Whether it’s a Sunday BBQ or a birthday celebration, no get-together is complete without lip-smacking snacks!
And although some of these sweet and salty snacks may be bite-sized, they are packed with big flavor. Here we have compiled some of our personal favorites that have taken home the trophy for being huge crowd-pleasers!
- Sausage Rolls
Sausage rolls, or more popularly known as ‘Pigs in a blanket in the US, are an absolute favorite of every meat lover. This savory snack is made using store-bought hot dogs or franks wrapped around with carpeting of buttery puff pastry and then baked to perfection.
Pair these miniature nibbles with ketchup, mayo, or any other condiment of your choice for an unforgettable bite!
Another meat-lover favorite, meatballs, is another drool-worthy snack that is bound to win the hearts of a hungry crowd. The best part is, they are quick and easy to prepare (throw everything in a single bowl, mix, shape, and cook!), can be made in various flavors, and are perfect for any party! I mean, how can you go wrong with that?
To kick up the notch of your meatball’s flavor, you can try mixing together ground beef and pork along with your seasoning of choice for a wonderfully tender and juicy taste.
Pro tip: Spike each meatball with a toothpick to make it easier for your guests to pick.
- Chicken Wings
Somehow, someway, a protein finger food always makes it to the list of appetizers, but we aren’t complaining. They are filling, delicious, and are a great comfort for meat-eaters at your get-together.
Wings are a universal favorite because of their versatility. They can be baked, deep-fried, or kept super spicy or mild – it all depends on how your hungry troopers like it. And luckily for you, there are over 30+ wings recipes for you to choose from for a memorable get-together.
- Chocolate Truffles
Finally, a sweet treat for sweet-tooths, chocolate truffles are the ultimate decadent bite-sized morsel of goodness to have at your get-together. Whether you have opted for white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate, they are all equally luxuriously smooth, sinful treats for your taste buds.
One reason to have them: they don’t require pro baking skills. All you gotta do is mix together chopped chocolate, heavy cream, butter, vanilla, and voila! There you have your lusciously smooth chocolate balls to sink your teeth into!
- Mini Pretzels
Auntie Anne, who? These mini pretzels are sure to win your crowd in all their pillow-soft, buttery glory. And like most things on our list, these, too, come in several flavorings; sour cream and onion, garlic, parmesan cheese, chocolate, cheddar, and much much more!
To make them even a greater hit, serve them with a thick and creamy dip – just don’t be surprised when they are devoured within minutes!
- Sweet & Spicy Snack Box
It never hurts to have the best of both worlds, sweet and spicy, all rolled up in one convenient package. We introduce you to Sweet Snacking’s Snacks For All: Sweet & Spicy Snack Box, a perfect companion for your fun get-together consisting of both sweet and spicy goodies.
Let’s start with the spicy snacks, including our fan-favorite Takis Fuego Chips that can be munched on their own or into a cooling dip. To dial down the heat a bit, this snack box also includes another crowd favorite; Entenmann’s Pound Cake, Thomas’ Oatmeal Squares, and Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies.
What makes this snack box collection awesome is the convenience. Both spicy and sweet snacks are provided for your ease and fit everyone’s taste preference.
A scrumptious amalgamation of mashed potatoes and meat, these delectable deep-fried golden balls of awesomeness definitely rank right at the top of the list.
And what’s not to like? It has creamy mashed potatoes, flavor-packed meat/chicken, and, to make it even better, is stuffed with cheese for a nice punch to your palate. No matter how much you tell yourself, there’s no stopping after popping one in your mouth!
- Mozzarella Sticks
This one is perfect for vegetarians since it’s made with mozzarella cheese sticks dipped in an egg wash, nicely coated with breadcrumbs, then deep-fried for some crunch.
The cheese melts away into a creamy and stringy appearance when bitten into. So not only is it delicious to chow on, but mozzarella sticks also make a great show-stopping appearance for spectators to enjoy!
- Mini Quiches
Don’t be deceived by their cute little appearance; these mini crusted pies are loaded with immense flavor, and it is no wonder why these mini mouthfuls are certified crowd-pleasers.
They are made with a buttery crust which is then topped with a cream, milk, and cheese mixture filled to the brim, then baked till golden brown. Eat them cold or warm; either way, they are sure to rock your taste buds.
Anyone who doesn’t like brownies is a major red flag. Trust us, you don’t want to be in association with anyone who dislikes this decadently fudgy, heavenly treat sent from above.
This mildly sweet treat is perfectly balanced with dark cocoa, making it delectable for all kinds of dessert lovers. They can be enjoyed on their own or eaten alongside a chill glass of milk to revive your childhood memories! Just make sure not to overbake them – there is absolutely no fun eating dry, crumbly brownies struggling to be swallowed without a drink!
- Mac & Cheese Balls
You’ve had this popular comfort food baked, but have you tried making them into rich, cheesy balls? If not, this is your time to shine!
These bad boys aren’t difficult to make. You take chilled leftover mac and cheese, scoop bite-sized morsels and roll them in a ball, dip it in egg wash, toss it in breadcrumbs or crushed potato chips, then fry them away till golden brown and crunchy when tapped on.
What snacks were a hit at your party, and what snacks have you decided to keep for your next get-together? Leave a comment below to let us know!