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  1. All holiday appetizers should be this fun! This adorable snowman is made of a delicious spread of seasoned cream and Cheddar cheeses.

  2. 10 min Chill:

  3. 4 hr

  4. 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

  5. 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (16 ounces)

  6. 2 tablespoons basil pesto

  7. 1 tablespoon grated onion

  8. 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard

  9. 2 drops red pepper sauce

  10. 1 container (4 ounces) whipped cream cheese, softened

  11. Decorations (see Success Hint), if desired

  12. Assorted crackers, if desired

  13. 1. 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.

  14. 2. 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. May be frozen up to 1 month ahead.

  15. 3. About 12 hours before serving, remove balls from freezer. Thaw in wrappers in refrigerator.

  16. 4. 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.

  17. Makes 7 cups spread

  18. Use your imagination to decorate this whimsical snowman! You can use fresh rosemary and dried cranberries (crown), chopped olive pieces or raisins (eyes and buttons), pimiento or red bell pepper (mouth), radicchio or carrot ribbon (scarf), and asparagus spears or celery sticks (arms).

  19. 1 Tablespoon: Calories

  20. 42 (Calories from Fat 35); Fat

  21. 4g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol

  22. 10mg; Sodium

  23. 45mg; Potassium

  24. 15mg; Carbohydrate

  25. 0g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein

  26. Diet Exchanges: 1 Fat

  27. This recipe displayed with permission from General Mills, Inc.


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