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25 Romantic Little Foods To Bring On a Picnic Date

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  • Bruschetta 
  • Sangria Make your own and transport in jars.
  • Muffuletta The New Orleans sandwich is the perfect picnic food. Cut into slices before you leave and you have yourself handheld scrumdiddlyumptious-ness.
  • Tiny sandwiches Or try tiny sandwiches — think tea time. If you want to go all nuts, cut the sandwiches into shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Bite-sized fruit like strawberries, cherries, pineapple, and grapes.

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  • something on a stick dayLittle things on skewers! – Melon, ham, mozzorella, cherry tomatoes, artichokes — especially if it’s March 28, National Something On a Stick Day!
  • Risotto balls There’s something sexy about risotto, isn’t there? Since that’s too tough to bring on a picnic, shape it into balls, like these Lemon Basil Risotto Balls from Food and Wine.
  • Stuffed dates I like to stuff them with almonds, and then roll them in powdered sugar.
  • Silly candy like sweet tarts or pop rocks This is so you don’t take your picnic too seriously.
  • Soft cheese and crackers Brie and crackers or bread sticks are classic for a reason — they’re delicious.
  • Nutella Out of the jar will do.
  • Ricotta gnudi Portable and elegant — well worth the effort!
  • Fresh Summer Rolls These are easy to eat on the go and are perfect on a hot summer night.  Try these Vietnamese Summer Rolls from Bon Appetit.
  • Popcorn Pop unflavored popcorn and own your own flavor, like shredded Parmesan or Cajun spices.
  • Mini pizzas Use pitas or English muffins.
  • Cheddar cheese + apples There is something so good about this combo.
  • Mediterranean bites Like pita and hummus, stuffed grapleaves, olives.
  • Shrimp + cocktail sauce.
  • Salami, pepperoni, prosciutto 
  • Chocolates Duh.

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