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Cooked Hanky Panky on Black Slate Platter. These Hanky Panky Canapes are the BEST Party Appetizers around!  They cheesy, meaty, and absolutely delicious.  Ground Beef is mixed with Homemade Chicken Sausage and then combined with lots of cheese until its a creamy addictive pot of goodness.  Then it is scooped on top of bread, toasts, or crackers

Hanky Panky Canapes, The Best Party Appetizers!

These Hanky Panky Canapes are the BEST Party Appetizers around!  They're cheesy, meaty, and absolutely delicious.  Ground Beef is mixed with Homemade Chicken Sausage and then combined with lots of cheese until its a creamy addictive pot of goodness.  Then it's scooped on top of bread, toasts, or crackers.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, cheese, hanky panky, party appetizers, party food, sausage
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Freeze 6 hours
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 70 Hanky Panky Canapes
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef, RWA
  • 1 lb Ground White Meat Chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seed
  • 3 Tbsp Parsley chopped
  • 1.5 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Oregano, dried
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 80 1" crackers I used Absolutely Gluten Free Crackers, Original

Instructions

Prepare the Hanky Panky for the freezer

  1. Chop 3 Tbsp Parsley.  Mince 2 cloves garlic.

  2. To a medium mixing bowl, add the ground chicken, minced garlic, the chopped parsley, 1 tsp of fennel seed, 1 tsp Salt, 1 tsp fresh ground pepper. Mix to combine.  Either store in fridge until ready to cook or keep going.

Make the Hanky Panky Topping

  1. Preheat a large pot or dutch oven.  Add a tbsp of olive oil and then add the ground chicken mixture.  Separate the ground chicken to break it up into small pieces and then let it sear to get browned for about 4-5 minutes.  

    Cooking Chicken Sausage Meat in pot. These Hanky Panky Canapes are the BEST Party Appetizers around!  They cheesy, meaty, and absolutely delicious.  Ground Beef is mixed with Homemade Chicken Sausage and then combined with lots of cheese until its a creamy addictive pot of goodness.  Then it is scooped on top of bread, toasts, or crackers
  2. Next, stir in the ground beef along with another 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of ground pepper, and the oregano.  Let cook for about 6-8 minutes more stirring every couple minutes to ensure the meat cooks completely through.  

  3. Turn the heat to low and add the cream cheese to the meat mixture.  Stir the cream cheese to combine.  Add the shredded cheese and stir to melt and combine.

    Chicken, Beef, and shredded cheese added to pot. These Hanky Panky Canapes are the BEST Party Appetizers around!  They cheesy, meaty, and absolutely delicious.  Ground Beef is mixed with Homemade Chicken Sausage and then combined with lots of cheese until its a creamy addictive pot of goodness.  Then it is scooped on top of bread, toasts, or crackers
  4. Once the meat and cheese are completely combined into a creamy and very thick mixture.  Remove from the heat.  

  5. On sheet pans that will fit flat into your freezer, lay out the crackers.  Fit as many as you can on the sheet pan.  Try to keep them from touching so they do not freezer together.  Once the meat and cheese mixture has cooled enough to handle, start placing a small amount of the mixture on top of each cracker.  Once all are topped, lay a piece of aluminum foil over top, seal, and place in freezer to freeze.  Once completely frozen (approx. 6 hours) transfer gently to a freezer container or freezer bag. 

    Hanky Panky Canapes cooked on sheet pan. These Hanky Panky Canapes are the BEST Party Appetizers around!  They cheesy, meaty, and absolutely delicious.  Ground Beef is mixed with Homemade Chicken Sausage and then combined with lots of cheese until its a creamy addictive pot of goodness.  Then it is scooped on top of bread, toasts, or crackers

Cook the Hanky Panky Canapes for serving

  1. When you are ready to serve, preheat your oven to 375 F degrees.  Remove the Hanky Panky Canapes from the freezer and place on a lightly oiled sheet pan.  Cook in the oven for 12-14 minutes, until warmed through and the crackers are crispy.

  2. Serve and Enjoy!

    Cooked Hanky Panky on Black Slate Platter. These Hanky Panky Canapes are the BEST Party Appetizers around!  They cheesy, meaty, and absolutely delicious.  Ground Beef is mixed with Homemade Chicken Sausage and then combined with lots of cheese until its a creamy addictive pot of goodness.  Then it is scooped on top of bread, toasts, or crackers