Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by putting a twist on some authentic Mexican foods!
These Fun Fiesta Foods will spice up your party night with your amigos.
Cinco de Mayo or "Fifth of May" commemorates the victory of Mexican militia over the French army in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Although Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico, it is mainly observed in the Mexican state of Puebla and in the United States where festivities surrounding this holiday began when word of the victory spread to Mexican miners in California. It has been celebrated continuously in the U.S. since 1863, spreading in popularity across the country as an observance of Mexican American culture and pride. In the Hungry Happenings kitchen I'm excited to celebrate our diverse American cultural heritage by creating and sharing these Fun Fiesta Foods for Cinco de Mayo!
Here are some creative and festive recipes from Hungry Happenings and friends that will make you stand up and say "Ole"!
These sombrero pinata cookies are colorful, delicious, and full of sweet surprises.
A unique way to serve a Mexican favorite, these steak, pepper, and cheese filled tortilla cones are "muy bueno"!
Steak and Pepper Tortilla Cones
Taco flavored tortilla chips create the crunch for these easy and scrumptious jalapeno potato poppers.
Crunchy Jalapeno Potato Poppers Sporting the colors of the Mexican flag, these flower crisps filled with creamy goat cheese and roasted red pepper pesto are your perfect party appetizer.
From Sandra Denneler at She Knows, these candy filled maraca cookies will be music to your mouth!
Sandra also made these amazingly colorful and playful Pinata Cookies.
Piñata cookies and cakes are so fun to make and can go from being quite simple to extremely elaborate like this Piñata Smash Cake created by Linda at Bubble and Sweet.
Everything about this cake is over the top which makes it a perfect party cake.
Made with chocolate and a pinch of cayenne, these chili pepper cake pops from Pint Sized Baker are the perfect mix of sweet and spicy.
Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons has some adorable ideas for dessert, breakfast, and dinner that will be fun for your "ninos" to make and eat.
Munchkin Munchies has easy "you can do it at home" instructions for these beautiful and festive cookies.
What is Cinco de Mayo without a margarita? Sugar Swings! Serve Some serves up some margarita cupcakes that everyone will enjoy.
Margarita CupcakesFrom Lady Behind the Curtain, these churro cupcakes are a unique way to present this iconic Mexican dessert.
Noreen from Party Pinching has a way with store bought treats. She turned marshmallows into adorable fiesta kitties.
She also turned rice krispies treats into beds for these adorable siesta treats.
She didn't stop there, she also decorated Milano cookies to look like colorful pinatas.
If you don't want to decorate your food, try some of these Cinco de Mayo recipes.
At Num's the Word you'll find these mouth-watering and easy recipes that are great for lunch or dinner on Cinco de Mayo or any day.
Chipotle Shrimp Fajitas
Chicken Tamale Bowls
Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas
From The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie, these sweet and crisp fruit cups are given Mexican flair with lime juice and a sprinkling of chili powder.
This non-alcoholic margarita punch from Stockpiling Moms is the perfect accompaniment to any Cinco de Mayo spread.
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Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com
Thank you so much Beth for including some of our creations!:)
Jo and Sue
Sooooo many tasty things to try!! Love this list - thank you for putting it together.
So many cute sweets..Ole!! My hubby and I celebrate Cinco de Mayo every year with dinner out at our favorite Mexican restaurant! 🙂