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Holiday Appetizers To Be Thankful For!

I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by. The holidays are right around the corner and I just love this time of year because I get to experiment with all kinds of recipes for office potlucks, family gatherings, and of course Thanksgiving Dinner. This time of year can be stressful with the amount of time it takes to shop, prep, and cook; but there is no need to worry because Nabisco has some easy appetizer recipes that you’ll just love.

You will “wow the crowd” with these savory Ham, Cheese & Cranberry Toppers!

Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 15 min Makes 6 servings, 4 topped crackers each.


24 RITZ Crackers

4 thick slices deli-style ham (4 oz.), each cut into 6 pieces

3 pepper Jack cheese slices (2-1/4 oz.), each cut into 8 pieces

3 Tbsp. whole berry cranberry sauce

1/2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley


Heat oven to 350°F.

Place crackers in a single layer on a baking sheet; top with ham and cheese. Bake 3 to 5 min. or until the cheese is melted.

Top with cranberry sauce and parsley.



Prepare using RITZ Snowflake Crackers.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 140 calories, 7g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 5g total sugars includes 2g added sugars, 7g protein

If you’re looking for a “sweet treat”; Your guests will enjoy these OREO Pumpkin Spice Cookie Balls.

Prep time 20 min: Total time 1 hr 30min Servings Makes 48 servings.


1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened

36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

3 pkg. (4 oz. each) white baking chocolate. melted

1 1/4 cups orange color sugar

12 pretzel sticks, each broken into 4 pieces

2 oz. green candy coating wafers

1/2 tsp. vegetable oil


Mix cream cheese, cookie crumbs, and pumpkin pie spice until blended; roll into 48 (1-inch) balls.

Cover a baking sheet with parchment. Dip cookie balls, 1 at a time, in melted chocolate, then roll in colored sugar until evenly coated. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Insert 1 pretzel piece into the top of each for the pumpkin’s stem.

Microwave candy wafers and oil in a microwaveable bowl on HIGH 45 sec. to 1 min. or until the wafers are completely melted and the mixture is well blended, stirring every 30 sec.

Spoon into a disposable piping bag fitted with a decorating tip.

Cut a small piece off the tip of the bag; use it to add vines to pumpkins as shown in the photo.

Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm

Whether you’re planning a large party or hosting a few friends; Don’t forget to celebrate the small stuff. Dish out holiday happiness with Nabisco’s sweet and savory recipes!

Check out more Nabisco recipes by visiting https://www.mymilitarysavings.com/brands/nabisco/recipes

Lasonja Williams

Lasonja Williams is an Air Force Veteran with 21 years of experience in Logistics. She enjoys sharing information and finding new ways to help others. She is also a mom of two teenagers. She loves blogging, baking and spending time with her family.