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!
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Salad on a Stick Platter
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!
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Elote (Mexican Street Corn)
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
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
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
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.
Honey Beer Chicken Wings
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.
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Bacon Cheddar Biscuits
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
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.
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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.
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Slow Cooker Chipotle Beer Chicken Sliders
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!”