34 EASY New Year’s Drinks & Snacks

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Assortment of snacks and drinks perfect for New Year's parties and beyond

Just like that, another year is drawing to a close and we’re gearing up to ring in a new one! We have gathered some of our favorite EASY vegan drinks, snacks, and desserts perfect for New Year’s celebrations and beyond. (Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

Drinks

Cutting board with a bowl of pomegranate arils beside fancy glasses filled with our St Germain Spritzers recipe
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St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers
A spritzer of sparkling white wine, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, club soda, and pomegranate juice. Pomegranate arils add a pop of color to this effortlessly delicious and simple cocktail.
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Glass of our perfect Old Fashioned recipe
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Best Bourbon Old Fashioned
The perfected recipe for how to make a bar-quality Old Fashioned cocktail at home, every time. Just 6 ingredients and simple methods required.
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Kumquats and ice cubes in glasses filled with our homemade Gin and Tonic recipe
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All-Natural Gin and Tonics
Simple, spring-inspired gin and tonics with sparkling water in place of tonic for a healthier, more natural cocktail. Pick your citrus to customize flavor!
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Using a wooden spoon to stir fresh fruit for making White Sangria
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Easy Traditional White Sangria
An easy, 8-ingredient (1-pitcher!) recipe for traditional white wine sangria. Brandy and wine recommendations included, and seasonally adaptable!
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Two glasses of our Apple Cider Hot Rooibos Toddy recipe topped with sliced lemon
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Apple Cider Rooibos Hot Toddy
Simple, soul-warming apple cider hot toddy infused with ginger, cinnamon, and rooibos tea. Spicy, naturally sweet, and perfect for cold winter nights.
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Using a bar spoon to stir our AMAZING Orange Whiskey Ginger with Mint for a perfect NYE cocktail
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Orange-Infused Whiskey Ginger
Orange-infused whiskey ginger with fresh lemon and ginger juice. Naturally sweetened, zesty, citrusy, and perfect for the holidays and beyond!
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Pouring sparkling wine into a glass to make a Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita
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Sparkling Pomegranate Margaritas
Amazing 5-ingredient pomegranate margarita made bubbly with sparkling white wine. Perfectly tart, sweet, and so refreshing. Perfect for New Year's Eve and beyond!
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Fresh pears and cranberries on a platter with stemware filled with our Champagne Cocktails recipe
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Pear & Cranberry Champagne Cocktails
Fancy, 5-ingredient champagne cocktails with pear-cranberry reduction. The perfect festive drink for New Year’s Eve and special occasions this winter.
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Two glasses of our Chili Cinnamon Hot Toddy recipe topped with lemon slices
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Spiced Cinnamon Bourbon Hot Toddy
A simple, 7-ingredient hot toddy with chili-cinnamon infused maple simple syrup. Tart from lemon and sweet from the simple syrup and bourbon. A naturally sweetened, warming cocktail for the colder months.
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Appetizers + Snacks

Collard Green Spring Rolls in a wood bowl with dipping sauce
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Collard Green Spring Rolls + Sunflower Butter Dipping Sauce
Spring rolls with a twist! Veggies + tofu wrapped in collard greens and served with a spicy-sweet sunflower butter dipping sauce. A satisfying and healthy plant-based snack or side.
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Platter of our flavorful Vegan Eggplant Mini Pizzas
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Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Pizzas
Crispy 10-ingredient eggplant pizzas that are gluten-free and vegan! Cornmeal and vegan parmesan crusted, baked till crispy, a delicious side or main!
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Tray of Vegan Tempeh Satay skewers alongside lime wedges, cilantro, and peanut sauce
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Peanut & Lemongrass Tempeh Satay
Incredibly flavorful Thai- and Indonesian-inspired tempeh satay infused with lemongrass, turmeric, peanut butter, and coconut aminos for a hearty, rich depth of flavor. Enjoy over rice, on salads, in wraps, or as an appetizer!
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Wood board filled with Roasted Cauliflower Tacos made with Adobo Romesco
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Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Romesco
Smoky, roasted cauliflower tacos with a spicy chipotle romesco sauce! An easy (30 minutes!) and flavorful plant-based meal that’s versatile, healthy, and so satisfying!
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Grabbing a slice of gluten-free vegan Socca Pizza from a plate
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Socca Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Pesto
A grain- and gluten-free alternative to traditional pizza with chickpea flour crust, vegan pesto, and sun-dried tomatoes! Just 10 ingredients required!
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Using a spoon to grab a serving of Creamy Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
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Cheesy Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
A vegan version of classic spinach and artichoke dip! Just 10 ingredients required, creamy, cheesy, packed with veggies, and SO delicious!
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Ceramic dish filled with a batch of our Easy Red Salsa recipe
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Easy Red Salsa
Easy, 10-minute red salsa with smoky, fire-roasted tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, and fresh lime juice! Flavorful, fresh, and perfect for Mexican night!
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Dipping a slice of pita bread into a bowl of our Pumpkin Hummus recipe
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White Bean Pumpkin Hummus
Fluffy, savory, 10-minute white bean hummus infused with pumpkin, lemon, and crispy garlic and sage! A perfectly spiced, hearty, and wholesome dip or snack for fall! 
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Jar of Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Olive Tapenade for spreading on crackers or vegetables
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Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Olive Tapenade (5 Minutes!)
Simple, fresh, and flavorful olive tapenade made with just 6 ingredients. Perfect as a tangy dip, savory pairing for hummus, or sandwich spread!
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Bowls with our Southwest Black Bean Dip recipe and with plantain chips
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Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip
Loaded with wholesome, everyday ingredients, this 30-minute Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip can be enjoyed as an appetizer or side dish on Mexican night. It’s also a great addition to burrito bowls, tacos, nachos, and more!
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Dipping a chip into a bowl of Vegan Cashew Queso
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5-Minute Vegan Cashew Queso
Creamy vegan queso ready in just 5 minutes! Cheesy, quick and easy to make, and perfect for serving with nachos, burrito bowls, tacos, and more!
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Top down shot of a bowl of Smoky Refried Lentils topped with cilantro and surrounded by plantain chips
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Smoky 1-Pot Refried Lentils
These flavorful, creamy refried lentils are infused with smoky spices and chilis and made in 1 pot in less than 30 minutes! Say hello to the perfect side for Mexican night.
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Parchment-lined baking sheet of Vegan GF Rosemary Crackers
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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Crackers
Crispy, thin, gluten-free crackers reminiscent of Wheat Thins! Just 7 ingredients and 1 bowl required for these delicious snacks. Perfect for dipping in hummus, nut butters, and more!
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Baked french fries coated in cajun spices served with ketchup
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Crispy Cajun Baked Fries (Oil-Free!)
The BEST way to make perfect french fries that are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and oil-free! Simple ingredients, BIG flavor, super versatile!
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Tray displaying two gluten-free vegan Cauliflower Banh Mi sandwiches with a jar of pickled veggies behind it
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Cauliflower Banh Mi
Vegan Banh Mi Sandwich made with savory, caramelized cauliflower, sriracha mayo, and quick-pickled vegetables. Just 30 minutes to make this hearty sandwich!
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Grabbing some Korean-Inspired Cauliflower Wings wrapped in lettuce leaves with shredded carrot
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Spicy Korean Style Cauliflower Wings
Amazingly flavorful 8-ingredient, 30-minute cauliflower wings! Seasoned with Korean gochujang sauce and baked until tender. A flavorful appetizer or side dish that’s also soy- and nut-free!
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Tray of Vegan Arepa Sandwiches with a jar of hot sauce in the background
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Black Bean & Plantain Arepa Sandwiches
30-minute, 10-ingredient arepa sandwiches with roasted plantains, smoky black beans, guacamole, and habanero hot sauce! A tasty snack or satisfying vegan meal!
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Quick and easy Vegan Crudite with Macadamia Nut Herb Cheese and goodies for dipping
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5-Minute Macadamia Cheese + Vegan Crudité!
Creamy macadamia nut cheese and hummus served with roasted and fresh vegetables! The perfect 30-minute plant-based snack or appetizer.
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Bowl of Creamy Vegan Ranch dressing surrounded by fresh chopped vegetables for dipping
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Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing (Oil-Free!)
Creamy, oil-free vegan ranch requiring just 10 simple ingredients and 1 bowl with BIG flavor! The perfect dairy-free dressing for salads, vegetables, and more!
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Desserts

Tahini Stuffed Dates coated in dark chocolate
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Tahini-Stuffed Dates (aka Tahini Bombs!)
A decadent yet healthy 30-minute vegan dessert! Fresh dates stuffed with tahini, dipped in DIY 4-ingredient chocolate, and sprinkled with coconut and sesame seeds.
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Bowl of Chocolate Cookie Energy Bites topped with peanut butter
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5-Ingredient No-Bake Cookie Energy Bites
A deceptively wholesome take on no-bake cookies in energy bite form! Just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes required for these chocolaty, peanutty, naturally sweetened treats!
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overhead image of date sweetened truffles on a blue and white tile being dipped into cacao powder
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10-Minute Chocolate Truffles (Date-Sweetened)
Fudgy, rich, healthier vegan chocolate truffles made with whole food ingredients! Just 10 minutes and 7 ingredients required, naturally sweetened with dates, and full of healthy fats from cashew butter and almond flour!
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Stack of Sweet Potato Brownies topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
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Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)
Incredibly fudgy sweet potato brownies with cacao, almond butter, and oats. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and topped with pecans and chocolate chips for the ultimate healthier treat!
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Stack of Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (V/GF)
Tender, wholesome pumpkin cookies studded with rolled oats and vegan chocolate chips. Naturally gluten-free and vegan. The perfect treat for fall and beyond!
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Plate of Gluten-Free Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies made with coconut sugar
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1-Bowl Snickerdoodle Cookies (Vegan + GF)
Fluffy, naturally sweetened snickerdoodle cookies made in 1 bowl. The perfect vegan, gluten-free cookie everyone can enjoy for the holiday season!
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If you give any of these New Year’s recipes a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Happy New Year, friends!

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  1. Kathy says

    Every.single.recipe. I’ve tried from you has been SO delicious, AND do-able! Thank you for the time you spend on recipe development, especially for those of us trying to eat more plant-based! We, too, enjoy recipes of yours each week!

  2. @damn_thatsvegan says

    Wow!! These look amazing! I’m getting ideas! If I decide to make anything, I will be sure to take pictures and do a Recipe Review on my Twitter & Instagram.

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