5 New Year’s Eve appetizers to snack on until the clock strikes midnight

Whether you’re throwing a big bash or a small gathering, an epic spread of finger food is the perfect way to celebrate the New Year. From champagne gummy bears to cheese-stuffed fried olives, these bite-size delights are taking over TikTok. If you’re looking for some appetizer inspiration for your New Year’s Eve party, here are five finger food appetizers to snack on until the clock strikes 12!

1. Rosé champagne gummy bears

Add a little glamour and sophistication to classic gummy bears with this recipe! Start by combining champagne, gelatin and sugar in a heated saucepan. Next, pour the mixture into a gummy bear mold, and refrigerate them for 30 minutes to one hour. Finally, pop the gummy bears out of the mold and enjoy!

2. Brown sugar and bacon smokies

Smokies are a sizzling hot New Year’s Eve favorite, and this recipe is no exception. Begin by cutting bacon strips into thirds. Next, roll up each smokie in bacon and secure it with a toothpick. Place the bacon-wrapped smokies on a baking sheet lined with foil, and season them with pepper, paprika and brown sugar. Bake them in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 40 minutes or until they’re crispy. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce

3. Cheese-stuffed fried olives

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This recipe is so tasty that you’ll want to eat “olive” them yourself. First, fill each olive with cream cheese. Next, coat them with seasoned flour, flax egg and breadcrumbs. Finally, deep fry them in vegetable oil for about 30 seconds. Top them off with a drizzle of hot sauce.

4. Apricots stuffed with blue cheese, almonds and dates

Quick and easy to prepare, these stuffed apricots are perfect for when you’re in a time crunch. The recipe involves apricot halves stuffed with a mixture of chopped dates, crushed almonds and blue cheese. Drizzle on some honey for a finishing touch, and enjoy the medley of flavors and textures. 

5. Champagne cupcakes

Champagne and cupcakes are a decadent match made in heaven. Begin by mixing flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Next, combine those ingredients with whisked cream, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and champagne. Bake the cupcakes for 18 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then decorate and serve.

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