20 New Year's Eve Finger Foods

Warm Brie and Pear Tartlets on a white dish
Photo: Jacolyn

There's no cutlery required for these easy-to-eat New Year's Eve finger foods. End your year right with puff pastry appetizers (cheese tarts and brie bites will take any party up a notch), salads on sticks (everyone will love Caprese salad-inspired bites you can eat with your hands), and bacon-wrapped treats (scallops wrapped in bacon make the perfect melt-in-your-mouth appetizer). No matter what you're looking for, you'll find it in this collection of our best New Year's finger foods.

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Classic Savory Deviled Eggs

Classic Savory Deviled Eggs
naples34102

Here's a classic party appetizer that everyone's sure to love. These stuffed boil eggs are filled with a creamy blend of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and rice wine vinegar.

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Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites
Allrecipes

"Tangy cranberry, creamy brie, and crunchy walnuts come together in a buttery shell for an appetizer that will wow your guests," says recipe creator Julie Hubert. "Bonus: These can be made up to 3 days ahead; wrap them in plastic wrap before the baking step and store in the refrigerator."

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Mini Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tarts

tarts with goat cheese and mushrooms
Allrecipes Magazine

Puff pastry appetizers are welcome at any holiday table. If you don't have goat cheese, try topping the tiny tarts with feta.

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Marinated Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Marinated scallops wrapped in bacon. Photo by Happybaker
Marinated Scallops Wrapped in Bacon | Photo by Happybaker.

Fact: Everything's better wrapped in bacon. Need proof? Try serving this melt-in-your-mouth appetizer at your New Year's Eve celebration.

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Warm Brie and Pear Tartlets

Warm Brie and Pear Tartlets on a white dish
Jacolyn

These five-ingredient tartlets are as easy to make as they are to eat. Sweet slivers of pear complement creamy Brie perfectly.

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Tomato and Mozzarella Bites

Tomato and Mozzarella Bites
Piper P

Fresh Caprese salad you can eat with your hands? Yes, please! Drizzle these skewers with balsamic before serving.

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King Crab Appetizers

Little tarts baked in phyllo cups on a blue ceramic tray
Robyn

You won't be able to eat just one of these tasty crab tartlets. This impressive app comes together in just under half an hour.

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Bacon Cheese Puffs

Bacon Cheese Puffs

"A family favorite, especially on New Year's Eve, this pumpernickel party appetizer with bacon and cheese topping is perfect for holiday parties, ball games or a quick snack," says recipe creator MIKEC5426.

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Chicken Caesar Salad on a Stick

Chicken Caesar Salad on a Stick
Photo by Lindsey.

You won't believe how easy it is to make these Caesar salad skewers. This fun twist on the classic dish is a guaranteed hit.

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Chef John's Shrimp Toast

shrimp toasts with scallion garnish

"While virtually unknown compared to most other popular fried party snacks, these shrimp toasts are easy to make and every bit as delicious, and addictive, as those Buffalo wings or jalapeño poppers," according to Chef John.

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Bacon and Date Appetizers

plate of bacon wrapped dates
Jessica

Make these classic bites with just three ingredients: bacon, dates, and almonds. Plus, they come together in about half an hour.

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Alabama Fire Crackers

Alabama Fire Crackers
lutzflcat

Plain ol' saltines get a fun and spicy makeover in this cheap (and no-cook!) recipe.

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Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers

Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers with dip in background
Karl Weinsteiger

Who doesn't love cheesy jalapeno poppers? Go ahead and make extra — these definitely won't last long.

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Festive Finger Food with Smoked Salmon and Olives

Festive Finger Food with Smoked Salmon and Olives
nt_bella

"These easy-to-make canapes are the perfect finger food for a cocktail party, New Year's, or during the Christmas festivities," says recipe creator Currant. "They look very elegant and are simply delicious."

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Chef John's Sausage Rolls

Chef John's Sausage Rolls
Chef John

Instead of baking the whole sausage roll before cutting it up, Chef John cuts the log into bite-sized pieces before they go in the oven. He says this makes the finished product crispier.

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Quick and Easy Party Pinwheels with Cream Cheese and Ham

Quick and Easy Party Pinwheels with Cream Cheese and Ham

"I love using puff pastry for any kind of finger food and always have a package in the freezer so I can whip up something delicious in a jiffy," says recipe creator superchef. "Great for parties, with a glass of wine, or just to snack on."

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Fig-Proscuitto Crostini

Fig-Proscuitto Crostini on bruschetta
Kim's Cooking Now

A classic flavor pairing, fig and proscuitto, is topped with cheese, nuts, and herbs in this elegant appetizer recipe.

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Mini Hot Chicken and Waffle Sliders

Mini Hot Chicken and Waffle Sliders
NicoleMcmom

Chicken nuggets, a sweet and spicy maple-cayenne sauce, slaw, and a pickle are sandwiched between two mini waffles and served on a skewered.

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Fig and Prosciutto Appetizer Bites

slices of rolled proscuitto stuffed with fig and cheese served atop crackers
Sunnydaysnora

"Prosciutto, honeyed goat cheese, and fresh figs come together in each fabulous bite," according to recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar SunnyDaysNora.

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Truffle-Parmesan Phyllo Crackers

phyllo crackers in white ceramic dish
France C

Phyllo dough is brushed with a decadent mixture of butter and black truffle-infused olive oil, sprinkled with Parmesan and pepper, cut into squares, and baked to flaky perfection.

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four slider-sized ham sandwiches on a square white plate
Kim's Cooking Now

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