All-Time Favorite Fourth of July Snacks
Outdoor Fourth of July celebrations call for pick-up finger foods for all ages to enjoy. No Independence Day party is complete without plenty of food and refreshing drinks. These easy, grab-and-go snacks will fly off the plate and fuel the daylong celebration until the final fireworks show. Put a new twist on Southern favorites with smoky deviled eggs and dressed-up pimiento cheese. Throw in some healthier options too, like grilled okra fresh from the farmers’ market and homemade hummus. And because it’s a backyard barbecue kind of holiday, you’ll want to whip up staples like drumettes, mini sliders, and baked beans. To round out the festive spread, you may also want to make an Independence Day-themed cake or other delicious dessert.
Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Try an updated take on this classic finger food by mixing smoky barbecue pork into the filling.
Baked Bean Crostini
Recipe: Baked Bean Crostini
We like ours topped with bacon, jalapenos, and queso fresco.
Beer-Batter Fried Pickles
Peppery Grilled Okra with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce
Stop by the farmers’ market for fresh okra, and grill this classic Southern veggie for a healthier snack.
Mini Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas
Bake Tex-Mex flavor into individual bites by baking tortillas in muffin pans. Fill them up with the toppings of your choice, and watch guests keep coming back for more.
Crispy Andouille Hush Puppies
Recipe: Crispy Andouille Hush Puppies
Spicy Andouille sausage adds a dose of Cajun flavor to traditional hush puppies.
Easy Barbecue Sliders
Recipe: Easy Barbecue Sliders
Tangy coleslaw and smoky barbecue combine in these mini sandwiches that are easy to eat on the go.
Smoky Field Pea Hummus
Recipe: Smoky Field Pea Hummus
Use any legume to make this filling, protein-packed dip. We like it topped with crispy ham.
Grilled Herbed Chicken Drumettes with White Barbecue Sauce
Meet your new favorite recipe for hot wings. Dip them in tangy White Barbecue Sauce for even more Southern flavor.
Recipe: Party Poppers
For an easy no-fuss snack, try these cream cheese stuffed, bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers.
White Cheddar-Chive Pimiento Cheese
No Southern get-together is complete without homemade pimiento cheese. For extra texture, grate the sharp Cheddar cheese by hand, half on the large holes of the box grater and half on the small holes.