Chips: Easiest Finger Appetizers

The easiest finger appetizers are the ones that require little or no cooking. Chips and salsa are probably the absolute easiest, but there are plenty of other easy ideas.

Classic Antipasto

Classics become classics because they’re good, and antipasto is no exception. For this easy finger appetizer, simply arrange your favorite meat, cheeses, and veggies on a platter. Cubed cheese, olives, salami, and pepperoni is a great start.

Antipasto Skewers

For the same tantalizing taste with a different presentation, arrange your antipasto components on skewers, food picks, or toothpicks.

Shrimp Cocktail

It’s not exactly no-cook, but it’s close! Simply boil the shrimp and you’re done. Serve chilled with cocktail sauce.

Mini Sandwiches

Mini sandwiches are easy, easy, easy! Make sandwiches as usual, then cut into four pieces. Layer sandwiches and cherry tomatoes on a skewer or toothpick.

For added fun, use cookie cutters to make creative shapes. Experiment with types of bread and fillings.

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings are the perfect finger appetizer for casual parties or football get-togethers.

Simply combine melted butter and hot sauce, such as Tabasco or Frank’s Red Hot. Coat wings and drumsticks in the sauce mixture, leaving to marinate at least 30 minutes. Broil 10 minutes or until done.

Fruit Kabobs

Fruit kabobs are another fun and easy appetizer and are perfect for kids’ parties and summer festivities. Simply stack your favorite fruits on skewers. Serve with caramel, yogurt, or marshmallow sauce.


For an appetizer that is both elegant and easy, serve crostini. Just start with elegant crackers or toasted bread and top with your favorite meat, cheese, veggies, or spreads.

Nuts and Fruit

It doesn’t get much easier than fruit and nuts. Combine dried fruit with your favorite nuts.

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