LAST MINUTE PARTY SNACKS THAT WILL SATISFY YOUR GUESTS
With the help of these addictive and easy-made party snacks, being a host isn’t a stressful and exhausting thing anymore. They are super quick, and this is why they are called last-minute snacks. Your guests will be delighted by how yummy they are. And don’t get surprised if you discover the entire table empty by the end of the party.
Dips, balls, bites, chips, to name just a few. Here are different sorts of snacks to satisfy your guests. Anybody can find something special for him. Let’s start discovering this list of magic.
ZUCCHINI CHIPS WITH CREAMY BASIL AVOCADO DIP
Zucchini chips can be a great way to start your party as crunchy as possible. They are very addictive and won’t let your guests get bored during the party. They don’t require too much preparation process. Additionally, they are very satisfying and what is most important, healthy, and delicious.
Here is what you need to bake them; some medium-sized zucchinis, avocado, basil leaves, garlic, lime, and agave. You will also need some olive oil and seasonings like salt and pepper to make them flavorful.
Kitchen appliances like blender or mandolin will make your quacking time even shorter. Let’s start preparing them.
First of all, let’s make zucchini chips, and then we will continue with avocado dip.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Take 2-3 medium-sized zucchinis, wash them and cut into thin round slices. Use a mandolin if you have in your kitchen to make the process easier. Then arrange the zucchinis on a baking sheet in a single layer and brush them with oil. Don’t overlap the oil. Transfer the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 15 minutes until they are crunchy enough.
Now, it’s time to make the avocado dip. Cut the avocado in halves and remove its core. Then put it in the blender. Add there ¼ cup basil leaves, a garlic clove, 2 teaspoon agave, squeeze the lime and also add some olive oil. Blend the mixture until you get a creamy dip with all the ingredients mixed in.
Save the zucchini chips and avocado dip together on a large platter. The chips are very healthy and yummy. Be sure that the zucchini chips will not disappoint you. Their crunchiness will amaze your party guests.
ROASTED CHICKEN AND BRIE HOLLY MINI BITES
These bites are just more than perfect. Furthermore, your friends will be astonished to hear that you have made in a very short time as it tastes as you spend on making it several hours.
You can even decorate them in the end to give a more fabulous look. I am sure that will become one of your favorite snacks if you just try them once.
This recipe requires bread (French baguettes are most convenient for this snack), deli chicken slices, some mayonnaise, garlic paste, mini cheese wheels, and some sweet ingredients like jelly, fig preserves, and dried little berries.
You need to broil them in the broiler so preheat it beforehand. Then slice the baguette, mix in a separate bowl mayonnaise, and garlic paste. Spread this mixture on baguette slices. Then put a slice of deli chicken on the baguette. You can cut it in halves if it is too large for baguette slices. Then combine in another bowl jelly and preserves and again spread on baguettes. End this tower with a piece of the cheese wheel and two to three berries on top of it.
Broil the bites for some minutes until the cheese is melted. Cool for 5 minutes and serve. Be careful not to get addicted to this snack. They are very succulent and delicious.
FRUIT AND CHEESE PLATTER
The fruit and cheese platter is something which may transfer your party into colorful magic. Combine the colorful fruits and work your imagination to decorate the platter with them. Oranges, banana, watermelon, grapefruit, apples, grapes, peaches, raspberries, blueberries, melon, slices of pineapple, mango, you can name it. You can also add some almonds and nuts to this collection.
But not only fruits are required here. You also need some honey and different kinds of cheese.
Cut all the fruits giving them beautiful shapes. All kinds of fruits and berries can work here. Arrange the fruit and cheese kinds on a platter. Put in the center of the platter a jar of honey.
This super-quick and very light snack can become the inseparable part of your friend gatherings. Crunchy pieces of bread topped with salmon and cream cheese and flavored with wonderful spices; this is what you need to make your friends amazed.
As you have already guessed, the basic ingredients are salmon, bread, and creamy cheese. You also need a few seasonings and spices, including salt, pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice, onion, dill, etc.
First of all, preheat the oven and put the bread slices to make them crunchy. During that time, make the creamy cheese mixture beating together all the ingredients except for salmon. When the bread slices are crunchy enough, remove them from the oven and spread on them the cheese mixture. Then top each slice with a piece of salmon.
How should you make the cheese and spices mixture?
In a large mixing bowl, soften the creamy cheese, chop the green onions and add to the bowl. Add also some chopped dill, a pinch of sea salt and pepper, grate the lemon zest from the lemon and sprinkle on the mixture and squeeze the remaining lemon on it. Stir all the ingredients together until they are mixed in and spread on the slices of bread.
You are also free to add some toppings on the salmon bites if you want to make them more inviting. For example, you can sprinkle some shredded cheese or put some berries, etc.
FROZEN MARGARITA MOUSSE
And finally, frozen margaritas can make your snack table fresh and cool. They are very appetizing and will energize you for the party dances. You just need to put together the ingredients, and the freezer will do the remaining. I guess you should make it much more because it is a very desirable drink during the parties.
To make your margarita recipe more fabulous, you can garnish them with some ingredients in the end. So let’s make clear how we should make this wonderful drink.
In a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and add ready-to-drink margarita mix. Beat this mixture with 2 teaspoon sugar and lime zest, squeeze some lime into the mixture and continue mixing. If you want to give some magical look to it, you can also mix some green or blue food coloring with it. Fold the mixture in thawed whipped topping.
Spoon the mixture into glasses and make a pretzel topping with butter and sugar to top it. Then you can garnish the glasses with a slice of lime or lemon or use some herbs.
The Benedictine dip is something very attractive. You cannot just look at it and walk away indifferently. The great urge to try it will make for your guests impossible to resist the temptation. A great platter assorted with different kinds of crackers next to it makes them even more attractive and doubles the desire to eat it.
The ingredients are quite easy to find. It requires kinds of cheese, mayonnaise, and some seasonings. Also, you need to add chopped cucumber at the end, which can be easily found from stores.
Here is the recipe for making this dip. Take a large mixing bowl and beat there this handful of ingredients; softened cream cheese and goat cheese, then add mayonnaise, salt and pepper, and other seasonings and spices if desired.
If you want, you can also add food coloring. Beat the whole mixture until it is quite creamy. Then add chopped cucumber and continue mixing. Serve the dip with a combination of crackers. Using chips is also a good idea here.
This dip is one of my friends’ favorites. So, I make it quite often during the parties. You can let it freeze in the refrigerator for some minutes before serving it.
I think these party snacks are enough to transform your party into a real food-testing ceremony. They are so delicious, crispy, and fabulous that your friends cannot help just by trying one of them. And what is most important, they are not store-bought and healthy, which makes them even more desirable.
This is a great way to economize some money and avoid buying too many snacks from stores. Just a handful of ingredients and you can make it on your own. It’s not a hard and stressful process. I have tried to choose the easiest and quickest recipes I know. And don’t get surprised, if your friends keep on asking you for the recipes of all the snacks at the end of the party.
Have a nice party, and enjoy the snacks with your guests and friends. I will soon be back with new fascinating, delightful and quick recipes.