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6 appetizers with cream cheese and bell pepper stars.
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Bell Pepper Star Appetizers

These easy appetizers are so cute and pair so beautifully with any holiday party nibbles! They have only 4 ingredients and take less than 20 minutes to make! All you need are 2 little star cookie cutters to make these lovely treats.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: International
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 12 appetizers
Calories: 52kcal


  • 1 inch star cookie cutter
  • 1½-inch star cookie cutter
  • cutting board & sharp knife
  • pastry piping bag


  • 12 rice crackers
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4 oz. whipped cream cheese


  • Slice a side off of a red bell pepper. Trim the inside so that it’s a little more flat and even. Turn it over, and use a 1 inch and 1½ inch star cookie cutter to cut 6 stars out of it. Do the same with another side until you have 6 larger one and 6 smaller ones.
  • Do the same with the green pepper, and cut 6 larger stars and 6 smaller stars out of it.
  • Carefully slice each star in half so it’s not so thick.
  • Pipe whipped cream cheese onto a rice cracker in a thin, pretty layer.
  • Press a larger red star onto the cracker. Add a small amount of cream cheese to the center of the red star, and add a smaller green star on top. Repeat with others and serve.


These appetizers can be made up to an hour before serving before the crackers start to get a little stale. But if you substitute the cracker for cucumber, squash, or even a cracker that’s more buttery like Ritz, they should last even longer.
See post for detailed instructions with photos of the process.
Nutrition information is an estimate.


Serving: 1appetizer | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 474IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg