We're ga-ga for rainbows, so here's a fresh one: Li'l Rainbow Sandwich Bites, just perfect for a fun party appetizer or quick snack.
Longtime fans of Tablespoon know that the whole crew here is hot for rainbows. From rainbow cakes to rainbow cheesecake to rainbow pancakes, we’ve tackled it all. But sandwiches? They’ve been immune. Until now.
Picture it: bite-sized sandwiches spread with creamy whipped cream cheese and a rainbow of jams, jellies and preserves. They’re pretty, tasty and oh-so-fun.
But the best part? Making these little Rainbow Cream Cheese Sandwich Bites
is faster than fast, quicker than quick. Like 15 minutes – tops.
Choosing Your Rainbow
You’ll need six different colors of jams, jellies and preserves. Which ones? Here are a few ideas:
- Red: Strawberry, red raspberry, cherry, currant
- Orange: Apricot, marmalade, mango, guava
- Yellow: Lemon curd, apple, pineapple
- Green: Mint jelly
- Blue: Blueberry
- Purple: Mixed berry, blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry
Cutting the Sandwiches
While the recipe suggests cutting the sandwiches into squares, you can also use tiny cookie cutters to cut the sandwiches into single bite sandwiches. If you take this route, be sure to be more sparing with your cream cheese and jelly/jam/preserves.
Arrange the sandwiches in rainbow order (or half-rainbows) in stacks on a serving plate. If you do tiny bites of sandwiches cut with cookie cutters, spread them out on a big platter and offer toothpicks for picking them up.
Make a Rainbow Today!
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!Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.