Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Healthy Snowman Recipe on Festive Plates

Going grocery shopping but your kid wants to build a snowman? Well you can do both with this Ranch Spread Snowman from Taste of Home on one of our festive holiday plates, which range from only 99 cents to 2 dollars!       




TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 21 servings

  • 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 vegetables. 
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 3g carbohydrates, trace fiber, 2g protein.

Happy Holidays!

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