Toothpick Appetizers

Our favorite way to serve small bites? Skewered on a toothpick! We're sharing our favorite toothpick appetizer recipes, including zesty fajita bites, boozy scallop shooters, and bacon-wrapped smokies. Just add toothpicks!

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    Sugared Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

    The best things in life are bite-size and bacon-wrapped. Please your party guests with these sweet and smoky bites.

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    Watermelon-Prosciutto Bites

    Sweet meets salty in these crave-worthy bites. This easy appetizer trio features juicy watermelon, goat cheese, and prosciutto.

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    Seared Scallop Tequila Shooters

    If starting the party with a shot is wrong, we don't want to be right! Perch a spicy scallop pick over tequila and mango for an instant fiesta.

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    Chicken-Chorizo Meatballs

    Give classic chicken meatballs a South-of-the-Border makeover with chorizo sausage, salsa verde, and poblano peppers.

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    Gorgonzola-Thyme-Stuffed Olives

    These little green gems are filled with cheesy goodness. A rich Gorgonzola filling balances the salty olives.

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    Grilled Shrimp with Red Pepper Dip

    Looking for the perfect summer appetizer? Get grilling! A quick trip across the coals with the shrimp gives the sweet red pepper sauce an irresistible smoky flavor.

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    Cheesy Mexican Fondue

    Is there anything better than melty cheese? We don't think so, either. That's why this spicy Mexican-inspired appetizer is at the top of our list.

    Serving Tip: Cornbread on toothpicks is the perfect dipper for this spicy fondue!

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    Zesty Fajita Bites

    For a fun and fiery start to your next fiesta, roll up sizzling fajitas for a crowd. Simply assemble, slice, and skewer -- it's that easy.

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    Bourbon-Glazed Cocktail Sausages

    Party tonight? Simply toss four ingredients in your slow cooker, set it, and go! Serve the bourbon-spiked sausages with plenty of toothpicks.

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    Molasses-Lime Meatballs

    Give basic barbecue meatballs the night off. These tangy turkey bites boast good-for-you oats and a sticky-sweet sauce.

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    Parmesan-Stuffed Dates

    This three-ingredient appetizer is seriously addicting. Each bite is salty, sweet, and smoky perfection.

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    Mini Mexican Tortas

    Small bites are in. Make the most of the trend with these loaded Mexican tortas. Each bite-size beauty is filled with guacamole, shredded pork, and pickled peppers.

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    Calypso Shrimp Skewers

    There's a lot to love about these island-inspired shrimp skewers. We can't decide what we like best -- the crunchy coconut, salty prosciutto, or fresh lime sauce.

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    Hot Ham and Cheese Bites

    Think ham and cheese is a boring sandwich? Not when you layer it on garlic Texas toast! Load up your toothpick with slices of the irresistible melty sandwich.

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    Basil Pinwheels

    It doesn't get easier than this! Simply spread a tortilla with semisoft cheese, top with basil and ham, then roll!

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    Cheddar-Beer Weenies

    The only thing better than cheddar-beer weenies? Bacon-wrapped cheddar-beer weenies. You're welcome.

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    Sweet and Sour Glazed Chicken Sausage Bites

    Think beyond the toothpick! For a fun (and edible) bite, let guests skewer saucy chicken sausages with salty pretzel sticks.

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    Caramelized Salmon Skewers

    You'll never guess the secret ingredient in this salmon appetizer. Hint: We love it just as much on ice cream!

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    Hoisin-Garlic Mushroom Appetizers

    Thanks to hoisin, garlic, and crushed red pepper, these bite-size button mushrooms pack a major flavor punch.

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    Smoked Salmon Zucchini Bites

    We're bringing our favorite brunch flavors to the party. Thanks to the trusty toothpick, a simple roll of zucchini, smoked salmon, and cream cheese becomes an elegant appetizer.

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    Honey-Pepper Bacon Pops

    Make bacon better with our honey-pepper sauce. For the perfect smoky-sweet bite, skewer bacon and slather with a mix of honey, soy sauce, pepper, and five-spice powder.

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    Olive and Pepperoni Kabobs

    Rosemary serves as a fragrant skewer for these antipasti-style meat and cheese appetizers.

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    Teriyaki Chicken Rumaki

    Strange name, easy appetizer. Rumaki is a throwback 1950s party favorite. Our modern version features chicken, green onion, and sweet red pepper.

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