14 Glittery (and Totally Edible!) Treat Recipes for a Gilded New Year’s Eve
For a New Year's Eve that truly glitters, consider adding a little sparkle to your party menu. With the help of a few sprinkles here and some gold leaf there, these treats are all getting the gilded treatment. Whether you're hosting an intimate dinner party or a casual cocktail soirée, your guests will flip for these dazzling bites. Pop a bottle of Champagne (or a few!) and let your party shine.
Champagne Ice Cream: Homemade ice cream gets a stylish upgrade with a dose of sparkling wine. We'll happily cheers with a dish of this, which gets its silken texture from the addition of cream cheese. (via Brit + Co)
Angel Food Cupcakes: These fluffy angel food cupcakes are topped with a snowy layer of white chocolate buttercream. Bedazzle them with a handful of gold sprinkles and arrange them on your prettiest plate. (via Natural Comfort Kitchen)
Sparkly Fortune Cookies: Offer your guests dressed-up fortune cookies to give them a look into the new year. Pass them around with coffee at the end of dinner to keep up the fun conversation. (via Brit + Co)
Glittery Gold Chocolate Dipped Oreos: These decked-out Oreo cookies are super simple but look gorgeous on a dessert table. Quickly dip in melted chocolate, then follow the suggestions for decorating with gold pearls, sparkly lustre dust, and gold leaf. We think they'd be pretty cute alongside tiny shots of milk. (via The Spruce)
Golden Cotton Candy: Transform butterscotch candies into candy floss (as long as you have the right machine). Sprinkle it with plenty of edible gold flakes to make it even more festive. (via Brit + Co)
Gold Macarons: This hack for decorating store-bought macarons with edible gold leaf is easy and elegant. Your guests may think these cookies are (almost) too pretty to eat. And you can keep this trick in your back pocket for DIY hostess gifts. (via Sugar & Cloth)
White Russian Cake Pops: The best cake pops are the ones spiked with Kahlua and vodka and covered in gold sprinkles. Yes, it's a thing, and you need them to ring in the new year. (via Brit + Co)
Oreo Olallieberry Chocolate Cake: This showstopping cake is stuffed with Oreo cookies, slathered in a berry buttercream, and glazed in a dark chocolate ganache. It's wintry and romantic and a little bit moody, all in one. (via Desserts for Breakfast)
Champagne Gummy Bears: These festive DIY gummy bears are destined for NYE, but also work for weddings, showers, or any special occasion. Pop a couple into a glass and top with Champagne, or pack them into glassine or cellophane bags as party favors. (via Tastemade)
Rose Watter Glitter Cake: For a standout centerpiece, look no further than this glittering cake, delicately laced with rosewater. It's topped with a pile of gold-dusted raspberries, which we think would be a welcome addition to just about any dessert. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)
Glittery Popcorn: Top your popcorn with edible glitter and serve it in individual containers for a fun party treat. We love the idea of handing these out to guests upon arrival, along with a glass of bubbly. (via Nicest Things)
Glittery Donuts: These sparkling donuts are clearly destined for more than just breakfast. Pick up a box of glazed at your local shop and dust them in edible glitter or gold sprinkles. Break them out right after midnight, and your guests will have one more thing to toast. (via Gemini Photography Ontario / Style Me Pretty)
Gold Spun Sugar Cupcakes: Classic vanilla cupcakes are anything but boring with a spun-sugar topping. For a dessert with major wow-factor, these can't be beat. (via Style Me Pretty)
Disco Truffles: We love these indulgent chocolate-covered brownie truffles, which can be made up to a week ahead of time. Set one or two at each place setting for a decadent table decoration. (via Sugar Hero)
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Jessica is a blogger and professional pastry cook in San Francisco. When not whipping up desserts, you can usually find her tackling DIY projects with her husband, entertaining for a crowd, or running around the neighborhood with her rambunctious puppy, Rebel. Jessica believes in using seasonal and wholesome ingredients as much as possible and you can check out more of her recipes at her blog: By Guess And By Golly.