New Year’s Eve is on the way, right on the tail of Christmas. And you might be having some people over to celebrate the occasion. For some folks, the New Year’s Eve party is the biggest event of their year. But even if you’re having a more intimate gathering of friends, or if it’s just you and your family, these recipes are sure to satisfy! Here are six recipes for New Year’s Eve, both sweet and savory, that you might want to cook up for your midnight party.
Champagne Glass Parfaits
Here’s a spin on the classic glass of champagne drunk at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Instead of a bubbly drink, this champagne glass is filled with a sweet parfait. This recipe will serve 4 people, if you’re using 8 ounce champagne glasses. You’ll need raspberries, raspberry liqueur, whipped cream, pound cake, and -- for a finishing flourish -- edible silver confetti! You can make this sweet treat as boozy as you’d like, depending upon your taste.
For more information on this New Year’s Eve recipe, visit The Cozy Apron.
Lots of people love french fries, but if you’re looking for a healthier alternative, then you might like these avocado fries. The recipe stipulates that they be fried in canola oil, which also makes them healthier, but you can choose to forgo that if you like. The recipe is simple -- just mix up the batter, dip slices of avocado in, and then place them in a heated pan full of oil. These look delicious and are basically designed to be bite-size snack foods!
This recipe is especially innovative! Not only are these cookies tasty, they also hold a secret inside! These cookies are shaped like clocks and, then you break them open, you get an awesome confetti surprise. The dough used is a regular sugar cookie recipe and you’ll need three cookies to form one of these confetti cookies. The center cookie should have a hole in the middle so you can pour in the confetti. Amazing!
Mini Deep Dish Pizza
Everyone loves a pizza, and they’re even more fun when they’re bite-size! These miniature deep dish pizzas are super easy to make and can feed a lot of people. There’s a recipe for the pizza dough at the original blog link, and it’s not too difficult. Once you’ve made the dough, all you need is to choose your fillings -- cheese, artichokes, chicken, sausage, it’s up to you! Cook these for about 12 minutes at 450 degrees.
Here’s another spin on an old classic. If you don’t want to drink the classic champagne toast, then these champagne cupcakes might be just the thing. The cupcake recipe is a basic vanilla one, and there is a champagne frosting as well as a champagne filling. Once the cupcakes are finished, you can garnish them with some edible, silver ball bearings or some other kind of colorful sprinkles that will inspire a celebratory mood!
For more information on this New Year’s Eve recipe, visit Sprinkle Bakes.
Confetti Appetizer Squares
These appetizer squares have a particularly festive topping that’s meant to look like confetti! The base of these appetizers is crescent roll dough, which you can buy at any supermarket. Once you’ve baked your dough, simply spread on some cream cheese so the other ingredients stick to the dough. This recipe calls for carrots, celery, peppers, radishes, and onions as the toppings, but you can add on whatever you’d like. Customize these appetizers to your taste!
For more information on this New Year’s Eve recipe, visit Mom it Forward.
Credits: The Cozy Apron, Circle B Kitchen, Repeat Crafter Me, Once a Month Meals, Sprinkle Bakes, and Mom it Forward.