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Festive Cheese Spread

"Guests will love Festive Cheese Spread not only for its incredible herb and garlic flavor, but for its very festive candy cane look on your holiday table."
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4 h 10 m servings 113 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings

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  1. Beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy with an electric mixer. Add remaining ingredients except red bell pepper; beat well.
  2. Place a piece of plastic wrap on a baking sheet. Spoon cheese mixture onto plastic wrap to form a candy cane shape, log or ball. Fold up plastic wrap over cheese to encase. Refrigerate until cheese is firm, about 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Unwrap cheese mixture. Place on serving plate. Smooth entire shape with spatula or knife. Decorate with bell pepper. May be covered and refrigerated overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 113 calories; 11.3 g fat; 1.4 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; 34 mg cholesterol; 116 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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This cheese dip is amazing as well as decorative. I just use the spices in my cabinet, so that it doesn't become a big expense. I didn't think I would like the red bell peppers, but they add a n...

I served this for Christmas last year and it was a huge hit. The presentation is wonderful, and it tastes terrific. After the party was done I mashed it all together, and it was even better wi...

I made this for Christmas last year and it was really cute. The flavor was nothing spectacular, just like any other cheeseball, and the placement of the red peppers to create stripes was time c...

This is excellant and quick! Served it at a Christmas party and everyone loved it!

Ok, the recipe for the cheese log is fine, however I had trouble with the decorating. The chopped pepper wouldn't stay on the log and kept falling off the sides. The juice from the pepper also...