New Year’s Canapes to Make at Home

And…just like that, it’s nearly 2022! How was your Christmas? We hope you had a happy and healthy one with your family and friends.

With New Year’s Eve tomorrow night (Friday, December 31), we thought we’d help you prepare for any last-minute soirees round at your house, thanks to these canape ideas everyone will love. Whether you’re ordering in or preparing a meal in your slow cooker, you might want a few nibbles to hand to treat guests to – and these canapes will get everyone licking their lips in anticipation. Read on…

Maple-glazed Sausage Blinis

‘Kick off a festive party with these easy canap├ęs,’ says Olive magazine, who invite you to turn cocktail sausages into impressive bitesize party food.

You’ll find the recipe here and we reckon it’ll go down a treat. All you need is a pack of 30 cocktail sausages, 30 cocktail blinis, some cooking oil, wholegrain mustard, maple syrup, and chives.

Cheese Board

Make canape-sized cheese and pickle sticks and add them to a cheeseboard, complete with chutneys for dipping the cheese into, and grapes and crackers, so people can help themselves and slice up leftover blocks of cheese. Delicious and quick and easy to throw together.

Baked Cheese Bread Flower

Move over, Great British Bake Off contestants…here’s a bread-based showstopper that would certainly earn you a handshake from Paul Hollywood itself.

Camembert is the centrepiece of this moreish buffet staple or pre-dinner canape (linked below). Okay, so it’s hardly canape-sized, but it is a tear and share dish that most of your guests (bar the vegans) will be able to tuck into and enjoy. Get the full recipe on the BBC Good Food site. Click through to the site to see how this dish looks – and get ready to wow your guests.

Asian Chicken Meatballs

Now for something completely different…these Asian-style chicken meatballs. Simple to prepare, your guests are bound to love these tempting little bites – and so will you.

Prepare the chicken mince-based mixture by following the method you’ll find on the link above, then use a non-stick frying pan to cook!

Beefy Yorkshires

Who doesn’t love a Yorkshire pudding?!

These beefy Yorkshires, then, are the perfect canape for New Year’s Eve – well, only if your guests are meat eaters. You’ll need 12 ready-made mini Yorkshire puddings (or you could make your own, if you have the time), 300g of British beef fillet steak, 80g mayo, two tablespoons of creamed horseradish, and a sprinkle of chopped chives. The end result, via the link above, looks mouthwateringly good.

What about something sweet?

There are lots of great recipes to choose from online, such as these mini chocolate and ginger brownies, posh ice cream sandwiches, or boozy caramel mini shakes.

A chocolate fondue could also be a good option. Simply heat up some chocolate – different varieties, if you like – and create a graze board including marshmallows, strawberries, mini shortbreads and more. Then, your guests can dip away until their hearts are content.

Will you be trying any of these homemade canapes on New Year’s Eve? If so, happy cooking!

Don’t have the time to make something? Head to the shops and buy your canapes – all that matters is that everyone has a good time. Happy New Year, folks!

Until next time…