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Baby Bib Appetizers

Make designs on cocktail rye bread "bibs" with sliced Cheddar and deli ham along with spreadable cheese. Fresh chive "ties" complete the cute look.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

24
slices (3/4 oz each) Cheddar cheese
6
slices (1 oz each) oval-shaped deli cooked ham
1/2
cup garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese (from 6.5-oz container)
24
slices cocktail rye bread (from 1-lb package)
24
long, thin fresh chives
Fresh dill weed

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 With 2 1/2-inch scalloped round cookie cutter, cut 24 rounds from cheese slices. With 1 3/4-inch round cutter, cut 24 rounds of ham (4 rounds can be cut from each ham slice).
  • 2 Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon spreadable cheese on center of each bread slice. Place 1 cheese slice on spreadable cheese on each bread slice; press down gently. Place 1 ham slice on each cheese slice.
  • 3 With 1 3/4-inch round cutter, cut small half-circle from top edge through ham, cheese and bread to form neck of bib (see photo). Repeat to make remaining bibs.
  • 4 To make tie for each bib, cut each chive in half. Tie 2 chive halves together with knot in center to make X shape (see diagram). Tuck 2 chive ends under cheese slice on either side of cutout. Pipe spreadable cheese to form small design on bibs; garnish with dill weed.
  • 1 With 2 1/2-inch scalloped round cookie cutter, cut 24 rounds from cheese slices. With 1 3/4-inch round cutter, cut 24 rounds of ham (4 rounds can be cut from each ham slice).
  • 2 Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon spreadable cheese on center of each bread slice. Place 1 cheese slice on spreadable cheese on each bread slice; press down gently. Place 1 ham slice on each cheese slice.
  • 3 With 1 3/4-inch round cutter, cut small half-circle from top edge through ham, cheese and bread to form neck of bib (see photo). Repeat to make remaining bibs.
  • 4 To make tie for each bib, cut each chive in half. Tie 2 chive halves together with knot in center to make X shape (see diagram). Tuck 2 chive ends under cheese slice on either side of cutout. Pipe spreadable cheese to form small design on bibs; garnish with dill weed.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For a meatless variation, use a variety of colored cheeses and/or vegetables such as zucchini slices, leaf lettuce and tomato slices.

Use a variety of meats of cheeses for different colors.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.