You can’t wait for that day to arrive when you finally get to say goodbye to the coronavirus. And when it does, you’re going to want to throw it the biggest farewell party and the main part of the party is the food. Here are 20 finger foods you need to serve at your goodbye coronavirus party because not only are they delicious but provide sanitary ways to eat.
1. Pigs In A Blanket
Not literal pigs in blankets, although that would be cute. This is your classic mini hotdogs wrapped in a crescent. Its sweetness from the crescent and meatiness from the hotdog blends perfectly and should be on your party’s menu. You can buy the mini dogs and Pillsbury crescents separately, slice the crescent triangles into smaller strips, wrap them around the hotdogs, and pop them in the oven. Or, the quicker option, you can buy them pre-made and stick them in the oven. If you want, you can stick toothpicks in them for sanitary purposes.
2. Cheeseburger Sliders
Cheeseburger sliders are classic finger foods known to be served at parties, so you must serve it at your farewell virus party. Just grab ground beef and make smaller patties, put them on a grill or skillet, cut open King’s Hawaiian slider buns, and place the patty in between. Voilà! You have amazing cheeseburger sliders. It’s your choice if you want to add on the toppings like pickles yourself or have your partygoers put them on themselves. Also, these are small enough to where you can place toothpicks inside of them as a sanitary way for your guests to pick them up.
3. Beef Kabobs
It sounds difficult but this is really easy to make. You cannot have a finger food party without kabobs. These beef kabobs are full of colorful flavors and will leave your guests wanting more. All you need to do is cut your beef sirloin or tri-tips into cubes, marinate with Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, onion or garlic powder, garlic, and pepper, cut bell peppers into squares, cut onions, cute mushrooms, and place them on skewers. Next, brush the kabobs with olive oil and marinade, place on grill and once they are done, you can serve!
4. Stuffed Jalapenos
Who doesn’t enjoy jalapenos stuffed with cheese and bacon? Make your guests forget about the troubles this virus has brought by blessing their mouths with this treat. Cut open those jalapenos in half and remove the seeds, rinse them in cold water and set aside. Slice the bacon into tiny pieces and cook until they are crispy. While the bacon is cooking you can grate sharp cheddar cheese or use shredded cheddar cheese. Put the cheese in a large bowl along with cream cheese and the crispy bacon. Give the mixture a good mix with a spoon and fill the jalapenos with the mixture (about one tablespoon), bake for about 10 to 12 minutes and you have stuffed jalapenos. You can also top them off with crushed potato chips and chopped parsley. Try not to eat them all before the guests arrive.
5. Pizza Rolls
You could use the Totinos pizza rolls but they will not do the job of impressing your friends. This is a goodbye party for the virus that caused this world to go into a great depression. Your food for the party needs to be the antidepressant and these pizza rolls is it and will knock Totinos out of the park, maybe the planet. Just roll out two tubes of pizza crust on a floured surface while the oven sets to 425 degrees. Season the crusts with Italian seasoning and garlic, add mozzarella and parmesan cheese and diced pepperoni. Carefully roll the crust into a tight log and cut into one-inch sections using a serrated knife. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes and serve with a marinara sauce for dipping.
6. Baked Potato Skins
Baked potato skins are classic finger foods that you would see as appetizers in restaurants are delicious. You only need small potatoes. Make sure you wash the potatoes before baking them and butter them. Cut them in half and scoop the insides to make them hollow but not too much. Butter the insides and season with salt and pepper. Fill with cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives, and bake them in the oven. Once they are baked to your liking, you can top them with sour cream.
7. Bacon-Wrapped Mini Dogs
Bacon and hot dogs? Yes, please. They are an iconic duo and a must-have at your party. This is really easy to make and something your guests will enjoy. All there is to do is wrap the bacon around the hot dog, stick toothpicks in them to pin the bacon down, and stick them in the oven. Bun or not, they are still delicious. They can be enjoyed with ketchup and mustard or without.
8. Cheese Platter
There is nothing wrong with going simple with a cheese platter. If you aren’t the type to cook for a big party, you are all about quick and easy foods to entertain guests with, or your farewell party is aiming towards elegance, then a cheese platter is a way to go. A lot of cheese platters come with various types of cheeses and fruits that pair perfectly with the cheese. If your party is to be sophisticated, you should find a wine that pairs perfectly with the platter.
9. Broccoli And Cheese Mini Quiches
You and your guests are going to love these. They are on the healthier side but doesn’t prevent it from tasting amazing. Preheat the oven and prepare the 12-cup muffin tin by spraying with a cooking spray. Chop the broccoli florets into small pieces and combine in a large bowl with cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, egg whites, Mrs. Dash, pepper, garlic powder, and minced onion. Scoop two tablespoons of the mixture into each muffin tin and pop them into the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let them cool to a warm temperature and enjoy.
10. Mini vanilla Cheesecake
You can either make the cheesecake by beating together cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cold cream, pouring it in the graham cracker crust and letting it chill before serving. You can also buy a cheesecake at the store. But this dessert makes the list of the perfect finger foods to serve at a party because everyone loves its cold and smooth texture that it has when you bite into it. And the graham cracker crust gives it the perfect crunch.
11. Mini Cupcakes
Everyone loves cupcakes, which is why it’s a must to add it to the party menu. Not only are they tasty but they are fun to decorate and can be a fun activity at the party to decorate. Again, you can buy them at the store or buy a boxed cake mix, follow the instructions but instead of making a full cake, you pour it into a mini cupcake pan. Use a piping bag for frosting the cupcakes.
It’s southern but adored everywhere. Hushpuppies have a beautiful look and taste. It’s known for having an amazing sweet onion taste. Just mix the self-rising cornmeal mix, flour, onion, milk, and eggs, and let the batter sit for five minutes. While the batter is sitting, heat your pan up and fill with two to three inches of oil. Drop the batter by tablespoons into the hot oil. Turn them around several times to brown evenly on both sides. Take them out and let them drain on paper towels and then you can serve!
13. Shrimp Skewers
Shrimp skewers are perfect finger foods to have at a party because they’re easy to eat and aren’t messy. Place the shrimp on skewers with no spaces in between, season and brush them with oil, and place them on the grill until they are fully cooked. You will know that they are fully cooked when the inside is pearly white.
14. Fruit And Cheese Skewers
Remember that scene in Ratatouille when Remy eats the cheese and strawberry, and he uses colorful words to describe its heavenly taste? Well, here’s your chance to try it with fruit and cheese skewers. Just like cheese platters that come with fruit, they are simple and quick. But fruit and cheese skewers are more sanitary and ensures everyone gets the same amount instead of someone getting more fruit than cheese or vice versa. You can choose the order in which you want the fruit and cheese in and you can choose whatever cheese and fruit you want on those skewers.
15. Donut Holes
Donut holes make you want to jump for joy and you know you want them at your goodbye party, so send the coronavirus off with some donut holes. Again, you can buy them or you can’t take Pillsbury biscuits, cut them into quarters, fry them, place them on a paper towel to drain, and then sprinkle them with sugar or your preferred topping.
16. Boneless Wings
A party without wings is not a party. They’re a must and are easy to make. They can be bought hot and ready or frozen to wear you just need to cook them in the oven. But if you want freshly made from the fryer, you can use real chicken breasts. Chop chicken breasts into cubes, dip them in the egg (about five) and water mixture, and toss them in the dry seasoning (flour, paprika, salt, and pepper) and place them in your fryer until they are golden brown. You can keep them as they are or toss them in the sauce of your choice.
17. Mini Churros
You can’t say no to anything that’s fired because they are most likely going to turn out delicious and become your best friend. Mini churros are absolutely delicious and can put a smile on your face, especially when dipped in chocolate. You may be thinking that churros are hard to make but they are not. Fill a pot with one cup of water, a stick of butter, two tablespoons of sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Bring the contents in the pot to a boil and reduce the heat a low. Add a cup of flour and stir until dough forms. Add three eggs to the dough (one at a time) and beat after each egg. Transfer dough into a pastry bag with a large open star tip. Make the sugar and cinnamon mixture on a place and make sure your frying oil is nice and hot. Pour squeeze some of the dough out into the oil (make sure they are mini) and they are ready when golden brown. Let them cool and then roll them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
18. Bacon-Peanut Popcorn Balls
This is unique but it doesn’t hurt to try. It would raise eyebrows at your party but your guests will be curious to try it. For this, make sure your popcorn is popped and your bacon is cooked and crumbled. Melt butter in a pan on low heat, add marshmallows and cook for two minutes. Remove the marshmallows from the heat and stir in the popcorn, bacon, and peanuts. Let it cool for two minutes and form into however many balls you need.
19. Chocolate-Covered Candied Bacon
Your guests will have a treat waiting when they arrive. Surprise them with chocolate-covered candied bacon! It’s unique and delicious and might be something they would want to share with their other friends. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk dark brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and coat each slice of bacon with the mixture and lay on the sheet. Bake until the bacon is crispy and the sugar has made a candy shell over the bacon. Remove from the oven and let it cool. Once cooled, dip the bacon into the chocolate and, if you want, sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes or sea salt. Let it harden and enjoy!
20. Vegetable Platter
You must have a vegetable platter at your party. You can buy it at the store or you can make it yourself. Just buy a serving platter from the store, along with an assortment of vegetables and place them neatly on the platter. Healthy and simple!
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