have too much chocolate), drizzle the layer with chocolate ganache.
Dig in to Stress-Free Meals
This season, lighten the holiday meals up and let these festive snack ideas take your menu to a whole new level. Enjoy these easy to make, delicious treats for a simpler yet hearty Christmas dinner to share with your family. Happy holidays and Bon Appetit!