Cheesy Mini-Pumpkins

I saw a big cheeseball pumpkin in a magazine and thought, "how about mini ones for party appetizers or after-school snacks?". We whipped up a batch today and they were gobbled up! Use any cheeseball recipe you like, we just picked something easy since my kids are big Ranch fans. These would be absolutely adorable at a Fall Party!!!

Cheesey Mini-Pumpkins
makes about 20

2 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 package Ranch dressing mix
1 C. shredded cheese, any kind (we used a Mexican blend)
1 C. crushed cheese crackers
Green Onion, for garnish
Green Pepper, for garnish

Mix cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, and shredded cheese in a bowl until combined. Take a heaping spoonful, roll it into a ball shape and roll in crushed cheese crackers.
Set on a plate and make a small indention with your finger to form the pumpkin shape. Add a green pepper "stem" and green onion "leaf". (see video tutorial)


Serve with pretzels, carrots, crackers, pea pods, whatever your family likes to dip.