Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mini Cheese Pumpkins

I saw these pumpkins at Betty Crocker's website and thought that they were so adorable.  These would be so cute to serve any time during a Fall get-together and they're a perfect one-bite appetizer.  Here's how they're made:

1 container of cold pack cheese (I used Trader Joe's spreadable cheese in a tub and it was a little too soft)
peanuts, chopped
pretzel sticks, broken
fresh herbs (Betty Crocker used parsley and I used oregano)

Take small scoops of cheese and roll into balls.  Place on wax paper and chill for about 10 minutes.  Use a toothpick to score lines on the pumpkin (my cheese was too soft).  Break the pretzels and insert into the top of the pumpkins.  Dip the pumpkins into the chopped peanuts.  Place on a decorative plate and insert the fresh herbs for the twining leaves on the pumpkin.

I am sharing this with:

Foodie Friday
Full Plate
Share Your Cup
Seasonal Sundays
Tips, Tutorials and Tidbits
Foodie Friday
Weekend Potluck


  1. Your pumpkins turned out cute Kitty! A fun munchie for any fall gathering:@)

  2. So cute, and I love TJ's spreadable cheese, Pub Cheese I think it is called. So good. xo

  3. Adorable! We have some local tub cheese that I would use, I think. It has that same wonderful color!

  4. Your cheese pumpkins are adorable, Kitty! Almost too cute to eat....almost :) I pray your week is going well, friend. Much love!

  5. Those pumpkins are super cute, Kitty! Happy Halloween!

  6. Those are darling, Kitty!

    when my daughter made her port wine cheese ball she placed it and kneaded it into a pumpkin shape inside a baggie - using her fingers. She kept it in fridge overnight, next day - party day - she took out, shaped a little more then used a knife to "score" the lines where her fingers indented it the day before.,.....something to consider.....

    Where these cute cheese pumpkins as delish as they look?

  7. Oh, I LOVE cheese so these would be a winner here in my home, Kitty. Such a cute presentation! Thank you for sharing at my HOME and enjoy the rest of your week, my friend.

    Blessings & hugs,

  8. They are just darling! I love that they're made from cheese...even though yours are a little soft...they are still very cute! Thanks for sharing. Pinning this one. Hugs to you. XO

  9. Very cute, Kitty!....Christine

  10. I bet these tasted great, Kitty! They look really cute on the platter with the green "vines".
    Thanks for the warning not to use Trader Joe's spreadable cheese. LOL
    I usually have Port Wine in the house, so that might work. I'll try it.

  11. That's such a clever idea - aren't people clever!
    I've copied and pasted - thank you Kitty!
    I was surprised to read there was a Betty Crocker website - I'll have a look.
    It was one of the first cook books I bought as a young girl!

  12. Kitty, they are absolutely adorable! And yummy too! Happy Halloween. xo

  13. Hi Kitty! These are so cute and perfect for me to make for a last minute Halloween cocktail party that I was just invited to! Please consider sharing these at Stylish Friday Finds! The party goes live at 8pm tonight! Hope to see you there!

  14. How cute! What a fun little fall appetizer! Love the little "pumpkins"!

  15. These are so cute, Kitty!! I love the way the oregano looks like pumpkin leaves. I'm constantly amazed at how many creative ideas we can find online; thanks for sharing this with us! :)

    Hugs to you!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  16. These look super yummy Kitty! I love the idea of the cheesecake ball in pumpkin form! Yum.

  17. How cute are these! Sounds simple and delicious.
    Love it !

  18. Hey Kitty,

    These are so cute...and would be appropriate for anytime in the fall..They might help with portion control when it comes to feeding hungry little boys and appetizer. :-)
    hope you are doing good...I think of you often..with the upcoming holiday season..
    Love, Mona

  19. oh my goodness yummy, yummy! thank you for posting! I like your blog and I'm definitely going to try a lot of your recipes, and I'm definitely following now! your blog looks just like a kitchen blog should look like!! ;)
    have a wonderful weekend!! ;)

    much love,

    p.s. please feel free to check out my blog too if you want! I'll leave a link below! ;)

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  20. These are adorable and bet they taste even better. :)
    hugs, bj

  21. Hi Kitty,
    Your Mini Cheese Pumpkins are just adorable, can't wait to make these! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  22. How cute and edible! I'll try these for Thanksgiving nibbles. Take care. xx

  23. Kitty, these are adorable and so cute. Perfect for a cocktail party. Much love, Linda

  24. These little cheese pumpkins look so cute!
    Perfect for a delicious appetizer or snack.

  25. Oh my gosh are these ever adorable and I get they were gobbled up in no time!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  26. How cute are these! I'm going to claim this idea as my own for Thanksgiving. Hope you don't mind.

  27. These are just to cute! Keeping this idea in mind if I get to provide an appetizer for Thanksgiving.

  28. Love this and love how easy it sounds. Thanks for posting.

  29. These are darling and look tasty too.

  30. Kitty, the mini pumpkins are so cute. They sound delicious also! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  31. What a cute idea. Thank you for bringing this to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  32. Your crop of little cheese pumpkins are adorable Kitty! Love the oregano as vines :)


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