Mini "Pumpkin" Cheese Balls
8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, softened
¼ cups Finely Chopped Roasted Red Peppers
½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
1 cup Finely Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Paprika, For Dusting
2 whole Green Onions
Step One: "Beat cream cheese, red peppers, garlic and cayenne until well blended. Stir in cheddar cheese."
Step Two: "Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to handle."
Step Three: "Roll into 1-inch balls and then coat in paprika."
Step Four: "Make indents in the side of each one with a knife to make a pumpkin shape (refrigerate longer if needed before shaping with a knife)."
Step Five: "Slice green onion into 1-inch pieces (green parts only). Stick into the top of the cheese ball for a stem. If they are larger green onions you may slice each piece in half lengthwise. Roll each half back into a circular shape and stick into the top of the cheese ball to make it the appropriate size."
Refrigerate until serving.
Thank you, Gourmet Girls for the recipe!