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Cheesy Jack-o'-Lantern

Summary

Scary cute. RITZ Cheesy Jack-o'-Lantern Cheese Ball is bursting with flavor.

What You Need

  • 3 green onions, divided
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red peppers
  • 2 slices pepperoni
  • RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  1. CUT 4-inch length from green end of 1 onion; slice remaining onions. Beat cream cheese and 1-1/4 cups cheddar with mixer until well blended. Stir in sliced onions and peppers. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. SHAPE into ball; roll in remaining cheddar. Cut pepperoni into shapes for the jack-o'-lantern's eyes, nose and mouth; press into cheese ball to make face. Insert green onion piece into top for stem.
  3. SERVE with crackers.
Variation

Prepare using Neufchatel cheese and shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese.

Cooking time (duration)

Prep: 10 min. Total: 1 hr. 10 min.

Number of servings (yield)

24 servings

Category

Appetizer

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