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Ladybug Appetizers Recipe

Ladybug Appetizers Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Black paste food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 36 butter-flavored crackers
  • 18 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 18 large pitted ripe olives
  • 72 fresh chive pieces (about 1-1/2 inches long)
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    TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
    MAKES: 12 servings

    Directions

    1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Remove 1 tablespoon to a small bowl and tint black. Place tinted cream cheese mixture in a small plastic bag; set aside.
    2. Add the chives, garlic salt and parsley to the remaining cream cheese mixture. Spread over crackers. Arrange two tomato quarters on each for the ladybug wings.
    3. For heads, halve the olives widthwise; place one half on each cracker. Insert two chives into olives for antennae. Use tinted cream cheese mixture to pipe spots onto wings. Yield: 3 dozen.