Now that 2016 is around the corner, it's time to start thinking about New Year's Eve snack recipes to welcome the new year. After all, the delicious grub is what will make or break any New Year's party. Even if you decide to stay in on NYE, there's nothing like treating yourself with a good recipe or five. Basically, it’s the best way to kick off 2016.
It goes without saying that food is what makes the world go round. This is especially true when it comes to awesome snacks. I'm talking about appetizers, finger food, and desserts. Snacks are also super easy to divvy up, save, and share. To top it all off, they're excellent for munching on when you just have a small craving. I mean, sometimes, you just want a little bite of something sugary or salty. That's where snacks come in and save the day.
Of course, there's a good chance that you're still recovering from the last few months of holiday craziness. That's why I took some time to round up 14 snack recipes to make for your New Year's Eve celebrations. These food ideas range in types of ingredients, ensuring that there’s something for everyone’s taste buds. Happy 2016, fellow foodies!
1. Candy Crush Brownies
Instead of letting holiday candy go to waste, make a batch of candy-filled brownies. This recipe was originally designed for Halloween leftovers, but can totally be used for December holidays. Everything tastes better in a brownie anyway.
Find the recipe at Bakerella.
2. Faux-Artisan Crackers
When it comes to celebrations, you just have to have crunchy finger food. And thanks to this easy cracker recipe, you'll be good to go. All you need are super simple ingredients, and 30 minutes of your time. Oh, and they're gluten-free, too.
Learn how to make them with help from Oatmeal with a Fork.
3. Hot Cheesy Crab Artichoke Dip
Party crackers aren't complete without a delicious dip. Want to make your guests swoon? Make this tangy, cheesy dip for those homemade crackers. I can already tell this is going to be a winner.
Visit The Comfort of Cooking for the full tutorial.
4. White + Dark Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels
For an easy treat to divvy up among your guests, whip up these chocolate-dipped pretzels. These babies require zero baking skills, and very little prep time. They're the perfect marriage of salty and sweet topped off with coconut. Yum.
Make them with Fashion Edible.
5. Cheesy Kale Chips
Looking for another crispy finger food? Make a batch of healthy and addictive cheesy kale chips. Featuring delicious Parmesan cheese, this recipe is another super easy one. You can even make them vegan by switching out the cheese for nutritional yeast.
Check out Oatmeal with a Fork to learn how to make them.
6. No-Bake Coconut Oat Energy Bites
Get your guests revved up and ready to count down with a batch of no-bake energy bites. These little snacks are good to go after just 20 minutes in the freezer. How easy is that?
Head to Fashion Edible for the low-down.
7. Vanilla Nut Granola
Protein-rich foods, like nuts, are excellent for boosting energy without the caffeine. Make sure you and your crew are awake at midnight by making a batch or two of awesome vanilla nut granola. Even if there is some leftover, you can save the rest for another day. Breakfast yogurt, anyone?
View the entire recipe at Five and Spice.
8. Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Dates
Upgrade your grilled cheese game with a generous helping of bacon and dates. The combo of salty and sweet will make your mouth water like no other. Besides, everyone loves grilled cheese. And if they don't? Don't trust them.
Click on over to Five and Spice for the tutorial.
9. Smoked Mozzarella Pizza Bread
For an interesting take on traditional pizza, try making this beautiful pull-apart bread concoction. Pair it with marinara sauce for the ultimate burst of flavor. It's basically like garlic bread's cooler big cousin.
Foodie Crush has your back, right here.
10. Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream
Regardless of the holiday or celebration, nothing beats a classic chocolate cupcake. Make a batch topped off with mouth-watering peanut butter whipped cream.
London Bakes shows you how.
11. Mini Taco Stuffed Peppers
Taco? Stuffed? Peppers???... Oooh, girl. Count me in. These lovelies are easy to make, share, and eat.
Make them with The Comfort of Cooking.
12. Buffalo Chicken Crescent Bites
In any form, buffalo chicken is always a winner. Make it even more awesome in the form of crescent bites. Featuring mozzarella, cheddar, and cream cheese, you're going to want to make these all year long.
Check out What's Cooking, Love? for the recipe.
13. Macadamia Marzipan Balls
Sometimes, you just have to turn the fancy factor. With these macadamia marzipan balls, you can do just that. It doesn't hurt that they require literally two ingredients. Bring in some colorful sprinkles, and you've got yourself the ultimate party treat.
Visit My Name is Yeh for the tutorial.
14. Peppermint Candy Ice Cream
Now that Christmas has come and gone, it's time to round up those leftover candy canes. Instead of tossing them, put them to good use with this delicious ice cream concoction. This wintry dessert is the perfect way to extend those festive vibes into the new year. It's so good that you might even forget that it's not ice cream season.
Take on the minty goodness at Lick My Spoon.
Looking for more holiday cheer? Check out Bustle on YouTube.
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