Finger foods fit for any party
Casual or fancy, there are certain finger foods that belong in any get-together. They’re classic, delicious, and usually easy to make. Here is a good selection of finger foods you can count on to please no matter the occasion.
Chicken skewers with peanut sauce
Chicken skewers are classic and peanut sauce is becoming a very popular dipping sauce.
- Bamboo skewers
- 2 pounds chicken breast tenders
- Salt and pepper
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- Soak the skewers in a large pot of water for at least thirty minutes before you cook them.
- When you are ready to make the skewers, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Insert a skewer into each chicken tender and then liberally coat with salt and pepper and place on a baking sheet greased with cooking spray.
- Bake the chicken for twenty minutes or until done all the way through.
- While the chicken is baking, put the peanut butter in a sauce pan with the broth and mustard. Turn the heat to medium and stir the peanut butter until it melts and has the consistency of ketchup.
- Serve the skewers over rice with the peanut sauce along side.
Not everyone always thinks of fruit dip for their party, but just set it out. Watch how quickly all the fruit disappears.
- 1 package cream cheese
- 1 cup marshmallow fluff
- 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
- Mix all ingredients and chill in the refrigerator. Serve with fruit.
There’s never a bad time for nachos. Sure, if you are throwing a fancy party, you want to have a more classy nacho (in other words, you don’t want cheese dripping everywhere), but nachos are always delicious.
- Cooking spray
- 1 bag tortilla chips
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 rotisserie chicken, meat pulled off the bones
- 1 tomato, diced
- 4 green onions, diced
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray and stack the chips on top of the baking sheet. Sprinkle the cheese on the chips and put the chicken on top of the cheese.
- Bake the nachos for ten minutes or until the cheese melts, then top with the tomato and green onions. Serve with guacamole and salsa.
Shrimp cocktail feels a little dated, but it’s still a great go-to option. People love shrimp and will have no trouble feasting on them at a party.
- 2 pounds of 21-25 count shrimp, deveined
- 1 package crab boil
- Cocktail sauce
- Boil the shrimp in their shells in a pot of water seasoned with crab boil. Remove the shrimp from the water when they are pink all the way through, about five minutes.
- If you want, you can remove the shells or serve them shell-on. Either way, arrange around a platter with the cocktail sauce in the middle.
Mini sandwiches are another item that goes great with a party, but that you can tailor to your audience. At the most basic level of sandwich making, a turkey club with bacon is welcome everywhere, but feel free to serve your own sandwich at your party.
- 8 pieces of bread, toasted
- 1/2 pound sliced turkey
- 16 strips bacon, crisped
- Spread mayonnaise on four of the eight slices of bread.
- Layer the turkey on top of the mayonnaise and add two strips of bacon.
- Top with the other slice of bread. Cut each sandwich into fours and serve.