Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cheese pumpkins

This cute idea was in the Betty Crocker newsletter today:

Cheese Pumpkins

8 tablespoons smoked Cheddar cold pack cheese food (from 8-oz container), well chilled
2 teaspoons finely chopped peanuts
4 butter-flavored pretzel spindles or sticks, broken in half
16 tiny pieces fresh parsley leaves

1. Line small serving plate with waxed paper. Roll each level tablespoon cold pack cheese food into a ball; place on waxed paper-lined serving plate. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes for easier handling.

2. With end of toothpick, draw ridges around balls to resemble pumpkins. Dip bottoms of cheese balls in chopped peanuts.

3. Just before serving, insert pretzel halves into cheese balls for pumpkin stems. Decorate with parsley for leaves. Store in refrigerator.


Kaye said...

Just found out that I was on your blog list and wanted to thank you for visiting and for sending traffic my way!

By the way...these pumpkins ARE adorable!

mickey johnson said...

These pumpkins are adorable and I love chees...the boys and I will have to make some of these for our Thanksgiving meal. Thanks!

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