Top 5 New Year’s Eve Appetizers

I’m a sucker for New Year’s Eve. Between the fireworks, festivities and midnight kiss – I’m a fan. The best parties, in my opinion, are the ones with tons of finger foods so you can dine and dash. In honor of this, I’ve put together my top four appetizers from 2013, plus a new one to ring in the New Year.

Whip up this treat and you'll be sure to have a rockin' New Year's Eve!

Rum Balls


Jen’s Homemade Brownies – either stale or over-baked

1 cup rum

Cocoa or chocolate for dusting


Break up brownies in large bowl and mix with rum. Place in freezer for 20 minutes, or until firm. Roll into bite-sized balls on a parchment lined baking sheet, place back in freezer until firm. Either dust with cocoa powder, like I did, or dip in chocolate using Kayla’s tips for melting chocolate with coconut oil.

Carolyn Ketchum’s Frozen Peanut Butter Pies

We’re a huge fan of Carolyn’s work, can you tell? These bad boys are bite-sized, sugar- and gluten-free, AND low carb. Say what? So you can serve these without feeling like you’re the reason no one will reach their resolution.

Carolyn Ketchum’s Zucchini Parmesan Frittata  

For something a little more savory, give this vegetarian friendly dish a go. It’s healthy and hearty enough to really make an impact at the buffet table. Serve in bite sized pieces with some toothpicks and it’ll be gone before you know it. This is even a kid-friendly dish anytime of the year.

Mini Grilled Cheese Appetizers

I don’t care how old you are, you don’t pass up grilled cheese! These are an adult version of the American cheese classic made with Brie (my fav!) and a few other extras that take this over-the-top good.

Mini Baked Mozzarella Sticks

No need to fry these bad boys up. The best part about this recipe is you can do these last-minute. So if you’re like me and don’t have plans yet, this will work for that quick get together.

Hope you have a very happy New Year!



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