Nutty Cranberry Goat Cheese Shots

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With tangy goat cheese, sweet cranberries and crunchy walnuts, these cranberry goat cheese shots are a non-alcoholic treat that your whole family can enjoy this Christmas.

Serve them as an appetizer before your Christmas dinner, or pair them with your favorite wine for a delicious after-dinner treat.

The white goat cheese and red cranberries will immediately put your guests in the holiday spirit. Add some crunchy breadsticks, and these shots are ready for dipping and munching all night long.

Nutty cranberry goat cheese shots with crispy breadsticks, wooden background and Christmas lights.

Have you ever looked at a shot glass and thought “This would make the perfect container for small appetizers”? Unfortunately, most people fail to utilize the convenience and versatility of shot glasses. We’ve decided to change that by offering our recipe for delicious cranberry goat cheese shots.

The shot glasses make this the perfect appetizer to carry around and enjoy all night while visiting with guests. Plus, they’re pre-portioned, so all you have to do is mix up the goat cheese, scoop it into the glasses and everyone can enjoy this perfectly-sized treat!

Nutty cranberry goat cheese shots with crispy breadsticks, wooden background and Christmas lights.

Goat cheese is a popular ingredient for appetizers because of its mild but tangy flavor. In a lot of ways, it offers a blank palette that you can customize however you like. Our recipe uses walnuts, cranberries and honey to add sweetness and texture to this versatile cheese.

Nutty cranberry goat cheese shots with crispy breadsticks, wooden background and Christmas lights.

If you want to experiment a little, you can try adding different fruits and nuts to this dish. But you probably won’t find a better match for goat cheese than dried cranberries: they’re sweet and tangy, just like the delicious goat cheese and honey mixture we’ve used as the base of this appetizer.

You could also use mini dessert spoons in place of the breadsticks. It tastes amazing with or without the bread component!

Have you served appetizers in shot glasses before? Let us know and if you loved this recipe, please share!

Nutty cranberry goat cheese shots with crispy breadsticks, wooden background.

Nutty Cranberry Goat Cheese Shots

Joss D
With tangy goat cheese, sweet cranberries and crunchy walnuts, these cranberry goat cheese shots are the perfect Christmas party food!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 shots
Calories 149 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cups goat cheese
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup walnuts - chopped
  • Crispy breadsticks - to serve
  • Extra dried cranberries and chopped walnuts - for topping

Instructions
 

  • Mix together the goat cheese, honey, dried cranberries and chopped walnuts in a bowl until smooth.
  • Spoon evenly into the shot glasses. Sprinkle with extra cranberries, walnuts and a breadstick in each shot glass. Serve!

Equipment

Dessert shot glasses

Notes

We used 2 oz. dessert shots for this recipe, but you can use any size you like. Just divide the goat cheese mixture evenly into each shot.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 391IUCalcium: 55mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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