Whether you're gracing guests with a gourmet feast or scrambling to host a few hungry pop-ins, a platter of no-cook canapés (pronounced: "can-a-PAYS") is an elegant, easy way to make them feel welcome. These cracker- or bread-based bites rely on bright colors, no-fuss store-bought ingredients and balanced flavors to effortlessly dazzle a crowd. They're so quick, in fact, we had to measure our prep time in the Test Kitchen with a stopwatch!
Stock your pantry with the right ingredients so you can be ready in an instant to throw together a plate of our delectable canapés. Canapés range from about 20 to about 80 calories each.
Check out the slideshow above for 9 low-calorie appetizers.