Best ever New Year’s Eve party food

Celebrate the new year in style with these elegant canapés and party desserts. Our New Year's Eve nibbles are easy to make, and we've included vegan options, too.

Canapés on blue dishes

These bite-sized party snacks are sure to go down a storm at your New Year's Eve party. We've got all you need for a celebratory spread, including savoury canapés and indulgent desserts for a glamorous evening. 

There are classics such as luxurious pâté, oysters and blinis, plus rich desserts such as cheesecake and brownies. 

For the ultimate selection of festive party food, see our Christmas canapé recipes.

Millionaire’s cheesecake

Millionaire's cheesecake on marble cake stand
Take a classic cheesecake to the next level with this ultimate flavour mash-up. Our millionaire's cheesecake is filled with a creamy no-bake mascarpone mixture on top of a buttery biscuit base, and covered in caramel sauce and dark chocolate.

Find more festive desserts in our Christmas cheesecake collection.

Truffled mushroom pâté

Pate in white bowls
Start your party off with a veggie-friendly truffled mushroom pâté. This creamy spread is made with porcini and chestnut mushrooms, and mascarpone gives it a rich, velvety texture. Truffle oil, vegetarian Italian-style hard cheese, thyme and pink peppercorns give the spread bold flavour.

See more recipes in our vegetarian Christmas canapés collection.

Oysters with apple & horseradish dressing

Oysters on bed of ice with silver tray
These oysters with apple & horseradish dressing make an extravagant party dish, perfectly suited for New Year's Eve. The dressing is made with shallots, apples, white wine vinegar, honey and freshly grated horseradish for a spicy, fruity taste. 

For more toppings, see our five ways with oyster guide.

Melt-in-the-middle espresso martini brownies

Brownies on plates with sauce on top
Take your brownies to the next level with a boozy twist. Our melt-in-the-middle espresso martini brownies are super-indulgent, especially with a chocolate truffle centre. Serve with a drizzle of espresso martini sauce made from double cream, espresso and vodka.

Bake more squidgy treats with our Christmas brownie recipes.

Luxury hummus

Hummus with chickpeas and vegetables
Blend chickpeas with olive oil, garlic, lemon and tahini for this silky, luxury hummus. This vegan dip is an easy-to-make crowd-pleaser. Top it off with spices, pomegranate seeds and chopped parsley and serve with crudités and warm pittas.

For more party dips, see our hummus recipes.

Baked cheese bread flower

Baked cheese flower with Christmas decorations
Make this tear and share baked cheese bread flower for a showstopping starter. Shape shop-bought pizza dough into a gorgeous flower design and brush with seasoned butter and cranberry sauce. This can be made and frozen up to two months in advance, so it's perfect for getting ahead. 

See our tear & share recipes for more crowd-pleasers.

Smoky veggie nachos

Nacho party platter on pink background
Include a wholesome party platter in your spread with healthy smoky veggie nachos. Layer black beans, salsa, yogurt and jalapeños over crispy corn tortilla chips for this vegetarian-friendly snack. Make a salsa from spring onions, chopped tomatoes and avocado, then season with garlic, coriander and zesty lime juice.

Lighten up your party food with our healthy Christmas canapé collection.

Millionaire’s ice cream bombe

Ice cream bomb with chocolates
Make this millionaire’s ice cream bombe up to three days before your party for a stress-free New Year's Eve. This impressive dessert is filled with chocolate and caramel ice cream and rich dulce de leche sauce, then covered in chocolate candies. Dust with icing sugar to resemble snow and top with a sprig of holly for an extra festive touch.

For more centrepiece puddings, see our bombe dessert collection.

Super sausage rolls

Sausage rolls on baking sheet
Everyone's favourite party canapé, these super sausage rolls are sure to be a hit. Cover puff pastry with a thin layer of apple sauce, pickle or chutney, then fill with sausagemeat before baking for a delicious twist on the classic.

For more family-friendly party food, see our sausage roll collection.

Vegan ‘smoked salmon’ toasts

Carrot ribbons on toast on blue plate
Veggies and meat-eaters alike will love these clever vegan ‘smoked salmon’ toasts. Substitute traditional smoked salmon with carrot ribbons brined in lapsang souchong tea. Spread vegan cream cheese onto toasted baguette slices and top with the carrots and dried seaweed for extra fishy flavour.

See more plant-based dishes in our vegan canapé collection.

Rocky road cheesecake pudding

chocolate cake with slice missing
Make this rocky road cheesecake pudding to impress your guests. It's a glorious mash-up of two crowd-pleasing desserts. Combine dark chocolate with biscuits, pretzel pieces and mini marshmallows for a chunky rocky road, then add to your cheesecake mixture and layer with cake slices. It's then frozen and covered in more chocolate for a special pudding. 

For more over-the-top sweets, see our festive dessert recipes.

Cocktail blinis

Cocktail blinis on blue plate
These elegant cocktail blinis have two different toppings, giving your guests the option to choose their favourite. Make the blinis up to a month in advance and freeze, then top with a beetroot & quail's egg mixture or smoked salmon & cucumber for a sophisticated finish.

Find more topping ideas in our blini recipe collection.

Rainbow prawn cocktails

Prawn lettuce cups on white board
Brighten up your New Year's Eve spread with these rainbow prawn cocktails. Pickle fresh radishes, cucumbers and carrots in rice wine vinegar and caster sugar, then use to fill lettuce cups. 

See our canapé recipes for more festive bites.

Mini New York cheesecakes

Mini cheesecakes on silver tray
These mini New York cheesecakes are great for large crowds. Ricotta and double cream make these extra rich, while soured cream and cream cheese add a tangy flavour. Top with zingy lemon curd or fresh raspberries to finish.

For more crowd-pleasing desserts, see our cheesecake collection.

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