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Cheese Pumpkins

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8 tablespoons smoky 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


Makes: 8


1. Line small serving plate with waxed paper. Roll each 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 look like pumpkins. Dip bottoms of cheese balls in chopped peanuts.

3. Just before serving, insert 1 pretzel half into each pumpkin for stem. Add parsley for leaves. Store in refrigerator.


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