Graduation Party Appetizers You Can Eat in One Bite
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Easy Enchilada Cups
Instead of serving messy, full-size enchiladas, offer guests a hand-held version that’s just as satisfying. Flour tortillas are packed into a muffin tin, filled with chicken, corn, black beans, and enchilada sauce, then topped with a generous amount of shredded cheese. Prefer a vegetarian version? Simply swap out chicken for extra veggies or tofu.
Amidst cheesy dips and decadent desserts, partygoers will appreciate this healthy veggie appetizer. After cutting cucumbers into round slices, top with a homemade dill and cream cheese mixture and finish with a halved cherry tomato. They’re a fun, refreshing choice, especially on a hot and sunny day.
Planning a graduation party is a time-consuming task, and the last thing you need is to make an entire pie. Instead, serve banana cream pie in nachos form, complete with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips, banana pudding, and a melted chocolate drizzle. You may never go back to the original!
These tasty sliders are crowd-pleasers—after all, who doesn’t love a mini pretzel roll? Celery, dried cranberries, and lightly salted almonds lend flavor and crunch to the creamy chicken salad base. Be sure to toss in some fresh herbs, too, such as rosemary, dill, thyme, or basil.
Homemade pesto is the key to this appetizer, which transforms the classic caprese sandwich into a bite-size treat. Grilling the rustic bread gives it a bruschetta-like taste, which pairs perfectly with the olive oil and garlic in the pesto. Skewer each bite with a toothpick to make them even easier to enjoy.
It’s not a party without some chocolate, and these heavenly bites won’t disappoint. The combination of chocolate and a creamy peanut butter center makes this treat reminiscent of a buckeye—or a Reese’s. To complete the look, dip each brownie into melted chocolate, which will give them their picture-perfect chocolate coating.
This classic party food couldn’t be simpler, and yet everyone in attendance will want a plate to themselves. Crescent roll dough provides the perfect “blanket,” as it becomes flaky and buttery after just 10 minutes in the oven. Serve them with a side of ketchup and mustard.
Your guests will flip for these mouth-watering bites, which taste just like a scoop of spinach and artichoke dip. Fried until crispy and perfectly golden-brown, each one oozes with creamy, gooey cheese. You’ll want to keep these on rotation for all your entertaining needs (they’d be perfect for a Superbowl menu!)
This no-bake dessert is stunning to look at, easy to eat, and best of all, fun to put together. You’ll start by adding crumbled graham cracker crust to each cup, then piping in the filling and topping with whipped cream. Sprinkle with macadamia nuts and lime zest for a festive finish.
Guacamole, Cajun shrimp, and crispy wontons combine to form a gorgeous appetizer that is truly impressive. Tossing the shrimp with a generous amount of seasoning ensures that each and every bite is filled with flavor and spice. As a final touch, garnish with cilantro or parsley.
Made with sweet potatoes, corn, fresh herbs, and shallots, these oven-baked fritters are packed full of flavor. The tangy citrus cream is just as delicious, and perfectly complements the crispy fritters. Baking them in a muffin tin simplifies the cooking process, and makes it easy to whip up multiple batches.
Rather than put out a platter of pre-cut fruit, serve these vibrant-skewers sprinkled with chia seeds and coconut. Feel free to use any fruit you have on hand, such as berries, watermelon, pineapple, or melon. You can even sneak in some veggies, too, such as cherry tomatoes or colorful bell pepper.