Cheesy Witch Hat

Cheesy Witch Hat

This creamy cheese spread is shaped into a witch hat and covered in poppy seed to create a yummy appetizer for your next ghoulish gathering!

30 min.prep time 4:30total time
32 servings
2 Ratings

Ingredients

Spread

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 (.7-ounce) package dry Italian salad dressing mix
10 ounces (2 1/2 cups) shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (4-ounce) jar chopped pimentos, well-drained
1 (1.25-ounce) package (1/4 cup) poppy seed

Decorations

1 large carrot, peeled, sliced thin

Serve With

Crackers
Fresh cut-up vegetables

Directions

Combine all spread ingredients except poppy seed in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reserve 2 tablespoons cheese mixture in small bowl. Cover; refrigerate.

Divide remaining cheese mixture in half. Spread one-half into 6-inch circle in middle of serving plate to form brim of hat. Shape remaining half of cheese mixture into 4-inch ball. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.

Assemble hat by centering cheese ball in middle of hat brim. Shape ball into a cone to form top of witch’s hat. Sprinkle or press poppy seed over entire hat to cover.

Attach carrot slices to form hatband by using reserved cheese mixture. Carefully cover with plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Remove from refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving. Serve with assorted crackers and vegetables.

Recipe Tip

- Sliced olives, zucchini or small round crackers may also be used to form hatband.

- This fun hat can be made 1 day ahead. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate. Attach hatband just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 120

Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 230mg

Carbohydrates: 1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #14409©2009Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is so much fun, and tastes great!
LOVED this recipe; this year for Thanksgiving I'm going to make it into a Pilgrim hat! Should be awesome!

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