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Rainbow Cream Cheese Sandwich Bites

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Rainbow Cream Cheese Sandwich Bites
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Rainbow Cream Cheese Sandwich Bites

These fun sandwiches make a fab appetizer -- for kids and adults.


A rainbow selection of jams/jellies/preserves such as strawberry, marmalade, lemon curd, mint, etc)
Whipped cream cheese
slices white sandwich bread


  • 1 Lay out six slices of white sandwich bread. Spread whipped cream cheese on each of the slices from edge to edge.
  • 2 Lay out the remaining six slices of bread and spread each one with a different jam/jelly/preserves.
  • 3 Top each cream cheese-spread slice with a jelly-spread slice.
  • 4 Cut off the edges. Then, slice the sandwiches into four squares each.
  • 5 Serve laid out in rainbow or half-rainbow order.
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Rainbow Sandwich Bites

As prepared by S Caron,

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.

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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.

Appetizer Recipe for Rainbow Sandwich Bites


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!

Like rainbows like we do? We've got a boat load of recipes to make your next occasion beyond colorful!

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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.
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