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Guacamole Holiday Tree

Guacamole Holiday Tree recipe
photo by:kraft
Looking for a fun holiday appetizer? Avocado mashed with mayo and lime juice makes for some lovely greenery on a festive guacamole tree!
time
prep:
15 min
total:
15 min
servings
total:
16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
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What You Need

1
pkg.   (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
1
 fully ripe avocado
1
Tbsp.  KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise
2
tsp.  lime juice
1
 jalapeño pepper
8
 grape tomatoes, halved
1
 green onion, thinly sliced
80
 RITZ Snowflake Crackers

Make It

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.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

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.
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