From delicious dips to cute tarts, these easy appetizers will whet your family's appetite before the giant feast.
Need a snack to tide the kids over until the big Thanksgiving feast? Here's a healthy option they can have fun making themselves.
An old fave all dressed up for Thanksgiving, these fun bites also make a great party or classroom snack.
These sweet, bite-size appetizers can be made a few hours ahead of time and stored, in a single layer, on a covered baking sheet at room temperature. To reheat the crisps, simply remove their cover and slide them into the oven at 400° for 5 to 7 minutes.
These peeled cucumber cups, with their holiday color scheme, look wonderfully festive, plus they're a snap to make. The rounds provide the perfect base for all manner of tasty fillings. Flavored hummus works well, as do other savory dips.
In this ingenious trail mix recipe, melted chocolate is poured over the nuts, seeds, and fruit, so the kids eat all the goodness instead of just picking out the goodies.
These pinecone look-alikes make a tree-mendous after-school snack or fall party food.
Here's a treat no kid will leaf behind.
This savory appetizer comes to us from Deborah C. of Federal Way, Washington. Made with both fresh and smoked salmon, it's a natural match for the Pacific Northwest.
This Asian-influenced dip will appeal to both kids and adults, and it also makes a great sauce for noodles.
This mini horn of plenty guarantees that hungry young guests will have something to nibble on. Set one at each place as a meal-starter, or make a bunch to serve as a kid-friendly hors d'oeuvre platter.
Enjoy the flavor of a classic holiday dessert -- minus the baking! -- with this tasty fruit dip.
This super healthy and yummy snack makes a great addition to any slumber party, house party, or lunch box.
Ears a sweet fall treat that's great for a classroom or scout meeting — marshmallow cobs filled with colorful fruit kernels.
Paige Travis C. credits her two grandmothers for inspiring these zesty fried cakes, which serve as a warm-up to the family Thanksgiving.
These festive appetizers are loaded with crabmeat and made crispier by using Japanese panko bread crumbs, which resist sogginess because they don't absorb oil as readily as regular bread crumbs.
Tiny treats bursting with a favorite fall flavor.
Whet your family's appetite for the real bird with a fruity tribute, submitted by Michelle Pestillo of Southington, Connecticut. It's easy to assemble -- and delicious to take apart!
This flavorful dip, rich with feta cheese, makes a great sandwich spread too.
Looking for a fun snack that will tide over the kids until the big feast? These bite-size birds are easy for kids to make and are sure to be gobbled up.
Sugar cones transform into a village of handsome tepees with this fun Thanksgiving craft decoration that you can eat.
This fun Thanksgiving snack recipe will have everyone gobbling them up.
Preparing a batch of these crispy, curly breadsticks is a fun activity for little bakers.
Satisfying, cheesy dips steal the show at any holiday gathering, and they're well-suited for teaching young cooks the basics of sauce-making and presentation.
These fake gobblers, whose mix-and-match features pay homage to the esteemed Mr. Potato Head, busy little hands, make guests laugh, and also work together to form an endearing and zany centerpiece.
Serve this scrumptious dish as a first course on Thanksgiving Day or as dinner's main event on a chilly evening. The curry gives it a subtly exotic flavor, while the apple and honey add a touch of sweetness.
Once you start, you can't stop munching on these crispy chips.
Try this twist on the old pigs in blankets standby and fill your home with the aroma of fresh-baked dough. Gooey melted mozzarella counterbalances the tang of a tomato slice and the crunchy, salted asparagus.
Studded with red and green peppers and flavored with Parmesan cheese, these bites are perfect for your next party. Consider doubling, or even tripling the recipe; these quiches are sure to disappear as soon as they're out of the oven.
A staple at any party, a veggie platter is only as good as its dip. This delicious and inventive dip recipe will delight your guests. It's so good, in fact, that you may even get the kids to eat a few veggies.
Gobble Me Up
Holiday Cucumber Cups
Chocolate-Drizzled Trail Mix
Pining for a Snack?
Cold Salmon Spread
Creamy Peanut Ginger Dip
Apple Pie Party Dip
Cranberry Nut Snack Mix
Edible Indian Corn
Grits Cakes with Shrimp and Jalapeño Jelly
Mini Crab Cakes
Mini Pumpkin Tarts
Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip
Warm Crab Dip
Curried Pumpkin-Apple Soup
Sweet Potato Chips
Asparagus in Blankets
Red and Green Quiche Bites