Recipe Box: Quick, easy small bites for your holiday gathering

Alicia Colombo

The holiday season means plenty of celebrations and, with it, plenty of holiday-inspired dishes. As busy as the season can be, carving out the time to prepare a dish for the next holiday gathering can sometimes prove to be a challenge. To help you pull off some fantastic appetizers, this month’s Recipe Box features some great small bites that don’t require a shopping list’s worth of ingredients and can be assembled in a matter of minutes.

Easy Caramel Apple Dip

Ingredients:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
12 oz. jar caramel ice cream topping
Apple slices
1 tsp. salt

Directions:
Place apple slices in a bowl of cold water and add salt. Keep apples in the water until you are ready to serve.

Rinse before serving.

Mix cream cheese with caramel topping in a stand mixer or in a bowl with fork. Serve with apple slices.

Source: Savvy Apron


Cheddar Bacon Ranch Tortilla Pinwheels

Ingredients:
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
¾ cup bacon (5-6 slices), cooked and chopped
½ package dry ranch seasoning
½ tsp. fresh dill, chopped
½ tsp. fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
5 (10-inch) flour tortillas

Directions:
In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, ranch seasoning, dill and parsley.

Using an electric mixer, beat on low until smooth and combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide the cream cheese mixture among five tortillas and spread evenly. Tightly roll up the tortillas. Set on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours. When ready to serve, cut off the ends and cut the rolls into slices. Garnish with freshly chopped herbs.

Source: Inspired by Charm

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