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Snowman Cheese Ball

Snowman Cheese Ball recipe
photo by:kraft
No corncob pipe or coal required for this adorable Snowman Cheese Ball trio. But you will need a baby carrot, fresh chives and slivered almonds.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 15 min
servings
total:
16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
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What You Need

1
tub  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4
cup  finely chopped fresh chives
1/4
cup  PLANTERS Slivered Almonds, toasted
1/4
tsp.  ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
 Peppercorns
1
 baby carrot

Make It

MIX first 5 ingredients until blended. Refrigerate 1 hour.

DIVIDE cheese mixture into 3 different-size balls (1 small, 1 medium and 1 large). Coat with Parmesan. Arrange in line on serving plate to resemble a snowman lying down. (Largest ball should be at bottom of plate for the snowman's base, and the smallest ball should be at the top for the snowman's head.)

DECORATE with remaining ingredients to resemble photo.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Variation
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
Serving Suggestion
Serve with crackers and cut-up fresh vegetables, such as carrot and celery sticks.
Variations
Prepare cheese mixture as directed, then shape as follows: Yule Log: Divide in half. Roll each half into log. Roll in chopped PLANTERS Cashews and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley to resemble yule logs. Decorated Christmas Tree: Drop by tablespoonfuls into triangular shape on small platter; smooth top with spatula to resemble Christmas tree shape. Add a few pretzel sticks for the tree trunk and chopped red, green and yellow peppers for the ornaments. Truffles: Shape into 1/2-inch balls. Roll in KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, ground PLANTERS Pecans, dry bread crumbs or chopped fresh parsley. Wreath: Drop by spoonfuls around drinking glass on serving plate; smooth top with spatula. Remove glass. Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley and red peppers to resemble a Christmas wreath.
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