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   let’s eat
‘Tis the Season for Fun Food
These fun and festive holiday treats and appetizers are sure to bring smiles to faces young and old! Not only will they add a little cheer to your holiday party spreads, they’re easy to make and delicious to eat! Bonus: Get the kids involved for a fun family craft activity.
   Make-Ahead Snowman Cheese Ball
10 servings
• 3 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
• 4 cups shredded white Cheddar cheese (16 oz)
• 2 Tbs basil pesto
• 1 Tbs grated onion
• 1/4 tsp yellow mustard
• 2 drops red pepper sauce
• 1 container (4 oz) whipped
cream cheese, softened
Decorations (see Notes), if desired Assorted crackers, if desired
Mix 3 packages cream cheese and the Cheddar cheese; divide into 3 equal parts. Combine 2 parts to equal two-thirds of mixture; mix in pesto. Mix onion, mustard and pepper sauce into remaining one- third mixture.
Cover each cheese mixture and refrigerate about 4 hours or until firm enough to shape. Shape each cheese mixture into ball. Wrap each ball, label and freeze.
About 12 hours before serving,
remove balls from freezer. Thaw in wrappers in refrigerator. Arrange balls on serving plate with smaller ball on top for head of snowman. Frost snowman with whipped cream cheese before serving. Decorate as desired. Serve with crackers. Store covered in refrigerator.
Notes: You can make this cute little guy up to 1 month ahead! Use your imagination to decorate
this whimsical snowman: Try using fresh rosemary and dried cranberries (crown), or chopped olive pieces or raisins (eyes
and buttons), pimiento or red bell pepper (mouth), radicchio
or carrot ribbon (scarf), and asparagus spears or pretzel sticks (arms).
Recipe courtesy
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