33 Delicious No-Cook Dishes To Bring To A Holiday Party

‘Tis the season to be incredibly short on time. Doesn’t make it OK to show up empty-handed (and wine isn’t actually a food).

1. Pimento Cheese and Crackers

Never had pimento cheese? You should fix that. Recipe here.

ID: 2142509

2. Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwich Canapés

OK, this one calls for you to toast bread; if that’s too much, feel free to substitute crackers or rye melba toasts. Recipe here.

ID: 2141865

3. Cranberry Almond Rum Balls

Recipe here.

ID: 2131770

4. Persimmon and Burrata Carpaccio

Recipe here.

ID: 2152093

5. Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw

Recipe here.

ID: 2142128

6. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Recipe here.

ID: 2142345

7. Endive Boats

Endive leaves are naturally perfect for filling with tasty bites like citrus, cheese, or nuts. Recipe here.

ID: 2142225

8. Raw, Vegan Chocolate Walnut Fudge

You don’t even need a food processor! Just an electric hand mixer, or a whisk and a very strong forearm. Recipe here.

ID: 2142044

9. Radish-Chive Tea Sandwiches

Recipe here (h/t The Curvy Carrot).

ID: 2142464

10. Olive Tapenade

Recipe here.

ID: 2142360

11. Vegan Banana Split Bites

A simple, light (which can be nice during the holiday season, after you’ve reached your sugar cookie saturation point) dessert. Recipe here.

ID: 2141482

12. Orange and Carrot Salad with Ginger

Yes, fruits and vegetables can play nice with each other. And the monochrome is pretty striking, no? Recipe here.

ID: 2142312

13. Thin Mint Pie

Girl scout cookies for life. Recipe here.

ID: 2142866

14. Warm Herb Jam and Goat Cheese Spread

Make sure to use quality ingredients, and bring some fancy crackers to go along with it. Recipe here.

ID: 2131755

15. Horseradish-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

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Recipe here.

ID: 2141620

16. No-Bake Snickers Caramel Apple Pie

I will forever be a diehard Cool Whip fan. There’s something about the exact mix of chemicals that just tastes so right. Recipe here.

ID: 2142886

17. Prosciutto, Melon, and Mozzarella

If you don’t have a melon baller, just cut the fruit into squares with a knife. Recipe here.

ID: 2138114

18. No-Bake Candy Cane Cheesecake Bites

Recipe here.

ID: 2158126

19. Dilled Bean Salad

Recipe here.

ID: 2142526

20. Tiny Brie Bites with Fig Jam and Marcona Almonds

Recipe here.

ID: 2141555

21. Monster Cookie Dough Dip

Would look great with some Christmas M&Ms. Recipe here.

ID: 2142555

22. Spanish Ham with Olives and Oranges

Spanish ham is unbelievably delicious, but feel free to sub prosciutto or another kind of cured meat. Recipe here.

ID: 2141592

23. Easy Holiday Bark

Melted chocolate topped with mixed nuts (or anything, really) is easy but surprisingly elegant looking. Recipe here.

ID: 2131321

24. Rum Soaked Watermelon with Goat Cheese and Mint

Even out-of-season fruit tastes good when it’s soaked in alcohol. And, if you’re worried of them falling apart in transit, skewer each one with a toothpick. Recipe here.

ID: 2141578

25. Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Crushed candy canes make these pretzel rods super festive, but if you don’t want them to be holiday-themed, you can easily substitute sprinkles. Recipe here.

ID: 2141461

26. Sweet and Nutty Kale Salad

Kale salads are a great thing to bring to a party, because you can dress them beforehand and the kale won’t wilt and get soggy like other greens will. Recipe here.

ID: 2142441

27. Chocolate Tiffin with Pecans

Digestive biscuits are a British thing, but you can get them at almost any supermarket in the US these days. Recipe here.

ID: 2142161

28. Cold Crab Dip

Recipe here.

ID: 2142256

29. Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

Will put everything else on the dessert table to shame. Recipe here.

ID: 2142598

30. Everything White Bean Hummus

Pairs best with bagel chips, but pita triangles or crudité will do just fine. (Admittedly, this one calls for roasted garlic, but you can leave that out). Recipe here.

ID: 2138193

31. Fancy Oreo Truffles

Cookies and cream is America’s favorite flavor. Recipe here.

ID: 2142822

32. Goat Cheese with Fresh Dill and Paprika

Open cheese package, roll cheese in herbs and spices, serve cheese. Recipe here.

ID: 2142291

33. No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Recipe here.

ID: 2142844

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