It鈥檚 Friday afternoon and it just hit you 鈥 you haven鈥檛 had your #squad over in a while. So what do you do? Whip up a quick invitation and throw a last-minute tapas party. Rather than getting super fancy and making traditional Spanish tapas (which would take you WAY too long to make), you need to come up with something quick and easy. The party is in a few hours, after all. Fortunately, we鈥檝e teamed up with Triscuit and have four recipes that you can make in minutes. Using Triscuit crackers as a base leaves room for creativity. These simple snacks are tasty on their own, yet they provide the perfect vehicle for other flavors, meaning you can go to town making all kinds of topping combos. The possibilities are endless!

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Triscuit + Cucumber + Mint + Feta

We鈥檙e keeping it light and refreshing with this Triscuit tapa. The cracker adds a delicious hint of salt to the other ingredients.

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Ingredients:

鈥 Triscuit crackers

鈥 cucumber

鈥 mint

鈥 feta

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Let鈥檚 make these babies!

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Thinly slice your cucumber and add one piece to each cracker. Crumble some feta on top and then add a mint leaf.

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Mmm, mmm good!

Triscuit + Cherry Tomatoes + Mozzarella Cheese + Spicy Chili Flakes

For those of you who like a little zing in your apps, this one鈥檚 for you.

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Ingredients:

鈥 Triscuit crackers

鈥 cherry tomatoes

鈥 mozzarella cheese

鈥 chili flakes

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Time to chop!

Tomato-steps

Cut your mozzarella into small pieces. Then cut your tomatoes into little rounds. Place the cheese on the Triscuit first, then add two tomatoes and a dash of chili flakes.

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Triscuit crackers are clearly made for more. So delicious on their own but also easily customizable!

Baguette + Chorizo + Manchego + Green Olives

This is a tapa you鈥檇 find on the counter at a bar in Barcelona on a Friday night. A little bit more traditional, but oh-so scrumptious.

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Ingredients:

鈥 baguette

鈥 chorizo

鈥 manchego

鈥 green olives

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Here we go.

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Slice your manchego into thin pieces. Don鈥檛 eat it all before it makes it to the cracker! Add one piece of cheese to a slice of your baguette, then add a dollop of chorizo and a few pieces of chopped olive.

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And consume.

Red Wine + Orange Juice + Rum +聽Sliced Fruit

We must drink when we dine 鈥 says everyone. To stick with our theme, we鈥檝e got a delightful sangria recipe for you.

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Ingredients:

鈥 1 bottle red wine

鈥 1 1/2 cups rum

鈥 1 cup orange juice

鈥 orange, lemon, lime and pear slices

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Turn those bartending skills on.

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Add all of the ingredients to a pitcher and give it a whirl. Be sure to take a sip to make sure it tastes good ;)

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So cool that you can start with something as simple as a Triscuit and make it into so much more. Like an entire tapas party!

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If your friends are the DIY type, bring out some other ingredients and let them get creative with their Triscuit tapas.

What other topping combos would you make to to your Triscuit crackers? Share your ideas in the comments and tag @Triscuit and #iamcreative in your photos on Instagram.

This post is a collaboration with Triscuit.

Food Production and Styling: Maddie Bachelder
Copywriting: Roxy Taghavian

Photography: Chris Andre