Top Party Snack Ideas

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Party snack ideas include snack mixes and combos, the best appetizers and easy cheese, nut and crisps recipes.

Whether you are hosting a tea party, need ideas for superbowl party food or are throwing an adult, teen or kids birthday party celebration there are many bits and bites, nibbles and munchies to tempt guests palates.

Put lace doilies on large platters to serve your party snack recipes. Scatter the snack trays around the room on small tables so guests have a chance to mingle and get to know each other.

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Its likely that you won't find a more popular snack or appetizer then baked brie. So, let's get these party snacks started with a delicious brie recipe.

This is also a dip or spread so you will want some small hunks of bread or crackers to scoop up the brie. Get more party dips here.

Baked Brie Recipe


Hollow out a large round french bread loaf. Pack brie cheese into the hole and bake at 350 F for about 15 mins.

Serve and enjoy.


For a brie with sweet topping you could place 1/2 pd brie cheese, with rind removed, in a shallow oven-safe serving dish. Top with 1/4 cup of pecans and 1/4 cup dark corn syrup. Bake 10 mins or til cheese is almost melted. Serve warm with plain crackers or melba toast.

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Combos Snacks*

There are many types of nuts and bolts party mix*. These two snack mix recipes* are a combination of simple snack ingredients.

First is a recipe for trail mix. Sometimes it is referred to as party gorp.

1. Trail Mix Recipe


Mix ingredients together and serve in a basket or bowl. Use equal amounts of each ingredient or simply "eyeball it" to your liking.


Peanuts, M and M's, raisins, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, chopped dates

2. Chex Party Mix Recipe

This party snack has a barbeque flavor. It will make around 14 cups.


4 cups each wheat chex and corn chex cereal

2 cups crackers -cheese flavored

2 cups mixed nuts

2 cups pretzels

1/2 cup butter

4 or more tbsps or your favorite barbeque sauce

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1 tsp seasosing salt


Combine cereal, crackers, pretzels and nuts and set to the side.

Use a small saucepan and melt the butter. Stir in worcestershire, barbeque sauce and seasoned salt til blended. Pour over the cereal mixture you set aside to coat.

Set oven to 250F and bake for an hour. Stir every 20 mins. Cool on waxed paper.

These easy snacks can be stored in airtight containers til ready to serve.

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Crescent Roll Recipes

Here is a popular party snack idea. It is one of many crescent roll appetizers for crescent dogs. Also known as pigs-in-a-blanket.

This is one of the easiest party snack ideas because all you do is purchase store bought crescent rolls such as pillsbury crescent rolls and wrap the dough around canned cocktail weiners. Make as many as you want according to the number of party guests.

Use barbeque sauce for dipping.

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Guest will devour this next sweet peanuty candy snack.

Chocolate Covered Peanuts Recipe


3 jars salted peanuts

6 packages milk chocolate chips


Melt chocolate over low heat until it is smooth and creamy. Pour in peanuts and mix well. Spoon by the tablespoon onto wax paper. Let candy cool about 45 minutes or until it has hardened. Adjust the amounts according to how many guests will attend the gathering.

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Easy Scone Recipe

Eat as a snack or even with a light meal.


4 cups flour

2 eggs

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tbsps magic baking powder

1 cup cream

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar


Sift dry ingredients and cut in butter. Add eggs and cream and knead dough 1 min. Roll out dough to a half inch thick layer. Cut into triangles, bake at 400 F for 15 mins. You can add raisins, currants or nuts to this recipe.

Party snack ideas are meant to make things easy so you can easily just pick up some scone mix at the supermarket if you dont want to start from scratch.

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Rocky Road Candy Recipe

This takes 10 mins to prepare.


2 cups (or 12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

2 tbsps butter or margarine

1- 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk. Make sure you do not buy or use evaporated milk

2 cups peanuts- you can use dry roasted if desired

1- 10 1/2 ouncepackage mini marshmallows


In a large saucepan melt chocolate chips and butter with the condensed milk over low heat. Remove from heat once melted.

Combine peanuts and marshmallows in large bowl and stir in chocolate mixture. Spread on a 13 X 9 inch baking pan lined with wax paper. Chill two hours or until firm.

Remove candy from pan and cut into squares. Store leftovers indefinetly until ready to serve.

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Easy Peanut Brittle

This makes 2 pds of brittle.


1 2/3 cups or 10 ounces of peanut butter chips such as reeses, divided up

1 1/2 cups or 3 sticks buter or margarine

1 2/3 cups sugar

3 tbsps light corn syrup

3 tbsps water


Butter a 13X9 inch pan. Evenly sprinkle one cup peanut butter chips onto bottom of prepared pan and set aside.

Melt butter in a heavy 2 1/2 quart saucepan and stir in sugar, corn syrup and water.

While stirring contstantly, cook over medium heat until mixture reaches 300F on a candy thermometer. This should take about half hr. Make sure the bulb of the thermometer does not rest ont he bottom of the pan.

Remove from heat and pour into the prepared pan right away. Spread mixture evenly and sprinkle with remaining peanut butter chips.

Cool completely and remove from pan. Break into peices. Store tightly in container in a cool dry place.And there you have yet another easy party snack.

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