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Adorably cheesy animal appetizers

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

Fun with fromage

These cheesy animal appetizers are almost too cute to eat! Perfect for kid's parties or whimsical cocktail soirees, they'll bring a smile to everyone's face.

Fun with fromage

Fun with fromage

These cheesy animal appetizers are almost too cute to eat! Perfect for kid's parties or whimsical cocktail soirees, they'll bring a smile to everyone's face.

Cheese and almond hedgehogs

Ingredients:

  • Laughing Cow cheese triangles
  • Whole almonds
  • Sliced almonds
  • Cream cheese
  • Peppercorns
  • Round crackers

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Directions:

1

Add quills

Place a cheese wedge on a round cracker. Starting on the bottom and working your way to the top, insert almond slices into the cheese wedge to create the hedgehog quills, covering 3/4 of the cheese with almonds. (If the cheese wedge starts to crack or split, pipe some cream cheese onto the wedge to help secure the almond slices in place.) 

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2

Prepare for eyes and nose

Pipe dots of cream cheese onto the cheese wedge for the eyes and nose.

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3

Add eyes, nose and enjoy!

Add two peppercorns for the eyes and cut the tip off of an almond for the nose. Serve with your other adorable animal appetizers!

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