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Cheese Squares

 Cheese Squares
Explains Camarillo, California field editor Anita Curtis, "If you're looking for a great make-ahead snack, try these. They're nice to have in the freezer for lunch with soup or a salad. My family loves to nibble on them anytime."
48 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 jars (5 ounces each) sharp American cheese spread, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 loaves (1-1/2 pounds each) thinly sliced sandwich bread, crusts removed

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter, cheese spread and egg until smooth. Stir in
  • chilies, salsa and cheddar cheese. Spread about 1 tablespoon cheese
  • mixture on each slice of one loaf of bread.
  • Top with remaining bread; spread with more cheese mixture. Cut each
  • sandwich into four squares; place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at
  • 350° for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • To freeze, place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze for 1
  • hour. Remove from the baking sheet and store in an airtight
  • container in the freezer until needed.
  • To bake frozen, place squares on a greased baking sheet. Bake at
  • 350° for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and browned. Yield: 8
  • dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 102 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 213 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.