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Cheddar Cheese Carrot

 Cheddar Cheese Carrot
If you "carrot" all about serving up a good time for your guests, plant this playful appetizer on your party menu. I make this for parties, and it catches everyone's eye.—Pam Goodlet, Washington Island, Wisconsin
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • Fresh parsley springs
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and cheddar cheese for 1 minute.
  • Add the carrot, peanuts, onion and dill; mix well.
  • On a serving platter, shape mixture into an 8-in. log, tapering one
  • end to form a carrot shape. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or
  • until serving.
  • Place parsley at wide end for carrot top. Serve with crackers. Yield:
  • 2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 95 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.