Thanksgiving Pumpkin Patch Cheese Balls

Isn’t this a cute idea from Betty Crocker?  I might just need to add this to my Thanksgiving appetizer table. Very “kid” friendly and oh so whimsical.  These were so cute, I just had to share.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Patch Cheese Balls
8 tablespoons smoked Cheddar cold pack cheese food (from 8-oz container), well chilled
2 teaspoons finely chopped peanuts
4 butter-flavored pretzel spindles or sticks, broken in half
16 tiny pieces fresh parsley leaves

Line small serving plate with waxed paper. Roll each level tablespoon cold pack cheese food into a ball; place on waxed paper-lined serving plate. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes for easier handling.

With end of toothpick, draw ridges around balls to resemble pumpkins. Dip bottoms of cheese balls in chopped peanuts.

Just before serving, insert pretzel halves into cheese balls for pumpkin stems. Decorate with parsley for leaves. 

Looking for other Thanksgiving appetizers? Check out Gobble Up Thanksgiving Appetizers for more ideas.

Author: Rosemarie's Kitchen

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and avid home cook.I believe in eating healthy whenever possible, while still managing to indulge in life's pleasures.

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