Spicy Cheese Mice

Celebrating Halloween? Then surprise your guests with these little mice-shaped cheese appetizers – perfect for a group.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
cups finely shredded pepper Jack cheese (8 oz)
1 1/4
cups finely chopped smoked almonds
16
julienne carrots (from 10-oz bag)
32
sliced almonds, toasted (2 tablespoons)
Hot pepper jelly, if desired
Assorted crackers, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix cheeses with spoon until blended. Place smoked almonds on small plate. For each mouse, shape 2 tablespoons cheese mixture into mouse shape; roll in smoked almonds.
  • 2 For tail, insert 1 carrot strip into wide end of each mouse. For ears, insert 2 sliced almonds, pointed side up, into narrow end. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3 Serve cheese mice with pepper jelly and crackers. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix cheeses with spoon until blended. Place smoked almonds on small plate. For each mouse, shape 2 tablespoons cheese mixture into mouse shape; roll in smoked almonds.
  • 2 For tail, insert 1 carrot strip into wide end of each mouse. For ears, insert 2 sliced almonds, pointed side up, into narrow end. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3 Serve cheese mice with pepper jelly and crackers. Store covered in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To toast sliced almonds, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are light brown.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
143
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
157mg
157%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.