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Make-Ahead Finger Foods

Looking for make-ahead finger food recipes? Get make ahead finger foods for your next party or holiday gathering from Taste of Home.

Make-Ahead Marinated Shrimp

Make-Ahead Marinated Shrimp

Make-Ahead Marinated Shrimp

"Dress up your holiday buffet table with this tasty shrimp recipe. You'll have time to enjoy your party because this appetizer is that easy." – Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas

Bowl of Bones

Bowl of Bones

Bowl of Bones

These tender, saucy wings have a hint of sweet and tangy lime flavor. Your guests will devour them!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chocolaty Fruit Dip

Chocolaty Fruit Dip

Chocolaty Fruit Dip

“My grandma helped me experiment with chocolate sauce and yogurt combinations to create this fruit dip for a tea party we had. Our guests said it was 'yummy!'" Abigail Sims - Terrell, Texas
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Lemony Fennel Olives

Lemony Fennel Olives

Lemony Fennel Olives

When spring arrives, I like to prepare recipes with fresh flavor. This make-ahead dish can be served as an appetizer alongside crackers or as a condiment for a meat entree.—Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Creole Shrimp & Crab Cheesecake

Creole Shrimp & Crab Cheesecake

Creole Shrimp & Crab Cheesecake

We live on the beach and love to eat seafood. A stay-at-home mom, I also love to experiment in the kitchen. I came up with this savory spread as a special appetizer.—Christy Hughes, Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Easy Bagel Dip

Easy Bagel Dip

Easy Bagel Dip

The longer this creamy, beefy blend chills, the better it tastes. I usually have to make a double batch when I bring it to family gatherings. It's good not only with bite-size bagel pieces, but also with veggies.

Mini Muffuletta

Mini Muffuletta

Mini Muffuletta

People love these hearty little sandwich wedges. The recipe is great for a party and can be made the day before.—Gareth Craner, Minden, Nevada

Marinated Cheese

Marinated Cheese

Marinated Cheese

This special appetizer always makes it to our neighborhood parties and is the first to disappear at the buffet table. It's attractive, delicious—and easy! —Laurie Casper, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Nacho Party Cheesecake

Nacho Party Cheesecake

Nacho Party Cheesecake

A cheesecake is not always a sweet dessert, as this savory version with zesty crust proves!—Melinda Messer, Benson, North Carolina

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Don't be afraid of this cheese ball! The combination of the bold chutney and the mellow cheddar and blue cheeses creates a wonderful flavor. It's also a convenient make-ahead appetizer because it has to set up in the fridge overnight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Raspberry-Lime Yogurt Dip for Fresh Fruit

Raspberry-Lime Yogurt Dip for Fresh Fruit

Raspberry-Lime Yogurt Dip for Fresh Fruit

We know that fresh, seasonal fruit is the essence of beauty itself. For added punch when serving, a dipping sauce of sweet raspberries and tart lime juice makes a good thing even better. —Ms. Clara M. Coulson Minney, Washington Court House, Ohio
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