Cheesy Christmas Tree

Cheesy Christmas Tree

Substitute: Prepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/4 cup chopped red peppers
  • 1 stick KRAFT POLLY-O TWIST-UMS String Cheese
  • RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  1. Cut block of cream cheese diagonally in half. Arrange both halves, with points together, on serving plate to resemble Christmas-tree shape.
  2. Cut a 2-inch piece from the string cheese. Place at bottom of tree for the trunk.
  3. Wrap up remaining cheese; refrigerate until ready to use for snacking or other use.
  4. Spoon pesto over cream cheese; sprinkle with peppers.
  5. Serve as a spread with the crackers.

Yield: 12 servings, 2 tablespoons spread and 5 crackers each

Nutritional Information: Calories 200 Total fat 16 g Saturated fat 6 g Cholesterol 20 mg Sodium 280 mg Carbohydrate 12 g Dietary fiber 1 g Sugars 2 g Protein 3 g Vitamin A 8 %DV Vitamin C 10 %DV Calcium 6 %DV Iron 4 %DV

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Kraft Heinz Company