pumpkin patch appetizers

Stormy Stewart


These little gems are wonderful on any table. Can be used as a addition to a salad, in a scary pumpkin patch setting or as is. Also nice next to my mice salad with poopy seed drressing. Or add a few fake spiders and serve by candlelight for a wickedly different snack.

This snack was found on betty crocker.

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10 Min


8 Tbsp
smoked cheddar cold pack cheese food (from 8-oz container), well chilled
1 sprig(s)
fresh parsley
2 tsp
finely chopped peanuts
pretzel twists, halfed
toothpick for creating the ridges

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy