Just like that, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. And the one thing that makes the holidays so very wonderful—beyond the warm familiarity of friends, the joy of reconnecting with family, and the cozy comfort of home—is food.
Food brings us together. It encourages us to gather ‘round and share in moments, to bond with each other in ways that we otherwise aren’t able to. And no category of food is quite as good at doing this than one-bite finger foods. So, to kick off your holiday season the right way, we’ve got a few irresistibly delicious finger food ideas for you, all so you can make this year’s celebration the most special one yet.
The best part? Each of these can be made with little-to-no effort, hardly any prep time, and they’re all super fun and easy to share.
Jarlsberg® Cheese Board Mini Cups
Sure to surprise and delight guests, Jarlsberg® cheese board mini cups bring everything from your dream cheese board together in a miniature, one-bite, grab-and-go size. All you need are some phyllo cups, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, and some jam, and you’ve got yourself a tasty cheese board you can enjoy with just one bite!
Fondue with Fruit & Breadsticks
A true feel-good holiday classic, pair mouth watering Jarlsberg® fondue with some fresh fruit and either handmade or store-bought breadsticks, and you and your family will be reminiscing about people, memories, and moments you haven’t discussed in years.
Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
Not only are cheesy bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers gluten-free and full of flavor, they’re also the perfect finger food to break out for a special occasion. And what occasion could be more special than a festive holiday party with family or friends—or both?
Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
Feel free to use a fresh serving of mac and cheese or last night’s leftovers for decadent, filling, and fantastic fried mac and Jarlsberg® cheese balls, which will leave lovers of crispy mac and cheese begging for more (and the recipe).
Corn Muffins with Cheese & Nut Pesto
Corn muffins filled with perfectly melted Jarlsberg® cheese and a touch of handmade nut pesto will have your guests feeling right at home during the holidays. Be sure to make more than you expect to need, however, because this finger food will surely be a huge hit.