Make designs on cocktail rye bread "bibs" with sliced Cheddar and deli ham along with spreadable cheese. Fresh chive "ties" complete the cute look.
slices (3/4 oz each) Cheddar cheese
slices (1 oz each) oval-shaped deli cooked ham
cup garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese (from 6.5-oz container)
slices cocktail rye bread (from 1-lb package)
long, thin fresh chives
Fresh dill weed
With 2 1/2-inch scalloped round cookie cutter, cut 24 rounds from cheese slices. With 1 3/4-inch round cutter, cut 24 rounds of ham (4 rounds can be cut from each ham slice).
Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon spreadable cheese on center of each bread slice. Place 1 cheese slice on spreadable cheese on each bread slice; press down gently. Place 1 ham slice on each cheese slice.
With 1 3/4-inch round cutter, cut small half-circle from top edge through ham, cheese and bread to form neck of bib (see photo). Repeat to make remaining bibs.
To make tie for each bib, cut each chive in half. Tie 2 chive halves together with knot in center to make X shape (see diagram). Tuck 2 chive ends under cheese slice on either side of cutout. Pipe spreadable cheese to form small design on bibs; garnish with dill weed.
For a meatless variation, use a variety of colored cheeses and/or vegetables such as zucchini slices, leaf lettuce and tomato slices.
Use a variety of meats of cheeses for different colors.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 3 1/2g,
- 3 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.