14 best canapés for New Year’s Eve

Hosting a party this Wednesday? IndyBest finds a hearty range of moreish bites to feed a crowd ready to see out the old year

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Canapes have become one of the staples of the party season, especially since supermarkets have upped their game in this department. Our round-up brings you the best on offer for this year. Whether you want a buffet or plates of nibbles to pass around the room, we have it sussed.

{1} Waitrose Party 12 Mini Beef Wellingtons: £5.99, waitrose.com


Other supermarkets have tried mini beef wellingtons over the years, but most are as tough as old boots. Waitrose has got it right with a succulent bite of British beef mixed with a mushroom duxelle, wrapped in puff pastry and topped with poppy seeds.

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{2} Tesco Finest Smoked Salmon Canapes with Beetroot Pearls: £4, tesco.com


Bored of serving smoked salmon blinis? These are a twist on the classic; you get nine tasty crispbreads to pipe with the sour cream topping, then add salmon and finish off with some unusual but tasty beetroot pearls.

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{3} Tesco Finest 8 Glitter Prawns with Cocktail Dip: £4, tesco.com


Tesco has come up trumps this year for festive canapés. With these, you simply bung the breadcrumb-covered prawns in the oven for 10 minutes, then sprinkle them with gold glitter. Yes, really. They look fantastic and taste delicious, especially with the tasty dip.

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{4} Booths 10 Brie de Meaux and Cranberry Filo Parcels: £5.99, booths.co.uk


A great one for the veggies, these bite-sized beauties are full of flavour. The mature brie is balanced with sharper cranberry. Give them two minutes when you get them out of the oven to prevent burnt mouths.

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{5} Aldi Thai Filled Green and Red Thai Chicken Tartlets: £2, aldi.co.uk


Despite the low price tag, these easy-to-cook tartlets taste extra-special. They’re nice and spicy and go a treat with a glass of fizz. You cook them straight from frozen, so we’d suggest stocking up.

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{6} Marks & Spencer 12 Christmas Dinners on a Stick: £7, marksandspencer.com (in store only)


All the best parts of a Christmas dinner in a bitesize morsel. Turkey and sage and onion stuffing are wrapped in smoked, streaky bacon, served with a Clementine, cranberry and pomegranate glaze.

{7} Asda Extra Special Wyke Farm Cheddar Souffles with Onion Ale Chutney: £4, asda.com (in store only)


These might look like tiny little sweet muffins, but actually they are as savoury as they come. Made from cheddar, the mini soufflés are good with a touch of chutney.






{8} Sainsbury’s Butternut Stars & Edamame Bean Crescents: £2.25, sainsburys.co.uk


Sainsbury’s is on the ball this year when it comes to innovative veggie food - these tasty morsels are divine and filling as canapés go. They’re on offer at three for £5.

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{9} Iceland 15 Duck’in Donuts: £3, iceland.co.uk


Unusual enough to wow your guests, these donuts filled with duck in hoisin sauce are also pretty luxurious for the price. They’ll make a great talking point and you get plenty in the pack.

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{10} Morrisons M Signature 18 Toad in the Hole Bites: £3.49, morrisons.com


Prefer your party nosh more down to earth? These toad in the hole bites should do the job. The crisp bite-size Yorkshire puds contain a mini, but juicy, pork sausage and rich onion relish to drizzle on top.

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{11} Sainsbury's 10 Prawn Toast Stars:  £3, sainsburys.co.uk


Add a a yuletide theme to your canapés this year with these star shaped prawn toasts. They are a decent size and they look really impressive on a platter. Unlike other prawn toasts, they’re not too greasy and they’re currently on offer at two for £5.

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{12} Marks & Spencer 10 Mini Lamb Shish Kebabs: £7, marksandspencer.com (in store only)


These mouth-watering Eastern Med-inspired canapés are so moreish that you better not stop at just one pack. The British lamb kebabs come with apricot chutney, a yogurt and mint dressing and Indian-style flatbreads for serving.



{13} Iceland 18 Prawn Twisters: £3, iceland.co.uk


Sweet and sour or hot and spicy tiger prawns and vegetables in a hot and spicy seasoning, wrapped in filo pastry and decorated with dried seaweed. They will wow guests and they are currently on offer for two for £5.

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{14} Aldi Specially Selected 10 Chicken Lolipops: £2, aldi.co.uk (in store only)


These handmade, authentic Thai chicken skewers, with spices, sesame seeds and coconut milk are available at a bargain £2. They are great if you want something a bit different and a real crowd pleaser.

Tesco Finest Smoked Salmon Canapes with Beetroot Pearls gets the number one place from us this year, closely followed by Waitrose Party 12 Mini Beef Wellingtons.

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