35 Snacks to Enjoy During the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Parade watch parties are a Thanksgiving staple. Whether you’re watching a local spectacle from the sidewalks on Main Street or viewing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from the comfort of your home, parades are how most of us start Thanksgiving Day. Parades can last a long time with larger-than-life floats and award-worthy performances, so appetites will inevitably start to grow. Enter: the hostess with an assortment of award-worthy snacks to save the day. We gathered a collection of Thanksgiving snacks; from Warm Spinach Dip to Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, these treats are the perfect mixture of savory and sweet. Although the stress of cooking on Thanksgiving is a headache enough, these quick bites are easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time. They’re light enough to hold you over, but they won't ruin the main feast. Set these munchies out front-and-center, but make sure to save some room.
Serve up These Tasty Snacks While Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Recipe: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
These cupcake-like pumpkin treats are filled with velvety cream cheese frosting.
Cheesy Bacon Pinwheels
Recipe: Cheesy Bacon Pinwheels
Elevate your classic biscuit by filling it with savory bacon and melted cheese.
Warm Spinach-Sweet Onion Dip with Country Ham
This creamy dip will warm up all your guests on a chilly Thanksgiving afternoon.
Recipe: Apple Chips
Be careful, these Apple Chips are so addicting you might eat the whole batch.
Ranch Snacker Crackers
Recipe: Ranch Snacker Crackers
Oyster crackers and a mixture of herbs and spices make up this tasty snack.
Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins
These sugary doughnut holes are bite-sized and oh-so sweet.
Shrimp and Grits Casserole
Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole
It’s not a true Southern meal without a dish of shrimp and grits.
Recipe: Cornmeal Popovers
Add a spoonful of honey or a smear of butter to these warm popovers.
Baked Brie with Pecans
Recipe: Baked Brie with Pecans
This elegant baked brie dish only takes 30 minutes to make.
Apple Cider Doughnuts
Recipe: Apple Cider Doughnuts
Pair these crispy and sweet doughnuts with your morning cup of coffee.
Mini Bananas Foster Sticky Buns
Recipe: Mini Bananas Foster Sticky Buns
These sweet treats are the perfect addition to any snack spread.
Pumpkin Spice-Chocolate Marble Bread
Combining two of our favorite things: pumpkin and chocolate to create this decadent bread.
Buttery Toasted Pecans
Recipe: Buttery Toasted Pecans
Munch on these toasted pecans all parade long.
Puppy Chow Snack Mix
Recipe: Puppy Chow Snack Mix
Set out this sugary snack mix, and it'll be gone in seconds.
Salted Caramel-Apple Hand Pies
Recipe: Salted Caramel-Apple Hand Pies
The beloved apple pie is converted into portable hand pies for the ideal grab-and-go snack.
Cream Cheese-and-Walnut Stuffed Celery
Celery has never looked better—this crunchy veggie is filled with creamy walnut cream cheese.
Olive Oil Popcorn with Garlic and Rosemary
This seasoned snack only takes 15 minutes to make, so you can prioritize the Thanksgiving feast.
Recipe: Party-Perfect Meatballs
Juicy and savory, these meatballs have earned their spot at the snack table.
Sweet-and-Salty Autumn Snack Mix
Recipe: Sweet-and-Salty Snack Mix
Sweet and salty, this snack mix is guaranteed to fulfill everyone’s cravings.
Mini Mushroom-and-Goat Cheese Pot Pies
These mini pot pies are the ultimate comfort food.
Pimiento Pickle Poppers
Recipe: Pimiento Pickle Poppers
We gave this snack a Southern twist by filling dill pickles with pimiento cheese and wrapping them in bacon.
Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus
Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus
This vibrant and extra smooth hummus is the perfect spread for veggies and pita chips.
Warm Cheese-and-Spicy Pecan Dip
Recipe: Warm Cheese-and-Spicy Pecan Dip
This warm cheese dip features a Southern kick from spicy, seasoned pecans.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Acorns
Kids will love munching on this sweet treat as they watch the parade.
Waffle Cone Cornucopias for Thanksgiving
Chocolate dipped waffle cones serve as the perfect vessel for a mixture of seasonal treats.
Chocolate Candy Thanksgiving Turkeys
We gave peanut butter and chocolate the ultimate makeover by creating them into tiny turkeys.
Classic Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Classic Deviled Eggs
A classic Southern staple, deviled eggs deserve a spot at every table.
Bacon Bow Tie Crackers
Recipe: Bacon Bow Tie Crackers
This simple snack requires only bacon and buttery crackers.
Spicy Cheddar Appetizer Cookies
Recipe: Spicy Cheddar Appetizer Cookies
May all your cheese dreams come true with these baked cheese crackers.
Sweet Potato and Chorizo Sausage Bites
These sausage bites are the perfect savory nibbler.
Sweet-and-Spicy Sheet Pan Bacon
Recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Sheet Pan Bacon
We seasoned bacon with cayenne pepper and brown sugar to make this award-worthy snack.
Pumpkin-Buttermilk Biscuits with Crispy Ham and Honey Butter
We transformed the classic buttermilk biscuit into a seasonal delight.
Fresh Fruit Salad
Recipe: Fresh Fruit Salad
Every spread deserves an assortment of fruit. Fill your fruit salad with seasonal fruits like apples, pears, and blackberries.
Recipe: Pancake Casserole
Top this one-dish brunch casserole with crispy bacon or fresh fruit.
Buffalo Chicken-Cheese Dip
Recipe: Buffalo Chicken-Cheese Dip
No one can resist the cheesy goodness of Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip.