Toothpick appetizers: Lots of delicious finger food recipes for your next party!

No matter whether you are planning a birthday, a New Year’s Eve party or simply a cozy evening with friends and tasty food, delicious starters are always an absolute must. Finger food recipes are delicious, simple and most of them can be prepared a few hours or even a day earlier and stored in the refrigerator. In addition to the well-known skewers, toothpicks are also great for the small, bite-sized treats and that’s probably why they have become so popular lately. Read on and be inspired by our toothpick appetizer recipes to serve at your next party!

Prosciutto peach canapes finger food recipes without cooking

Whether dates wrapped in bacon or healthy fruit skewers – small starters are served at almost every party. They are easier to eat and since you don’t have to wash a lot of dishes afterwards, you can enjoy the company of your guests a little longer. 

Toothpick Nibbles – Powerfood Beetroot Salad

Beetroot salad with goat cheese finger food recipes without cooking

Delicious and light salads should not be missing at any party and for this reason our first toothpick appetizer recipe is for a simple and super healthy beetroot salad that you can even prepare the day before.


  • 2 pieces of boiled beetroot
  • 40 grams of arugula
  • 1 roll of goat cheese
  • 60 grams of walnuts, raw

Honey balsamic vinaigrette:

  • 60 ml of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mustard, medium hot
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Beetroot salad with goat cheese finger food recipes without cooking


  • Cut the beetroot into rings and then quarter them.
  • Cut the goat cheese into bite-sized pieces.
  • Put the ingredients for the balsamic vinaigrette in a bowl and stir well.
  • First skewer a piece of beetroot on a toothpick, followed by some rocket and a slice of goat cheese.
  • Arrange the finished toothpicks on a plate, spread the chopped nuts and vinaigrette on top and enjoy!

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps Canapes Recipe

Smoked Salmon Wrap Recipe Quick Finger Food Ideas Without Cooking

There is hardly anyone who does not love or at least know the world-famous Caesar salad. We recommend that you prepare the appetizers a day earlier and store them in the refrigerator – this is how the flavors can really unfold.


  • 400 grams of chicken breast fillet
  • 250 ml of homemade or pre-purchased Caesar dressing
  • 25 grams of parmesan
  • 150 grams of self-roasted croutons, crumbled
  • About 100 grams of lettuce or iceberg lettuce, finely chopped
  • 5 pieces of tortilla or flatbread wraps
  • Spices of your choice – oregano, rosemary, basil and pepper go best


  • Season the chicken to taste and grill in a grill pan or bake in the oven.
  • Chop the meat and mix well with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Spread the mixture over the tortillas and roll up.
  • Cut into bite-sized pieces and skewer on toothpicks.

Delicious Toothpick Canapes Recipes – Bacon Cream Cheese Rolls

Toothpick appetizers recipes finger food buffet without cooking

Pamper the guests at your party with these incredibly delicious and crispy finger food snacks!


  • 1 toast, cut off the crust
  • 350 grams of cream cheese 0.2% fat
  • 500 grams of bacon
  • 40 grams of fresh chives, finely chopped
  • Salt, pepper, oregano


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each slice of bread and sprinkle some chives on top.
  • Slowly and carefully roll up the bread slice and wrap 2 slices of bacon around it.
  • Cut the rolls in 2 halves, spread them on the baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes.

Grilled scallops and tequila shots

Scallops recipes simply toothpick nibbles

Whether squid, mussels or shrimp – all seafood is perfect for a finger food party. But here we have a recipe for toothpick bites with a difference – in a shot glass!


  • 16 scallops, fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 2 ripe mangoes – peeled, pitted and halved
  • 50 ml pineapple or orange juice
  • 60 grams of honey
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp ground chilli pepper
  • A pinch of ground coriander
  • salt and pepper

Scallops Recipes Finger Food Party Ideas


  • Cut half of a mango into bite-sized pieces.
  • Put the remaining mango together with the juice in a blender and puree.
  • Divide the mixture into 16 shot glasses.
  • Mix the honey, coriander and chilli and brush the scallops with it.
  • Heat the butter in a pan and fry the scallops over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from the pan and stick on a toothpick with a piece of mango.
  • Pour about 1 tablespoon of tequila into each shot glass and garnish with a toothpick.

A must on every finger food buffet – recipe for delicious cheese balls

Cheese balls recipe finger food without cooking

All cheese lovers watch out – these delicious cheese balls are really addicting!


  • 200 grams of herb cream cheese
  • 200 grams of Roquefort cheese, diced into small pieces
  • 150 grams of cheddar, grated
  • grapes
  • Chopped pistachios
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  • Put the three cheeses in a bowl and process into a homogeneous mass.
  • Shape small balls with your hands and put a grape in the middle of each ball and shape again.
  • Roll in pistachios or sesame seeds and skewer on toothpicks.

Pickled cucumber and beef canapes recipe

Toothpick canapes beef finger food ideas

People who eat low-carb will also get their money’s worth with these toothpicks. The juice of the pickles makes the beef incredibly tender and provides a wonderful taste and aroma.


  • 300 grams of beef fillet
  • 24 mini pickles
  • 250 ml cucumber juice
  • 1 small red onion, cut into rings
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh dill
  • salt and pepper

Beef tenderloin toothpick canapes recipes easy finger food ideas


  • Put the cucumber juice and onion rings in a sealable container.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and place the beef fillet in the marinade.
  • Let it steep in the refrigerator for 3-5 hours.
  • Remove the meat from the marinade, pat dry and cut into bite-sized pieces. Brush with olive oil and salt.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and fry the beef tenderloin canapes for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Cut the pickles lengthways in half.
  • Skewer a small piece of beef and half a pickle on a toothpick.
  • Serve with a dip of mustard and fresh dill.

Aperitif appetizers toothpicks

Serve aperitif chunks of toothpicks salami cheese

Have you heard the term “aperitif” a few times and wonder what exactly that is? The “Apéro” is an integral part of Swiss culture and has recently been inspiring more and more people here in Germany. It is to the Swiss what the tapas are to the Spaniards or the Aperol Spritz to the Italians. The “aperitif” is neither a starter nor a main course and rather serves to bridge the time until the actual meal. But an aperitif is not just a salami platter, but also a cozy and quiet meeting with friends.

And this is how the aperitif toothpicks are prepared:

apero chunks toothpick cheese platter serving ideas

The delicacy is served on a plate and a platter and what should definitely not be missing are of course Swiss meat specialties. These include, above all, the world-famous Bündnerfleisch, Bündner raw ham and Valais dried meat. Even if the delicacies are not particularly cheap, the investment is definitely worth it!


  • Swiss meat specialties: Swiss salami or raw ham, Bündnerfleisch, Appenzeller Mostbröckli, Salsiz or Valais dried meat
  • Different types of cheese of your choice
  • Different kinds of bread.
  • You can also choose from olives, nuts, cheese sticks and hard-boiled eggs.
  • Arrange everything on a platter or plate and your aperitif are ready!

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