If you’re a long-time reader of Sweetnicks, you’ve no doubt heard me prattle on about the story behind Cheese Delights. Growing up, my parents used to entertain a lot, and this was one of my mom’s go-to appetizers. They would start in the living room with their guests and plates of finger food. When it was time for the main course, everyone would move into the dining room, and my mom would call me and my sister down to the kitchen, and we got to feast on the appetizers, Cheese Delights being a frequent and favorite one. Good times. Good times.
Surprisingly enough, as much as we love Cheese Delights, I’ve yet to post the recipe! Time to rectify that. A snap to whip up, it’s a great go-to quick appetizer when guests come over. I mean, really, a crispy English muffin topped with melty, gooey, cheesy goodness … how could you go wrong? They also freeze beautifully, so are perfect to have on hand when last minute company comes a’callin’. Enjoy!
6 English muffins, split in half
4 oz. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
4 oz. shredded Mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup mayo (light works fine)
1 cup black olives, chopped fine
Lightly butter muffin halves. Mix remaining ingredients together to form a paste and spread on muffins. Broil until bubbly (watch, it goes quickly). Once cooled enough, cut into quarters. (Original directions has the cutting before the broiling, by the way, but I think it’s easier to cut afterwards).