Halloween Recipes


Cheese Pumpkins


8 tablespoons smoked Cheddar cold pack cheese food (from 8-ounce 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.
  3. Dip bottoms of cheese balls in chopped peanuts.
  4. Just before serving, insert pretzel halves into cheese balls for pumpkin stems. Decorate with parsley for leaves. Store in refrigerator.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information: 1 Serving, Calories 60 (Calories from Fat 35); Total Fat 4g (Saturated Fat 2g; Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 270mg; Total Carbohydrate 3g (Dietary Fiber 0g; Sugars 2g); Protein 3g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 8%; Iron 0%. Exchanges: 1/2 High-Fat Meat, Carbohydrate Choices: 0

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