Finger Food a/k/a Nibbles

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Beth M.
from M.V. Island, MA

I remember simple things like celery with cream cheese filling, or whole pitted dates stuffed with walnuts before a holiday dinner. I especially loved cheese and crackers. Today I would mix up some Nuts'NBolts, or Herbed Pecans, or Herbs'NCheese; and prepare fresh celery, carrots for dipping known as Crudites. I love the Mexican Seven Layer Platter also, but we didn't have that when I was a child. There are also fancy things like Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon, Sweet and Sour Meatballs and Puff Pastries.

serves a few or a lot
prep time 5 Min
cook time 55 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  •   2 pkg
    cream cheese
  •   1 bunch
  •   4
    kinds of herbs, dried or fresh, your preference
  •   1
    bulb of garlic
  •   1 pkg
    dried whole pitted dates
  •   2
    whole peeled and julienned carrots
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
  •   1
    european cucumber, sliced
  •   1 pt
    cherry tomatoes, can be sliced in half and scooped out to be filled
  •   1 pkg
    walnut halves
  •   2 pkg
    pecan halves

How To Make

  • 1
    Simply let cream cheese soften and mix with your herbs, and a little minced garlic if desired, for vegetable platter. I use Herbs'NCheese- Joyce's Recipe. It's like that commercial cheese you buy in a small box at the store which is expensive!
  • 2
    Mom always had celery with cream cheese filling, or dates filled with cream cheese or walnuts!
  • 3
    Savory nuts are wonderful, and I had a recipe given to me which used Pecans, and it's called Herbed Pecans! I love it, and it makes a very sophisticated appetizer for a grownup-buffet party table.