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Snowman Cheese Ball

 Snowman Cheese Ball
This frosty fellow is always welcome at a winter gathering, according to Susan Seymour of Valatie, New York. He's very tasty, too--and gets a little zip from horseradish and garlic.
20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (4-1/2 ounces) dried beef, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 2 cartons (4 ounces each) spreadable cream cheese
  • 5 dried cranberries
  • 1 baby carrot
  • 2 pretzel sticks
  • 1 large round cracker
  • 4 round butter-flavored crackers
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the
  • dried beef, onions, horseradish and garlic powder until blended.
  • Shape into two balls, one slightly larger than the other. Roll each
  • in parsley. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • On a serving plate, place the smaller cheese ball on top of larger
  • cheese ball, forming a snowman. Set aside 1 teaspoon spreadable
  • cream cheese. Carefully cover snowman with remaining spreadable
  • cream cheese.
  • Arrange cranberries for eyes and buttons. Insert carrot for nose and

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Snowman Cheese Ball (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • pretzel sticks for arms.
  • Place a small dab of reserved cream cheese on top of large cracker.
  • Top with a butter-flavored cracker. Repeat with three remaining
  • butter-flavored crackers. Place on top of snowman. Serve with
  • crackers. Yield: 1 snowman.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 79 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.