Turkey Cheese Bites

Tiny appetizer cheese bites – dressed up like turkeys. 

Turkey Cheese Bites

I am a firm believer that food should be festive. Take these turkey cheese ball bites for example.

They are so easy, flavorful and look so pretty on a platter. The perfect nibble before the big meal.

When my kids were little, I kept them occupied on Thanksgiving Day by doing things like making home made butter. ( Which, BTW, It’s so easy and fun – and, most importantly, keeps them out of your hair while you’re cooking! See my demo on You Tube.) And we would always make our famous Thanksgiving candy turkeys – with one at every plate.

Can’t wait for Turkey Day, can you?

— posted by Donna

TURKEY CHEESE BALL BITES

8 ounces light cream cheese, at room temperature
8 ounces grated favorite cheese (I used sharp white cheddar)
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup of ground nuts (I like pecans for this)
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
Bits of peeled carrots, shaped like the turkey heads

Mix together the cream cheese, grated cheese, Worcestershire sauce, green onions and garlic powder. Chill for at least 30 minutes, until firm.

Remove from fridge and roll into balls that are 1 tablespoon each. Roll in ground nuts. Place on serving tray and garnish with almond slices and carrot bits – to look like turkeys!

OTHER FUN THANKSGIVING APPETIZERS:

Barbecue Meatballs, Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Stuffed Mushrooms, On Sugar Mountain
Thanksgiving Appetizers, Cookin’ Canuck
Apricot and Pecan Topped Brie, Eat at Home
Low Glycemic Appetizers, Kalyn’s Kitchen
Proscuitto Pear Cups, Spinach Tiger
Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas, Pinch My Salt
40 Healthy Gluten Free Appetizers, Jeanette’s Healthy Living

 

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