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Jalapeño Popper Cheese Football

Summary

WHEAT THINS football appetizer.

What You Need

  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (7 oz.) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped jalapeño peppers
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 green onions, chopped, divided
  • WHEAT THINS Original Snacks
  • 2 tsp. light sour cream

Instructions

  1. Beat Neufchatel cheese, cheddar cheese, peppers, garlic powder and 3 Tbsp. onions in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Shape into oval to resemble a football.
  2. Crush 15 WHEAT THINS finely; mix with remaining onions. Press into football until evenly coated with crumb mixture.
  3. Spoon sour cream into small resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe sour cream onto football to resemble laces.
  4. Serve with additional WHEAT THINS.
Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 15 min

Number of servings (yield)

24 servings, 2 Tbsp. cheese spread and 16 WHEAT THINS each

Category

Appetizer

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 220 calories, 11g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate, 3g dietary fiber, 5g total sugars includes 5g added sugars, 6g protein, 6%DV Vitamin A, 0%DV Vitamin C, 0%DV Vitamin D, 10%DV calcium, 6%DV iron, 2%DV potassium

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Variation

Omit the sour cream and substitute shredded white cheddar cheese for the regular cheddar. Reserve about 1 Tbsp. shredded cheese. Use remaining shredded cheese to prepare cheese mixture as directed. Shape into football shape, then coat with crumb mixture as directed. Use reserved cheddar shreds to make the football laces.

Make it Your Way

Increase or decrease the amount of jalapeño peppers to suit your flavor preference.

Substitute

Substitute mayonnaise for the sour cream.

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