It’s not hard to see New Year’s coming from a long way off; it’s pretty clear on the calendar.
But if you’ve been buried in holiday craziness and haven’t had a chance to organize snacks for your New Year’s party, now’s the time to get organized.
Luckily, most people at New Year’s parties expect finger food rather than a sit down meal, and there are a ton of last-minute appetizer recipes that work great for dillydallying party planners.
Here are the best, super simple recipes for a last minute New Year’s Eve party.
Sweet and Salty Almond Date Mix
A dish so simple it doesn’t even warrant a recipe, this mix of dates and almonds is a surefire party winner without any of the party prep. Orange zest, chile flakes and lots of olive oil keep the flavor interesting without adding much labor.
Find more info over on Bon Appetit
Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls
If you’re one of countless people who received an air frying for the holidays or you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to cut down on unhealthy snacks, try these creative egg rolls. Made with skinless, white chicken meat, avocados and eggs, stuffed with spices into store-bought egg roll wrappers, they’re a greaseless easy take on traditional, work-intensive egg rolls.
Get the recipe from Fit Men Cook
Poblano Pimento Cheese
Pretty much all party guests know that dips are the best, especially pimento cheese, and every host knows how easy it is to throw together a dip that makes for an instant hit. Just throw roasted, chopped pepper in a bowl with grated cheese and a few other ingredients, and mash with your hands until you reach the perfect consistency.
See the recipe on LA Times Food
Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These baked sweet potato fries don’t require deep frying or labor intensive slicing, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious. Doused in salt and pepper, the wedges are baked briefly in oil, and you can amp up the flavor even more with whatever spices you see fit.
See the full recipe on Yummly
Crab Louie Lettuce Cups
Just saying the name Crab Louie makes us feel fancy, a feeling made even better by the secret knowledge that these luxe-looking lettuce cups are actually crazy easy. Part of Epicurious’ innovative menu for the Feast of the Seven Fishes, the retro app works equally well for New Year’s festivities. It combines crab, avocado, tomatoes, capers and spices in easy serve bites of lettuce for a fresh app that will stun your guests.
See the recipe on Epicurious
Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Figs
There’s no need to hunt down fresh figs for a burst of fruity deliciousness, when you can wrap dried ones in bacon and call it a day. An air fryer makes things even easier, but you can use your broiler to similar effect without much more effort. Just drop the figs in some hot water for 20 minutes, wrap them in bacon, skewer them on toothpicks and pop them in the fryer. Done and done.
Go get the entire recipe on Simply Recipes