Ideas for Small Snacks

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or a braai, it’s customary to serve a few snacks to your guests before the main course is ready. People enjoy eating, drinking, and having a good time with their friends or family. Making a few bite-sized snacks will make you the center of attention at the party. Here are some tasty bite-size snack ideas.

• Toppings for Crackers

This is a popular type of bite-sized snack. You can make a platter with crackers and various toppings. This is where you can express yourself. In addition to the standard grated cheese, you could add cucumber and cheese or tuna mayo. Take a look inside your refrigerator or pantry and get creative. Your visitors will appreciate the variety of options.

• Miniature Pastries

Miniatures of your favorite pastries can be made. Make pies in bite-sized portions. To make the pies, use a muffin pan. Line a muffin pan with pastry and fill with chicken, beef, or whatever ingredients you prefer. Then add another layer of pastry to each pie. After baking, you’ll have delicious muffin-sized pastries. The same can be said for quiche.

• Miniature Burgers

Rather than making regular sized burger buns, you can make golf ball sized burger buns instead. These will make lovely small burger buns when baked. Fill the burger buns with minced meat to make cute mini burgers. This will undoubtedly make your guests smile.

• Platter of Cheese

Guests always enjoy a cheese platter. Make a cheese platter with a variety of cheeses such as blue cheese, brie, and camembert. Place a cheese slicer nearby so that guests can easily slice a piece of cheese for themselves.

• Platter de Biltong

This snack is a crowd-pleaser at braais. There are many different flavors of biltong from which to make a delicious biltong platter. It would be a good idea to purchase a biltong slicer that meets your needs. These are very useful pieces of catering equipment that could greatly simplify your hosting task. You can use a biltong slicer to cut the biltong into slices or chunks. Prepare a platter and arrange the various biltong flavors on it. You could also add a dip for a different flavor twist.

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