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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 8

Cheese spread turns into a pumpkin well before midnight. These adorable orange orbs take just 10 minutes! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

8
tablespoons smoked Cheddar cold-pack cheese food (from 8-oz container), well chilled
2
teaspoons finely chopped peanuts
4
butter-flavored pretzel spindles or sticks, broken in half
16
tiny pieces fresh parsley leaves, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Line small serving plate with waxed paper. For each pumpkin, roll level tablespoon cold-pack cheese food into a ball; place on plate. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2
    With end of toothpick, draw ridges around balls to resemble pumpkins. Dip bottoms of cheese balls in chopped peanuts.
  • 3
    Just before serving, insert pretzel halves into cheese balls for pumpkin stems. Decorate with parsley for leaves. Store pumpkins in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Make these cute snacks up to 24 hours ahead of time. Add the pretzel stems just before serving.
  • To create a pumpkin patch, use green waxed paper (sold as candy wrappers at kitchen specialty shops) and green curling ribbon.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Pumpkin
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 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;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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