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Party On: 3 Easy Holiday Hors D’oeuvres

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Thanksgiving’s over, guys. And just as you lay there on your childhood bed, soaking up daytime TV and rocking your food baby, a whole new tradition is about to begin — Holiday Party Blitzkrieg: the month-long rush week that takes festivity to a whole new level. Rest up while you can, because in just a few days you’ll be back in your heels and party dresses.
And whether you’re a host or a guest, you’ll likely spend a few nights this month assembling a tray of something small and nibbly to satisfy your fellow merry-makers. But, we’re pretty sure you also have a life to lead (not to mention dresses to dry clean, hair to blow out, and weary, chipped nails to touch up). So, we came up with three super-fast, super-easy, and super-conscious-of-all-those-gifts-you-have-to-buy party snacks, to get you through the season with ease. Each of these hors d’oeuvres has just five ingredients and takes less than twenty minutes to whip up. Oh, and they’re good. Really, really, talking-with-our-mouths-full good.
Whip ‘em up and head on out. We’ll see you in the trenches.
Traditional hummus gets a holiday spin with this zesty, tart dip that goes great on crackers, carrots, or simply by the spoonful.
Pour chickpeas into a medium mixing bowl, and squeeze lemon in.
Wonton Crisps
This is the fancy-pantsiest chip we’ve ever seen, guaranteed to ruin Baked Lays for you, forever. Plus, they’re super light on the calories, so you can save those for your ginormous glass of mulled wine. With these little crisps, who needs holiday cookies? (Okay, we do. We really do.)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Using a festive cookie cutter of your choice (or just the top of a cup) cut each wonton skin into shapes.
Toasty Herbed Nuts
If the idea of serving warm nuts seems old-school, give these a whirl and you’ll understand why the concept is a classic. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as this combo of sweet, spiced, and smokey.
After toasting your nuts (five minutes at 400 degrees, or in batches in your toaster oven), pour them into a large bowl. Pour melted butter over nuts and sitr well to coat.

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