Fun Finger Food Ideas

Overview

Finger foods are great for parties and dinners at home. These foods allow the diners to quickly grab what they want, and they provide a casual eating environment. Finger foods are especially useful for feeding picky toddlers who will love bite-size foods they can hold in their hand. Whether you're throwing an elaborate party or providing snacks for family movie night, fun finger foods can make the event a success.

Kabobs

Kabobs are a fun item to add to the menu because they offer a lot of versatility. You can make cold kabobs with chunks of fruit and cheese or vegetables and mini rolls of lunchmeat. Marinated chunks of chicken, steak or sausage can be grilled with vegetables such as mushrooms, tomatoes, squash and peppers. A unique breakfast kabob could include a small pancake folded over in quarters and chunks of sausage and hard boiled egg. Kabobs can be used with a wide variety of foods to make the perfect finger food for any occasion.

Won Tons

Won ton wrappers are small pieces of square dough. These are frequently used in Asian cooking, most notably crab rangoon. To create a fun and distinct finger food for your event, consider some different options for these convenient little wrappers. Fill them with finely chopped chicken and vegetables for a hearty appetizer, or use cherry pie filling for a tasty dessert. Once filled, won tons can be steamed, baked or fried.

Breads

Breads can be used in a variety of ways to create fun finger foods. Thin slices of baguette topped with cheese, tomatoes and herbs make a tasty bruschetta. For a kid's party, use tomatoes, cucumbers and other cut vegetables to make faces on each slice. Thin crispy breadsticks are perfect for dipping and can be presented in a unique fashion by standing them upright in a large glass. Small pita triangles can be seasoned with herbs and parmesan and baked for small flavorful chips.

Sandwiches

Small sandwiches are ideal finger foods. You can fill them with anything from ham and cheese to a savory chicken salad to a simple cream cheese and vegetable blend. To make this finger food more unique, cut the sandwiches into fun shapes using cookie cutters. Even grilled cheese can become a fun finger food when it's presented in the shape of a star and paired with dipping sauces such as marinara.

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