Cheese Pumpkins

Guests will enjoy clever edible pumpkins, whether served as an appetizer or used as a garnish. What a treat!


8 pumpkins


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


Line small serving plate with wax paper. Roll each level tablespoon cold pack cheese food into a ball; place on prepared serving plate. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes for easier handling.

With end of toothpick, draw ridges around balls to resemble pumpkins. Dip bottoms of cheese balls in chopped peanuts.

Just before serving, insert pretzel halves into cheese balls for pumpkin stems. Decorate with parsley for leaves.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


Store in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Pumpkin): Calories 60 (Calories from Fat 35), Total Fat 4 g (Saturated Fat 2 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 270 mg; Total Carbohydrate 3 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 2 g), Protein 3 g; Exchanges: 1/2 High-Fat Meat

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