Five… Four… Three… Two… The countdown until a New Year has officially begun and as you’re preparing to celebrate with the people you love, planning your family-friendly menu probably comes to mind. From dips and finger foods to sweet treats, you want to enjoy comforting foods from the comfort of home, especially after the year we’ve had when things didn’t look quite the same. That’s where our list of ten family-friendly New Year’s Eve snacks will come in handy!
And not only are these recipes delicious, but they are also perfect for munching throughout the evening and low-cost to make with ten ingredients or less. That means you have fewer items to pick up during your grocery shopping trip at your neighborhood Food Lion.
Ready to take a look at our tasty ideas for New Year’s Eve snacks? Let’s get started with a handful of savory dips and finger foods!
Savory New Year’s Eve Snacks
Mini Margherita Pizzas
No need to get pizza delivered with this recipe! Instead, you’ll only need six ingredients, ten spare minutes to prep and ten minutes of baking time to make our cheesy Mini Margherita Pizzas. To prepare these New Year’s Eve snacks, you’ll start by cutting pieces of flatbread into circles using a round cookie cutter or drinking glass. Then, spread the pizza sauce over the top, sprinkle some mozzarella cheese and top with a tomato slice before popping them in the oven to cook on a baking sheet.
Once the cheese is nice and melted, place a piece of fresh basil on top of each pizza and add a little parmesan cheese. This recipe is as simple as that! Now, snag the full list of ingredients here.
Cheers-worthy Cooking Tip: Add sliced pepperoni to your mini pizzas for some added protein and flavor.
Vegetable Cups with Spicy Ranch Dip
Crudité anyone? That’s just a fancy way to say veggies and dip, which is exactly what this next New Year’s Eve snack is composed of, but put together in little cups so you can grab one and quickly head back to the couch to watch all of the festivities on the TV.
These Vegetable Cups with Spicy Ranch Dip are made with nine ingredients, including four different veggies, tomatoes and a zesty dip that tastes almost like a buffalo wing dunked in creamy dressing (but without the chicken). Sound like something you and your family would love to snack on while you get ready to ring in the new year? Visit our recipe portal for the step-by-step directions!
Cheers-worthy Cooking Tip: Swap out any vegetables for things like broccoli, snow peas and cauliflower.
Champagne Turkey Meatballs
What says New Year’s Eve better than a glass of bubbly? How about a recipe made with champagne? These flavor-packed turkey meatballs are coated in a homemade sauce that includes - yes - champagne! But, don’t worry; since the sauce is cooked, it’s still a family-friendly dish.
Besides a bottle of bubbly, here are the other nine ingredients you may need to add to your grocery shopping list:
- Ground turkey
- Rice cake
- Tomato paste
- Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper
You can also substitute the turkey for ground pork or beef if you prefer. You may just need to adjust the cooking time slightly depending on the meat you choose. Or, if you want to skip cooking the meatballs all together, pick up a package of premade frozen meatballs and add them to the sauce after preparing it in order to heat them up.
Want to add this New Year’s Eve snack to your menu lineup? Check out the full recipe here!
Light Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Get your slow cooker ready for this super simple dip recipe! Made with four ingredients, preparing this Buffalo Chicken Dip is as easy as boiling and shredding the chicken, putting everything in the crockpot and slow-cooking for about an hour, stirring every now and then.
Carrot sticks, celery, pretzels and tortilla chips (like our store-made chips) are perfect to serve for dipping. You could even include some ranch or blue cheese dressing on the side as a second dip option for the veggies. After all, these creamy dressings and buffalo chicken go so well together.
Cheers-worthy Cooking Tip: Use rotisserie chicken to save some prep time and have this dip ready to serve even faster.
Mini Taco Tortilla Cups
Tacos are a fiesta favorite, and fun fact - “fiesta” translates to “holiday” in English, which makes these Mini Taco Tortilla Cups perfect for your New Year’s Eve holiday celebration with your family. Now, grab your muffin tin and these nine ingredients:
- Flour tortillas
- Taco seasoning
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Cherry tomatoes
- Bell pepper
- Sour cream
And just like we mentioned in the recipe above for Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip, feel free to use rotisserie chicken to make prepping this New Year’s Eve snack a breeze.
Smoked Ham Pinwheels
This last savory recipe idea also includes tortillas to make it. They also feature ham, shredded cheese, ranch seasoning and three other tasty ingredients. Take a look at the entire ingredients list here!
Then, once you have everything ready, assembling these Smoked Ham Pinwheels is as quick and simple as four easy steps, starting with mixing your ham and cheese filling, then sprinkling the green onion. Once combined, it’s time to spread your mixture over the tortillas, chill in the refrigerator, slice and serve!
Sweet New Year’s Eve Snacks
Peppermint Candied Apples
When you think of winter and the holidays, a flavor that probably comes to mind is all things peppermint - flavored hot cocoa, candy canes and other sweet treats. That’s why we think these Peppermint Candied Apples make excellent New Year’s Eve snacks. Plus, they’re fun to put together with the kiddos and make it a whole family affair. Just make sure to supervise the dipping process since the caramel and chocolate may be hot.
But, before you’re ready to make these treats, you’ll need the full recipe right? You can find it here!
Cheers-worthy Cooking Tip: Besides crushed peppermint candies, Oreo cookies and mini chocolate chips also make tasty toppings for your candied apples.
Cream Cheese Marshmallow Fruit Dip
Our second sweet New Year’s Eve snack is a dip that’ll make your kids love eating their favorite fruits even more. Whip it up in less than ten minutes with just four items, plus the fresh fruit and this Cream Cheese Marshmallow Fruit Dip will be ready to enjoy.
You could even make little snack cups like we did with our veggie appetizer above, but with a bit of indulgent dip in the bottom and a few pieces of fruit on top. That way, the family can easily savor this snack from the couch (and avoid making messes).
This quick and easy five-ingredient dessert recipe is creamy, fresh and loaded with sweet strawberry flavor that pairs well with a glass of sparkling wine or prosecco. So, this New Year’s Eve snack is perfect for the adults in the family to enjoy while celebrating the holiday with your favorite brand of bubbly.
The little ones will love this Strawberry Mousse treat too! Especially after you top it with some whipped cream - either homemade or storebought - and some mini chocolate chips.
Melted Snowman Cookies
This last recipe idea for New Year’s Eve is another dessert you’ll have so much fun making (and eating) together with your family. Perfect and festive for the winter season, these Melted Snowman Cookies are a sugar cookie base decorated with icing, decorating gel, mini rainbow chips and marshmallows.
Follow along with the remaining directions by snagging the full recipe.
Which of these ten New Year’s Eve snacks will you make to enjoy while ringing in the new year with your loved ones? No matter which of the ten-ingredient-or-less recipes you choose, when you shop for the items you need at your local Food Lion, you can shop with confidence that you’re picking New Year’s Eve cooking essentials at low prices (especially when you select our brands like Food Lion, Taste of Inspirations, etc.). Cheers to that, right?
Happy New Year, everyone!