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A canapé for every festive occasion

Whether you’re throwing a cocktail party or relaxing in front of Christmas TV, we’ve got canapés to suit every occasion. Get into the festive spirit with our favourite Christmas canapé recipes – from smoked salmon snacks to cheesy bites and gooey marshmallows.

  1. For a drinks party

    Holding a drink in one hand and trying to eat with the other can be tricky, so make life simple with these tasty skewers that are easy to eat. These sticky pork belly skewers are sure to be popular or try this dukkah-crusted halloumi recipe for a veggie option.

    For a drinks party
  2. When friends are coming round

    Make friends feel cosy and welcome with a hearty nibble such as these cute mini toad-in-the-holes, perfect for catching up over a cuppa or glass of mulled wine. 

    When friends are coming round
  3. On Christmas Eve

    Start feeling ultra festive with these easy cranberry Camembert puffs. They're rich and oozy with melted cheese to keep everyone satisfied, but with the classic tangy cranberry flavour that will set tastebuds up for all the trimmings on the following day. 

    On Christmas Eve
  4. Before the main event

    A pre-Christmas lunch nibble can be just the thing to whet the appetite but you don't want to fill up too quickly. These easy smoked salmon rolls are perfect for a dainty bite, or push the boat out and try making your own blinis which you can top again with salmon or anything you fancy.

    Before the main event
  5. In front of Christmas TV

    Relaxing in front of the TV requires a no-hassle snack that everyone can help themselves to. A dip with some crunchy sides is just the job so have a look at our top 10 best homemade dip recipes for some inspiration.

    In front of Christmas TV
  6. For last-minute guests

    Don't panic if friends and family pop round unexpectedly, you can cook up something delicious in moments with some simple shortcuts. These tasty recipes all just need three ingredients and take moments to prepare, try some spicy pineapple satay skewers, punchy pesto baked mushrooms or sweet-and-sticky goat's cheese and honey figs. Your guests will be so impressed they'll think you've been preparing for hours!

    For last-minute guests
  7. To bring in the New Year

    Toast the start of the New Year with these fun marshmallow shots. The squidgy sweets are toasted and dipped in chocolate to make edible shot glasses to be filled with Irish cream liqueur... simply sip (or slurp!) the liqueur then enjoy the gooey marshmallow as a sweet treat. 

    To bring in the New Year