Best Tea Time Snacks – Ideas and Recipes for Moms

Traditional tea parties inevitably conjure up images of clinking floral china, lace covered tablecloths, dainty ladies sipping Earl Grey and Victorian gentlemen handing round thin cucumber sandwiches. Sounds too fussy? Not if you consider that tea time snacks are a lot easier to organize than a dinner party menu – the food can be prepared before the arrival of the guests and served as a simple buffet or by passing plates at the table. All you need to do is serve the tea, relax and enjoy the company of your guests. So the next time you celebrate a birthday or a baby shower with a tea party, add a touch of class with these quick and yummy tea time snack recipes.

Tea time snacks
"Afternoon Tea at Marks and Spencer's" by Mike_Fleming is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Easy Snack Recipes for Tea Parties

Cucumber sandwiches

Don’t be surprised to find your guests drooling over this elegant tea time snack!


  • Softened cream cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cucumber (peeled, seeded, chopped)
  • ¼  tsp. garlic salt
  • ½ tsp. fresh dillweed (chopped)
  • Sandwich bread slices


  • Blend the cream cheese and mayonnaise into a smooth paste.
  • Add cucumber, garlic salt and dillweed to it.
  • Spread the paste onto bread slices and top with another slice.
  • Remove the crusts and cut the sandwiches into quarters.

Tip – Cucumber sandwiches can be stored in airtight containers for up to 1 hour.

Petite cookies

You’ll find a hundred versions of the classic tea time snack, but it’s important to pick the perfect cookie recipe. Our no-bake novelty will have everyone queuing up for the recipe!


  • 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 10 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 5 ounces butter biscuits (lightly toasted, chopped)
  • Mild-flavored light molasses
  • 1/3 cup tart cherries (dried)
  • 1 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup raisins


  • Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap.
  • Blend chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat to form a smooth paste.
  • Add the molasses and cream to it.
  • Switch off the heat and pour the mixture into the loaf pan.
  • Smoothen the top of the mixture, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Once it sets, uncover the pan and place a platter on the top.
  • Invert the cake onto the platter and remove the plastic wrap.
  • Cut the cake into cookie shaped slices and serve.


The sheer variety of tea time snacks can easily make you overlook the most important stuff – tea. The tea you select is as important as the food you serve so make sure you choose one (or more) that goes well with a range of snacks and tea time menu items. Some popular varieties of tea include, black tea; green tea; white tea; oolong tea; blended teas; and herbal tea (chamomile tea; ginger tea). Just remember to pair up delicately-flavored teas with subtle foods and strong teas with boldly-flavored tea time snacks. Depending on the types of teas you offer, you might also need additional ingredients like sugar, lemon, cream and milk.

Unearth your prettiest tablecloth, dust off your best china and start planning for a tea party to remember!


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