New Year’s Eve Finger Foods

Feed a party crowd with these New Year’s Eve Finger Foods. Make all of your snacking dreams come true with a ton of sweet and savory nibbles.

Platter filled with New Year's Eve Finger Foods, including shrimp, cheese, cookies, wontons, cannoli and quiche.

Happy “Snacks For Dinner” Week! < — an unofficial holiday week that I made up. I’ll be snacking my way through the next few days, leading up to my favorite snacking evening of all: New Year’s Eve!

After talking with a neighbor about a dilemma she was having for NYE (her and her friends need some sort of dinner, but nobody wants to cook and their group is too big for a restaurant reservation), I figured I would put together a board of New Year’s Eve Finger Foods that eats more like a light dinner.

Plus, it’s become somewhat of a tradition for me to put together an epic platter dinner each December: Check out my Smoked Salmon Crostini Bar from 2015, and the Winter Cheese Board with German Beer Cheese Fondue I made last year!

Closeup on platter of New Year's Eve Finger Foods focusing on slices of spinach quiche and smoked salmon.

This party snack platter is easier than it looks, I promise.

I know this board of New Year’s Eve Finger Foods looks pretty epic, and it IS pretty epic. But really, this is one item I made, one thing I heated up in the oven, and 98% stuff I bought at the store.

Please don’t feel like you need every single item. This board is for a BIG crowd, but if your gathering is a little smaller, just cut it down to a few of your favorite things.

What to serve as New Year’s Eve Finger Foods:

  • Cheese! –  I used marinated mozzarella balls (gourmet-ish), sliced sharp cheddar (crowd pleaser) and peppermint cheese (conversation starter).
  • Cashews, pistachios, peanuts
  • Clementines
  • Honeycomb – goes great with cheese, and always seems very fitting for a special occasion.
  • Vegetable chips
  • Spinach & Artichoke Quiche (store bought!) – quiche is awesome for a platter like this because it provides a more filling, meal-type option. It’s also super simple to “make” – simply bake it, cut it up into slices, and serve warm or room temperature.
  • Smoked salmon
  • Marinated olives + marinated mushrooms – from the olive bar at the store.

Closeup photo of platter of New Year's Eve finger foods, focusing on wontons, olives and creamy dip.

  • Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Wontons (recipe below!)
  • Cocktail shrimp
  • Assorted crackers – The more interesting, the better! I brought crackers home from Germany this fall and hand-carried them on the plane to avoid breakage, because I’m such a cracker fanatic!
  • Salami
  • Lemon Pepper & Asiago Dip – store-bought, serve warm or cold!
  • Pomegranate seeds to garnish the dip
  • Chocolate-covered pretzels
  • Mini cannoli (store bought, of course)
  • Fun, festive cookies

Large platter of New Year's Eve finger foods, including quiche, crackers, smoked salmon, salami and olives.

Yield: Makes 12 wontons

New Year's Eve Finger Foods

New Year's Eve Finger Foods

Feed a party crowd with these New Year's Eve Finger Foods. Make all of your snacking dreams come true with a ton of sweet and savory nibbles.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

For the Spinach & Artichoke Wontons

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 (4-1/2-inch square) wonton wrappers
  • 1 container (10 ounces) Spinach & Artichoke Dip
  • 1 egg, beaten

For the Platter

  • Cheese
  • Cashews, pistachios, peanuts
  • Clementines
  • Honeycomb
  • Vegetable chips
  • Spinach & Artichoke Quiche
  • Smoked salmon
  • Marinated olives + marinated mushrooms
  • Cocktail shrimp
  • Assorted crackers
  • Salami
  • Lemon Pepper & Asiago Dip
  • Pomegranate seeds to garnish the dip
  • Chocolate-covered pretzels
  • Mini cannoli
  • Fun, festive cookies

Instructions

  1. Make the Spinach & Artichoke Dip Wontons: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray rimmed baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place wonton wrappers on work surface. Place 1 heaping tablespoon dip in center of each wrapper. One at a time, use your finger to brush beaten egg along edges of one wrapper. Lift all 4 corners of wrapper and pinch corners together at top. Pinch edges and corners of wonton together to seal. Repeat with remaining wontons.
  3. Transfer wontons to prepared baking pan; spray with additional cooking spray. Transfer to oven and bak 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Build a large platter using the wontons and rest of platter ingredients.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 16Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is for Spinach & Artichoke Wontons only.

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