If you’re looking for a quick, easy appetizer to make for your next party or games night, then you can’t go wrong making a batch of Caper Snacks.
Way back when my husband Dave and I were posted to CFB Borden, we had a regular games night with another couple every few weeks. At the time, our children were too young to be left without a babysitter. Their children were older so they came to our house to play cards and/or board games.
Each couple took turns providing the snacks for the evening. On one of the nights that was the other couple’s turn, they arrived with Caper Snacks in addition to the regular chips, dip and cut up veggies.
These delicious little bites became an instant family favorite and make an appearance at least once during each of our holiday celebrations.
Caper Snack Recipe
- 6 English muffins cut in half
- 2 tbsp capers, chopped
- 5 or 6 green onions, chopped
- 1.5 c grated sharp cheddar cheese, firmly packed
- 1 c mayo (we prefer Miracle Whip)
Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
Add green onions and capers to the bowl of your food processor and chop.
Next add the mayo and grated cheddar cheese.
Mix until everything is thoroughly combined. The onions and capers should be finely chopped by that point.
Slice the English muffins in half and place on a baking sheet with the cut side facing up.
Add a generous spoonful of the caper snack mixture to each English muffin half.
Spread the mixture evenly on the English muffins.
Bake at 350ºF for 20 to 25 minutes.
If necessary, cover with foil for the last 10 minutes to prevent the tops from browning too much.
Remove from the oven.
To serve, cut each Caper Snack into quarters.
Serve and enjoy while still hot.
They are equally delicious when served cold.
These have become such a family favorite that I now make them for breakfast every Christmas and Easter morning.
We don’t even bother cutting them in quarters. They are barely out of the oven before Dave and the kids are swooping in to take them right off the baking tray to have with their tea or coffee.
When serving them for a holiday breakfast or brunch, you may like to serve them whole or cut in half.
The caper mixture can be prepared the night before and kept in a covered bowl in the fridge until you’re ready to make the Caper Snacks. It makes them even quicker to make the day of your party or brunch.
A small tip… when making these for a party, I use the recipe as described but when making them for our lot for holiday breakfasts, I spread the mixture over 24 English muffin halves to give us enough so that everyone has their fill without me having to double the caper mixture.
I hope you’ll give this recipe for Caper Snacks a try. They really are sooo good!
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Please note: This recipe for Caper Snacks originally appeared on Super Mom – No Cape in April 2013. The recipe itself is the same but the post has been completely updated with new photos and more detailed instructions.