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Ranch Spread Snowman

Let your kids use their imagination and decorate their snowman with colorful vegetables and fruit. They may want to leave a few under the tree for Santa to nibble. —Sherry Al-Tamimi, Sugar Valley, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2-2/3 cups

Ingredients

  • 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 fresh vegetables

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons (calculated without decorations, crackers and vegetables): 122 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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