Whether you’re gracing guests with a gourmet feast or scrambling to host a few hungry pop-ins, a platter of no-cook canapés 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!

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