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Ranch Spread Snowman

 Ranch Spread Snowman
Let your kids use their imagination and decorate their snowman with colorful vegetables and fruit. They may want to leave a few under the tree for Santa to nibble. —Sherry Al-Tamimi, Sugar Valley, Georgia
21 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Assorted decorations: small pitted ripe olives, pretzel sticks and sweet red and/or orange pepper
  • Assorted crackers and fresh vegetables

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the
  • dressing mix, mustard and garlic; mix well. Shape into two balls,
  • one slightly larger than the other. Cover and refrigerate for at
  • least 4 hours.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. On a serving
  • plate, stack the small cheese ball on top of the larger ball to make
  • a snowman.
  • Cut ends from olives to make small circles; attach to snowman for
  • eyes and buttons. Insert pretzel sticks for arms. Cut top hat from
  • pepper; place on top of snowman. Trim pepper to make a nose; insert
  • into face. Serve with crackers and vegetables. Yield: 2-2/3 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons (calculated without decorations, crackers and vegetables) equals 122 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 374 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.