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    The 45 BEST Finger Food Recipes

    Looking for some new finger foods for you next party or get together? You’ve come to the right place!

    We’ve compiled this great list of easy Finger Food Recipes for you, from GypsyPlate and around the internet. All of these fun little bites will go great on your spread!

    You’ll find all of your classics like sliders and chicken wings, exotic appetizers from around the world, and even minified versions of things like pizza and corn dogs.

    Go through all, you’re sure to find a new favorite for your party spread! Have fun…

    The 45 BEST Finger Food Recipes.

    1. Loaded Layered Hummus Dip

    Dress up your hummus like never before… Get that scooping going with this beautiful, bright and colorful Layered Hummus Dip. This luscious loaded hummus is perfect for your party or potluck appetizer.

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    2. Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwich Appetizers

    Now we have this recipe for mini grilled cheese sandwich appetizers. They’re made using aged cheddar, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and arugula. They work great as an appetizer for the family, or for a big party!

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    3. Coconut Shrimp

    Another recipe that serves a crowd wonderfully is this coconut shrimp recipe. It’s perfectly crunchy, crispy on the outside, while succulent on the inside. The shrimp are dipped in batter and rolled in shredded coconut and panko breadcrumbs.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    4. Garlic Parmesan Wings

    These Garlic Parmesan Wings can beat any restaurant wings and are so easy. Cook them in the oven or air fryer, both turn out great! Move over Buffalo wings… These wings are the new show stopper at the get togethers and parties, not to mention all future game days.

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    5. Sauerkraut Balls

    Sauerkraut Balls… This is it, you kraut lovers, this is for you! This classic Bavarian snack, crispy golden brown ping pong sized balls, combines the creaminess of potatoes and the tangy tartness of sauerkraut!

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    6. Shrimp Remoulade Lettuce Cups

    Shrimp Remoulade is a New Orleans classic appetizer. This recipe has the shrimp in cute little lettuce cups, perfect finger food for parties!

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    7. Surf and Turf Nachos

    These Surf and Turf Nachos will be a huge hit at your next get together. Perfectly marinated steak, succulent shrimp and all your favorite fixings atop a bed of crispy tortilla chips.

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    8. Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

    You’ll fall in love with these bacon wrapped shrimp, and they make for great finger food! The jumbo prawns are covered in a sweet and savory glaze, covered with bacon, and broiled to perfection.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    9. Turkey Nachos

    These nachos will give a fun new twist to your leftover turkey. They whip up in about 20 minutes and make a great appetizer or even meal!

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    10. Baked Brie with Nuts and Honey

    Who doesn’t love some nice creamy brie? Take your favorite soft cheese to a new level with this fancy yet easy appetizer. You are in for a cheesy spectacle!

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    11. Latkes

    These latkes will become your new favorite way to fry potatoes. Crispy, yet tender, and perfectly seasoned, they’re a tasty treat your guests will love!

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    12. Mediterranean Mezze Platter

    This marvelous Mediterranean mezze platter is sure to impress you! The mezze platter contains a variety of snack options including salads, cheeses, olives, hummus, pita bread, and vegetables, all arranged beautifully on this appetizer plate.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    13. Holiday Cheese Board

    This cheese is sure to please you! If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, try making this holiday cheese board! It’s super easy to make, and you can easily customize it so that it pairs with whatever food you’re eating alongside it.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    14. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

    Looking for an easy wrap that you’re sure to love? Look no further than these chicken bacon ranch pinwheels! They work as an appetizer, lunch, dinner, or an after school/work snack. They’re also a great choice if you need to bring food to a potluck.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    15. Sheet Pan Greek Nachos

    It’s always nice to have a recipe that’s made right on a sheet pan, and has little clean up, and that’s why we love these sheet pan Greek nachos. They use homemade pita chips that help make the nachos unique, and they’re a breeze to make.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    16. Garlic Butter Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

    Everyone loves appetizers, but it can sometimes be hard to find appetizers that are easy to make and low in carbs. Luckily, these garlic butter prosciutto wrapped asparagus do both, which makes them great as a side dish or as an appetizer.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    17. Sweet and Sour Meatballs (Cocktail Meatballs)

    These sweet and sour meatballs are magnificent! The tender and juicy meatballs simmer in a sweet and sour sauce that’s made with grape jelly. It might sound strange, but it’s a perfect combination that you’d never even guess!

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    18. Cowboy Caviar (Chili Lime)

    Cowboy caviar is a chili lime recipe that’s like a combination of dip, a side salad, and a bean salsa. The only way to truly describe it, is to make it and try it yourself. It’s also gluten-free and vegan.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    19. Popcorn Shrimp Recipe

    Popcorn shrimp is a classic finger food dish, so we just had to include it! The tender bites of shrimp are coated in seasonings and then deep fried until they’re perfectly golden brown. It’s an easy appetizer to make, and it’s sure to be a hit.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    20. Cheeseburger Sliders

    These cheeseburger sliders are simply spectacular! They’re juicy, cheesy, and beefy, which means they’re perfect cheeseburger sliders! They’re quick and easy to make, and they also reheat well, which makes them great for meal prep or leftovers.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    21. Bacon Deviled Eggs

    If you’ve never tried bacon deviled eggs, you’re totally missing out! Bacon and eggs are a classic combination, so when you combine them and make them rich and creamy, it’s a perfect match that creates a tasty dish.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    22. Mini Corn Dogs

    Anyone looking for some corn dogs? These mini corn dogs aren’t just easy, they’re also fun to make! Regardless of the occasion, they’ll please the crowd, and they’re the perfect finger food to bring to any gathering.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    23. Ultra-Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

    This ultra-crispy baked chicken nuggets recipe isn’t joking when it calls itself ultra-crispy. Best of all, it takes only three ingredients to make – chicken, eggs, and a bag of kettle potato chips. It might sound crazy, but it totally works!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    24. Jalapeño Poppers

    Are you wanting to spice things up? Why not make these Jalapeño poppers? The fresh and spicy jalapeño peppers are stuffed with a rich cheese filling, and then finished off with flavorful bacon and crispy seasoned panko.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    25. Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

    We didn’t forget about the desserts! These red velvet chocolate chip cookies are the perfect combination of red velvet cake and chocolate chip cookies. It also uses typical cookie ingredients, so you’re probably already prepared to make them.

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    26. Steak and Arugula Salad Bites with Parmesan

    These steak and arugula salad bites with parmesan cheese are fantastic! They’re served on mini pitas, and covered in a tasty honey dijon sauce. They’re easy to make, and even easier to enjoy! Go ahead and start making them!

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    27. Stuffed Mushrooms

    These mushrooms are stuffed with sausages and cream cheese, which makes them juicy and meaty on the outside while staying creamy and flavorful on the inside.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    28. Mini Tiramisu Cheesecakes

    Getting back to the desserts, we have these mini tiramisu cheesecakes. It’s a decadent classic that your friends and family will easily fall in love with, and it’s a tasty and addictive dessert that will have your loved ones asking for it constantly.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    29. Bloomin’ Onion Garlic Bread

    This bloomin’ onion garlic bread is an easy to make appetizer that’s outrageously cheesy and delicious. Two different types of cheese are baked between the fresh bread, which helps make this bread even more impressive.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    30. Easy Enchilada Cups

    Another recipe with “easy” in its name is this recipe for easy enchilada cups. The cups are made out of little flour tortillas that are about the size of a regular muffin cup. They don’t just look adorable though, they also taste great!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    31. Vanilla Cupcake

    Vanilla cupcakes are a classic finger food, and if you want a dessert that’s simple but great-tasting, then these vanilla cupcakes are for you! The texture is perfectly light and fluffy, and they melt right in your mouth.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    32. Chocolate Truffles

    Finishing off the desserts on the list are these chocolate truffles. They use only four ingredients, chocolate bars, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder. They’re a chocolate lover’s dream, and if you’ve ever enjoyed chocolate, you’ll love these.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    33. Chicken Sheet Pan Quesadilla

    Another sheet pan recipe on our list is this chicken sheet pan quesadilla. It’s easy to make, full of great flavors, and a great party food! Everyone loves quesadillas, so combining it with a popular ingredient like chicken is a no-brainer!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    34. Taco Dip Recipe

    If you need a dip for your tacos, or anything really, then check out this taco dip recipe! It’s a creamy layer that’s topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, olives, cheese, and other popular taco toppings that you know and love.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    35. Baja Fish Tacos

    These Baja Fish Tacos are one of our new favorite handheld meals. Soft tortillas packed full of beer battered fish, pico de gallo, avocado and chipotle mayo. Serious YUM!

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    36. Hot Corn Dip

    Sometimes you need a good dip recipe to pair your chips, mozzarella sticks, or other finger foods with. Luckily for you, this hot corn chip is an easy choice. It’s packed with flavors, and it’s super cheesy, so it works great with a variety of finger foods, especially chips!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    37. Tex Mex Chilaquiles

    If you’re looking for something you can make quick, these Tex Mex chilaquiles are a great choice! They can be made in under twenty minutes, and they work great for breakfast or brunch. The chilaquiles are loaded with turkey and covered in cheese and green enchilada sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    38. Party-Friendly Mini Pizzas

    These party-friendly mini pizzas are great! True to their name, they’re perfect for serving at parties! They’re also super customizable, and you can change them to have pesto, deluxe, or margarita flavors, that way everyone is happy!

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    39. Fresh Spring Rolls

    Sometimes we really want to eat out but it just isn’t practical. Luckily, these fresh spring rolls are easy to make, and restaurant quality! They’re served with a homemade peanut sauce for dipping them in, and they work as a lunch or dinner meal.

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch

    40. Chicken Chapli Kebabs

    These Chicken Chapli Kababs are moist, tender and perfectly spiced. These pan fried ground chicken patties will add an exotic twist to your spread!

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    41. Tostones

    These crispy Latin tostones are a great alternative to your basic French fries. Easy… Yummy… Exotic! You won’t want to stop munching!

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    42. Homemade Hummus

    This smooth, creamy homemade hummus will be the star of your appetizer spread. Serve with pita bread, crackers or crunchy veggies.

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    43. Chicken Tikka Kebabs

    Chicken Tikkas… the most classic of Indian appetizers. Yet these tikkas will be among the most versatile recipes in your arsenal. Have them with naan, over salads with mint chutney, or just by themselves. The possibilities are endless!

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    44. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Inspired by P.F. Chang, this quick and tasty dish is a sure crowd pleaser! A great appetizer for guests or pot lucks, or an easy low-carb meal option!

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    45. Antipasto Skewers

    Last but certainly not least are these antipasto skewers. They’re sure to become one of your new favorite snacks, and they can easily be made in advance so they’re great for meal prep. You’ll fall in love with these mini appetizer skewers!

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    There you have it, forty five fun finger food recipes! Pin or bookmark this collection of great dishes so you always know where to find it.

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    The 45 BEST Finger Foods

    Looking for some great munchies for your next get together? This collection of easy Finger Food Recipes is the answer! For a fun dip, try this homemade hummus:


    • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas
    • 1/3 cup tahini
    • 1 .5 to 2 lemons, juiced
    • 2 medium cloves garlic
    • ½ tsp sea salt
    • 3-4 Tbsp cold water
    • ½ tsp cumin
    • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 Tbsp toasted pine nuts - divided
    • Pinch of paprika


    1. Soak and cook chickpeas according to package directions, if using dried. If using canned, boil for additional 20 minutes to soften. Remove skins.
    2. Mix tahini, cold water, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, half of pine nuts, cumin and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
    3. Add chickpeas and puree for 3-4 minutes, stopping a few times to scrape the hummus down off the sides of the blender. Blend until ultra smooth. If needed, add additional cold water to get that creamy smooth hummus.
    4. Taste and adjust the lemon juice, cumin and salt according to your taste.
    5. Scoop the hummus into a bowl. Make a well, or some design into the hummus with a spoon. Drizzle in additional olive oil. Garnish with paprika and remaining pine nuts.


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