AVOCADO HOLIDAY TREE BITES
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy
PREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes, plus 1 hour of chill time
3 ripe, fresh avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, and mashed
1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. salt
24 woven-wheat crackers
2 Tbsp. cilantro leaves, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. almonds, slivered
2 Tbsp. red bell peppers, finely diced
Place avocado, lime juice, garlic and salt in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour so guacamole is cold before piping onto crackers.
Fit a medium pastry bag with an open star tip. While holding the base of the bag, fill with avocado mixture. Gently squeeze bag, piping about 1/2 tablespoon avocado mixture directly onto each cracker, creating avocado “trees”. Divide mixture between 24 crackers.
Decorate with cilantro, almonds and red pepper pieces. Store in the refrigerator and serve within one hour of assembly.