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Spicy Cheese Mice

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 2 hr 25 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Celebrating Halloween? Then surprise your guests with these little mice-shaped cheese appetizers – perfect for a group.

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

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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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