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Many of us, if not all of us, are ready to say goodbye to 2020 and ring in the new year. As 2021 approaches, we want to throw the biggest, most quarantine-friendly party we can possibly have to celebrate. Although we can’t celebrate how we usually do, we can still entertain the idea of delicious foods for a get-together or some kind of festivity. And, we can do that without having to splurge. If you’re looking for some inexpensive New Year’s Eve appetizers, we’ve got you covered.
This easy-to-make appetizer brings you back to your childhood, but with elegance. Unroll a puff-pastry-sheets, cut it in half and then place a couple slices of ham. Once that’s done, cut the pastry into triangles. Sprinkle your favorite kind of cheese on top, shredded or grated. Once your desired cheese is on, roll each puff pastry to look like a croissant (this can also be a rollup). Brush puff pastry with egg yolk, and then place it in the oven to bake for 15-20 mins.
Who needs a formal, sit-down pasta dinner when you can eat pasta with your hands? Boil refrigerated tortellini as the package says. In the meantime, grab 3 separate bowls. Combine Panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese into one bowl, place egg yolks in another, and flour in the third. Once the tortellini is cooked and drained, drench each one into the flour, then egg yolk, then panko and parmesan mix. Next, add tortellini to the skillet with hot vegetable oil. Once each is golden brown, transfer it to a paper towel lined plate. Use marinara sauce for the dipping.
This unique twist is such a great last-minute appetizer, as it takes little time to make. Mash your own potatoes or use boxed mix. Add bacon, shredded cheese, chives, and garlic powder into the mashed potatoes. Season the combination with salt and pepper. Similar to the tortellini bites, place eggs in one bowl and Panko breadcrumbs into another. Scoop the mashed potato mix and roll it into a little ball. Dip the ball into the eggs, then panko. Heat them into a large skillet with vegetable oil until they’re golden brown.
Move over New York City, there’s a new ball you need to drop. Use a hand mixer to beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Next, beat in powdered sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Then fold in chocolate chips. Once combined, lay plastic wrap on a surface, then place the mix on top of it. With the mix, form a ball using your hands. Once shaped to your liking, place the delicious sphere in a small bowl and cover it, leaving it in the refrigerator, keeping it in there until it’s firm. In a small bowl, mix rainbow and silver sprinkles. When the ball is firm, roll it in the sprinkles until it’s covered. Serve with Nilla Wafers and/or pretzels.
If you’re looking to represent New Year’s Eve in any type of snack, it’s this. This party New Year’s Eve appetizer is easy to make, delicious, and fun! Pop popcorn (with no butter) and lay it across a large baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave and then drizzle it on the popcorn. Before the chocolate hardens, drop white candy pearls and gold sugar on top. Next, melt white chocolate chips and drizzle it onto the popcorn. Then sprinkle black sugar crystals and golden stars on top. Place the concoction in the refrigerator to let it chill long enough for the chocolate to harden. Remove from the refrigerator and break up the popcorn pieces and enjoy!