Party bites, finger food or a last minute appetizers come in outnumbering shapes and recipe forms as they are never ending as human imagination and taste. They present a real savior and great ticket when you got an unplanned party coming up where you need to serve a lot of people as soon as possible. Ingredients are also never ending and there is really no taste that can’t be satisfied with at least one kind of these practical but delicious snacks. This food is meant to be eaten without knife, fork or spoon, only using your hands.
And no worries, there are plenty recipes that will also not only save your party but also your budget.
Starting with some curb and bread snack as the usual base of typical canapé world these will satisfy almost every finest taste. For start, take one small bowl and mix ¼ cup of the melted butter and ¼ cup of olive oil. Make 10 slices of French bread and brush both sides with this mixture.
Put all the slices on the baking sheet and let it reach light brown color for about 8-10 minutes on 180 degrees temperature in the oven. Meanwhile combine other ingredients which include 1 package of crumbled feta cheese, 2 garlic minced cloves, 1tbsp of dried basil and 1tbsp of minced fresh basil. Spread this over each toast, gently put parts of 1 large chopped tomato at the top of each toast and put it for 8-10 minutes more in the oven until it gets a nice crispy look. It is recommended to serve it immediately warm.
Mushroom bacon bites
As they may be served as a last minute snack they may also present a great addition to any bigger family lunch gathering. Ingredients are very simple, easy to find and almost every household has it regularly in their food supplies. You will need about 24 medium fresh mushrooms, 12 bacon strips and 1 cup of the barbecue sauce.
Each mushroom needs to be wrapped with a piece of bacon and it is easiest to secure it with a toothpick. Brush all of them with barbecue sauce and grill for about 10 to 15 minutes on indirect medium heat until you notice crispy bacon and softened mushrooms. This is an appropriate bite for almost any type of occasion.
Honey and yogurt fruit cups
This presents a nice healthy party bite but it also can be a very tasty form of regular dessert. Ingredients are found in almost every household all the time, not expensive and simple to combine. You will need around 4 to 5 cups of mixed fresh fruit such as pears, apples, grapes and bananas, ¾ cup of vanilla, orange and lemon yogurt, 1tbsp of honey, ½ tbsp. of almond extract and grated orange flavoring.
This will be enough for around 6 individual serving bowls. Make a mixture of yogurt, honey, extract, orange flavoring and spread it over the divided fruit in the bowls. This is something that will for sure disappear fast from your serving table.