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Easy Peasy Party Food

Easy Peasy Party Food

Need some finger foods or appetizers to keep your guests fed? Well, we’ve compiled a few of our favourite easy-to-make dishes!

Ham and Cheese Oven Sliders

These sliders are a fantastic and tasty way to fill your guests up. They can even pick and choose what goes in them.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F or 180 C. Brush bottom of 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish with half of melted butter. Line dish with bottoms of rolls.
  2. Onto rolls in dish, layer Cheddar, pickle slices, tomatoes, and then ham. Replace tops of rolls. Cover dish with foil; bake 20 minutes.
  3. Combine dried onions and poppy seeds. Uncover dish. Brush tops of rolls with remaining butter. Sprinkle with dried-onion mixture. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until deep golden brown on top.

Pretzel Bites

Make a tasty snack with only three main ingredients! These pretzel bites are prime for dipping.

  1. Bring a small pot filled with 5 cups water to a boil. Add baking soda.
  2. Roll cherry-size pieces of pizza dough (about 1/2 oz. each) into balls. Drop balls into boiling water. Cook one minute or until slightly puffed. With slotted spoon, remove balls and place on paper towels; transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet spaced 1/2″ apart.
  3. Brush dough with egg; sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake at 450 F or 230 C for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.
  4. Serve with green onions and grainy mustard.

Buttery Shortbread Cookies

With only a few ingredients, these shortbread cookies are super quick and easy to make. You’ll have delicious melt-in-your-mouth cookies in no time!

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F or 160 C. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour. Press dough into an ungreased 9-inch square baking pan. Poke with a fork.
  2. Bake until light brown, 30-35 minutes. Cut into squares while warm. Cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, dust with confectioners’ sugar.

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

This amazing chocolate cake can be made all in one bowl, saving you some clean-up time!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C. Grease a 13×9-inch baking pan. In a large bowl, whisk the first 6 ingredients. Stir in eggs, oil, and buttermilk. Add water; stir until combined.
  2. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Frost cake.
  3. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup softened butter until creamy. Beat in 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 1/4 cup baking cocoa, 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and 3-4 tablespoons 2% milk to achieve desired consistency.

Garlic-Cheese Flatbread

A delightfully simple recipe and one everyone will enjoy! You can also add any of your favourite toppings for a little bit extra.

  1. Unroll dough into a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan; flatten dough to a 13×9-inch rectangle and build up edges slightly.
  2. Drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with basil, garlic, and cheeses.
  3. Bake at 425 F or 220 C until crisp, 11-14 minutes. Cut into squares; serve warm.

And there you have it! We hope this helps you serve up some delicious party food for your guests.

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