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New Year’s Eve Recipe Roundup – Snacks, Appetizers and Desserts

New Year’s Eve is all about the snacks, apps, and desserts! There should be lot of games being played and lots of grazing being done in the kitchen.

What does New Year’s Eve look like at your house? We celebrate with the kids earlier in the evening, and when the clock strikes midnight, I’m sound asleep in my bed. Party animals over here!

No matter what your New Year’s Eve looks like, there should be lots of outrageous food. Here are a few of our favorite snacks, appetizers and desserts for your celebration:

Snacks

Salted Caramel Pretzel Snaps – so easy to make and the perfect blend of sweet and salty!

We cannot stop munching on these salted caramel pretzel snaps! They only take a couple of ingredients and no time at all to make! ohsweetbasil.com

Ranch Slow Cooker Chex Mix – the slow cooker does all the work for you and people can’t keep their hands out of it!

Every party needs something sweet, something salty, something light and something indulgent. This ranch slow cooker chex mix is both salty and addicting! ohsweetbasil.com

Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn – the most delicious flavor combo and everyone loves popcorn!

Everyone goes nuts for our Marshmallow Popcorn so it was high time to find the best savory popcorn recipe and this rosemary parmesan popcorn is it! ohsweetbasil.com

Churro Chex Mix – cinnamon and sugar for the win! It’s like that cinnamon sugar toast you had as a kid but in snack form.

Looking for a fun and easy sweet chex mix? We love this easy churro chex mix for parties and entertaining or just a night at home with Netflix! 

5 Minute Reese’s Snack Mix – can be thrown together at the last minute if you have some unexpected guests show up!

Need a last minute snack recipe for a holiday party? Us too, so we are taking this easy 5 Minute Reese's Snack Mix with pretzels!

Appetizers

Best Cheese Ball Ever (cheese ball pretzel bites version) – I am a firm believer that every party needs a cheese ball and this one is the best I’ve ever had!

a close up of a cheese ball with a scoop taken out of it showing the pecans, parsley, cheese, cream cheese and crackers around it

Baked Brie – ooey gooey and totally irresistible!

A bread bowl filled with brie and topped with onion jam and raspberries. It has been baked until it is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Restaurant Style Salsa – ready in 5 minutes!

A bowl of homemade salsa in which a tortilla chip is being dipped. The salsa is sprinkled with cilantro leaves and has cilantro and roma tomatoes and a lime in the background. There is also a wooden bowl of chips in the background.

French Dip Sliders – the whole crowd is going to be talking about these babies!

A photo of a single french dip slider on a black plate.

Bacon Wrapped Avocados – sounds crazy? It is creamy, salty, finger-licking perfection!

Bacon Wrapped Avocados with a brown sugar coating that have been baked until crispy

7 Layer Mexican Dip – all of my memories of New Year’s Eve involve this dip!

Whether it's football game day in the fall or winter, there's nothing better than wandering over to the food table and finding the best Mexican 7 layer dip. It's the best I've ever had!

Taco Pinwheels – a fun and delicious spin (pun!) on tacos!

Looking for a quick and easy appetizer for football? Taco pinwheels- touchdown! ohsweetbasil.com

Chili Sauce Grape Jelly Slow Cooker Meatballs

Raise your hand if your mom used to make Chili Sauce and Grape Jelly Slow Cooker Meatballs! Mine did too but I'd forgotten about them until now! ohsweetbasil.com

Desserts

Brown Sugar Strawberry Crostinis – strawberries with chocolate…just doesn’t get much better!

A brown board with brown sugar strawberry crostinis and a chocolate drizzle

Reese’s Rice Krispies Treats – I have no words for how incredible these are! They should definitely be at every party you have for the rest of your life!

a photo of a single piece of reese's rice krispies treat on a plate covered in melty chocolate and chunks of reese's peanut butter cup.Banana Pudding – pure comfort! Everyone will be diving in for seconds on this one!

A cake pan filled with Paula Deen's Not Yo Momma's Banana Pudding. A serving has been removed and put on a dessert plate. There are buttery chessman cookies covering the top. A peeled banana is next to the pan of pudding.

Peanut Butter Blossoms – peanut butter and chocolate…need I say more?!

A close up photo of one peanut butter blossom cookie with a couple blurred in the background.

Chocolate Chip Cooke Dough Dip – my personal rule is that there can never be too many dips at a party!

a metal bowl full of easy chocolate chip cookie dough dip with a vanilla wafer scooping some up

German Chocolate Cake Cheese Ball – I know when you think cheese ball, you usually think savory, but this sweet cheese ball is divine!

Love German chocolate cake? Especially that sticky coconut frosting? This German Chocolate Cake Cheese Ball is way easier than cake but just as delicious! ohsweetbasil.com

Dulce de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Cookies – it’s like a fiesta in your mouth!

A photo of three dulce de leche stuffed chocolate cookies halved and stacked on top of each other with dulce de leche oozing out of the middle..

Do you feel ready to party? Ready to stuff your face with snacks, apps, and desserts? Ready to say goodbye to 2020? It is “YES” to all of the above for me! I will be doing all these until about 10pm on the 31st! Then it will be….Zzzzzzzzz!

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About the authors

carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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