4 Make-Ahead Holiday Party Snacks

4 Make-Ahead Holiday Party Snacks | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Gathering and parties are everywhere this Holiday season, and if you are the host, you have to make sure to keep them entertained while waiting for everyone to be complete. Here are 4 make-ahead holiday party snacks by Tasty that you can serve your guests before the party starts. These are all great for appetizers to keep them from getting hungry and also stimulate their palate for the main course!


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These appetizer recipes are not only delicious, but they are also very easy to prepare. Each is full of flavors and guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s taste buds! Learn how to make chicken pinwheels, bacon brussel sprouts, potato deviled eggs, and garlic parmesan mushrooms at home with these simple recipes. You can never go wrong with these finger foods, especially during this season!


1 – Pesto Chicken Pinwheels Recipe

Easy Pesto Chicken Pinwheels Ingredients

  • flour
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 2/3 cup of pesto sauce
  • 8 oz cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste

How to Make Chicken Pesto Pinwheels

Start by flouring your surface, then place 2 sheets of puff pastry. Sprinkle more flour on top, then roll into a long rectangle. Spread the pesto sauce, then top with shredded chicken and parmesan. Season with salt, then roll. Cut into rounds, then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the top and sides with egg wash. Bake at 400F for about 20 to 25 minutes.


2 – Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts Ingredients

  • 6 strips of bacon (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 lbs of brussels sprouts
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 5 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of parmesan cheese
  • crispy bacon bits, chives

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Cook the bacon in a pan, then add the brussel sprouts, salt, pepper, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and minced garlic. Mix until well combined. Cook until the brussel sprouts are a little bit browned. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes, mixing every 5 minutes. Sprinkle 1 cup of parmesan cheese on top then bake again at 400F for 4 minutes. Sprinkle crispy bacon bits and chives on top.

Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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3 – Potato Deviled Eggs

Deviled Potatoes Recipe Ingredients

  • 12 baby red potatoes
  • 1 1/2 kosher salt
  • 2 strips of crispy bacon (crumbled)
  • chives


  • 12 hard-boiled egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of chives (minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt


How to Make Potato Deviled Eggs

Add the potatoes and salt in a pot and fill with water. Cook until fork tender, then drain and cool. Slice into halves and scoop a teaspoon on the halves to make them look like eggs. Add all the filling ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork until well combined. Transfer to a piping bag or plastic, and squeeze to each hole on the potatoes. Sprinkle crispy bacon and chives on top.

Potato Deviled Eggs
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4 – Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms

Easy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Appetizers Ingredients

  • 15 mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of pepper
  • 8 oz light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • shredded cheese

How to Make Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Bites

Separate the stems and the head of the mushrooms. Chop the stems and fry in a pan with garlic, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a bowl, then add cream cheese, whole wheat bread crumbs, parmesan, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Place the head of the mushroom on a baking tray, right side down, then fill the top of each one with the mixture, followed by grated cheese. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.


4 Make-Ahead Holiday Party Snacks

Four Make-Ahead Holiday Party Snacks

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