First up was some cute cheddar cheese slices that I cut into little bunny and flower shapes using my cookie cutters. I served these along with some Ritz crackers. Perfect for the toddler set.
Next I made a bacon ranch cheddar cheese ball using up the leftover cheese from the bunny and flower cuttings along with some extra pre-shredded cheddar cheese blend. Once the ingredients were mixed up, I shaped the cheese mixture into a triangle carrot shape and pressed some of the extra pre-shredded cheese onto the outside of the cheese carrot. Next I tucked some fresh flat leaf parsley into the top of the carrot and put some triangle triscuits around for serving. See the recipe I used below...
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball:
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese at room temp
1/2 (1/2 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix (dry)
1 cup cheddar cheese
5-6 pieces of crumbled bacon
1 tbsp. chopped green onion or chives (optional)
1 tbsp. Sour Cream (optional)
I used my food processor to mix all the ingredients together, then turned it out and shaped it into the carrot shape.