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Last post Dec 30, 2012 5:38 PM by klm525 . 39 replies.

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    Hello.. I am brand new to this site. My good friend recommended you all to me. I host New Years Eve Party every year and I am running out of new exciting snack foods. Can anyone help with some neat snack ideas? I was told if anyone could help me out it would be all of you!
    Thanks a bunch, April
  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    Welcome, April.
    I have a few recipes for you. I am on Weight Watchers, so some of these have the points figured for anyone who needs them.

    Crab Spread

    8 oz. fat free cream cheese 5 pts.
    8 oz. imitation crab 4 pts.
    ½ c. seafood cocktail sauce 2 pts.
    11 pts. 1 Tbsp. = .31 pts.
    ¼ c. = 1.22 pts.

    Breton Reduced Fat and Sodium Crackers: 3 crackers = 1 pt.
    Triscuit Reduced Fat Crackers: 7 crackers = 2 pts.

    Rueben Dip
    2-8oz. Cream cheese
    1 lg. Bottle 1000 Island dressing (use 3/4)
    2 bags finely chopped corn beef
    1 16 oz. Sauerkraut drained
    1 bag Italian shredded cheese
    Mix all ingredients
    Bake at 350° for 30-40 mins.
    After 20 mins.
    Top with Swiss cheese and bake ‘til bubbly!
    Can be served with pumpernickel loaf rye or what ever you want!!

    Fruit salsa with cinnamon chips.

    1 pkg. 8"-9' flour tortillas. (10 count)
    Spray with water or butter spray. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (2 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon). Maybe use 4 Tbsp. sugar to 2 Tbsp. cinnamon.
    Cut into 8 wedges with a pizza cutter & place on a cookie sheet. Bake 8 min at 375 or til chips start to crisp.
    (Can do these a few days ahead)

    8oz. crushed pineapple in juice-pak
    1/2 large red tart apple (Braeburn , Fugi , Gala )
    1/2 ripe banana or pear
    1/2 cup kiwi or berries (strawberries or raspberries)

    Salsa makes about 6 (½ c.) servings. 1 point /serving
    Fat free tortillas 2 points/1 tortilla
    3 points for ½ cup salsa and 8 tortilla wedges (consider a little extra for sugar)

    Vegetable Pizza
    2 pkg. Crescent rolls
    Spread on a cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes at the temperature on the pkg.. Cool. Mix together 2-8 oz. cream cheese, 1 c. mayonnaise and 2 pkgs. Ranch dressing mix. Spread on crust. Top with chopped fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, green pepper and carrots. Top with grated cheese.
  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    Have you checked in the Appetizer section of this BB? There are lots of good things there.
  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    Drumstick Appetizers (Chicken Wings)
    3 lbs small chicken wings (about 15)
    1/2 c sugar
    3 Tbsp cornstarch
    1/2 tsp ground ginger
    1/4 tsp pepper
    2/3 c water
    1/2 c lemon juice
    1/4 c soy sauce

    Cut wings in half at joint. Discard tips. Bake at 400 degrees (best if placed on broiler rack) for 15 mins; turn and bake additional 15 mins.

    Mix the sugar, cornstarch, ginger and pepper. Add liquids. Cook, stirring constantly, over med heat until mixture thickens. Boil 2 mins.

    Brush over wings. Continue baking at 400 degrees for about 35 mins. During baking, brush soy mixture on wings frequently. Serve in chafing dish.
    Chicken Quesadillas
    2 c shredded cheddar of Monterey Jack cheese
    6-Flour tortillas
    1 c shredded cooked chicken
    1/4 c slied green onion
    *diced tomatoes, or salsa*
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking sheet. Mix cheese, chicken, green onion. (*I also add either diced tomatoes or salsa to mixture, whatever I have available). Spread approx 1/3 cup mixture evenly over half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half over filling. Cut each tortilla in half. Bake 5 mins, or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream & salsa. Makes 12 quesadillas.

    Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.

    I haven't tried these in the microwave yet, but I believe you can just pop them in and heat until the cheese is melted and the filling is heated through.

  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    Hello, April. Nice to have you aboard! Here's my recipe for

    8 oz. sour cream
    8 oz. cream cheese
    1 env. Good Seasons's Ital. Dressing
    1 small can shrimp
    2 tsp. lemon juice

    Mix all together and chill. Serve with your favorite crackers.
    *Note: You may use the frozen salad shrimp, but you may need to cut them in half.

  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    This is a great dip with chips and some veggies too
    Mexican Chili Dip
    1 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese
    1 can chili (w/wo beans)
    1 - 8 oz pkg cheddar chese grated
    4 oz can green chilis
    Spread cream cheese in bottom of 9" pie plate
    Add chili and peppers. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for 20-30 min or microwave about 5 min or until cheesem melted. Serve with tortilla chips etc
  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    Thanks for the great recipes. They all sound so great. I am just so impressed with this site, I spent hours yesterday just copying recipes for everything!! Thanks again for all your help. April
  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    Hello and welcome to the Recipe BB, of Taste of Home. I have a good recipe in my Favorites thread. I'll copy and paste for you. I hope you enjoy this board very much. There's such a nice and friendly group here.

    Posted by: mapanda Posted on: 11/4/2003 3:46:33 PM
    Super Bowl Sunday Bars

    2 (8-count) cans crescent rolls
    2 cups sour cream
    1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
    2 cups chopped fresh mushrooms
    1 cup chopped tomatoes
    1 cup small broccoli flowerets
    1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
    1/2 cup chapped green onions
    1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

    Separate crescent roll dough into 4 long rectangles. Press crosswise over bottom and sides of ungreased 10x15-inch baking pan; press edges to seal.
    Bake at 375 degrees for 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
    Combine sour cream and salad dressing mix in small bowl; mix well. Spoon over baked layer.
    Layer with mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, green pepper and green onions.
    Sprinkle with cheese. Cut into bars.

    Says 60 servings, but I didn't get that many. I cut my bars too big.

    Comments: I didn't use mushrooms on mine. I just added enough additional vegetables to make up for them. You could use cauliflower too, if you like it. I got this recipe out of a cookbook the Girl Scouts were selling, titled "All American Snacks from Hot Dogs to Apple Pie". My GD was in the Girl Scouts.

    I am making this today, as I am having another gift exchange with my family. Good luck on your New Year'
    s Eve celebration.



    If your spirit is grateful and humble / your tongue won't constantly grumble.
  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    skinnybert, I was able to try your vegetable pizza recipe today. It helped me use up some leftover veggie trays. This was a hit at my house, Thanks
    Cant wait to try out the other recipes from everyone.
  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    April, I don't have a recipe for you, just wanted to welcome you to the BB.
  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    WElcome! I put on a big New Year's spread. Here are a few I use...
    Bacon Dip
    1 # bacon
    1 cup mayonnaise
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    white melba toast
    Fry baon crisp-crumble and mix with mayo and pepper. Dip on melba toast and I sometimes add sliced cherry tomatoes to garnish side of dip.
    This one sounds gross but is good!
    Broccoli Salad
    1 bunch of broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
    ! pound bacon, fried crisp
    ¾ cup raisins
    1/2 –3/4 cup sunflower seeds
    1 small red onion, sliced thin
    1 cup Mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip)
    2 tablespoons apple vinegar
    ¼ cup sugar
    Mix together broccoli, raisins, red onion, and sunflower seeds.
    To make dressing: Combine mayonnaise, apple vinegar, and sugar. Toss into salad. Sprinkle top with bacon pieces.
    Carmel Crispx
    1 cup butter (not margarine)
    2 cups brown sugar
    3/4 cup light corn syrup
    Bring the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. I put the whole box of Crsipx in a huge bowl then pour the cooked mixture over the cereal and coat well. Bake 1 hour on cookie sheet at 200-250 (I used 225) Stir every 15 minutes. I imagine you could add nuts but my family doesn't like nuts so I don't.

  • RE: new years eve snack ideas

    Posted by Lisabug on

    8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
    1/2 C. butter(no substitutes), softened
    1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
    3/4 C. confectioners' sugar
    2 T. brown sugar
    3/4 C. miniature semisweet chocolate chips
    3/4 C. finely chopped pecans
    Graham crackers

    In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract until fluffy. Gradually add sugars; beat just
    until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

    Place cream cheese mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap; shape into a ball. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

    Just before serving, roll cheese ball in pecans. Serve with graham crackers. This is also good with chocolate or vanilla wafers. Yield: 1 cheese ball (about 2 cups)

    All time favorite!

    Ranch Cheeseball
    2 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
    1 pkg. dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
    1 cup grated cheese (Colby, cheddar or co-jack)
    Mix together and form into a ball.
    Roll in REAL bacon pieces.
    Chill and serve with crackers
    Mexican Pinwheels
    8 oz. Sour Cream
    8 oz. Cream cheese
    1 can diced green chilies
    1 can chopped black olives
    1 cup grated cheddar
    ½ cup chopped green onion
    Mix together.
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon seasoned salt
    Spread on 5 four tortillas.
    Chill 3 hours covered. Cut and serve with salsa.
    I also make puppy chow, chex mix, oyster crackers, ruben dip (mine is different from the one posted- not as much 1000 island dressing and a few other changes), cocktail weinners, hot wings, meat/cheese trays, veggies and dip, fruit and fruit dip, Fruit pizza, veggie pizza, shrimp and dip, artichoke dip, deviled eggs, crab spread.
    Happy New Year!
  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    I'm big on shrimp and ham for New Year's. Easy, doesn't need heating, and high in protein (only drawback is the cost.)
  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    Might try this, it's quick and you can let your little helpers peel them up when they are dry.
    A box of the mini Ritz crackers with
    peanut butter filling and a block of
    chocolate dipping bar (or can use white if you want. Melt the bar, dip the crackers in to coat and dry on a waxed paper. They taste like Kit Kats!
    A friend of mine does the regular sized Ritz crackers and her son spreads them with the peanut butter and puts the "lid" on and she then dips. But those make a pretty big snack. These little ones are a lot less trouble, and you can just pop a couple in your mouth and go on. :}
  • RE: new years eve snack ideas
    I just got this from a friend and made for the 1st time on Christmas.

    Swiss Cheese Spread
    8 oz cream cheese softened
    4 oz grated swiss cheese
    1/2 cup real mayo
    2 Tbs. chopped green onion
    1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crumbled
    3 Tbs. melted butter
    Bacon bits

    Mix cream cheese, swiss cheese, mayo and green onions & spread in pie pan.

    Spread crumbled Ritz crackers over mixture.
    Pour butter over top
    Sprinkle bacon bit over the top
    Microwave until cheese melted

    Spread on bagel chips. I used sesame bagel chips.

    NOTE:the next time I make this I won't use a whole sleeve of Ritz, I thought it was too much. Depends on size pie pan.