7 Simple Holiday Bites - Pier 1


If you’re like us, you’ll be staying in a lot during the holidays. And all that reading, putting together puzzles, and curling up by the fire is bound to make you hungry. These festive bites are easy to pull together with simple ingredients while still being worthy of your Santa plates.  

Baked Brie

We can’t think of one thing better than warm and gooey cheese. Place ¼ wheel of brie on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper, drizzle with honey, bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes. Serve with crackers. 

Cacio e Pepe Chips

We admit, cacio e pepe chips sound *fancy*, but they’re super easy -- and you may never take your chips straight again. Arrange kettle chips on a baking sheet, sprinkle with grated Pecorino, and bake at 425 for about 4 minutes. Remove from oven, top with more cheese and cracked black pepper. Eat, repeat. 

3-Ingredient Spiced Nuts

We like holiday-spiced nuts equally on a salad or straight out of the bowl. With just three ingredients you have in your pantry, you can make a snackalicious treat everyone will love. Make an extra batch to keep on hand for last-minute gifting

Caprese Bites

Feel like you’re Christmasing on the isle of Capri. Just thread a cherry tomato, mini mozzarella ball, and a basil leaf on a toothpick, then drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette. 

Bacon crackers.

You read that right, but it bears repeating -- Bacon. Crackers. Cut bacon in half lengthwise, then crosswise. Wrap each strip around a butter cracker, place seam-side down on foil-lined pan, bake at 250 for 60-90 minutes (totally worth the wait!). 

Personal Cheese Balls

Let’s give a round of slow-clapping to the personal cheese balls because, yes, they are a thing. They’re like a full-sized cheese ball, but you get your own! This recipe gives you options to customize with everything bagel seasoning, dill, or spiced cranberries. Don’t forget to add little pretzel stick handles for one-handed snacking. 

Relish Tray

We know, no one needs a recipe for a relish tray. We just wouldn’t want you to overlook this retro classic. A platter of fresh veggies and pickled goodies is a snack-a-thon staple that makes us feel like we’re eating something healthy (only dipped in ranch). 

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