25 Romantic Little Foods To Bring On a Picnic Date

  • Bruschetta 
  • SangriaMake 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 fruitlike strawberries, cherries, pineapple, and grapes.
  • SushiI don’t usually think sushi is a great date food, but if you’re on a picnic date, it’s another story. It’s perfectly portable and easy to eat.
  • Little things on skewers!— Melon, ham, mozzorella, cherry tomatoes, artichokes — especially if it’s March 28, National Something On a Stick Day!
  • Risotto ballsThere’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 datesI 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.
  • NutellaOut of the jar will do.
  • Ricotta gnudi Portable and elegant — well worth the effort!
  • Fresh Summer RollsThese are easy to eat on the go and are perfect on a hot summer night.  Try these Vietnamese Summer Rolls from Bon Appetit.
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds Pumpkin seeds are a natural aphrodisiac. Here are five ways to spice them.
  • DIY WrapsTry stuffing Roquefort cheese, pear, and walnut in Endive.
  • 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 somethingso good about this combo.
  • Figs They’re good on their own, extra good withBalsamic Vinegar, Mascarpone and walnuts.
  • Quesadillas Get creative with cheese and filling combos, like grilled chicken + pineappleor steak + blue cheese.
  • Mediterranean bitesLike pita and hummus, stuffed grapleaves, olives.
  • Shrimp +cocktail sauce.
  • Salami, pepperoni, prosciutto 
  • Chocolates
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