50 BEST Appetizers – Dips and Hand Held Snacks

I have always been a sucker for appetizers. I would much rather make a meal of some of my favorite small plates than cook a big meal any day. That’s why I pulled together this huge round up of the 50 BEST appetizers and snacks. From dips to bite sized finger foods, there are so many amazingly delicious recipes, the hardest part will be deciding which to try first! I separated the snacks into a few different categories, to help make it easier for you.

32 Delicious Hand Held Snacks - perfect for parties


Pizza Pull Apart Muffins 3

Pizza Pull Apart Muffins

Pizza Pinwheels with Dipping Marinara

Pizza Pinwheels

Bacon Cheddar Crescent Snackers

Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

Buffalo Chicken Flatbreads w/ @stonyfield Greek Yogurt Buffalo Sauce! #CleanPlateClub #StonyfieldBlogger #recipe

Buffalo Chicken Flatbreads


Barbecue Chicken Pizza Pinwheels

Baked Crispy Chicken Wings

Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Savory and impossibly easy Parmesan Chicken Nuggets.  Recipe at livelaughrowe.com #bisquick #chickennuggets

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets 

homemade taquitos

Homemade Taquitos

Salted Homemade Pretzels

30 Minute Soft Pretzels

Spicy Ranch Pretzels Sticks

Spicy Ranch Pretzel Sticks

These delicious Teriyaki Meatballs make for a killer appetizer or an amazing dinner when served over a bed of rice! | MomOnTimeout.com | #recipe #dinner #appetizer

Teriyaki Meatballs

Smoked Sausage Bites with Honey Mustard Dip

Smoked Sausage Bites


Slow Cooker Chex Mix

Close up of buffalo chicken cups

Buffalo Chicken Cups

Meatball and Marinara Appetizer

Meatball Marinara Poppers

Chicken Club Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Club Lettuce Wraps

Sausage and Cheese Biscuit Appetizers

Sausage & Cheese Bites

Chicken Quesadillas

Italian Chicken Quesadillas

triscuit pizza 3

Triscuit Pizza

Green Chile & Artichoke Bread - a delicious appetizer and perfect for your next party!

Green Chile and Artichoke Bread

Turkey and Bacon Club Sliders - So easy and they taste amazing!

Oven Baked Turkey & Bacon Sliders

Bacon Cheddar Jalepeno Pinwheels

Bacon, Cheddar and Jalapeno Pinwheels

Easy game day snack -- Smothered Buffalo Chicken Chips

Smothered Buffalo Chicken Chips

Easy Meatball Sliders - a quick and delicious weeknight meal, or the perfect party appetizer for your summer party!

Meatball Sliders

Spinach Dip Bites - so delicious and perfect for any party or get together. { lilluna.com }

Spinach Dip Bites

Shredded beef and black bean nachos! Create an easy Mexican meal or snack with just a minutes and a few ingredients. The perfect snack for Cinco de Mayo!!

Shredded Beef & Black Bean Nachos

Easy French Bread Pizza - a quick and easy meal your family will love!

French Bread Pizza

These oven baked tostadas are a complete meal, and will have dinner on the table in just ten minutes - they are so yummy!

Oven Baked Tostadas

Avocado Bruschetta: Cream avocado and savory tomato come together in a new version of this classic appetizer

Avocado Bruschetta

3-Meat Pizza Ring ~ Flaky Crescent Rolls Stuffed with Three Meats and topped with Cheese! The Perfect Quick & Easy Weeknight Dinner or Game Day Treat!

3 Meat Pizza Ring

Macaroni and Cheese Baked Cheese Balls - A perfect use for the leftover macaroni that gets cold and old in your refrigerator. Bread it, bake it, devour it! Easy recipe at averiecooks.com

Macaroni and Cheese Baked Cheese Balls

18 Unique and Irresistable Dips


Skinny Southwest Chicken Appetizer recipe - Greek Yogurt makes this recipe just as healthy as it is delicious!

Skinny Southwest Chicken Dip

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip - a perfect game day or holiday snack!

Cheesy Bacon & Ranch Dip

Bacon Goat Cheese and Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Goat Cheese Dip

Blender Salsa

Fresh Blender Salsa

Creamy Jalapeno Cheese Dip

Jalapeno, Bacon and Corn Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip - I'm totally making this to bring to the party for the big game!

Spinach Artichoke Dip

A bowl of cheesy dip

Baked 3 Cheese Bruschetta Dip

A bowl of dip

Green Chile & Artichoke Dip

Corn dip

Slow Cooker Pale Ale Corn Dip

Cobb Dip - SO delicious with tortilla chips!

Cobb Dip

Healthy and addicting black bean dip - the perfect snack full of protein to keep you satisfied! Best served with pita chips, tortilla chips or veggies.

Healthy Black Bean Dip

Four Cheese Hot Dip 3 from willcookforsmiles.com

Hot 4 Cheese Dip

Cheesy BBQ Dip Recipe | thegunnysack.com

Cheesy Barbecue Dip

Quick Southwest Dip that's perfect for whipping up when entertaining guests or to devour when watching your favorite TV show. Creamy ranch & southwestern flavors, corn, black beans and cheese - so delicious! #cadairy

Southwest Dip

Triple Meat and Cheese Pizza Dip with Grilled Crust Dippers - Krafted Koch - An amazingly cheesy and flavorful appetizer recipe that will be a hit with your friends at your next party! #Appetizer #Dip #Pizza

Tripled Meat & Cheese Dip

The most unbelievable pizza dip! A layer of herbed cream cheese, homemade sauce, cheese and then topped with pepperoni. AMAZING!

Pizza Dip

Mexican Street Corn Dip is the perfect appetizer to serve at your Cinco de Mayo party! | www.cookingandbeer.com

Mexican Street Corn Dip

Hot 7 Layer Dip | from willcookforsmiles.com

Hot 7 Layer Dip

50 Crowd Pleasing Appetizers, Snack and Dips

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. I’m such a sucker for appetizers, too! I can’t pick a favorite… they all look too good!