9 Make-Ahead Snacks for an Easy and Amazing Graduation Party

Hogs in a Blanket © Chris Court
By F&W Editors Posted May 27, 2015

From one-bite mac and cheeses to smoky guacamole, here are nine graduation party snacks that can easily be made ahead of time.

From one-bite mac and cheeses to smoky guacamole, here are nine graduation party snacks that can easily be made ahead of time.

1. Hogs in a Blanket
This upscale take on pigs in a blanket features spicy andouille sausage and sweet mustard chutney.

2. Marinated Olives
What's the secret to these spicy olives? They're infused with fennel for a fantastic licorice flavor.

3. Smoked Mozzarella Spread with Flatbread Crackers
It doesn't get any easier than this delicious 10-minute dip.

4. Three-Cheese Mini Macs
These mini mac and cheese bites can be assembled early and baked just as guests arrive.

5. Whipped Feta with Cucumbers
Serve this Mediterranean-inspired dip with olive oil-marinated cucumbers and toasted pita.

6. Caradmon-Cheddar Straws
Top Chef alum Justin Devillier's version of classic Southern cheese straws are flavored with cardamon but can also be made with ground coriander or fennel seed.

7. Spicy Guacamole
Upgrade classic guacamole with a little jalapeño and crushed red chili flakes.

8. Ginger-Spiced Pecans
These terrific nuts are delicious on their own or served with ice cream.

9. Salty Black-and-White Sesame Cocktail Cookies
Expert baker Dorie Greenspan's incredible cookies combine sweet dough with savory sesame seeds.

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