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Hedgehog "Cake"

Hedgehog "Cake" recipe
photo by:kraft
It was the BEST. I made it for my sons birthday and the cookies just got so soft.
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on 6/9/2010
30 min
30 min
16 servings
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What You Need

pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate (6 oz.), broken into pieces, melted
Tbsp.  sugar
cups  thawed COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping
 chocolate chip cookies (2 inch), divided
bars  (3.52 oz. each) Swiss milk chocolate nougat bar, broken into triangles
 dried apricots
 white chocolate chips
pieces   shoestring licorice (2-1/2 inches each)
 jelly bean

Make It

BEAT Neufchatel cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add melted chocolate and sugar; mix well. Gently stir in whipped topping. Remove 1 Tbsp. of the Neufchatel cheese mixture for later use; spread small amount of the remaining cream cheese mixture between each of 16 of the cookies to form two logs of 8 cookies each.

PLACE logs, side-by-side, on serving platter for the "hedgehog's body." Add remaining 2 cookies to one end for the "face" as shown in photo. Spread face and body with remaining Neufchatel ixture until completely covered.

CUT each apricot to resemble a foot with claws; attach to the body with the reserved Neufchatel cheese mixture. Press chocolate triangles into the "body" to resemble quills. Decorate with white chocolate chips for the "eyes," jelly bean for the "nose" and licorice for the "whiskers." Store in refrigerator.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size Wise
Have fun with your kids making this whimsical dessert. Then, use it to help teach them about portion control.
Make Ahead
Prepare cookie logs and spread with the Neufchatel mixture as directed. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Remove from refrigerator about 20 min. before serving, then decorate as directed.
How to Serve
Remove chocolate triangles, then cut dessert vertically in half. Cut each half into eight pieces. Top each piece with 2 chocolate triangles.
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