Friday, October 29, 2010

Have a Wicked Weekend

Another "Fright Day" Recipe

Last night Val and I got together at our friend Jamie's house to make these Mini "pumpkin" Cheese Balls. We had so much fun making them!!  If you are hosting a Halloween party this weekend or attending one, this is a delicious recipe to try. I know, I tasted these delectable little pumpkins! Anything with cream cheese is a winner to me.

This recipe makes about 24 pumpkins. We doubled the recipe. You will need cream cheese, a jar of roasted red peppers, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, grated cheddar cheese, paprika and whole green onions.

Finely chop the roasted red peppers.

Beat cream cheese, red peppers, garlic and cayenne until well blended.

Add your grated cheddar cheese....

and stir.

Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to handle. We skipped this step, due to time restraints. They were still easy to handle. We used a cookie dough scoop to scoop out the perfect little round portions. I think a teaspoon or melon baller would work fine too.

Roll into 1-inch balls

After you have rolled your 1-inch cheese ball, roll it in paprika to coat.

Slice green onion into 1-inch pieces (green parts only). I think mine were too big. I think you can use different sizes for realistic pumpkin looking stems.

The best way to insert the green onion, is to make a small hole in the middle of your pumpkin with a toothpick then gently insert green onion in the center. Refrigerate until serving. Before serving, make indents with a sharp knife to make a pumpkin shape. Now you have your adorable and yummy pumpkin cheese balls. Just serve them on crackers for a savory snack. Enjoy!

Thanks Jamie and Val, I had so much fun.

You can find this Tasty Kitchen Recipe at pionneer woman's website. Just click on this link.

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!!

1 comment:

  1. TOO CUTE!! They were a BIG hit. Everyone loved them.