15 Mouth-Watering Finger Foods to Bring on a Picnic

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With glorious weather comes picnic time! Here you have a collection of 15 scrumptious finger foods that absolutely everyone will love! They are all made with simple, easily-available ingredients that won’t break the bank, but are so delicious and easy to put together. No need for shop-bought snacks for a good old picnic, these easy homemade bites are way better, and I bet cheaper too. They go down well with kids and grown ups alike, and can be enjoyed cold. Do give them a try!

Chicken Kiev Balls

Chicken kiev balls in a yellow bowl.
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These Chicken Kiev Balls are a fantastic finger food choice for every picnic. Irresistibly golden and crispy on the outside, but oozing with a delicious butter and herb middle, these bites are absolutely scrumptious, and they will go down well with all ages.

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Cheese and Bacon Turnovers

6 cheese and bacon turnovers on a baking tray.
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My favourite bites have to be these Cheese and Bacon Turnovers. They are made with golden and flaky puff pastry to create some delicious savoury bites that are super easy to make. And you won’t believe that you only need 4 simple and easily-available ingredients!

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Greek Spanakopita Triangles

Spanakopita triangles on a white rectangle plate.
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Greek Spanakopita Triangles made with spinach and feta cheese are a fantastic appetizer or healthy snack that can be enjoyed either warm or cold. Folding the phyllo pastry is way easier than you’d think, and you get some fabulous bites to lick your fingers clean.

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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

3 ham and cheese pinwheels on a white rectangle plate.
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My scrumptious Ham and Cheese Pinwheels will knock your socks off! They are made with shop bought puff pastry, deli ham and sliced cheese, and brushed with a herby butter to create a fancy appetizer for literally every occasion. They are so easy to make, have a delicate flavour, and a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

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5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini fritters on a plate.
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These 5-ingredient Southern Fried Zucchini Fritters are extremely delicious, and a great favourite with everyone. They are light and sweet, with a touch of Malden Sea salt, and can be put together really quickly. A great way of using up any zucchini you have around.

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Cheese Twists

Cheese twists on a white rectangle plate.
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These delicious Cheese Twists might look hard to make at home, but trust me, they are so easy to whip up from scratch with just a handful of ingredients. They are golden and so cheesy, with a good amount of cheddar and parmesan cheese, so you know you really are in for a treat!

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Mini Sausage Rolls

4 sausage rolls on a white rectangle plate.
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My Mini Sausage Rolls really are the perfect picnic bites! They are super easy to make using shop-bought sausagemeat and puff pastry, and I added a sprinkle of sesame and poppy seeds for added texture and taste. These gorgeous bites are super popular with all ages, that’s for sure!

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Cheese and Bacon Muffins

6 cheese and bacon muffins on a table top.
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Cheese and bacon really are a match made in heaven in these Cheese and Bacon Muffins. They are made with spring onions and fresh dill for extra flavour and a touch of colour, and are insanely popular with absolutely everyone in my family. Pop them in your picnic basket, and they will have everyone ask for seconds.

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Savoury Loaf Cake

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This Savoury Loaf Cake is no ordinary appetizer! Made with ham, cheese, olives and sundried tomatoes, it’s an excellent finger food for a picnic, and last really well for ages. It’s extremely versatile too, so you can swap or add ingredients depending on your taste buds or whatever you have around.

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Baked Broccoli Bites

Broccoli bites on a plate.
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My Baked Broccoli Bites or broccoli balls are not only a deliciously healthy snack that is perfect for toddlers and older kids alike, but they are a crowd pleaser with grown ups too. They are so easy to put together, and can be made in an oven or an air fryer. They really are simplicity at its best!

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Mini Quiches – 3 Ways

Mini quiches on a white plate.
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Quiches are just perfect to take on a picnic, apart from being delicious, they are easy to prep and transport too. My Mini Quiches are made with shortcrust pastry, eggs, milk and 3 delicious fillings: bacon and caramelised onions, cheese and mushrooms, and cheese and chives. 3 amazing combos that will do down so well with everyone.

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Deviled Egg Sandwich

An egg sandwich.
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Inspired by the classic deviled eggs, these Deviled Egg Sandwiches are made with hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, paprika, salt and pepper and celery for a lovely crunch. They are divinely delicious and super easy to whip up, and will really take your picnic to the very next level.

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Carrot and Courgette Muffins

Carrot and courgette muffins on a plate.
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My Cheesy Carrot and Courgette Muffins (or carrot and zucchini muffins) are incredibly moist and light, and easy to whip up. When it comes to savoury muffins, you can never go wrong with cheese and veggies, and this must be the best combo you can come up with.

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Pillowsy Boursin Swirls

Boursin swirls on an wooden board.
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These Chive & Cheese Cocktail Swirls are a fantastic addition to your picnic basket. Savory Boursin cheese, fresh herbs, green onions, cheddar and parmesan cheese – what a winning combo here! Definitely my kind of finger food!

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Spinach and Ricotta Pinwheels

7 spinach and ricotta pinwheels on a plate.
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You won’t believe that these Spinach and Ricotta Pinwheels are made with only 3 ingredients! Yes, that’s right, only 3! And they are ready in well under 30 minutes. Delicious, easy to make, a real treat for any picnic, any time of the day.

Get the recipe: Spinach and Ricotta Pinwheels

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