44 Incredible New Year’s Eve Snacks for your At-Home Party
New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to stay home with your family, watch a movie, play some games, and well, eat some yummy food! Take the year out in style with these amazing New Year’s Eve Snacks for your at-home party.
Delicious, addictive, and easy to make, these cheesy corn fritters with a little kick are a perfect New Year's Eve appetizer. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or spicy chipotle mayo for an oh-so-satisfying treat.
Do you want to make your stay-at home New Year's Eve party feel like a total food fest without totally throwing your health-conscious habits under the bus? Healthy homemade alternatives like this are going to be your best friend. Recreate the sinfully good zesty flavor of Dorito chips at home without all the additives for a guilt-free dipping device.
Cream cheese, fruit preserves, and spicy pepper relish come together in this super simple appetizer that will earn rave reviews at parties (even stay-at-home parties!). Just be sure to keep enough ingredients on hand to whip up a second batch when the first one gets wolfed down in minutes.
If you're looking to indulge on New Year's Eve—and why shouldn't you be? It's been a HARD year—this buffalo chicken dip will do the trick. Loaded with shredded chicken, creamy ranch dressing, cream cheese, and of course, loads of shredded cheese, this recipe has comfort food written all over it.
An old classic gets a fresh new twist in this dish. The flavor and texture of the traditional Caprese salad is complemented by the crispiness of fried, Panko-breaded eggplant. My kids—who've yet to develop a taste for eggplant—might not go for this one, but that's all right! All the more for mom!
For an amazing treat that looks fancy but can actually be made without too much work, try these stuffed mushrooms from appropriately-named Straight to the Hips, Baby. With mascarpone cheese, dry sherry, Panko, and a healthy dose of garlic, these delightful stuffed mushrooms are certain to fly off the plate.
Pickles: you either love them or hate them. I have a friend whose kids can whip through a jar of pickles in a few minutes flat, yet none of my four kids will touch one with a ten-foot pole. (I don't know where their aversion comes from. When I was pregnant, I couldn't get enough of my crunchy dill pickles and grilled cheese sandwiches!)
What party would be complete without a bean dip? If you're looking to throw your at-home New Year's Eve party together on short notice and a tight (or non-existent) budget, this dip is a must-try. With just four simple ingredients, you can throw this together in five-minutes for just a few dollars. What's not to love?
Italian Antipasto skewers are an easy no bake appetizer for any occasion and can be made ahead of time by putting together Italian meats, cheeses and olives. It can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the meat.
Our family loves every Mexican-inspired recipes and a flavor-packed homemade salsa is no different. This versatile salsa dish can be adjusted to suit your family's preferences and is an easy way to sneak some plant-based protein and yummy veggies into the party spread.
This take on Vietnamese shrimp toast pairs crusty ciabatta bread with shrimp, butter, and mayo for an easy, drool-worthy appy. Sub cheese for butter if that's how you roll, and top with chives for a spread that will disappear quickly.
What's New Year's Eve party without punch? Make the kids feel extra special with their own bubbly drink to ring in the new year with. (Keep in mind, this recipe makes 24 servings, so if it's just your family, you might want to scale it down a bit!)
Don't let the pictures fool you: these sweet and salty snacks are gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free (it uses Swerve sugar replacement). Make a big batch for your New Year's Eve appetizer table and try not to get too addicted to them!
The ultimate comfort food—melted cheese, rich with white wine flavor—smothered on crusty French bread. This is where you'll find me hovering on New Year's Eve, washing away the cares of the year with one of the best food combos ever.
This flavorful cranberry salsa features jalapeño, cilantro and green onion and is the perfect addition to your New Year's Eve appetizers table. Not only does it look festive and pack a flavor punch, it also whips up in just ten minutes. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
Bacon Wrapped Chestnuts is an easy appetizer, sure to please the bacon lovers in your family. Whole water chestnuts are wrapped in bacon, marinated in a sweet and savory sauce, and baked to perfection.
Does your family love Mexican food as much as ours does? If so, not party menu is complete without guacamole, am I right? There are tons of guacamole recipes out there, but this one is both versatile and full of flavor. Be sure to make a big bowl to avoid any sibling fights!
This savory tart layers a buttery puff pastry crust with a creamy egg and mascarpone filling, a mellow topping of sautéed leeks and mushrooms, and tangy crumbled goat cheese. It's a great vegetarian dish to serve at your holiday party, but would also make a great New Year's Day lunch.
As Marcellina observes, "Olives are definitely a polarizing food. You either love them or you hate them." But if you love them, you're definitely going to want these warm, marinated, mixed olives on your appy table. They're such a delightful treat and a beautiful medley of tangy and savory flavors. Yum!
If you're keeping it simple and just doing a lot of snacks this year, this chex mix is a wonderful option. It's easy to make, but combines many different and interesting flavors.
With Bugles (yes, please!), Shreddies, pretzels, nuts, crackers, and chips mixed with butter and spices, this snack isn't just perfect for the table: you could also wrap it up and give it to friends as a holiday gift. (Let me know if you need my address!)
Okay, is there anything more delightful than taco salad? If so, I'm not sure I've had it. Since my first encounter with this amazing dish back in the high school cafeteria, I've been thoroughly hooked. This adorable mini version will make for a very popular appetizer at your New Year's Eve party.
Puff pastry cheese straws look fancy, but they're actually really simple to make. Just roll our your pastry, sprinkle with cheese and herbs, cut into strips, and twist. Fancy enough for a holiday table, but simple and fun enough to serve as an every day snack.
Cheesy sautéed vegetables burst from this baked puff pastry strudel when you break it apart. With so much flavor packed into one little dish, who needs a party? Maybe we should just stay up late a devour one of these while listening to our Spotify Wrapped playlists...
I've been making a full size phyllo version of this recipe for years and it never lasts very long. I suspect these tangy and delicious cranberry brie puff pastry bites will be just addictive. The combination of buttery pastry, melted brie, and tangy cranberry sauce is so irresistible.
I always say the reason I can't go completely vegan is because I love cheese to much. I wouldn't want to live without it. But with the evolution of vegan cheese-like products, each year I get closer to being able to let go. This party platter—my go to potluck bring-along—features a vegan cheese ball that will impress even your non-vegan friends.
These are the perfect treat to serve as you wait for the big count down. Could they be any more adorable? A little extra work is required here, but it will be worth it to see the wonder on your kids faces at a time-telling cupcake!
Growing up, I was a huge fan of pate, though I had absolutely no idea what it was made of. Once I became a vegetarian, pate was one of the cherished treats I had to let go of (which was made easier once I knew what exactly went in there!)
Here we have a vegan pate that captures the essence of that ubiquitous appetizer through yummy plant-based ingredients like mushrooms and walnuts. Easy-to-make and to love.
These Italian potato croquettes with mozzarella inside and a crunchy golden shell are one of the best Italian appetizers. With just the right mix of spices blended into the potatoes and a crispy, fried breadcrumb coating, these are going to be another big hit on New Year's Eve.
Whenever I buy Boursin for a holiday party, my kids gobble it up before anyone else gets a chance to swipe a nibble. I'm excited to see what they think of this almond-based alternative loaded with flavorful herbs and spices. It could be the new go-to favorite in our house!
Now, let's say you're the complete opposite of a vegan. Let's say you can't get enough of everything bacon.
Don't worry—we've got something for you to. This slow cooker bacon jam recipe simmers in a slow cooker for four hours and can complete many dishes on your New Year's Eve snack table, such as crostini with goat or blue cheese, a margarita pizza, or even a platter of asparagus.
Plump king oyster mushroom stems, flawlessly cooked in plant-based butter, spices, and herbs create the perfect replacement for scallops. Plenty of flavor, simple to make, and a perfectly delightful result.
This easy Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe is packed with tons of flavor and healthy ingredients. Simmer on the stove all day or slow cook in the crockpot, either way, this is the perfect bowl of soup to cozy up with for a New Year's Eve family movie or games night.
Super easy Smoked Salmon Crostini made with a 5 minutes smoked salmon pate with a hint of horseradish and lemon zest. It’s spread on thick slices of char-grilled toasted bread and topped with caper berries and chives.
Although chicken wings were never a staple in my pre-vegetarian diet, I did enjoy a good basket at the university pub once in a while. The crispiness combined with the additive-infused sauces could be hard to resist.
But now, I'm thrilled that I get to enjoy that same flavor-texture combo in a healthier form. Enter: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. My kids can't get enough of these either.
Toss some florets with spices, bake to perfection, and serve with tzatziki.
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