Eating with your hands is always more fun. See our guide for simple and satisfying finger foods for your 4th of July celebrations, from classic macaroni and cheese to decadent mini cheesecakes.

By F&W Editors
Updated June 24, 2019
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It's important to let the mac and cheese "muffins" cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing them from the pan, to make sure they will hold together.
KATE WINSLOW

Celebrate the Fourth of July with crowd-pleasing finger foods.

1. Hogs in a Blanket

© Chris Court

Classic American appetizers like spicy wings and deviled eggs are perfect for everything from game days to graduation parties. Whether you're looking for a twist on your favorite hors d'oeuvre or want a traditional recipe, we've got you covered. From perfect crab cakes to baked Buffalo chicken wings, here are our best all-American appetizers.

This fun, high-brow take on pigs and a blanket is made with spicy andouille sausage and sweet mustard chutney.

2. Lobster Sliders

Nothing beats these miniature takes on classic New England lobster rolls.

3. Muffin Cup Macaroni and Cheese

KATE WINSLOW

There are so many reasons you should celebrate the Fourth of July with crowd-pleasing finger foods. They're easy to serve, they're super festive and eating with your hands is always more fun. From hogs in a blanket to lobster sliders to Greek salad skewers with anchovy aioli, you're going to have a tough time choosing.

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Muffin tins make for tasty (and even cuter) mac and cheese.

4. Tomato Tartlets

These luscious little tarts are filled with fresh ricotta.

5. Greek Salad Skewers with Anchovy Aioli

For a playful presentation, slide a fat, flat slice of cucumber onto the bottom of each skewer so these hors d'oeuvres can stand upright on a serving platter.

6. Popovers

© JAMES BAIGRIE

Make mini popovers in a muffin pan and serve them with shrimp salad or sweet butter and jam.

7. Mini Black-Bottom Cheesecakes

Tina Rupp

These rich and creamy, individual cheesecakes feature a chocolate-wafter base.