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Unique Recipes for Making Finger Foods

Natasha Bantwal Nov 22, 2018
Are you bored or simply tired of just serving a bowl of salsa and chips on the table for all your parties? Let these great finger food recipes help you turn your otherwise dull and mundane party into a memorable event.
Finger food recipes are an amazing source for making appetizers. These recipes are easy and can be made in no time. Some can be made well in advance, giving you more time to get organized and prepared for your party. So, bring your party alive and you'll see how your guests compliment you on your cooking.

Cheese Bites

Cheese bites are very easy-to-make and are simply delicious. They can be prepared in ten minutes. You could also try adding some crumbled bacon on top or sprinkle some chopped chives for better presentation.
  • ½ cup, margarine (room temperature)
  • 1 cup, plain flour
  • 2 cups, Cheddar cheese (grated)
  • ¼ teaspoon, cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon, paprika

Start by preheating the oven to about 400 ºF. Mix the flour, butter, and pepper together and then, add the cheese and mix all of these well. Shape the mixture into small cheese balls or bite-sized balls. Arrange these balls on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven for ten minutes. This makes about 35 bites.

Wiener Kebabs

These kebabs make a colorful yet inexpensive form of party food. In this recipe, you can use some very basic and traditional ingredients.

  • 1 package, small cocktail wieners
  • 1 can, pineapple chunks (drained)
  • 5 oz. green olives
  • 8 oz. cheese cubes
  • Toothpicks

On the toothpicks, place each wiener, olive, pineapple, and cube of cheese. Arrange them nicely on a plate or tray and refrigerate until they are ready to be served to your guests.

Cream Cheese Wontons

Cream cheese wontons are soft and creamy on the inside and crispy and crunchy on the outside. Simple exploding with flavor, you can experiment with different ingredients like adding some crumbled bacon or sprinkling a dash of chopped chives.
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 16 wanton wrappers
  • Oil
  • 1 jar sweet and sour sauce (for dipping)

Heat the oil in a pan or pour it into a skillet and heat on high temperature. Peanut oil or vegetable oil works the best. While you are heating the oil, lay out all the wanton wrappers on a tray. Keep a small bowl of water close to you so you can wet your fingers. Add a dab of cream cheese to a corner of each of the wrappers.
Use your fingers and wet the ends of the wrapper that are closest to the cream cheese and then fold the other end down to seal the edges, making that typical wonton triangular shape. Make sure the edges are sealed tightly but it would be good to leave a few gaps at the corners so that the wontons don't expand and burst.
Drop a couple of wontons into the oil and keep turning them over so that they get cooked or turn brown. Take them out of the oil, set them on a paper towel so as to drain them and then serve them with hot and sweet sauce!