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.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
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
1 baby carrot
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Let's 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.
Save 30 calories and 4 g fat, including 2.5 g sat fat by preparing with PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Serve with crackers and cut-up fresh vegetables, such as carrot and celery sticks.
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
* 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.