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  • Servings: 7 cups
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  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (16 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 drops red pepper sauce
  • 1 container (4 ounces) whipped cream cheese, softened
  • Decorations (see Success Hint), if desired
  • Assorted crackers, if desired


  • Mix 3 packages cream cheese and the Cheddar cheese; divide into 3 equal parts.
  • Combine 2 parts to equal two-thirds of mixture; mix in pesto.
  • Mix onion, mustard and pepper sauce into remaining one-third mixture.
  • Cover each cheese mixture and refrigerate about 4 hours or until firm enough to shape.
  • Shape each cheese mixture into ball.
  • Wrap each ball, label and freeze.
  • About 12 hours before serving, remove balls from freezer.
  • Thaw in wrappers in refrigerator.
  • Arrange balls on serving plate with smaller ball on top for head of snowman.
  • Frost snowman with whipped cream cheese before serving.
  • Decorate as desired.
  • Serve with crackers.
  • Store covered in refrigerator.


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