14 Festive Mini Appetizers

We turned 14 classic Southern dishes into adorable finger foods fit for company.

Mini appetizers put the party in the palm of your hand. They make enjoying festive food simple, and these recipes make it fun. Our recipes for mini appetizers include new twists on traditional Southern classics. Fantastic tastes like peanuts are found in Boiled Peanut Hummus, and our great Southern seafood amps up Crab Cake Hush Puppies. Now we’re talking about true regional delicacies. You’ll be thinking like a Southerner while you’re making our recipes for Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles, Andouille Mini Dogs–with dabs of Creole mustard and sweet pepper relish of course, and Hoppin’ John Parfaits. And don’t think all these recipes are savory: there are Mini Berry Cobblers to satisfy your sweet tooth. So fill a plate with these mini appetizers and savor every little flavor-filled bite.


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