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Party-Ready Finger Food Ideas

Get your party started with easy and delicious finger foods. Our appetizers, snacks, and bite-size sweets are easy to make and fun to enjoy while mingling.


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    • Nutty Gorgonzola Apple Rings

      Creamy honey and cream cheese deliciously complement the crunch of crisp apples and spicy candied nuts. A sprinkling of Gorgonzola cheese finishes this appetizer with just-right sharpness.

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    • Chorizo-Topped Mexican Pizzas

      Combine two beloved foods -- pizza and tacos! It's a party food that's easy to make and eat. Top tortillas with melted cheese, chorizo, avocado, and salsa, or set out ingredients and let guests customize slices.

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    • Cinnamon Cider Doughnut Holes

      Who doesn't love a homemade doughnut? These doughnut holes have apple cider and real apples in the recipe, making for lots of flavor in each bite. Try our chocolate-maple or cider-caramel dipping sauces for a real treat.

    • Mini S'mores

      Miniature s'mores broiled and then dipped in chocolate make excellent grab-and-go desserts. Bonus: Learn how to make our Grown-Up S'mores with orange, raspberries, and rosemary, as well as our White Chocolate-and-Jam S'mores.

    • Sweet and Smoky Nuts

      Throwing a get-together and serving drinks? Try these flavorful nuts as an easy party food that will pair wonderfully with a variety of beers and cocktails. 

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    • Pepperoni Pizza Cups

      Turn a universally loved entree into a delightful bite-size appetizer! Choose a variety of toppings for an easy-to-prepare party food that's guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

    • Bangkok Chili Wings

      Try out some food trends -- Sriracha, coconut milk, lime, and mango are all in this punchy wing recipe. A nice variation from expected buffalo wings, you'll be serving up a favorite food with a flavor twist.

    • Coffee Shake Shots

      Try a fun party dessert for adults -- mini milkshakes! With coffee liqueur mixed in and chocolate garnishes on top, you can't go wrong.

    • Stuffed Sausage Sliders

      Cheese-stuffed sausage slider patties pair well with our apple-fennel slaw. So much flavor in such a small party appetizer.

    • The Fancy, Simple Appetizer Recipe You Must Know: Bruschetta
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      Go-to Party Food: Bruschetta

      Easy to whip up in a pinch, bruschetta is a great party food to have mastered. We show you how to make this flavorful dish step-by-step.

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      Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

      Cheesy, creamy mashed potatoes topped with bacon -- what more can you ask for in a hearty and comforting dip? With slow cooker prep, this dish is easy to make and enjoy. Try adding blue cheese for a little more bold flavor.

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      Caprese Surprise Meatballs

      Bite into these meatballs and reveal prosciutto, mozzarella, and olives inside. Dipped in marinara sauce, pesto, and Alfredo sauce, there are loads of Italian flavors in this dish!

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      Tuscan Mac and Cheese Cups

      Mac and cheese is already a favorite comfort food. Add prosciutto and bread crumbs and it becomes irresistible. These bite-size cups are easy to enjoy without making a mess.

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      Holy Mole Chocolate Cookies

      Chile powder is the secret ingredient in these chocolaty morsels. Cinnamon, chocolate, and hints of spice pair perfectly with a shot of ice cold milk, and guests will love this unique take on milk and cookies.

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      Mini Quiches with Sriracha

      Mini quiche -- a standby appetizer for a reason. Give these bite-size hors d'oeuvres a trendy update with the addition of Sriracha sauce. Spicy, cheesy, and savory -- there's nothing not to love.

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      Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

      Let your slow cooker simmer up some sliders for your next party. Root beer and chili sauce make a sweet and savory combo to top off tender pulled pork. 

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      Grilled Arugula Bruschetta

      Turn a fresh loaf of Italian bread into a simple party stunner: bruschetta! Every bite of the crisp, golden appetizer crumbles with cool mozzarella and rich pesto flavor.

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      Pork Empanadas with Jicama Pico de Gallo

      These flaky empanadas are oozing with cumin-coated pork that's simmered in a slew of savory spices. Cool them down with fresh pico de gallo. Be sure to set out more than one bowl of pico so your guests can easily dunk away.

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      Glazed Churros

      Brown-sugary churros are a happy addition any dessert tray. Make yours party-ready by decking them out in our fabulous glazes: orange, lime and pistachio, birthday cake, and Mexican chocolate.

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      Cheesy Snack Mix

      Easy-to-scoop snack mix is a party essential. This ultracheesy version features a crispy assortment of rice cereal, crackers, nuts, and mini breadsticks. Coat it lightly in Italian dressing and grated Parmesan.

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      Shrimp and Chorizo Kabobs

      Hot and spicy, these little shrimp-sausage skewers pack lots of smoky chorizo goodness. Be sure to soak the wooden skewers in water for an hour before firing up the grill.

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    • How to Make Crab Dip
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      How to Make Crab Dip

      Want a dip that's a little more special? Try a crab dip -- we've got the secrets.

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      Lime-Pecan Shortbread Bars

      Squeeze a little citrus into your party buffet. With a tart lime filling and a pecan-studded crust, these sunny bars add fresh zest to your get-together.

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      Jalapeno-Peach Wonton Poppers

      Get the party poppin' with a batch of jalapeno-peach wontons. The restaurant-worthy poppers are crisp and golden on the outside and sweet and snappy on the inside.

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      Zesty Fajita Bites

      Liven up your fiesta with a tray of feisty fajita bites. The perfect-size wraps feature lime-zest chicken and colorfully crisp peppers. Serve alongside a spicy bowl of salsa.

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      Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

      Lush and fruity, these strawberry cheesecake bars are a sweet break from a lineup of salty snacks. Best of all? One batch makes a whopping 54 servings!

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      Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

      The salty-sweet flavor of sausage links wrapped in bacon is addictive. Make them a day ahead so they're ready to pop in the oven just before party time.

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      Strawberry-Chocolate Turnovers

      Marvelous milk chocolate meshes with sweet strawberry jam in these flaky pastries. Cut them in half to show off the filling and make the turnovers even more party-friendly.

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      Picadillo Poppers

      Hot and hearty, these poppers are easy to make on the grill or in the broiler. Filled with ground beef, Spanish rice, cheese, raisins, and olives, the stuffed jalapeno peppers offer bite-size bursts of flavor.

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      Avocado Fries

      Guacamole and chips are so yesterday. Turn silky smooth avocados into the ultimate fiesta snack: fries! Coat them in tortilla chips and a sprinkle of chili powder for spicy crunch.

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      Greek Stuffed Meatballs

      Nestle traditional Greek Kasseri or feta cheese inside these meatballs before tossing them in your slow cooker for an easy make-ahead appetizer. A homemade Mediterranean tomato sauce drizzled on top heightens the flavor.

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      Banana Bars with Butter-Rum Frosting

      A batch of these ooey-gooey banana bars will be gone before you know it. Smeared in lush, rum-laden frosting and garnished with sweet banana slices, what's not to love?

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      Lemon-Zest Snacker Mix

      The zippy flavor of lemon peel and mixed herbs guarantees this party mix will be a major hit. Save any leftovers for an easy on-the-go snack.

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      Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels

      Wow your guests with homemade whole wheat pretzels. With only 55 calories per serving, they'll make a healthy option for your dinner party. For a savory dipping sauce, offer a few varieties of mustard, such as coarse ground, Dijon, and classic yellow.

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      Chinese Coca-Cola Wings

      Give traditional chicken wings a sweet-spicy attitude with Asian flavoring and a splash of fizzy cola. The saucy goodness is worth using a few napkins.

      Editor's Tip: For an easy dip, mix together a second batch of the marinade.

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      Teriyaki Chicken Rumaki

      Glaze bacon-wrapped chicken with teriyaki sauce for a sweet-salty party bite. Skewered with red pepper and green onion, the presentation is party-perfect, too.

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      Ultimate Cheese Ball Recipes

      Cheese balls have been party staples since the 1920s, and they're only getting better with age. These 10 fresh twists on the savory classic will help keep your crowd's hunger in check.
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