EASY New Year’s Eve Appetizers For 2017!

This is the ULTIMATE New Year’s Eve Menu with 18 recipes for appetizers, drinks, and dessert! Whether you are hosting or just bringing one dish, these recipes will be perfect. Bring it on 2017!

The other day I was talking on the phone with my mom through our minivan’s Bluetooth thingy. (Did I tell you we got a van?? We’re “one of those” families now. Third kid. They’ll do you in guys.)

So my mom and I finish chatting. Bye Karen, bye Mom, conversation over. 30 seconds later I hear someone mumbling and realize it’s my mom, and she’s just as surprised to hear me. Eventually we realized neither of us had bothered to hit the end button, expecting the other one to take care of it. How lazy can you get??

 So how was everyone’s Christmas?? We had so much fun. I was going to send out a holiday-greeting type post and say Merry Christmas to all of you, but I was having way too much fun hanging out with my family to even find where my computer cord got lost. It was kinda nice to (unintentionally) go off the grid for a little while.

But forget Christmas. It’s time for New Year’s Eve! I got together with a few of my favorite blogging friends and put together some recipe ideas for your festivities. I don’t drink alcohol because I’m LDS, but if you do, there are some pretty looking drinks you can try out! Happy New Year everyone!


Bacon Ricotta Crostini by The Food Charlatan (that’s me!) Seriously guys every time I host a party, I make these without fail. They are just SO easy and SO good! Bacon. I mean come on:

Cranberry Pecan Brie Bites by Mom on Timeout:

Mini Tortellini Kabobs by Belly Full:

Smokey Almond Cream Cheese Endive Bites by The Food Charlatan (that’s me :)

 Bruschetta with Roasted Veggies by Lemons for Lulu:

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Teriyaki Bites by Mom on Timeout:

Crockpot Crab Dip by Lemon Tree Dwelling:

Turkey Cocktail Meatballs by Lemon Tree Dwelling:


Cranberry Daiquiri by Lemons for Lulu:


Midori Sour Recipe by Mom on Timeout:


Champagne Punch Bellini by Crazy for Crust:



Baileys Chocolate Mousse by Lemon Tree Dwelling:

Tiramisu Pudding Shots by Lemons for Lulu:

Caramel Apple Grapes by Belly Full:

Eggnog Cake Balls by Belly Full:

Oreo Truffle Dipped Strawberries by Crazy for Crust:

Oreo Truffle Dipped Strawberries

Double Peanut Butter No Bake Bars from Crazy for Crust:

Easy Strawberries and Cream Appetizer by The Food Charlatan (yours truly!)

Here are some ideas from last year!

Easy Appetizer Ideas for New Years Eve from The Food Charlatan

Happy New Year everyone!!

Cranberry Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Cranberry Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats from The Food Charlatan

Rice Krispies treats get a make over! First brown the butter to get an insane amount of flavor. THEN add chopped cranberries and extra marshmallows for the most buttery, gooey treats ever, plus a tart pop of holiday color! Add these to your cookie plate! Every Sunday I put Charlotte in an adorable dress for church, tie the […]

Swedish Sour Cream Twists (Layered Yeast Cookies)

Swedish Sour Cream Twists (Layered Yeast Cookies) from The Food Charlatan

These pastry-like cookies have yeast in them but no rising. You just have to chill the dough a while, roll in lots of sugar, and twist to get one of the best Swedish Christmas traditions! We make these every year. I love to dip them in hot chocolate! Right after I had the baby, my wonderful […]

2-Minute Maple Butter

2-Minute Maple Butter from The Food Charlatan

This easy Maple Butter is your toast or dinner roll’s new favorite topping! It is so easy to whip up (seriously, 2 minutes) and can be made ahead of time. It makes a great (easy! fast!) gift for neighbors, coworkers, or your holiday hostess.  “Eric, my nose is so cold. Is your nose cold? Feel my nose, […]

Sticky Sweet-and-Salty Chex Mix (Christmas Crack)

Sticky Sweet-and-Salty Chex Mix (Christmas Crack) from The Food Charlatan

This Sticky Chex Mix is called Christmas Crack for a good reason! Once you start you just can’t stop. A simple syrup (with LOTS of butter) gets drizzled over corn Chex and studded with nuts and M&Ms. It is salty-sweet perfection! Today I had my first parent-teacher conference with Charlotte’s kindergarten teacher. It was so fun to hear […]

Crispy Swedish Cardamom Cookies

Crispy Swedish Cardamom Cookies from The Food Charlatan

Swedish Cardamom cookies that are ultra buttery and crispy-crunchy, yet still light and airy. There is cinnamon in the recipe but cardamom is the star flavor. These are a family classic that we make every year. Perfect with milk, hot chocolate, or coffee! I have a confession guys. I’ve been listening to Christmas music since […]

Oven-Roasted Cranberry-Dijon Glazed Ham

Oven-Roasted Cranberry-Dijon Glazed Ham from The Food Charlatan

Ain’t nothin better than an oven-roasted glazed ham I say. This recipe uses fresh cranberries, meaning it’s perfect for the holiday season! I love the zing that the dijon mustard adds too. It’s super easy to throw together!  Out of sheer laziness, Eric and I have managed to convince our kids that “milk-water” is a thing. […]

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (and I had a baby!)

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Food Charlatan

This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe! I’ve been perfecting this recipe for years and finally have it exactly how I want it. Tender, soft, chewy cookies, with a huge flavor boost from browning the butter. Oh, and tons of chocolate chips. Duh.  We had a baby! Her name is Valentine! Isn’t she so cute?? […]

Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Fried Sourdough

Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Fried Sourdough from The Food Charlatan

Let’s think of a way to make garlicky roasted green beans even more amazing. OH I KNOW. Let’s add hunks of fried sourdough bread and sprinkle it with goat cheese that gets all melty and glorious. You win, carbs. This would be a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving in a few weeks!  I’m writing this […]