Guacamole Holiday Tree

4.4
(7) 5 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
15
min.
Servings

16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each

Looking for a fun holiday appetizer? Avocado mashed with mayo and lime juice makes for some lovely greenery on a festive guacamole tree!

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  • Cut block of cream cheese diagonally in half. Place triangles together on 12x10-inch piece of plastic wrap to resemble a tree. Cover with second 12x10-inch piece of plastic wrap. Press to flatten cream cheese tree into 7-inch-tall tree with 6-inch-wide base. Peel off top sheet of plastic wrap. Invert cream cheese tree onto serving plate; remove remaining plastic wrap.
  • Mash avocado in medium bowl. Add mayo and lime juice; mix well. Spread over cream cheese.
  • Cut 3 thin slices from pepper; place on top of tree. Seed and chop remaining pepper. Decorate tree with peppers, tomatoes and onions. Place 8 crackers, in 2 stacks of 4 each, at base of tree for the trunk. Serve with remaining crackers.

Food Facts

Choose avocados with firm skin that yields to slight pressure when ripe. Once ripe, store in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat, making them a good substitute for foods with saturated fat.

Note

If cream cheese gets too soft when shaping it into the tree shape, place it, with plastic wrap, in refrigerator for 5 to 10 min. or until desired consistency.

Substitute

Substitute original RITZ Crackers for the Snowflake Crackers.

Servings

  • 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 160
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 190mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
   
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • jodyalger | Mon, Dec 24 2012 1:00 PM

  • helenita05 | Fri, Dec 21 2012 11:11 AM

    Shell669, Can I put already prepared guacamole from the store instead? And why do I have to put the cream cheese on plastic wrap first instead of directly on the presentaion plate??? THANK YOU!

  • Shell669 | Tue, Dec 18 2012 10:32 AM

    I made this last year and everyone loved it...it's so cute too and since I'm not especially good at decorating foods...this was sooo easy. Will be making it again this year :)

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