Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cheesy Pumpkin Apps

These are so much fun. And my kids loved helping me make them. They are a quick and impressive appetizer, and very tasty. I halved the recipe for our family, but if bringing to a party definitely make the full recipe. Another great one from Gourmet Mom on the Go.

2 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 package Ranch dressing mix
1 C. shredded cheese, any kind (I used a half cup more cheese because we like it cheesy.)
1 C. crushed cheese crackers (like Cheese Nips)
Green Onion, for garnish
Green Pepper, for garnish

Mix cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, and shredded cheese in a bowl until combined. Take a heaping spoonful, roll it into a ball shape and roll in crushed cheese crackers. For garnish slice green pepper and stick a piece on top. We didn't use the green onion.
My kids loved this part. They loved crushing the crackers in the bag and then rolling the cream cheese mixture in them. It was fun for them to make different sized pumpkins.
Serve with pretzel sticks, carrots, sliced bell peppers, pea pods, and whatever else you like.

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