Last-Minute Party Snack Ideas That Will Make Your Friends Think You're a Chef
Now that parties are a thing again (woot!), it’s time to up your party snack idea game.
Now that parties are a thing again (woot!), it’s time to up your party snack idea game. Gathering friends can be one of the most rewarding, fun, and soul-satisfying endeavors. If you think you need to get shopping, prepping, baking, mixing and cooking days ahead to impress your friends and family, think again.
These quick and easy last minute snack recipes taste and look like they’ve taken hours of hard work in the kitchen, but they come together in mere minutes. They also double as great appetizers and desserts to bring to any celebration, picnic or party. Use this list as inspiration to get you started, then let your creativity take you to whole new delicious heights.
Belgian Boys’ decadent little almond loaf cakes, also known as financiers in France, have a thin and crispy exterior in perfect contrast with their moist and dense interior. Made in France with real butter and real sugar, they’re even better when dipped into a rich, caramelly chocolate sauce.
All you need to do is cook down milk chocolate, cream, sugar, butter, and a touch of grated vanilla bean or vanilla extract—what could be wrong with that? The financiers and luscious dip are perfect for afternoon tea or decadent dessert.
No need to even turn the oven on! Our trick? Start with individually wrapped Belgian Boys’ Raspberry Cookie Tarts, made with a crunchy, buttery shortbread cookie base covered in juicy raspberry jam. Then top them with pastry cream (use a dollop of whipped cream in a pinch), and your favorite fresh fruits. Slices of mangoes, berries, or kiwi all do the trick perfectly. To get extra fancy, add a mint sprig and a dusting of powdered sugar. Elegant, easy dessert is served!
Who doesn’t love s’mores? Take yours up a notch by sandwiching them between Belgian Boys Stroopwafels. Our caramel Stroopwafels are made in the Netherlands honoring their national heritage. This treat is defined by two crunchy waffle cookies sandwiching a layer of gooey caramel.
All you need to do is take two Stroopwafels and fill them with pillowy marshmallows and your favorite kind of chocolate. You can melt them over a campfire for the full s’more experience, but a microwave would do the trick, too.
Another crave-able s’more possibility: Belgian Chocolate Cookie Bar s’mores. Use the chocolate cookie bar to double as the cookie base and the smooth, rich chocolate. All you need is some marshmallows…the ultimate last minute snack recipe.
For an easy last minute savory snack, start with our fluffy, airy, and irresistible Bite-Sized Pancakes, part of the Belgian Boys’ Frozen Breakfast Bundle. In the Netherlands, these bite-sized pancakes are known as poffertjes, and while they can be topped with maple syrup or fresh berries for a sweet breakfast, they double as a satisfying savory treat. Just heat them up and top with scallions, thin slices of sharp cheddar cheese, a spoonful of yogurt or sour cream, and some fresh-ground black pepper.
Back to pancakes, a sure thing party hit. We think pancakes are underrated for appetizers, especially our minis, which make ideal finger food and a surprisingly sophisticated appetizer. Top them with savory goodies like smoked salmon, dill and cream cheese or canned tuna and sun-dried tomatoes.
In other delicious and easy last minute savory snack plans, you could top them with roasted veggies (try zucchinis, bell peppers, or eggplant) or crimson beets and goat cheese.
Our Original Belgian Waffles are made in the traditional style from the city of Liege in Belgium. This waffle is made of a brioche dough with pearl sugar mixed in for a lovely light texture and an addictive crunch. Make a layered waffle cake by sandwiching these waffle beauties with whipped cream, then add an extra layer of whipped cream on top. Add your favorite fresh berries for the finishing touch. The whipped cream seeps into the pockets of the waffles for a unique, yummy experience. You can refrigerate your waffle cake creation ahead of time or serve it right away.
We hope these fun last minute snack ideas serve you well for many wonderful parties to come!