The tea party has been a popular tradition for centuries. Some of the most famous pieces of literature revolve around the topic. Of course, what is a tea party without snacks? Before you throw your tea party, make sure that you have a wide variety of snacks on hand. Some of the snacks you can make at home and some of them you can buy from the market. These snacks are packed in custom retail boxes. You can buy any of them as per your preferences. Here are some ideas for trendy types of snacks that you can offer at a tea party:
10 Trendy Types of Snacks That You Can Offer in a Tea Party
1. Watercress Sandwiches
These sandwiches have been eaten since the 1800s and have remained popular ever since then. To make them, simply add watercress to sandwiches with cheese or egg salad.
You can make these sandwiches yourself, or if you prefer something simpler, just buy them from a local bakery. No matter what you choose, your tea party guests will love this tasty and simple choice.
2. Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies
Chai Snickerdoodles are a delicious type of cookie that combines the taste of chai with the classic texture of snickerdoodles.
To make these cookies yourself, start by bringing half a cup of vegan butter to room temperature and beating it until smooth. Then add three-quarters cup sugar and one-quarter cup brown sugar to the bowl along with two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Beat in an egg substitute before adding in one teaspoon chai seasoning mix and one teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Mix well before adding in one and a half cups flour, one teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir until smooth before placing cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet that has been coated with non-stick spray. Finally, bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown on top.
3. Green Tea Cupcakes
These cute little green tea cupcakes are the perfect dessert choice for your guests if they want an alternative to traditional chocolate cakes and cookies. To make these yourself, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and greasing up your mini cupcake pan, so you have 36 total cupcakes when finished.
Then cook and prepare two boxes of white cake mix according to how it is labeled on the box. Only be sure to substitute milk for water. Once the batter is complete, fill up your mini cupcake pan until each of them are three-quarters full. Finally, bake the cupcakes at the recommended temperature on the cake mix box for just 8 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted into one and come out cleanly.
4. Almond Shortbread Cookies
Almond shortbread cookies are perfect cookies to serve with tea if you want something that is neither too sweet nor too rich. To make these yourself, start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and greasing up a baking sheet, so you have 36 total cookies when finished.
Then sift together 1-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, a teaspoon of salt, and a teaspoon of baking powder. In another bowl, beat an egg until it is frothy before adding in three-quarters cup of sugar and 3/4 cups of room temperature butter-flavored shortening.
Now combine the two bowls until they form a dough that you can roll into 36 balls for your cookie cutter to cut out. Finally, arrange them evenly on your baking sheet and cook them for about 20 minutes or until they start browning around the edges.
5. Fruit Pizza
Fruit pizzas are great treats to serve at tea time if you want a healthy snack that is also easy to make at home because most ingredients only require mixing with low heat exposure (baking time).
To make it, first, mix some graham cracker crumbs with some melted butter before placing them on your baking sheet. Now place the mixture in the fridge until it has hardened or for at least an hour. If you are making a fruit pizza that is chocolate flavored, then use cocoa powder instead of graham cracker crumbs, and don’t forget to sprinkle it with powdered sugar after baking.
Afterward, top your cookie crust with whipped cream cheese before adding chunks of assorted fresh fruits, including strawberries, blueberries, kiwi slices, etc. Finally, keep your fruit pizza chilled until it is time for tea so that all its flavors have enough time to meld together through the magic of osmosis.
6. Chocolate-Dipped Oranges
All you have to do for this homemade tea party snack is slice an orange into medium rounds and then coat them in chocolate. Use milk, dark, or white chocolate according to your preference. Once they are dry, you can either store them in the refrigerator or enjoy them right away with friends.
7. Ham & Cheese Pinwheels
Cut slices of deli meat along their length in long strips instead of circular discs before rolling them up with chunks of cheese inside. Secure each pinwheel together by inserting a toothpick through its center. Other ingredients that would go great alongside deli ham include shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. These finger sandwiches are especially delicious when paired with fresh fruit teas or fruit juices.
8. Crispy ‘N Chewy Chicken Fingers
These snacks taste just like the fried variant without the greasiness and extra calories. The secret is to coat them in a batter made from self-rising flour before baking them in the oven for twenty minutes on each side at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes for a great accompaniment to any type of tea or coffee drink.
9. Hawaiian Pork Sliders
Place cubes of grilled marinated pork inside Hawaiian rolls (or bakery buns) and top it with shredded cheese, slices of cheese cut into hearts, and pineapple chunks if you want to add more tropical flair. To this dish! You can either eat these delicate sandwiches right away or wait until they become crispy on the outside.
10. Banana Bread Sandwiches
Slather a piece of banana bread with some cream cheese. Then put fruit on it. Instead of making a cake, you can make it flat. Then people will be able to eat the cake without having to tear through the top layer.
Some bakeries also make these sandwiches for their customers. They hire an online print company to make appealing boxes for these sandwiches. You can visit your neighboring bakery to buy these sandwiches.
Several other kinds of snacks can be offered at a tea party. Explore the recipes and start baking some of these snacks to add more fun and flavor to your next tea party! I hope you like this article.
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