Eight Great Appetizers and Desserts for Parties! #HormelFamily

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appetizers and desserts for party

Whether you’re looking for last minute ideas for New Year’s appetizers or great appetizers for entertaining in general, I’ve rounded up some mouthwatering appetizers and desserts for parties that will leave your guests begging for seconds.

Artichoke Bruschetta

This Artichoke Bruschetta from Mom Endeavors is quick and easy to prepare and is guaranteed to be a winner every time.

Black bean roasted red pepper dip

If you’re looking for a versatile dip, this Black Bean and Roasted Red Pepper dip is a sure party pleaser.

Bacon Wrapped Pecan Stuffed Dates

A very unlikely combination, these Bacon Wrapped Pecan Stuffed Dates quickly become the life of the party.  Guests pick them up thinking they are Little Smokies, then having sampled the delicious synergy of flavors they just can’t get enough.

Buffalo Pork Bites with Blue Cheese Sauce

And while we are on the subject of savory, meaty appetizers, how about these Buffalo Pork Bites with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce? I say YUM to that!


Maybe it is the Californian in me, but it wouldn’t be a party without some guac! Here is some Bowl-Licking-Good Guacamole from Carrie This Home.

And, because we all know that parties are the perfect way to justify eating more sweet treats than you would normally consume in an entire month, Here are a few party-perfect desserts.

White Chocolate Cinnamon Caramel Popcorn

You might have to stand guard over the snack table if you’re going to make this one.  Deliciously sweet with just a touch of salty, White Chocolate Cinnamon Carmel Popcorn is the perfect party treat!

New York Style Cheesecake

I don’t know about you, but I’m always in the mood for cheesecake.  This New York Style Cheesecake has a surprising ingredient, peanut butter!

Rolo Cake Mix Bars

Anyone a fan of Rolos?  Who isn’t?! I could definitely go for these 4 ingredient Rolo Cake Mix Bars!


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  1. Guacamole is one of my favorites. Need to check that recipe out!
  2. I'm salivating now!! Yummm all of those look delicious!!
  3. those look sooooo good!! I love any appetizer with bacon :)
  4. shelly peterson says
    Wow, what an amazing list of yummy appetizers and desserts. They all look great!
  5. All of these would be great for a Super Bowl party. Well, the cheesecake maybe less so.
  6. What great recipes. I am drooling over the artichoke bruschetta. Thank you for sharing.
  7. Sandy Cain says
    OMG...the Bacon Wrapped Pecan Stuffed Dates sound totally amazing!!! Pinned and planned for TOMORROW! I could see myself eating a whole tray of these for a meal - and loving every drop. Thanks for this!! : )
  8. Oh my goodness, there a lot of recipes above that I want to make!!! The artichoke bruschetta and the Rolo cake mix bars...Thank you for sharing!
  9. nicole dz says
    The bacon wrapped dates look interesting to try. Great list of recipes. I would love to serve a few of these at my party coming up. And I love rolo's.
  10. Patricia McHale says
    These all look delicious! I love hormel products and can't wait to try some of these