5 Simple Finger Foods for Pot Lucks

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 @ 11:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

It seems like there are a lot of functions this spring where food is involved. As much as I love food, it’s daunting to come up with creative recipes. It’s so easy to fall back on the tried and true pasta salad or potato salad or egg salad or any other salad (the term salad is misleading, because none of those “salads” are healthy). So, I thought I would take a break from the ever exciting world of kids belts, to share 5 simple finger food recipes!

Brie & Red Pepper Jelly Bites

1 – 8oz Wheel of Brie
2 – Boxes of Pre-made Phyllo Cups (found in Freezer section)
1 – Jar Red Pepper Jelly (found in the Jelly Isle)

Preheat the oven to 375. Line up the empty cups on a baking sheet. Place a teaspoon full of jelly in each cup. Cube up the brie and place a small cube in each cup. Bake until the cheese is nice and gooey! Serve!

Super simple!

Caprese Skewers

1 – Package Grape Tomatoes
1 – Package Mozzarella Balls (found in the specialty cheese section)
1 – Bunch Fresh Basil
1 – Bottle Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 – Package Toothpicks

On each tooth pick, skewer the tomato, a basil leaf (or two) and the mozzarella ball. Do this until you have the amount desired. Lay the skewers out on your serving platter and either drizzle all of them with the vinaigrette or have a bowl of the dressing for dipping.

Spinach Tortilla Roll Ups

1 – Package Spinach Tortillas
1 – Jar Pickled Jalapenos
1 – Package Cream Cheese
1 – Package Deli Turkey
1 – Package of Baby Spinach
Lawry’s Seasoning

Lay out the tortillas. In a bowl, combine the room temp cream cheese with chopped jalapenos (more or less to your taste) and Lawry’s seasoning to your taste. Spread a layer of the mixture all over the tortilla. Top with slices of turkey and the spinach leaves. Roll up the tortillas and place in the fridge to cool. Once they are cool, take a very sharp knife and slice them into bite size pieces. Repeat with the rest of your ingredients.

Pear Crostinis

1 – French Baguette
2 or 3 Pears
Chopped Walnuts
1 – Package Brie or soft cheese of your choice
1 – Package Deli Turkey

Preheat oven to 375. Slice the baguette in to medium slices. place on baking sheet. Top each piece with a slice of brie and a piece of turkey. Bake until cheese melts and bread toasts. Top with thin slices of pear, drizzle with honey and top with a few chopped walnuts.

Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries in Phyllo

2 – Packages Pre-made Phyllo Cups
1 – Package (of 4) Snack Pak Chocolate Pudding
1 – 8oz Tub of Cool Whip
1 or 2 Packages of  Fresh Raspberries

In a bowl, mix the whole tub of cool whip with all of the snack pak containers. Place all of the empty cups on your serving dish. Fill each cup with the mixture (you can use a pastry bag if you have one) and top with a fresh raspberry. Yummy!

There you have it! Super, super simple recipes that pack a punch visually and are delicious! Let me know what you think!


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