12 festive Cinco de Mayo snack recipes

Tortillas filled with beef, chicken and shrimps

Cinco de Mayo, or May 5, is the date Mexico and the United States celebrate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day, in the U.S. we celebrate with traditional and modern Mexican cuisine, margaritas, sombreros, mariachi music, and maybe even a piñata.

This year, get in the spirit and have a fiesta! One of these creative Cinco do Mayo snack recipes are sure to please a crowd of revelers.

Queso blanco dip

This creamy, cheesy queso blanco dip recipe from Color Me Meg is the ultimate party snack.

Taco tortilla stacks

Dip these spicy, creamy taco tortilla stacks from Shugary Sweets into a bowl of salsa!

tortillas stuffed with a spicy cream cheese filling

Chicken fajita taquitos

Turn your favorite Mexican dinner into these hand-held chicken fajita taquitos from Jo Cooks.

chicken fajitas turned into taquitos

Guacamole deviled eggs

Stuff hardboiled eggs with guacamole for some tasty guacamole deviled eggs from Jo Cooks!

hardboiled eggs filled with guacamole

Shrimp and corn ceviche

This shrimp and corn ceviche from Hello Fun Seekers is bright and flavorful, and easy to eat with your hands or chips

Mexican street corn

Grilled Mexican Street Corn from Seeded At The Table makes a convenient finger food on skewers!

corn on the cob topped with cilantro, lime, paprika and cotija cheese

Chorizo nachos

How smart to prepare mini plates of gourmet chorizo nachos from The Kitchn to save the hassle of self-serving!

nachos with chorizo and white queso sauce

Mexican sopes

Try some Mexican sopes from Yellow Bliss Road; basically thick corn tortillas topped with refried beans, lettuce, and cheese.

thick homemade corn tortillas topped with beans, cheese and lettuce

Slow cooker fiesta ranch Chex mix

Slow cooker fiesta ranch Chex mix from Betty Crocker is crunchy, spicy, and packed with ranch and taco flavors!

Chex Mix made in the slow cooker and with ranch and taco seasoning

Chile rellano rustica

For this chile rellano rustica recipe from A Zesty Bite, just stuff poblano peppers with bacon, shrimp, tomatoes, and a homemade cilantro cream sauce, and top with melty shredded cheese.

poblano peppers stuffed with shrimp, bacon and cheese

Chile lime mango and papaya

Add a fruity twist to your Cinco de Mayo with sweet and spicy chile lime mango and papaya from A Spicy Perspective.

chile powder and cayenne sprinkled over fruit

Mole chicken wings with tequila lime marinade

These mole chicken wings with tequila lime marinade from Eat the Love are tender, juicy, smoky, and sweet after being coated in a homemade chocolate-chile mole sauce!

mole chicken wings with a tequila lime marinade