Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

The cutest thing for your Fall cheese board....attributed to Betty Crocker.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line plate or tray with waxed paper or plastic wrap.
  2. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of the cheese food, and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining cheese until you wind up with about 12 balls.
  3. Refrigerate for 15 minutes on prepared plate.
  4. With a toothpick, draw ridges around the balls to resemble pumpkins. Dip the bottoms of the pumpkins in the peanuts (to resemble dirt).
  5. Just before serving, place a couple of parsley leaves on the top of each pumpkin and insert a broken pretzel piece for each stem.
  6. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.


Most Helpful

I used mini Babybel cheddar cheese for this... they are expensive, but I didn't need that many. They are already almost round... I let them sit on the counter for about 20 minutes and then kneaded them in my hands until they were malleable enough to roll into balls. I didn't feel like buying a whole bag of pretzels since we don't eat them, so I cut up some almonds we had laying around and used those for stems.

SashasMommy November 24, 2010

I actually have the betty Crocker book where this recipe was printed. These are the cutest things! I'm not a fan of cheese but I served these at my party and my guests were impressed. I had fun making them, I served them with crackers.

Kitty Kat Cook October 30, 2007

Very cute! I used sharp cheddar and diced cashews, as I had the cashews on hand. The cheese I picked up was very hard to work with (very sticky- couldn't roll with my hand or on a cutting board and even when I tried scooping with a teaspoon, it stuck to the inside of the teaspoon and had to be pried out with a toothpick), so next time I will try a different brand. Yummy nonetheless! Thanks for posting.

Starrynews November 24, 2008

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