Christmas is so close that I can hardly stand it. We’re wrapping up school around here and focusing on all the holiday gatherings we will be enjoying in the coming days. My home is a hub of activities during the holiday season with friends, family and neighbors coming by for parties and dropping in for impromptu gatherings. Since I know that in the blink of a eye my home can be filled with guests, I’ve gotten pretty good at my last minute entertaining ideas. I can plug in the tree, light some candles and throw carols on in the blink of a eye. Even better, I can whip up a finger food that has all my guests drooling in about five minutes flat when I serve my Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bites made with Triscuit crackers from Walmart! Let me show you exactly how I do it.
In all truth, I don’t always know when I’ll be entertaining during the holiday season. This used to stress me out and frustrate me because, well, I thought the perfect finger foods that would leave my guests feeling festive required time. Boy was I ever wrong! This year, my word for the holiday season has been simplicity. I’ve tried to simplify everything I do and take the stress out of the season so that I can instead focus on the people and moments that make this time of year so special. As part of this mission, I wanted to come up with easy finger foods that can be made quickly when unexpected (or expected) guests show up. Little did I know that I was about to discover my absolute favorite holiday hour derve and I can’t wait to show you how easy these delicious Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bites are to make!
Now, before we made this bite sized snack that’s literally bursting with holiday flavor, let’s talk about why Triscuit crackers from Walmart are my go-to for quick and easy creations this holiday season. First, Triscuit crackers are simply amazing. From the plain variety to the endless flavors, I can rest assured that when I purchase Triscuit crackers, I’m getting a snack that’s baked with 100% Whole Grain Wheat while being non GMO! Even better, Triscuit has expanded their offerings to include a variety of flavors that are crazy good and conveniently available at Walmart!
Don’t tell anyone but I bought pretty much every flavor (for research of course) and they are all so dang good! However, my favorite Triscuit to use for my Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bites is of course the Triscuit Balsamic Vinegar & Basil Crackers. It’s just got the right amount of that tangy balsamic taste to make it the perfect base for my snack sized creation.
- 18 Triscuit Balsamic Vinegar & Basil Crackers
- 2 Ounces of Fresh Goat Cheese
- 1 Cup of Freshly Sliced Strawberries
- 2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon of Sugar
- Basil for Garnish
- Pour the balsamic vinegar and sugar over the sliced strawberries and stir well. Set aside.
- Lay out the Triscuit Crackers on a serving platter.
- Top each Triscuit with fresh goat cheese.
- Add a few balsamic strawberry slices to the top of each Triscuit.
- Sprinkle basil over the top.
- Serve and watch them disappear.
Once I’ve purchased my Triscuit Balsamic Vinegar & Basic crackers, putting together these Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bites is so simple! To start, I simply pour my balsamic vinegar and sugar over my sliced strawberries and mix them all together.
This combination is a tangy yet sweet creation that is perfect for topping my Triscuit crackers. Once my strawberry mixture is well combined, I lay out my Triscuit Balsamic Vinegar & Basic crackers on a serving board or tray.
Next, I spread a little of my fresh goat cheese onto each of my Triscuit crackers.
Since I now have the perfect base in my delicious Triscuit crackers and just the right amount of tang from my goat cheese, all that’s left to do is add my marinated balsamic strawberries to the top.
After sprinkling a little basil over each of my Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese bites, my creation is complete and I have the perfect snack, hour derve or anytime finger food ready to serve.
Trust me when I say these Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bites disappear quickly! With a little bit of sweetness, a little bit of tang and a lot of crunch from the Triscuit Crackers, they are literally the perfect quick and easy creation to serve up anytime I have holiday guests.
In fact, these Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bites are such a perfect holiday creation that I put together a little video to show you how simply they are to make for all your guests this holiday season. Be sure to check it out below.
Want more Triscuit ideas that are perfect for snacking, not only during the holidays but all year long? Of course you do and I’ve got them to give you. Click here to find ideas on how to take any of the Triscuit varieties to the next level with simple recipes that an be made in minutes.
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So what are you waiting for? Make your holiday celebrations delicious simply with help from Triscuit! Pick up your favorite variety by visiting Walmart today. Then try my Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese bites, get inspiration here or come up with your own creation!
Now tell me, what do you top your Triscuit crackers with?