10 Quick Appetizers for a Last-Minute Happy Hour

10 Quick Appetizers for a Last-Minute Happy Hour

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Sheela Fiorenzo
Dec 22, 2017
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When it's happy hour time, the apps you munch on just might be as important as the drink itself, since it's a good idea to have a little food in your stomach while you sip your glass of wine. So what are some super-quick and easy bites that you can whip up in no time so you can get to the fun? These 10 are your answers.

1. Flaky Garlic Bread Pinwheels

These two-bite garlic bread-inspired pinwheels are made with store-bought puff pastry, which means they come together without fuss.

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2. Fresh Veggies with 3-Ingredient Cumin-Lime Yogurt Dip

You very well may already have the three ingredients to pull this dip together in your kitchen. Feel free to buy pre-cut veggies to make it even easier.

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3. Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche Kettle Chips

Turn a bag of potato chips into a fast and fancy appetizer by adding smoked salmon and tangy crème fraîche to the equation and it's sure to be a win.

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4. Cacio e Pepe Popcorn

This popcorn, inspired by the classic Roman pasta dish, is tossed with lots of Pecorino Romano cheese and black pepper, which makes it both savory and irresistible.

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5. Creamy Avocado Dip

Avocados and goat cheese join forces to make one creamy, tangy dip that's awesome with not only crudité, but also tortilla chips and crackers.

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6. Pepperoni Chips

Bake pepperoni slices in an oven for less than 10 minutes and the result is salty, gluten-free chips that are great on their own or served alongside your favorite cheese.

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7. Hot Crab Puffs

These comforting bites are easy to make, thanks to store-bought puff pastry, and are filled with creamy, warm crab dip.

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8. Lemon-Garlic Whipped Feta with Pesto

A whirl in the food processor or blender turns a crumbly hunk of feta cheese into the creamiest dip you could imagine.

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9. Smoky Puff Pastry Stars

Cutting the puff pastry dough into stars makes these appetizers extra cute, but it's the smoked paprika that gives them a sophisticated twist.

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10. Maple-Tamari Roasted Almonds

Tamari gives a salty, umami-rich flavor to these roasted almonds, which is balanced out by sweet, nutty maple syrup.

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