Quick and Easy Party Snacks and Appetizers

A Variety of Party Snacks and Easy Finger Foods

cheese sticks
Recipe: Cheese Sticks. Diana Rattray

Whether you're getting together with family, going to a holiday party, or celebrating at the office, you'll probably be asked to bring a snack or dish. Here you'll find a number of and popular finger foods and party snacks, and many of them are super easy to prepare.


Cheese Straws

These easy cheese straws are sure to be a hit. Add a little more cayenne pepper for extra punch.

Sugared Almonds

In this recipe, whole blanched almonds are cooked with sugar and butter.

A little vanilla gives them great flavor.

Cheese Sticks

A little cayenne and sour cream goes into the dough for these easy Cheddar cheese sticks. Serve as is or with a dip.

Easy Ritz Cracker Treats

These simple sweet treats are made with a peanut butter and marshmallow filling, coated with chocolate.

Pigs in a Blanket

Mini hot dogs or sausages are wrapped in a savory homemade cheese dough and served with mustard and chili sauce or barbecue sauce. 

Tangy Cocktail Franks

A few simple ingredients are combined in the slow cooker to make this easy hot snack. Take them to the party in the slow cooker and serve with toothpicks.

Parmesan Appetizer Puffs

Olives, green onion, and Parmesan cheese give these easy puffs nice flavor.

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon is wrapped around marinated water chestnuts for a tasty and crunchy party snack.

Pizza Crostini

These bite-size crostini make a great snack hot from the oven.

Then take just 10 minutes to cook, just until the cheese is melted.

Glazed Pecans

These pecans are dipped in a simple cooked mixture of sugar and water. 

Peppered Pecans

In this recipe, the pecans are briefly sauteed with butter, garlic, and pepper sauce, then they're baked until crisp and toasted.

Sugared Walnuts

These easy spiced and sugared walnuts are cooked to perfection in the slow cooker. 

Simple Crostini

Serve these crunchy, tasty crostini with your favorite spreads, or simply sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese before baking.

Tortilla Roll-Ups

Serve these tasty, easy tortilla snacks with your favorite salsa, guacamole, or a spicy dip.

Easy Pesto Pinwheels

Crescent roll dough, prepared pesto, and shredded mozzarella cheese make this 3-ingredient recipe a snap to fix and bake.


More Recipes

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Candied Pecans

Slow Cooker Cajun Pecans

Homemade Potato Chips

Caramel Corn with Mixed Nuts or Peanuts

Caramel Popcorn

Sugar Coated Pecans

Quick and Easy Popcorn Balls

Cocktail Sesame Wafers

Garlic Pita Chips

Savory Spiced Mixed Nuts

Sweet Spiced Pecans

Spicy Mixed Nuts

Will's Slow Cooker Party Mix

Spinach Balls


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