Saturday, September 10, 2011

Halloween Treats - Frankin Cheesenstein

2 packages (8 ounces each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened or cubed), softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 cartons (4 ounces each) PHILADELPHIA Whipped Cream Cheese Spread
Moss-green paste food coloring
1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
2 pepperoncinis
3 colossal ripe olives
2 slices peeled parsnip
Black decorating gel
1 pretzel rod
1 small cucumber
Assorted fresh vegetables
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce until smooth. Stir in the cheddar cheese, bacon and onions. Shape into a 5-in. x 4-in. x 3-in. rectangle; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until chilled.
Unwrap rectangle; place on a serving platter with a 3-in. side on top. Tint whipped cream cheese green; spread over top and sides of rectangle.
Add chopped ripe olives for hair and pepperoncinis for ears. Cut one colossal olive in half; add parsnip slices and olive halves for eyes. With black decorating gel, pipe the brow, mouth and stitches.
Break pretzel rod in half; add a colossal olive to each end. Press into sides of head for bolts. Cut a small piece from end of cucumber for a nose (save remaining cucumber for another use). Serve with vegetables. Yield: 3 cups.

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