Easy Finger Food for Fourth of July Snacks

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Here’s to life, liberty and the pursuit of delicious summer finger food!
Here’s to life, liberty and the pursuit of delicious summer finger food! (Image: eHow)

The Fourth of July is the perfect time for an all-star cookout. Celebrate Independence Day with these tempting finger foods, and your guests will be raving about them from sea to shining sea!

Related: Curried deviled eggs are just one of the easy recipes to try.

Salad on a Stick Platter

Salad on a stick.
Salad on a stick. (Image: Ashley Manila)

Salad on a stick makes a colorful addition to any July 4 celebration, and it’s refreshing on a hot summer day. All you need are your favorite salad ingredients cut into bite-sized pieces. Spear them with small appetizer skewers to turn your favorite salads into an easy-to-eat picnic appetizer. You can even get creative by adding strawberries, blueberries and feta cheese to your skewers for a red white and blue look!

Related: How to Make Salad on a Stick

Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

Add some zest to your average grilled corn.
Add some zest to your average grilled corn. (Image: Yvette Marquez/Demand Media)

Now that the grill is fired up, it’s time for some elote, or Mexican street corn. By cutting the corn cobs into smaller pieces, they become perfect bite-sized versions of this Mexican classic. The aroma of grilled corn basted in melted butter, tangy lime juice and crumbled cheese will make your guests’ mouths water.

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Curried Deviled Eggs

A modern twist on deviled eggs.
A modern twist on deviled eggs. (Image: Jennifer Farley/Demand Media)

Looking for a visually appealing party appetizer that you can make in a pinch? Impress your guests with these delicious curried deviled eggs. This recipe is quick and easy, and you can keep the eggs conveniently chilled during the party until you’re ready to serve them.

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Berry Crumb Bars

These patriotic pastries are an excellent choice.
These patriotic pastries are an excellent choice. (Image: Ashlae Warner/Demand Media)

Berry crumb bars add patriotic colors to your Fourth of July cookout. Use strawberries and blueberries in your bars, melding the beautiful colors together perfectly with your Independence Day celebration.

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Mini Tortillas With Ricotta Cheese and Grilled Peaches

Sweet, savory and smoky in one dessert.
Sweet, savory and smoky in one dessert. (Image: Yvette Marquez/Demand Media)

Grilled fruit is a must-have at any star-spangled barbecue! Charred on the outside and cool on the inside, grilled peaches provide a flavor sensation. Layer these onto mini tortilla slices with ricotta cheese for a sweet and salty finger food.

Related: Mini Tortillas With Ricotta Cheese and Grilled Peaches

Honey Beer Chicken Wings

A summer cookout isn't the same without wings.
A summer cookout isn't the same without wings. (Image: Jackie Dodd/Demand Media)

Can’t decide between sweet and savory? A batch of honey beer chicken wings is the perfect bipartisan appetizer! These wings -- infused with a stout and packed with flavor -- will be a hit at your patriotic celebration.

Related: Honey Stout Chicken Wings

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Anytime is a good time for these biscuits.
Anytime is a good time for these biscuits. (Image: Jennifer Farley/Demand Media)

What’s more patriotic than an old-fashioned, home-cooked biscuit? Try out this savory bacon cheddar biscuit recipe that would make our Founding Fathers proud. The biscuits make for a tasty side dish with wings.

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Cream Cheese Wontons

This quick and easy treat is the perfect accompaniment to beer.
This quick and easy treat is the perfect accompaniment to beer. (Image: Kate Van Vleck/Demand Media)

Nothing goes better with an ice cold beer than fried food. Prepare these easy-to-make cream cheese wontons, and they’ll disappear before you can recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Related: How to Make Cream Cheese Wontons

Pizza Cones

Impress your guest with this easy way to handle pizza.
Impress your guest with this easy way to handle pizza. (Image: Kate Van Vleck/Demand Media)

George Washington cannot tell a lie, and he would say that these handheld pizza cones are delicious! You can modify the recipe by adding your favorite pizza toppings to create some variety in your appetizers.

Related: How to Make a Pizza Cone

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beer Chicken Sliders

Everyone loves a good slider.
Everyone loves a good slider. (Image: Jackie Dodd/Demand Media)

This recipe is a twist on the all-American slider. It might take four hours to slow cook these mouthwatering chipotle beer chicken sliders, but they’ll be gone before you can finish singing “The Star-Spangled Banner!”

Related: Slow Cooker Chipotle Beer Chicken Sliders

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