120 New Year’s Eve Recipes

New Year's Eve Recipes

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to ring in 2013 when it feels like 2012 happened approximately 2.2 seconds ago. Where does the time go?! If you’re planning to spend your New Year’s Eve at home with friends, you’re going to need food! I’ve rounded up some of the best party and get-together recipes on the site, as well as some nicer dinners and desserts in case you’re planning a more special meal for two or four. If you have any traditional New Year’s Eve recipes, feel free to share them in the comments below!


Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
White Chocolate Steamers
White Russian Winter Milkshake


Artichoke Spinach Dip
Baked Asiago and Caramelized Onion Hummus Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Puff Pastry Tartlets
Cheddar Ale Spread
Chicken Spread
Chile con Queso
Cream Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped JalapeƱos
Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Homemade Cracker Jack
Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa
Hot Corn and Cheese Dip
Hot Reuben Dip
JalapeƱo Popper Dip
Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Maple-Bacon Kettle Popcorn
Oven-Fried Onion Rings
Pan-Fried Onion Dip
Parmesan & Thyme Crackers
Pepperoni Bread
Pizza Dip
Polenta Pizza
Potato Skins
Pretzel Dogs
Sausage Dip
Seven Layer Dip
Shrimp Nacho Bites
Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts
Taco Dip
Traditional Hummus
World’s Best Pimento Cheese Ball


Barbecued Beef and Beans
Basic Pizza Dough (for a build-your-own-pizza party!)
Beer and Brown Sugar Kielbasa & Sauerkraut
Butternut Squash and Bacon Mac n’ Cheese
Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza
Chipped Ham BBQ Sandwiches
Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce
Homemade Sushi
Mushroom-Herb Macaroni and Cheese
Mushroom Lasagna
Portobello Pesto Pizza

Sweet Finger Foods

Avalanche Bark
Baked Brownie
Beer and Pretzel Soft Caramel Candies
Cheesecake Truffles
Chewy, Chunky Blondies
Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Chocolate Bourbon Balls
Chocolate Chip Cookie & Oreo Fudge Brownie Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Popcorn
Chubby Hubby Rice Krispies Treats
Chubby Hubby Truffles
Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies
Chunky Pecan Pie Bars
Cream Cheese Brownies
Date Bars
Date, Coconut & Walnut Marshmallow Truffles
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Squares
Fig Cookie Bars
Homemade Snickers Bars
Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars
Mocha Brownies
New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Carmelita Bars
Oreo Cheesecake Truffles
Peanut Butter Brownies
Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownie Bars
Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie Bars
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Peanut Butter Cup Bars
Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats
Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies
Reindeer Chow
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Salted Caramel Popcorn, Pretzel & Peanut Bars
Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Salted Peanut Chews
Seven-Layer Bars
Snickerdoodle Blondies
Snickery Squares
Sweet and Salty Brownies
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Toffee Pretzel Bark
Triple Chocolate Oreo Chunk Cookies


Almost Fudge Gateau
Black and White Chocolate Cake
Boston Cream Pie
Bourbon Bread Pudding
Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte
Chocolate Rum Cheesecake
Coffee-and-Espresso Layered Cheesecake
Creme Brulee
Fallen Chocolate Cakes
Fig and Almond Cheesecake
German Chocolate Cake
Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad
Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte
Homemade Rum Cake
Peanut Butter-Fudge Cheesecake
Russian Pound Cake
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Texas Sheet Cake

What do you normally serve for your New Year’s Eve celebrations?


9 Responses to “120 New Year’s Eve Recipes”

  1. Holiday Baker Man on December 30, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Great list…. Happy New Year!


  2. Madelein - Mother of six on December 30, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Great Tips! Happy new year!


  3. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on December 30, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I know I can’t believe we are just about into a new year already! It’s crazy! Wow, you have a ton of recipes for me to go through! Have a great rest of the weekend and Happy New Years!!


  4. Debra on December 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for all of the recipe ideas – can’t wait to check them out.
    We will be serving mole for New Year’s Eve again this year. I invited a friend over a few years ago to teach me how to make it – this is year three! We actually have a party right before Christmas to “make” the mole sauce (it takes a village to create in a few hours). Then we invite the same friends back on New Year’s to enjoy eating it. I’ll serve the traditional Mexican rice, pinto beans and salsa along with chicken for the mole. For our vegan friends, there will be butternut squash tamales as well.

    Happy New Year!


  5. Suzy on December 30, 2012 at 10:17 am

    What a great recipe list! For New Years I often make a steak and sausage chili with all of the fixings spread out on the table. Sometimes it’s just fun to have a plethora of appetizers and dips! This year I’ll be making a hearty meal of french onion soup and a beef roast (and leftover Christmas cookies for dessert!) Happy 2013! I’m so glad I found your website! Thank you!


  6. Marcie @ Flavor The Moments on December 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

    New Year’s Eve is all about King crab legs at my sister’s house. I make the Louie salad to go with it, complete with tomatoes, olives, eggs, avocado, and Louie dressing. I also make dessert, which changes every year. I plan to try the Oreo Cheesecake Truffles here on this site, as well as some other bite-size treats. Happy New Year!


  7. Terri C on December 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Your candles are pretty! Thanks for all the recipes, I can’t wait to look them over and try some. Happy New Year to you!


  8. Laura Dembowski on December 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I can’t believe it’s already a new year either! This year flew by. I don’t make anything special for New Year’s Eve but I do eat 12 grapes to give me good luck in the new year. I’ve been doing it for a few years now after hearing it’s a tradition in Spain.


  9. Anna on December 31, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Great NYE food list! Have a Happy New Year, everyone!


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