15 Luau Finger Food Recipes for Your Next Party

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Are you planning a Hawaiian party soon? If yes, you need to have the best Luau finger food to serve your guests. This food contains dishes with rich and succulent flavors, that are unable to find from somewhere else.

Most of the options are filled with tropical flavorings, that make you feel refreshed at a party. Plus serving amazing finger food means that you don't have to worry about the main meal anymore.

So, if you want the guests to praise your finger food options, we have the top 15 Luau finger food recipes for you. Explore the list and start prepping.

Easy Luau Finger Food

1. Grilled Hawaiian Ham Kabobs

Made from veggies, ham, and pineapples all skewered together, this recipe is a must-have at parties. All the components of this dish are coated with a nice sauce, making these kabobs worth every bite.

For the delicious glaze, you will require ingredients like pineapple juice, olive oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, ginger paste, and minced garlic. Ensure that the glaze has the perfect consistency so it becomes effortless to coat it on the kabobs.

Serve a sauce with this amazing finger food, so that your guests can not stop eating them.

2. Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

These cupcakes taste like heaven. Plus, they are tiny, so you can enjoy them easily while chatting with your friends at the party.

According to the recipe, the baking duration for these cupcakes is just 20 minutes. However, since they are so light and tasty, they don't take long to finish. So, ensure that you make two times more than the number of guests visiting you.

3. Creamy Pineapple Coconut Popsicles

These popsicles will remind you of the amazing sunny and windy weather of Hawaii. They are refreshing, delicious, and creamy. Besides, they are best to beat the summer heat and keep you cool while you enjoy a pool party with friends.

To make these creamy popsicles, you require coconut milk, cream, maple syrup, vanilla extract, sea salt, and crushed pineapples with pineapple juice.

Follow the entire recipe properly and keep the mixture in a freezer for a few hours before you get the best popsicles to serve. For more fun, invest in a few fun-looking molds for attractive popsicles.

You can also make Alcohol Popsicles by adding vodka, rum or wine.

4. Aloha Burgers

You can easily turn a basic burger into a luau finger food treat by adding a few ingredients. Have you ever thought of including sliced pineapples with teriyaki sauce in your burgers and giving them a sweet flavor? You can do that with these amazing Aloha burgers that also contain sweet onion, lettuce leaves, Swiss cheese, and bacon strips.

Upgrade these amazing burgers with a nice sauce and serve with a plate of salad. If you want to make these burgers convenient to eat, use smaller buns and slices of bacon and pineapples.

5. Luau Cupcakes

These cupcakes are perfect for people with strong sweet teeth. They are made of cake mix, pineapple chunks, sweetened coconut, white frosting, and some cherries. With the cake mix, you can make these delights quickly and bake them before the guests arrive.

Pineapples help give these cupcakes the perfect taste and texture. You can also replace pineapples with tropical fruits such as mangoes, and follow the same recipe as tagged.

6. Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread

This bread is a true definition of comfort food.  It contains all the ingredients required to make homemade bread with a few ripe bananas, pineapples, and chopped walnuts. This is a sweet and soft bread with some really good fruit to keep you full and healthy.

If you plan to make a loaf, ensure to slice the banana bread so it becomes easy to consume it. Also, serve the slices with a cup of coffee or tea for an ultimate treat.

7. Spam Musubi

Hawaii has many places that store Spam. Whether you plan a day at the beach or want to go out for a picnic, you can easily find Spam wrapped in a plastic cover to be enjoyed as a quick and healthy snack.

Without any doubt, Hawaiians love Spam musubi and it is one of the best Luau finger food to serve at your party. To make this famous dish, you will require can Spam, teriyaki sauce, short-grain rice, nori, nonstick spray, and seasoning as mentioned in the recipe card.

8. Ham and Cheese Sliders on King's Hawaiian Rolls

These sliders are crowd-pleasing and very easy to make.  You can serve them as appetizers at your upcoming party and give your guests all the reasons to love your menu.

They contain cheese and ham, making them light and healthy. You can also use chicken or beef to replace ham and follow the rest of the recipe as is.

After you have successfully assembled the sliders, brush them with butter before baking. This way you can easily turn them crispy and delicious.

9. Fruit Kebabs

It is always a good idea to serve some delicious fruit kebabs as the best Luau finger food. These kebabs are light, healthy, and oh-so-juicy. Besides, they are budget-friendly and can be made in just a few minutes.

When collecting ingredients for these kebabs, don't hesitate and collect as many different fruits as possible. Make your kebabs colorful with all the seasonal fruits available. Try buying fresh fruits instead of canned ones.

Then serve them with a dip. You can opt for maple syrup, honey, or chocolate dip for this recipe.

10. Hawaiian Salsa

Are you having a Hawaiian-theme summer party soon? If yes, we recommend you serve this delicious salsa and let your guests enjoy its flavors while partying by the pool.

This salsa contains all the good ingredients. For instance, you will find tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro, and jalapenos. In addition, you can also add mangoes and pineapples for the much-needed sweet taste.

To serve this salsa, create a pineapple bowl using the tagged recipe. This bowl has Hawaii written all over it, making it an ideal addition to your party.

11. Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites

These pineapple bites are so delicious and juicy. Besides, even your kids can make them in a few minutes before the party starts.

Simply wrap slices of pineapple using bacon strips. Then secure each wrap with a toothpick and then bake for 20 minutes. The crispy bacon complements the juicy pineapples wonderfully, giving you all the reasons to serve this finger food as an appetizer.

12. Hawaiian Pizza

It is hard to resist a slice of pizza, especially if it is packed with different textures and flavors. A Hawaiian pizza combines both savory and sweet flavors and has many ingredients that are loaded with a soft and crispy crust.

The perfect layers of cheese help lock the pineapple chunks and bacon, ensuring that you get all these ingredients in every bite. You can change the toppings as per your preference, but don't forget to add pineapples as this fruit is what makes this pizza a Hawaiian treat.

13. Hawaiian Butter Mochi 

Butter mochi is made from mochiko and coconut milk. The recipe also includes sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and evaporated milk.

The recipe is pretty simple and majorly involves mixing all the ingredients and then baking them in a preheated oven. These treats melt in your mouth and are better than any other dessert that you may make.

14. Hawaiian Hot Dog 

What makes these hot dogs better than the usual ones? For starters, these hot dogs contain grilled pineapples, and these are undeniably juicy and beautiful.

Secondly, the recipe uses teriyaki mayonnaise which has its own distinct and unmatchable taste. Make sure that you buy both small and long hit dog buns for this recipe.

The recipe may sound overwhelming, but it majorly requires assembling different ingredients to make a masterpiece. Make these hot dogs with your kids so they can also be a part of the process.

15. Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Cookies

These cookies are sweet and crunchy. They are also chewy and moist and are loved by people who like the combination of coconut and pineapples.

Only a single bit can successfully send you to the islands because of the rich, fruity flavors. It is safe to say that many people love having these cookies at a party and these are also popular among kids.

If you want to make these cookies special, top them with crushed almonds or pecans. However, if someone in your guest list is allergic to these ingredients, these cookies taste great on their own as well.

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15 Luau Finger Food Recipes for Your Next Party

These amazing recipes will elevate your good game at your next party. Each dish will remind you of Hawaii and the wonderful flavors it offers.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, international
Keyword: Luau finger food
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


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