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Mummified Cheese Log

Oxmoor House
Yield Serves 6 to 8
Shaping this log into a mummy is half the fun. Let the kids help decide how they want this cheesy mummy to look and then start sculpting!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 ounce pkg. light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • assorted crackers

How to Make It

  1. Place pecans on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, stirring twice; let cool. Place cream cheese, onions, mustard, garlic and hot pepper sauce in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on slow speed for about 3 minutes. Stir in Cheddar cheese. Form into a mummy-shaped log and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 15 to 20 minutes. Mix parsley with toasted pecans and spread on a baking sheet or wax paper. Unwrap log and roll in parsley mixture, covering completely. Wrap again in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve with crackers.

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