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 Platter 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.

Break out the champagne or mix up a lemon margarita, and let’s get started.

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 (I also love these to look “bloody” on a Halloween charcuterie board!)
  • 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.

Large metal platter filled with New Year's Eve finger foods, including quiche, smoked salmon, cheese, nuts, olives and meats.

New Year's Eve Finger Foods

Yield: Makes 12 wontons
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

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.

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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