Party Snack Ideas
Caramel Snack Mix
This crisp mix is always a party pleaser. The sweet caramel coating adds just the right twist to nuts, pretzels, dried cranberries, and two kinds of dry cereal.
Sweet Onion-Tomato Tartlets
Puff pastry topped with roasted sweet onion and grape tomatoes bakes into an easy party pleaser.
Blue Cheese-Apricot Bites
Mix the sweetness of dried apricots and the tangy appeal of blue cheese to create tasty nibbles with crunchy toasted walnuts sprinkled on top.
Three ingredients are all you need for a dip that turns the fruit tray into the party hot-spot.
Bacon-Filled Medjool Dates
Medjool dates meet sizzling bacon to make a sweet-and-salty, flavorful party appetizer.
Guests can’t resist the zippy lemon and spicy seasonings of these easy-to-prepare marinated bites.
Editor’s Tip: Crushed red pepper takes Kalamata and green olives from mellow to memorable. If you like foods spicy hot, use more crushed red pepper.
Artfully arrange pates, Italian meats, olives, pickles, spicy mustard, and toasted baguette slices for a party tray that's pleasing to both the eye and the appetite.
Fried Mushroom Risotto Balls
Mushrooms, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and Arborio rice meld into a flavor-filled nibble that will satisfy partygoers.
Sweet, old-fashioned caramel popcorn is always the hit of the party. Its can’t-stop goodness will keep guests coming back for more.
Avocado Pesto-Stuffed Tomatoes
These colorful light bites brighten up any party table. Calorie-conscious guests will appreciate the tiny impact on the waistline, too.
Breading and frying make everything taste better, including olives. These garlic-stuffed gems are bursting with flavor.
Editor’s Tip: If you’re not a garlic fan or if you want to offer a broader party selection, choose olives stuffed with almonds, anchovies, capers, jalapeno pepper, or pimientos.
This simple hummus has the added party appeal of striking texture and color. Adding carrots to the garbanzo bean mixture produces a vibrant, flavorful party dip.
Endive Chicken Boats
Crunchy endive is a just-right container for this chicken coated with peanut sauce and a hint of lime juice and a little cilantro.
Confetti Peanut Butter Munchies
With crunchy cereal, sweet dried fruits, and chocolate-peanut butter coating, this colorful concoction bursts with flavor.
Olive Medley Pinwheels
Olive fans will adore this lively blend of green, ripe, and Kalamata olives and cream cheese rolled together in a simple flour tortilla.
White Chocolate Snack Mix
When white chocolate surrounds clusters of raisins, almonds, tiny marshmallows, graham cracker pieces, and cereal squares, a party snack that’s sweet enough to make guests happy to indulge is born.
Deep-Fried Dill Pickles
Treat guests to a slice of Southern hospitality. Cornmeal-encrusted dill pickle slices add a tasty twang to the table.
Color hummus in pleasing red-pink by blending beets into the mixture. The unexpected hue will get curious party guest talking, and the taste will keep the conversation going.
Homemade Kettle-Style Popcorn
This oven-baked treat is sweet and salty with a crunch reminiscent of sugar-coated popcorn churned in big kettles. Party guests will eat it by the handful.
Rich avocado and sweet soybeans meld for a luscious twist on standard guacamole. A sprinkling of chopped tomato adds bright contrast to the pretty green dip.
Spear a sliver of cheese, a slice of pepperoni, and a whole Italian olive on a rosemary sprig to create a delightful party morsel.
Melty Cheese Puffs
Flaky puff pastry wraps gooey cheese in a made-to-mingle party snack. Assemble the puffs well ahead of the party. Pop them in the oven in time to serve the cheesy puffs at their toasty best.
Fill fat, flavorful Medjool dates with creamy, herb-filled stuffing and wrap them with salty prosciutto. The dates are so sweet they’re often called nature’s candy.
Pear-Brie Strudel Rolls
Flaky phyllo pastry wraps a delectable filling of Brie, pears, nuts, dried cherries, spices, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Crunchy Asian Snack Mix
With wonton wrappers, crisp pea pods, sesame sticks, and a coating of Asian-inspired spices, this snack will be an unexpected favorite with party guests.