Grab these great ideas for some yummy make-ahead Thanksgiving snack ideas so you can sit back and relax while enjoying your time together with family and friends. 

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Great Thanksgiving Make-Ahead Appetizer and Snack Ideas

  • Being able to make your snacks quickly or ahead of time helps keep your stress level low.
  • You will enjoy being able to have an appetizer you can pull out of the freezer and bake when company drops in. They will be so impressed.
  • If you have had a super busy day, it’s nice to be able to open the freezer and have a special snack or easy dinner that all you have to do is bake.
  • Many of these are great to give as gifts.
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Crockpot Snacks

Easy and Unique Slow Cooker Chex Mix Recipe
Kick up your next batch of slow cooker Chex mix with a unique flavor combination of spices, that is simple to make. It will be the hit of your next party or a low-key family night. Everyone is going to want this recipe from you.
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Easy & Unique Slow Cooker Chex Mix Recipe in a bowl with a serving spoon full
The Best Maryland Crab Dip Recipe (Easy Slow Cooker)
Here is the best Maryland crab dip recipe features a creamy, cheesy texture packed with classic crab seasonings. Whether hosting a fun gathering with friends or simply treating your loved ones to a special appetizer, this hot crab dip is guaranteed to be a showstopper. 
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Creamy Maryland Crab Dip with melted cheese and old bay sprinkled on top.

🧊 Make Ahead Freezer Snacks

Spicy Crab Pinwheels
Make ahead and freeze these crab stuffed pinwheels. Just bake and serve when company comes over. Recipe in my free ecookbook.
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crab pinwheels, flour tortilla wraps up crab spicy crab mixture with red peppers sprinkled in inwheels
Make Ahead Sausage Balls
Make these cheesey bisquet like sausage balls and freeze for when you need them. Just bake and serve. Recipe in my free ecookbook.
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sausage balls in a bowl and some with toothpicks
Homemade Taquitos
Make a big batch of these creamy Mexican homemade taquitos, then freeze them. Where you are ready, just pop them in the oven and bake. Recipe in my free ecookbook.
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Homemade air fryer taquitos piled on a plate.
Turkey Meatballs With A Kick
Turkey Meatballs are easy to make and have a slightly spicy buffalo inside, and then a sauce drizzled over them after baking. Recipe in free ecookbook.
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buffalo sauce covered meatballs
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Upscale Thanksgiving Snacks

Best Savory Baked Brie Recipe With Cranberry Jam
This sweet and savory baked brie recipe with cranberry jam is an upscale appetizer that is very quick to make, and the best part is, all the ingredients can be kept on hand for an impromptu get-together with friends. It's a festive appetizer perfect for the holiday season.
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brie with nuts and cranberries on top. apples sitting around it and wine
Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed Mushrooms are a perfect appetizer for your next party, full of garlic, toasted pecans, sundried tomatoes, spinach, and then topped with a citrus basil dressing. They are easy to make and you can make them ahead then bake just before a party.
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vegan stuffed mushrooms

🏈 Thanksgiving Football Snacks

Copycat Gardetto Honey Mustard Pretzels Recipe
This Copycat Gardetto Honey Mustard Pretzels Recipe is a quick and easy snack with a slight honey-sweet tangy coating. Honey mustard pretzels are great for parties, movie nights, a school snack, or while watching the big game.
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Copycat Gardetto Mustard Pretzels in a white bowl with yellow napkin
Maple Glazed Popcorn
Maple Glazed Popcorn is an addictive treat with a naturally sweet buttery maple glaze made with maple syrup, butter, vanilla, and cinnamon.
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maple glazed popcorn
Salted Whiskey Caramels
Salted Whiskey Caramels Recipe takes the classic caramel to a whole new level with the addition of maple flavoring, whisky, and salt. This indulgent combination of flavors creates a unique creamy caramel candy.
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close up of Salted Whiskey Caramels on parchment paper
Sweet & Spicy Roasted Cashews
Sweet & Spicy Roasted Cashews are a delightful appetizer, snack or gift to give that is quick and easy to make. The best part is these cashew nuts are good for you, gluten-free and vegan.
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A pan of spicy roasted cashews on parchment paper that have just come out of the oven

Sweet Thanksgiving Treats

Thanksgiving Brownie Recipe
If you are a chocolate lover, you will want to make this Thanksgiving Brownie Recipe With Chewey Cranberries. This is a moist, chewy brownie recipe loaded with dark chocolate flavor and a perfect combination of sweet cranberries for your Thanksgiving dessert table.
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Thanksgiving Cranberry Chewy Brownies on white plate
Creamy Pumpkin Vegan Cheesecake Recipe with Tofutti
 This rich creamy pumpkin vegan cheesecake recipe with Tofutti is sure to become a holiday favorite. This cheesecake has a rich dairy-free creamy filling flavored with warm fall spices, a sweet crust, and dairy-free whipped topping. 
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a slice of pumpkin vegan cheesecake with a gramcracker crust and cranberry jam on top
Spiced Pumpkin Bread Using Cake Mix Recipe
Cravings a warm piece of pumpkin spice bread? You are going to want to make this quick and easy Spiced Pumpkin Bread Using Cake Mix Recipe. Because you use a cake mix as the base, it only takes 10 minutes to mix up and pop into the oven. Before you know it, your home will be filled with the aroma of delicious spiced pumpkin bread.
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pumpkin bread with pumpkin seeds on top
Coconut Cranberry Vegan Cookies
Coconut Cranberry Vegan Cookies are gluten free, dairy free and low sugar so you can have a healthy alternative to your cookie cravings. The sweetness in these comes from the cranberries and coconut.
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cranberry coconut cookie stacked up with little bits of cranberry showing in the cookies