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Cheese Pumpkins

Posted By jennjennnbubba on Nov 13, 2007 at 9:20PM

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

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:30 min
Makes:8 pumpkins

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

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.

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

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

Source: Betty Crocker