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Friday, September 16, 2016

Cheddar Pumpkin Appetizers

Cheddar Pumpkin Appetizers

Guests will enjoy clever edible pumpkins, whether served as an appetizer or used as a garnish. What a treat!

Ingredients:
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
Directions:
  • 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.
Source:  bettycrocker.com

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