If you like the whole loaf idea above, give this retro recipe a whirl! It’s just a couple of cans of deviled ham combined with onion dip mix, then frosted with cream cheese. It’s reportedly “excellent with corn chips, potato chips or crackers.”
9. Spammy mushrooms and fruit-adjacent Vienna sausage kabobs (1973)
These spiced Vienna kabobs are supposed to be served with spiced pineapple and minted pears.
10. Have a nutty Christmas tree (1956)
This is a lot of effort to serve a can of mixed nuts.
Guests can help themselves from this party nut tree! Cut tall can of brown bread into cone shape. Put 2″ candle stub in holder — insert candle in brown bread in previously hollowed hole. Bread should rest on lip of candlestick. Frost tree with cream cheese, softened with milk. Add tinted coconut. Stick Royal Nuts on tree with toothpicks, broken in half.
11. In the ’70s, it wasn’t a party ’til someone brought out the nut-covered cheese (1970)
Of all the vintage Christmas appetizers on this page, this one is one of the few you might actually see on a holiday table today.
Want to make one of these almond or pecan-covered cheese pinecones? Of course you do! Get the recipe here.
12. Salad… made to look like candles. Because of course. (1966)
Cranberry sauce, jello, and mayo. Oh yeah, this is some seriously retro food here.