Spicy Cheese Mice

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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