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RITZwich Holiday Tree

Summary

Festive, fun, and flavorful. This appetizer is sure to be a hit at any gathering big or small - plus it's fun to make!

What You Need

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 58 RITZ Crackers
  • 1 piece (3-inch square) red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped mixed green and red peppers

Instructions

  1. Mix first 4 ingredients until blended.
  2. Spread Neufchatel mixture onto 29 crackers; cover with remaining crackers to make 29 sandwiches.
  3. Use 2-inch cookie cutter to cut a star-shaped piece out of red pepper square; place at top of tree.
  4. Stack cracker sandwiches on large plate to resemble Christmas tree as shown in photo, using 9 sandwiches for bottom row, and ending with 1 sandwich at top.
  5. Sprinkle chopped peppers over tree for the lights.
Variation

Prepare using RITZ Garlic Butter Crackers, and substituting black pepper for the garlic powder.

Cooking time (duration)

25 min.

Number of servings (yield)

29 servings, 1 cracker sandwich each.

Category

Appetizer

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