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The stage-fright of entertaining can mean it's easy to draw a blank when it comes to what to serve to your guests. Finger food needn't be fancy to the point of finicky—but nor should it be as underwhelming as a sole bag of potato chips. Whether you want snacks for your next viewing party or you're planning appetizers for a sit-down dinner, here's a selection of foolproof finger food to feed a crowd.

Beef and bean taco cups

Beef and bean taco cups

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Neatly contained in a tortilla cup, these prep-ahead taco cups are made to be eaten passed around to a crowd.

Turkish cheese rolls

Turkish cheese rolls

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Crunchy phyllo makes for satisfying snacking, as good on their own as they are dunked into dips.

Feta and leek phyllo bites

Feta and leek phyllo bites

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Lemon bars

Lemon bars

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Bite-sized lemon bars are for anyone who finds dessert-prep daunting. You'll surprise yourself—and your guests.

Blistered padrón peppers with garlic dip

Blistered padrón peppers with garlic dip

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Why restrict padrón peppers to your favorite tapas restaurant when you can have them any old day at home? If you need a token vegetable in your spread, this is it.

Blinis with two toppings

Blinis with two toppings

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Salmon and cream cheese or avocado-tomato tartare—which is your favorite? These delicious morsels are the perfect party snack.

Ricotta toasts with honey-roasted pears

Ricotta toasts with honey-roasted pears

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Crostini are infinitely snackable and you can serve them as an appetizer or a mid-afternoon nibble, we’ll be making these tonight!

Peperonata and ricotta crostini

Peperonata and ricotta crostini

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Crispy grissini with sesame

Crispy grissini with sesame

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Bread sticks just got a whole lot more sophisticated with this delicious grissini recipe. Crispy and delicious when served with a variety of dips. It's crunch time!

Chickpea-yogurt dip

Chickpea-yogurt dip

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Did we say dip? Master the art of yoghurt-based dips with different combinations of aromatics, legumes, and other vegetables.

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DIY tortilla chips with jalapeño-cheddar cheese dip

DIY tortilla chips with jalapeño-cheddar cheese dip

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Tortilla chips and dip are a fixture of gatherings, but this homemade take on the classic will make you stop (or at least hesitate) next time you reach for a bag at the store.

Stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms

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Bite-sized mushrooms stuffed with cheese and green onion—set these next to the drinks table and watch them disappear.

DIY peanut butter cups

DIY peanut butter cups

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Put your inner pastry chef to the test with these impressive DIY peanut butter cups.

If you're still stuck for ideas, learn how to create ultimate snacking situation with our step-by-step DIY taco bar guide or head here for more great dishes for entertaining.

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