In this post, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect New Year’s Eve party: Crackers, bread chips, cheese sticks, hummus, guacamole, and many, many more recipes! These are real crowd-pleasers!
If you’re looking for vegan recipe ideas for New Year’s Eve.. you’re in luck! In this post, I’ve collected my all-time favorite snacks that will keep your guests and yourself happy. For me, parties are all about snacking (and drinks, of course) and New Year’s Eve isn’t an exception.
I’ve provided some simple recipes for snacking (including my favorite cracker recipes), dips, as well as a recipe for a vegan chili – because what is a new year’s eve party without a huge pot of chili?! I’m sure your guests will love these party foods!
At the end of the post, I’ve also included links to two of my drink recipes if you still need some inspirations for booze.
Now I can only wish you a Happy New Year and I’m so excited for the next year! I do have amazing vegan recipes lined up, you do not want to miss those! Make sure you subscribe to my weekly newsletter so you get all the recipes delivered to your inbox!
Vegan Snacks and Finger Food
I know you would be disappointed if crackers weren’t at the first spot of my New Years Eve Snacks round-up! Crackers are easy to make, the perfect crispy vehicle for all your dips and you can add pretty much any herbs and spices you want!
These are some of my favorite homemade crackers: Vegan Everything Crackers, Za’atar Crackers and Black & White Sesame Seed Crackers (follow the Everything Crackers recipe and only add black and white sesame seeds on top). And here are even more vegan cracker recipes!
I love how easy pinwheels are to make! They look much more complicated than they actually are! Promise! I always use store-bought vegan puff pastry dough and spread it with different sauces. Roll it in, slice it up, bake it, done.
Wild Garlic Pesto Snails – filled with homemade wild garlic pesto and vegan parmesan!
Pumpkin Basil Pinwheels – these are a crowd-pleaser for sure!
Vegan Arugula Pesto Pinwheels – similar to the Wild Garlic Pesto Pinwheels these are filled with homemade pesto.
Pretzels & Pretzel-Style Snacks
With a simple baking soda bath, you can make any bready goods into pretzel-style goods! Here are a couple of my favorite ideas:
Pretzel Garlic Knots – When you can’t decide between Pretzel Knots and Garlic Knots and you end up making vegan Pretzel Garlic Knots – and you don’t regret it one bit…
Soft-Baked Pretzels – Top them with coarse pretzel salt for the ultimate finish.
Mini Pretzel Pizzas – with Cider Cheese Sauce and caramelized onions. If you love pretzels, you have to try these!
Mini calzones are the party-friendly version of pizza! But beware, these vegan pizza pockets will be devoured faster than you can look!
Vegan Mini Calzones – filled with mushrooms, spinach, and homemade vegan cheese sauce!
Vegan Cheese Sticks
Oh my god. Cheese Sticks were one of my guilty pleasures before I went vegan. Now, they are still my guilty pleasure because I’ve been making these using a vegan cheese block. Easy cheesy! (sorry)
Vegan Cheese Sticks – Deep-Fried Cheese – is there anything better?! I’ve used a store-bought vegan cheese block to make these.
Potato Chips aren’t the only chips you can serve at parties. These homemade bread chips are the perfect alternative!
Bread Chips – coated in garlic and herb oil and baked until perfectly crispy. Serve with hummus for example!
Edamame – The healthy option!
If you want to offer a healthier option for your guests, Edamame is the perfect choice!
Edamame – This is a simple recipe for basic Edamame (boiled soybeans in the pod). With only 3 ingredients – this is the easiest snack or appetizer ever.
Easy Vegan Dips
I know, I know, I know. Hummus. Classic. But there’s a reason why it’s at every buffet/party. Hummus is amazing, easy and quick to make, plus you can add whatever spices and herbs you want to make it unique! Here are my favorites:
Homemade Hummus with parsley – I consider this one a very basic hummus recipe that leaves enough room to add your own twist!
Oil-Free Spinach Hummus – Make your hummus green by adding fresh spinach! This vegan, oil-free and gluten-free spinach hummus is perfect to enjoy with crackers, veggies, or bread chips.
Roasted Pumpkin Hummus – Serve the beautiful golden hummus with homemade crackers for a real crowd-pleasing snack!
Vegan Cheese Sauce
You don’t need dairy to make an amazing ooey-gooey cheese sauce.
Vegan Cheese Sauce – no nuts, no soaking, no blender. This Vegan Cheese Sauce is mind-blowing!
Salsa is refreshing, colorful, easy to make, and a must-have at a party!
Easy Pineapple Salsa – You’ll only need 5 ingredients for this Pineapple Salsa.
There’s no party without guacamole. Serve it with crackers, tortilla chips, or any of the snacks above.
Guacamole – it’s a classic, and it’s so fast to make! My guacamole recipe is party-friendly: no onions, no cilantro. Of course, if everyone is on board (or if you just don’t care about your guests), you CAN add them in.
Crowd-Pleasing Chili con TVP
I usually make one large pot of stew for each party. Keep it on low heat throughout the night, so if anyone feels hungry, they can help themselves to a bowl of warming, filling chili with textured vegetable protein (soy granule).
Cocktails | Drinks are important, too.
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