10 Noon Year’s Eve Party Snacks That’ll Make You Forget All About 2020
You can keep your cup o' kindness. Auld Lang sign me up for some cookie butter popcorn.
What’s Noon Year’s Eve? I’m glad you asked! Noon Year’s Eve is a celebration of the new year, and boy are we ready for that after the year we’ve had. But instead of counting down and giving smooches at midnight, we like to do it at a much more family-friendly time each year: noon on the dot on December 31st.
You’re more than welcome to celebrate along with us this year or on your own, but either way, any good party needs good snacks, so we’ve assembled some of our favorites from across the internet for you to prepare before your Noon Year’s Eve countdown begins.
1. New Year’s Crescent Dippers
Have you ever eaten a number? I know, I know — it’s technically not possible to eat an intangible concept, but the R&D team over at Pillsbury have done the impossible with their New Year’s Crescent Dippers. It’s a pretty straightforward dish, but it’ll definitely be a hit with your Noon Year’s Eve co-revelers (a.k.a. your family).
2. Cookie Butter Popcorn
I Heart Naptime
Cookies, butter, and popcorn ... I like each of those three words on their own, and when you put them all together like Jamielyn at IHeartNaptime.com has, they become even tastier than you could ever possibly imagine. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better way to celebrate the new year at 12 p.m.
3. Taco Pop Tarts
I Heart Naptime
Noon Year’s Eve is a time to let go of the past and embrace the future. It’s about embracing change and letting go of old traditions, like pop tarts filled with sweet and fruity fillings or tacos that aren’t easy to walk around with at a party. Make 2021 the year that you try something new and exciting, and here’s the perfect place to start: the taco pop tart. Check out I Heart Naptime for the recipe.
4. Milk and Cookie Shooters
“Shooters” aren’t something you’d expect at a kid-friendly get-together, so if the name makes you a little uncomfortable, feel free to call it whatever you please, as long as you call it “delicious” when you’re finished. This dish from Delish turns milk and cookies into fancy and fun cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres.
5. Crunchy Snack Mix
Just like it says on the tin. This snack from Betty Crocker is actually it’s several snacks mixed together, but you get the idea. Best of all, the mix can be served in a soft serve cone, so you don’t even need to stop dancing to enjoy this treat.
6. Puppy Chow
I Heart Eating
Surprisingly, this treat is not actually for puppies. In fact, given that one of the primary ingredients is chocolate, I’d strongly advise against letting puppies get anywhere near it. But it does make for good people snacks, and everyone at your Noon Year’s Eve celebration will flock to the Puppy Chow bowl as soon as it comes out. Just remember: NO PUPPIES ALLOWED. Check out the recipe over at I Heart Eating.
7. Walking Tacos
Moms Kitchen Handbook
Not many meals come with their own serving container to eat out of, but it’s one of the most charming parts of this Walking Taco recipe from Mom's Kitchen Handbook. Just by carrying around a chip bag filled with delicious taco salad at your Noon Year’s Eve bash, you become a walking billboard for all those taco-less sad sacks wandering around the party. Spread the joy!
8. Pull-Apart Garlic Bread Pizza Dip
Just look at it. There’s nothing I could write here that could possibly make this dish from Delish any more appealing than that photo does.
9. Pull-Apart Grilled Cheese
I love pull-apart foods so much that I couldn’t resist including another. This time, Delish pull-apart-ized another comfort food classic: the grilled cheese sandwich. If you dig into this dish while it’s still warm from the oven, you’ll see the almost obscene amount of stretch that the gooey cheese filling has as you yank a hunk off to enjoy. You might never go back to the sandwich version again.
10. Cinnamon Sugar Sweet and Salty Chex Mix
I Heart Eating
Let’s mix things up for our last snack with a sophisticated sweet and salty Chex mix recipe from I Heart Eating. Crackers, pretzels, and nuts are all great on their own, but where’s the flash? Where’s the magic? Where’s the pizazz? How about throwing in some Chex and coating the whole thing with a healthy dose of cinnamon and sugar? Now THERE’s your pizazz.
We wish you and yours a safe and fun Noon Year’s Eve celebration. If you haven’t yet, make sure you reserve your spot at Camp’s Noon Year’s Eve countdown event, which will be broadcast live to your home and presumably Times Square, though I don’t know if we’ve worked through all the details on that plan yet. Maybe next year.
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