Super Easy Shrimp & Cream Cheese Appetizer

December 18, 2017
You truly won't believe something this easy tastes so good!  Pair this super easy Shrimp & Cream Cheese Appetizer with Crunchmaster™ crackers for a totally tasty dip.  It's a perfect pairing for healthier {yet still a little bit indulgent} holiday snacking.  Thank you to Crunchmaster for sponsoring this recipe's creation and this #NewBeginnings post.

Super Easy Shrimp & Cream Cheese Appetizer image ~ You truly won't believe something this easy tastes so good!  Pair this super easy Shrimp & Cream Cheese Appetizer with crackers for  a totally tasty party or snacking dip.

Back in May in partnership with Crunchmaster's #NewBeginnings launch of their new logo and packaging, I embarked upon an adventure to make a positive change in my life.  And as I introduced in my Creamy Feta Dip post, when Crunchmaster challenged me to make a new beginning like they are with their package design, it wasn't hard at all to decide what mine would be ~ more wholesome snacking for ME!

See, when it comes to choosing and preparing healthy snacks for our 7-year-old daughter, I do a pretty good job.  But when it comes to me?  Not so much.  It seems that's always the way with us parents, right? ... We take great care of our little ones, without being so diligent for ourselves.

Well after continuing this new adventure throughout the year with super tasty Lemony White Bean Salad, Quinoa Tabouli, and Sweet Potato Hummus, my quest for healthier snacks continues into the holiday season ~ with this super tasty, super easy Shrimp & Cream Cheese Appetizer!

Now since it's the holidays, I am allowing myself to be just a little bit indulgent with my snacking by including cream cheese in this one.  Though by using 1/3-less-fat Neufchatel cream cheese, preparing a snack-sized portion, and pairing it with 100% whole grain Crunchmaster crackers for dipping, my a-bit-indulgent snack is one I can still feel good about grabbing.  And it's oh so tasty, too!

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The flavors of the cream cheese and cocktail sauce blend beautifully together, and combine with the shrimp to create a taste reminiscent of a creamy shrimp cocktail.  Combine that with the crunch of  Crunchmaster crackers?  And it's great taste with a fabulous crunchy texture, too.

See, I absolutely crave crunch when I snack.  And unfortunately, crunchy quick-grab snacks aren't always the healthiest, most wholesome of choices.  But with the help of Crunchmaster, I can change that. 

Because ... thankfully for me ... Crunchmaster crackers are indeed true to their name and pack great  crunch.  All while delivering up wholesome ingredients that fit into a healthier lifestyle.

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Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Original crackers or the simple Sea Salt ones go great with this Shrimp & Cream Cheese Appetizer.  

Both crackers are 100% whole grain, low in sugar, completely free of saturated and trans fats, and contain no artificial colors or flavors.  {Not to mention for my gluten-free friends out there, Crunchmaster crackers are certified gluten-free, too.}  

Which means I can grab a handful of crunch to satisfy my snack cravings ... while still feeling good about what  I grab.

Super Easy Shrimp & Cream Cheese Appetizer photo

So if you're looking for a super easy, slightly-indulgent snack for the holiday season ... or a fabulous easy appetizer for a holiday or anytime party ... give this easy Shrimp & Cream Cheese Appetizer a try!  Paired with Crunchmaster crackers, it's a wonderfully delicious and wholesome savory treat.

And you truly won't believe something this easy tastes so good.

Happy holiday snacking!

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Appetizers & Snacks
Yield: about 12-16 servings

Super Easy Shrimp & Cream Cheese Appetizer

You truly won't believe something this easy tastes so good! Pair this super easy Shrimp & Cream Cheese Appetizer with crackers for a totally tasty party or snacking dip.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: total time: 5 M


  • 1 (8 oz.) block cream cheese or Neufchatel 1/3-less fat cream cheese
  • about 1/2 c. cocktail sauce
  • about ½ lb. cooked small or medium shrimp
  • small sprinkle black pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley {optional}


How to cook Super Easy Shrimp & Cream Cheese Appetizer

  1. If desired, coarsely chop shrimp. {I leave mine whole unless they’re larger than bite-sized.}
  2. Place block of cream cheese on a small serving platter. Pour cocktail sauce over the center of the cream cheese and top with shrimp. Sprinkle with black pepper and chopped parsley.
  3. Serve with crackers.
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What’s in a Crunchmaster™ cracker? Whole grains, seeds, and that’s about it. What’s not? GMOs, gluten, and artificial colors and flavors. By focusing on wholesome ingredients from trusted sources, Crunchmaster has crafted simply delicious snacks to fit every healthy lifestyle.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of  Crunchmaster™ crackers.  While I received compensation and free product for writing this post, the thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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  2. Pinning! What a super easy appetizer, and so delicious too, Tracey. The crackers look amazing! Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

  3. My son likes to eat shrimp. They asked me to make this dish for dinner tonight.

  4. Totally yummy and totally retro.

  5. Love this have been making it for years. We call it shrimp on a brick

    1. We are glad you enjoy this recipe; I like the name shrimp on a brick or block.

  6. We are having a family (birthday) FISH FRY & BOILED SHRIMP party tomorrow. I found your recipe in searching for an appetizer for this celebration. I am so excited. Since my husband is in charge of the shrimp… he is boiling extra for me. YUM fresh boiled shrimp on top of CC block will be the bomb! Thank you for this recipe! I’ll let you know what the family says!

  7. HUGE HUGE HIT with the family! We had our yearly Fish Fry & Shrimp birthday celebration yesterday. Everyone loved it! Thank you! This is a keeper!


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