Cranberry Jalapeno Crackers, Holidays Parties Made Easy

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The Holiday season is officially in full swing and that means the holiday gatherings are soon to start! One of the biggest challenges I have during this time of the year is keeping things straight. I recently discovered how Sam’s Club & Keebler® can help make the holidays a little less hectic. Today I want to tell you how and share a delicious recipe that is perfect for the best season of all.

Cranberry & Jalapeno Crackers recipe. The perfect combo of spicy and sweet for the holidays #ad

Okay, I’ll admit it. I love being the one to make the dish at the party that everyone loves. Something unique & creative but most important, something delicious. I think this recipe takes the cake for all three of those. Never in my life would I have thought to pair jalapeno cheese with cranberries, but goodness does it work!


On a recent trip to Sam’s Club I stocked up on Keebler® products. So many of my go-to holiday recipes use crackers, so having boxes sized for entertaining is a huge help and savings for our family. I was also able to stock up on a few other holiday essentials at Sam’s Club as well. Tis’ the season to buy in bulk!


My favorite crackers to grab at Sams Club are the Keebler® Entertainment Crackers Collection. I love being able to purchase all of our favorites in one box.


Another reason to love Keebler® this holiday season is the new, free Keebler® Party Planner Live App! It doesn’t matter if you’re a party queen or a nervous newbie, this app has something for everyone. From planning, recipes, invitations, music, shopping lists, theme, decor ideas, and more, you can plan the party of your dreams all from this one app.

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In fact, the Keebler® Party Planner Live App is where I found our favorite new appetizer recipe!

Cranberry & Jalapeno Crackers
A delicious recipe from the Keebler® Party Planner Live App
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2674 calories
292 g
238 g
138 g
74 g
61 g
860 g
3523 g
141 g
2 g
70 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2674
Calories from Fat 1222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 138g
Saturated Fat 61g
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 33g
Monounsaturated Fat 37g
Cholesterol 238mg
Sodium 3523mg
Total Carbohydrates 292g
Dietary Fiber 15g
Sugars 141g
Protein 74g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 cups (8 oz.) fresh or frozen cranberries
  2. 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  3. 1/3 cup orange juice
  4. 1/4 tsp ground ginger or ground cinnamon
  5. 30 Keebler® Club® Original crackers
  6. OR
  7. 30 Keebler® Townhouse® Original crackers
  8. 8 ounces white cheddar cheese with jalapeno peppers, cut into 30 slices
  9. Sugared Cranberries* (optional)
  10. Small fresh mint leaves* (optional)
  1. 1. In small saucepan stir together cranberries, brown sugar, orange juice and ginger. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 to 8 minutes or until all cranberries burst. Transfer to bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. 2. Arrange crackers on serving plate. Top each with cheese slice. Spoon cranberry mixture on top. Garnish with Sugared Cranberries and mint leaves (if desired).
  1. Note: For Sugared Cranberries, in small saucepan combine ¼ cup granulated sugar and ¼ cup water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries. Stir until well coated. Use slotted spoon to remove cranberries from saucepan. Place on wire cooling rack over foil-lined baking sheet. Separate berries so they do not touch. Let dry about 45 minutes or until just sticky. Place ¼ cup granulated sugar in shallow bowl. Roll cranberries, a few at a time, in sugar. Transfer back to wire rack. Let stand at least 1 hour or until dry. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.
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From the oldest to the youngest I can’t keep my family away from this appetizer. Our favorite Keebler® crackers, the spicy white cheese, and what might just be the best cranberry sauce I’ve ever had. I didn’t even realize how much I liked cranberry sauce until I tried this recipe! I can’t wait to try it out on our friends the next time we get together.


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Do you have any holiday party plans this year?
Be sure to find out how Keebler® can help!


  • I love those crackers! Your recipe looks so festive!

    • Thank you so much! So festive and so good!

  • That top image?! So pin worthy! Another great recipe, Beth!!

  • Jessica

    Yum!! You are killing me girl!! What a great little app to put out during a party. Love it.

    • They are perfect! So different but so addicting.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    Oh I bet these taste amazing! I need that variety box of crackers! I don’t think they sell those at Costco or I just missed them!

    • I’m not sure honestly. But with the holidays here they might! Definitely take a look.

  • Umm…this looks delicious! Those crackers are some of my faves too. Appetizers in general are my favorite!!

  • Those sugared cranberries are so pretty! Man I love easy entertaining. So a live App, huh? This is going to make my holiday easier.

    • I love that you said that because, YES! aren’t they dreamy. I just want to display a bowl of them or decorate with them but something tells me that is a bad idea.

  • Jennifer Merwin Shackelford

    This looks great! Believe it or not, I have “fancy crackers” on my grocery list. I’ll have to check out the Keebler selection the next time I’m at the store.

    • Haha! I LOVE that so much. Fancy crackers are a must this time of the year.

  • These almost look too pretty to eat! They are perfect for Christmas parties and oh so easy to make! Recipe on point as always, Beth!

    • I couldn’t agree more, they are beautiful. You can even add a little mint leaf to make them look prettier but I couldn’t find any that weren’t HUGE. Thanks Lindsay.

  • That app is so cool and these crackers look just perfectly festive!

    • That app is amazing. I need to play around with it more.

  • Confession- i love having the favorite dish at a party too!

  • I have always said I could never get a tattoo because there’s nothing I love enough to have tattooed on my body forever (well, except a few people), but you totally gave me a tattoo idea. Wait for it….Holiday Appetizers! I mean, I will forever love them. It’s perfection that never gets old. I could live off of party foods! Thanks for sharing your idea! 🙂

    • Oh Emily. You, you make me think there is something to being named Emily that makes one funny. You always make me smile.

  • Meghan Flinn

    These look absolutely amazing! We are a huge cheese and cracker family! And I love the variety packs. We usually stick to our favorites, townhouse and toasteds.

    • Cheese and crackers is pretty much the best snack ever. I was a little nervous about this recipe at first, but goodness it turned out so well.

  • Yum! I was there at the event last week too, just by happenstance. We just keep missing each other 🙂 I will now be making this for my husband!

    • Haha! Darn it Jen. We really should coordinate our schedules better ;).

  • chall1018

    These sound delicious! I love a good spicy/sweet combo. And they are pretty, too!

    • They are SO pretty and such a unique combo. I wasn’t so sure it was going to work out, but it did. I can’t keep Emily away from that cranberry sauce either. So funny, the kid who eats NOTHING loves cranberries :P.

  • Beth, these look picture perfect. Such a tasty Christmas appetizer!

    • They are so pretty and so good. I WILL be making more soon!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    YUM!! Anything will a pop of sweet and spicy is always delicious! I know I’d eat more than a couple of these. 🙂

    • I really wasn’t sure if I’d love this combo, but oh my goodness! It’s perfection.

  • Whitney Jordan

    Yum! I also love bringing something to a party that everyone loves. It makes me feel so good 🙂 Your cranberries are stunning and I know these would have to be delicious. They’re so festive and finger food is always a crowd pleaser. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • It does make you feel good, right?! I am the same exact way. Thanks Whitney. This unlikely pairing definitely turned out to be a favorite in our house.