19 Delicious Air Fryer Party Bites To Ring In The New Year

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Remember your air fryer – that magical kitchen contraption you swore you’d use every day when you impulse-bought it last year? Well, dust it off, because New Year’s Eve is almost here and it’s time to party and whip up some mouthwatering air fryer appetizers!

dipping an a pretzel bite in mustard sauce.
Air Fryer Pretzel Bites. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These 19 air fryer party bites that are so deliciously easy, you’ll actually have time to mingle instead of being chained to the kitchen. Spend more time clinking glasses and making memories than making appetizers! These air fryer crowd-pleasers will make your celebration the talk of the town!

Air Fryer Pretzel Bites

Kick off your New Year’s Eve with these super easy air fryer pretzel bites made from canned biscuits that are just begging to be dunked into hot mustard sauce. They’re the perfect blend of soft and chewy with a golden-brown crust that’ll have everyone reaching for more.
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Sweet Chili Wings

Bowl of Thai sweet chili wings on a gray and white napkin.
Sweet Chili Wings. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These tasty sweet chili wings are smothered in a sticky, sweet, and slightly spicy sauce. They’re the wings that will have your guests crowding around the snack table, not just for the flavor but for the finger-licking good times. You won’t be able to stop at one!
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Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers on a platter with a bowl of dipping sauce.
Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These aren’t your average jalapeño poppers; they’re a creamy, spicy, and bacon-topped sensation that’s impossible to resist. The air fryer gets the peppers and bacon perfectly crispy while keeping that delightful cream cheese filling melt-in-your-mouth smooth. They’re the spicy kick that every New Year’s Eve party needs to keep things lively!
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Air Fryer Fried Pickles

Red basket full of air fryer fried pickles with pickles in the background.
Air Fryer Fried Pickles. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

For a tangy and crunchy treat that rivals any restaurant’s, whip up these air fryer fried pickles. You’ll get that irresistible crunch with every bite, followed by the soft, tangy center that makes fried pickles a fan favorite. They’re the perfect snack for mingling and toasting to the new year!
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Old Bay Wings

Chicken wings are sizzling on a baking sheet during the finger food frenzy.
Old Bay Wings. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Spice up your celebration with these Old Bay wings that bring a bold and zesty flavor to the table. Every bite is a burst of with good times and great flavor. They’re a must-have for anyone looking to add a little East Coast flair to their New Year’s Eve festivities.
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Garlic Cheese Balls

cheese balls after baking
Garlic Cheese Balls. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These garlic cheese balls are what cheesy dreams are made of, with a gooey mozzarella heart wrapped in a garlic-kissed biscuit. The air fryer turns them into golden nuggets of deliciousness that are impossible to pass up. They’re a comfort food appetizer that’ll have your guests raving well into the new year.
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Southwest Egg Rolls

Plate of southwest egg rolls cut open to show the filling of beans, chicken, corn and cheese.
Southwest Egg Rolls. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Take a trip to the Southwest with these egg rolls that pack a punch with chicken, corn, beans, and all the Tex-Mex flavors you love. They’re crispy on the outside, packed with flavor on the inside, and just waiting to be dipped into your favorite sauce. These are the rolls that’ll roll your New Year’s party to the next level.
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Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings

Plate of BBQ chicken wings in front of an air fryer.
Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Get your napkins ready for these air fryer BBQ chicken wings, smothered in a sweet and sticky honey barbecue sauce. They’re the perfect combination of crispy and saucy, making them a hands-down favorite at any celebration. As the countdown to midnight begins, these wings will fly off the plate!
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Bang Bang Shrimp

A person dipping fried shrimp into a bowl of dip.
Bang Bang Shrimp. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These air fryer Bang Bang Shrimp are a blast of flavor with a crispy coating and that iconic spicy sauce you can’t get enough of. They’re a copycat hit that will make your guests think you’ve got a Bonefish Grill in your kitchen. Dive into these for a sizzling start to a fabulous new year!
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Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Crispy pasta chips on a plate with sauce.
Air Fryer Pasta Chips. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Switch up your chip game with these air fryer pasta chips that are ridiculously crunchy and utterly moreish. They’re a simple to make and perfect for all ages, making them a go-to snack for a family-friendly New Year’s bash. Once you start snacking on these, you won’t be able to stop!
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Air Fryer Ravioli

Crispy air fryer ravioli on a plate with one dipping into a sauce.
Air Fryer Ravioli. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These air fryer ravioli are the crispy, cheesy bites and are perfect for dipping into warm marinara sauce. They’re so easy to pop in your mouth, one after another, as you chat and laugh your way into the new year. Bring these out and watch them disappear before the ball drops!
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Mac and Cheese Bites

Mac and cheese bites with broccoli on a wooden cutting board.
Mac and Cheese Bites. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Nothing says party like these mac and cheese bites with their crispy bacon and fried onion topping. They’re the perfect blend of creamy on the inside and crispy on the edges, making them a decadent way to celebrate. Pop these into the air fryer for a quick and easy appetizer that’s sure to impress.
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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bite size chestnuts wrapped in bacon on a toothpick.
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Bacon wrapped water chestnuts are a sweet and crispy delight that you can whip up in no time in the air fryer. They’re coated in a sweet sauce that perfectly complements the salty bacon and crunchy chestnut. Serve these up for a nostalgic appetizer that’ll have everyone talking.
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Air Fried Pearl Onions

Air fried pearl onion on a toothpick with more fried onions on a plate in the background.
Air Fried Pearl Onions. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Air fried pearl onions that give you bloomin’ onion flavor with way less work. They’re breaded and air fried to crispy perfection, making them an adorable and tasty snack for dipping. These little gems are the perfect way to add a bit of fun to your New Year’s Eve spread.
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Cajun Wings

Chicken wing flat with Cajun spices.
Cajun Wings. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These crispy Cajun wings are an explosion of spices that’ll jazz up your celebration. Whether it’s Mardi Gras, game day, or New Year’s, these wings are a hit. Give them a go in the air fryer and watch them disappear as fast as you can make them!
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Shrimp Egg Rolls

Shrimp Egg Rolls. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Dive into these air fryer shrimp egg rolls that are filled to the brim with shrimp, veggies, and all the goodness you love. They’re the crispy, savory rolls that’ll make your New Year’s Eve spread feel like a gourmet feast. It’s all the flavor without the fuss, and your guests will love them!
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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Pulling apart an air fryer mozzarella stick to show the gooey cheese inside.
Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Who doesn’t love a good mozzarella stick? These air fryer mozzarella sticks are golden-brown on the outside, stretchy and cheesy on the inside, and totally irresistible. They’re the perfect snack to pop while popping open the bubbly to welcome the new year.
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Air Fryer Blooming Onion

Blooming onion on a plate with sauce in the background.
Air Fryer Blooming Onion. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

This air fryer blooming onion is a showstopper that’s way easier to make than it looks. You’ll get that crunchy, savory taste of a restaurant-quality appetizer right in your own home. Impress your guests with this fun and flavorful centerpiece at your New Year’s Eve party.
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Lemon Pepper Wings

Air fryer lemon pepper wings on a cutting board with celery.
Lemon Pepper Wings. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Zesty, tangy, and oh-so-crispy, these air fryer lemon pepper wings are the simple yet delicious appetizer you need for your celebration. With just three ingredients, they’re easy to make, too. They’re the light and flavorful snack that’ll keep everyone’s spirits high as they ring in the new year.
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19 air fryer appetizers to ring in the new year.
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