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Finger Foods That Are Perfect For New Year’s Eve

Whip up these bite-sized apps, snacks and desserts as a special treat on the 31st.

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New Year's Finger Food - Puff Pastry Holly LeavesTaste of Home

Puff Pastry Holly Leaves

Celebrate a new chapter with these tasty New Year’s finger food recipes!

“These elegant appetizers get rave reviews at my office holiday party. The pastry leaves look as if they require hours in the kitchen, but the prep work takes just 30 minutes.” —Angela King, Walnut Cove, North Carolina

Get the recipe for Puff Pastry Holly Leaves.

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Stuffed Pizza Bites

“After trying a similar dish at a local restaurant, I came up with my own version of pizza bites. This delicious recipe is easy and fun for potlucks or parties.” —Sarah Gilbert, Beaverton, Oregon

Get the recipe for Stuffed Pizza Bites.

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Finger-Licking Good Mini Cream Puffs

“This recipe is quick and easy to whip up and the kids will love it! They are perfect to pack for a picnic or to have as a snack for family game night I guarantee you can’t eat just one…hey are so addicting & they’re perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth!” —Jennifer Erwin, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Get the recipe for Finger-Licking Good Mini Cream Puffs.

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Red Velvet Cake Bites

“Everyone loves red velvet, but any cake mix can work here. I’ve even rolled chopped macadamia nuts into pineapple cake and dipped them into white chocolate. Whatever you do, have fun!” —Anne Powers, Munford, Alabama

Get the recipe for Red Velvet Cake Bites.

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Crispy Crab Rangoon

“My husband loved the appetizers we ordered at a Chinese restaurant so much that I was determined to develop a crab rangoon recipe to make them at home. After two more trips to the restaurant to taste them again and about four home trials, I had them perfected.” —Cathy Blankman, Warroad, Minnesota

Get the recipe for Crispy Crab Rangoon.

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Ham and Swiss Sliders

“My next-door neighbour shared this ham and swiss sliders recipe with me, and I simply cannot improve it! You can make it ahead and cook it quickly when company arrives. The combo of poppy seeds, ham and cheese, horseradish and brown sugar makes it so delicious.” —Iris Weihemuller, Baxter, Minnesota

Get the recipe for Ham and Swiss Sliders.

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Mini Cheese Balls

“These mini cheese balls are the perfect quick appetizer for any party. Roll them in toasted sesame seeds, fresh rosemary and/or paprika to add even more flavour.” —J. Spivey, Ennice, North Carolina

Get the recipe for Mini Cheese Balls.

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Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

“This recipe is one of my family’s favourites, and I make the treats a lot, especially at Christmas. I have three children and eight grandchildren, and every one of them loves those “peanut butter thingies,” as the grandchildren call them!” —Jodie McCoy, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Get the recipe for Miniature Peanut Butter Treats.

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Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins

“Wondering how to make potato skins taste great? I top my restaurant-worthy loaded potato skins with cheese, bacon and a dollop of sour cream. Have them at lunch, snack time or cocktail hour.” —Trish Perrin, Keizer, Oregon

Get the recipe for Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins.

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Sausage Cheese Puffs

“People are always surprised when I tell them there are only four ingredients in this easy sausage balls recipe. Cheesy and spicy, these golden morsels are a fun novelty at a breakfast or brunch. They also make yummy appetizers.” —Della Moore, Troy, New York

Get the recipe for Sausage Cheese Puffs.

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Holiday Meringue Miniatures

“My kids love these light melt-in-your-mouth cookies, and have fun making them. These were always on our Christmas cookie plate when I was a kid, and now the tradition continues.” —Susan Marshall, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Get the recipe for Holiday Meringue Miniatures.

Next, check out 10 one-bite appetizers that are perfect for a party.

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