Digital NYE: 17 Savory Finger Foods
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Digital NYE: 17 Savory Finger Foods

Mingling. Cheersing. Kissing every person in the perimeter of a party –– this is not appropriate behavior for a sit-down dinner. But you know what it is appropriate for? Finger food. Warm up those digits and get ready to dive in. We’re pointing you toward delectables for fueling all that NYE smooching.

1. Panko Crusted Shrimp with Chive Aioli: Shrimp cocktail has been serial crashing parties since the ‘80s. We think it’s time for a panko-dusted facelift. We’re especially keen on the presentation shown here. (via Mama’s Gotta Bake)

2. Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms: Mushroom caps are incredible. Yes, incredible. Not only do they lend their umami flair to this morsel, but they act as a bowl for all that sausage-y, chedder-y goodness. And for that, we thank them. (via Food Network)

3. Hazelnut-Crusted Fried Brie: Say it with us, “hazelnut-crusted fried brie.” If that doesn’t get the glands juicing, we don’t know what will. (via Babble)

4. Mini Italian Club Sandwiches: Worried about your party guests going hungry? Fuhgettaboutit. (via Food Network)

5. Pumpkin Arancini with Blue Cheese Fondue: Yes, it’s true. This requires a utensil for serving, but it’s still portable and ready to work a room with you. (via Tyler Florence)

6. Tuna Avocado Poke: If you don’t want to use a second set of spoons, get hip with the chip and make it a dip — egregious rhyming was necessary. (via The Yellow Table)

7. Zucchini Parmesan Chips: And speaking of chips… (via Food Network)

8. Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese: Chances are, you’ve had this bite before. There’s reason for that: this savory, sweet, creamy combo is always a winner. (via All Recipes)

9. Roquefort Date Pecan Cheese Balls: Resolutions are on the horizon and fad dieting is just a ball drop away. This might be the last time you allow yourself to binge on cheese for a while. Make the most of it by eating it in multiple forms. Here it is disguised as a pecan date ball. (via Oh Cake)

10. Capresa Corn Muffin Sandwiches: This bijou bite is in regular rotation in the Brit + Co. hors d’oeuvre repertoire. We think you’ll see why. (via Brit + Co.)

11. Cucumber Cups with Ginger-Carrot Puree: Okay, okay, we’ve given you enough meat, bread, and cheese to make up for any opportunities you may have missed throughout the year. This is us acting like responsible adults. Please, make your mothers happy. Eat your vegetables. (via Stranded In Cleveland)

12. Savory Cheese Tartlets with Herbed Berries: If, like us, you don’t want to mess around with making tiny crusts, focus on the filling, and outsource the hard part to Sur la Table. (via Driscoll’s)

13. Anchovy & Rosemary Popcorn: If someone at your party claims not to like popcorn, be afraid… very, very afraid. That’s straight-up Borg. On the other hand, not liking anchovies? That’s something we get. Luckily, there’s a Salted Caramel and Sweet & Salty Spiced option as well. (via The Telegraph)

14. Fried Ravioli: Making individual itty bitty bites can be time consuming. But not here. These Italian-inspired poppers are a fuss-free affair. (via Confections Of A Foodie Bride)

15. Steak Harissa Crostini: While we’ll always hold a special place for Sriracha in our hearts, harissa put the heat on the rooster-marked bottle in 2013. Consider this nibble a tribute to its entrance to the mainstream.  (via Tablespoon)

16. Cheesy Nacho Cups: Whoa. You love your friends so much that you went and made the perfect nacho bite for each and every one of them? No wonder they like you so much. (via Brit + Co.)

17. Squash & Ricotta Sandwiches: They’re simple. They’re pretty. They’re perfect. There is nothing else to say. (via Food Republic)

What are your favorite modern finger foods? Tell us in the comments below.