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- Make-Ahead Snowman Cheese Ball
- 3 (8-ounces each) packages cream cheese, softened
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons basil pesto
- 1 tablespoon grated onion
- 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 2 drops red pepper sauce
- 1 (4-ounce) container whipped cream cheese, softened
Instructions:Decorations (see Success Hint), if desired
Assorted crackers, if desired
Mix 3 packages cream cheese and the cheddar cheese; divide into 3 equal
Combine 2 parts to equal two-thirds of mixture; mix in pesto.
Mix onion, mustard and pepper sauce into remaining one-third mixture.
Cover each cheese mixture and refrigerate about 4 hours or until firm enough
Shape each cheese mixture into ball. Wrap each ball, label and freeze.
About 12 hours before serving, remove balls from freezer. Thaw in wrappers
Arrange balls on serving plate with smaller ball on top for head of snowman.
Frost snowman with whipped cream cheese before serving. Decorate as desired.
Serve with crackers. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 7 cups spread.
Do-Ahead Tip: You can make this cute little guy up to 1 month ahead!
Success Hint: Use your imagination to decorate this whimsical snowman! You
can use fresh rosemary and dried cranberries (crown), chopped olive pieces
or raisins (eyes and buttons), pimiento or red bell pepper (mouth),
radicchio or carrot ribbon (scarf), and asparagus spears or celery sticks