Christmas Candle Cheese Spread


Making This One This Year!

36 Servings Prep/Total Time: 30 Min.

    1. 1 package (8 ounces) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened or cubed), softened
    2. 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
    3. 1/4 cup sour cream
    4. 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
    5. 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    6. 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    7. 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
    8. 1/3 cup sesame seeds, toasted
    9. 1 medium sweet red pepper
    10. 1 medium green pepper
    11. Assorted crackers



  1. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, onions, Worcestershire and hot pepper sauce until blended. Form 1/2 cup cheese mixture into a 4-in. circle. Coat with parsley.
  2. Form the remaining cheese mixture into a cylinder; roll in sesame seeds. Place on top of circle. Cut a piece of red pepper to resemble a flame; insert into the top of the candle. Cut one ring from the green pepper; cut in half. Position one half on the side for handle. (Save remaining peppers for another use.) Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 4-1/2 cups.


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