Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

by Alli

The holiday season can be crazy hectic, right? Between decorating, shopping and all the other activities that take place over the Christmas season, entertaining can be overwhelming. That’s why I like to make Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers.

These appetizers are so easy to put together and are ready to eat in just a few minutes.

Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

 

 

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Cookie Cutter for Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

I like to make Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers whenever I’m hosting a party. The cheese mixture can be put together earlier in the day and stored in the fridge.

These appetizers are best served warm, so I spread the cheese mixture onto the Christmas tree-shaped bread slices and pop them under the broiler right as the guests arrive. Be sure and set the timer because it only takes a couple of minutes for these to cook.

Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Mix together mayonnaise, dry ranch salad dressing mix and one cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Mix well.

Cheese Mixture for Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Cut bread slices into Christmas tree shapes with cookie cutter. Don’t pay any attention to my baking pan. Someone (I won’t call names) put it in the dishwasher and it changed colors. It’s clean. I promise.

Bread Slices cutouts for Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Spread about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture over each tree. Decorate with green and red bell pepper strips.

Spread cheese mixture on bread - Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Place on baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Yield: 12 appetizers

Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

These Cheesy Christmas Tree Appetizers are so good and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dry ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 slices firm bread
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper strips
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper strips

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Combine mayonnaise and dry ranch seasoning mix in a medium sized bowl. Add the Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Mix until well combined.
  3. Cut bread slices into Christmas trees with a cookie cutter.
  4. Spread about 1 Tablespoon cheese mixture over each tree. Decorate with red and green bell pepper strips.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 203Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 17mgSodium 382mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 6g

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Helpful Hint: If you are really short on time, use Pimento Cheese spread in place of the cheese mixture. It’s delicious too!

This is a great recipe to make with the kids. They can help mix together the cheese spread and use the cookie cutter to cut out the trees. They can also decorate the trees with the pepper strips. You’ll need to handle the broiling part.

If you’re planning a party, make these little Christmas tree-shaped appetizers. They’re fun, easy to make and so delicious.

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