New Year’s Eve Appetizer Recipe: Confetti Squares

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You know an appetizer is a family favorite when you invite everyone over for Christmas dinner two hours early so they have time to get their fill while still leaving room in their tummies for the major holiday feast ahead.

But why wait until next Christmas to try them? Confetti Squares, not to be mistaken with the sweet treat variety, are a delicious, colorful appetizer sure to start off your New Year's Eve party this week (or really any party) with a healthy bang.

How To Make Confetti Square Crescent Roll Appetizers

Feel free to get crazy with the ingredients. Add as much variety as you'd like in flavor and color.


  • 2 pkg. crescent rolls (the kind you buy in the a package in the refrigerated section at the grocery store like these from Pillsbury.)
  • 2 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 carrots (shredded)
  • 3 celery stalks (diced)
  • 1/2 yellow pepper (diced)
  • 1 bunch radishes (shredded)
  • 5-6 green onions (chopped)


  1. Pat crescent dough onto a cookie sheet (jelly roll pan) and bake according to directions. Let cool completely.
  2. Beat softened cream cheese and mayonnaise and spread mixture evenly on baked crescent dough (will be flat).
  3. Sprinkle veggies evenly on top of the mixture.
  4. Cut into small pieces before cooling.
  5. Place in refrigerator and chill 3-4 hours before serving.
What is your favorite appetizer to serve during a New Year's Even celebration?
Disclaimer: I only have my mom's recipe. I am sure she scribbled it from some amazing cookbook, which now boasts a fabulous website. If you know who should get the proper credit for this, please leave a comment, letting us know.
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An active part of the Mom It Forward team, Jyl primarily writes about parenting, social good, and all things travel related. In a past life, Jyl was an award-winning copywriter and designer of corporate training programs for Fortune 100 companies. Offline, Jyl is married to @TroyPattee; a mom to two teen boys and a beagle named #Hashtag; loves large amounts of cheese, dancing, and traveling; and lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Topping her bucket list is the goal to visit 50 countries by the time she's 50.


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