Cheese Carrots Recipe

Check out these fun and easy Cheese Carrots. They are sure to please any hungry rabbits.

Cheese Carrots Recipe

If you’re looking for a simple appetizer to add to your spring time menu, these Cheese Carrots. Not only would they be cute for your Easter spread, but perfect for April Fool’s Day too! And they couldn’t be easier.

Only a few ingredients are required for this tasty appetizer, plus a little mixing, then shape them into “carrots.” It’s just like playing with play-dough. They are so easy and fun! The kids would love to play in the kitchen and make these for snack time.

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Years ago I first made these Cheese Carrots for Easter after discovering the recipe in my Aunt’s cookbook. I’ve adapted the recipe slightly, using spices I have on hand. If you like things spiced up a bit (and as long as you know young children won’t be eating them) kick these carrots up a notch or two with a touch of cayenne pepper.

Cheese Carrots Appetizer

A few Cheese Carrots recipe notes:

  • If you have a favorite cheese ball recipe, as long as it holds shape, make carrots instead of ball.
  • Either reduced-fat or regular cream cheese may be used.
  • Don’t use pre-shredded cheese. For the cheese mixture to come together it really needs to be soft. Pre-shredded cheese can create a weird texture when trying to mold the carrots.
Cheese Carrots
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A fun twist on rabbit food.
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 3 ounces (weight) cream cheese (I used a reduced fat, but use what you like)
  • 6 ounces (weight) cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon celery salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
  • a few sprigs of fresh parsley
  1. Using a fork combine all the ingredients together until somewhat combined, then using your hands (clean hands!) work the cheese mixture to combine more thoroughly until smooth.
  2. Divide the cheese mixture into 5-6 sections (or however many "carrots" you want to create). Using your hands form carrots shapes.
  3. Add details to cheese carrots with a knife.
  4. Arrange cheese carrots on platter. Add sprigs of parsley to create carrot tops.
  5. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Serve with crackers or crudités.
Recipe adapted from Carole Radford's Hearts Go Home for the Holidays.
  Cheese Carrots Appetizer Recipe
Originally posted March 27, 2013. Updated March 29, 2015.

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  1. 1

    Marly says

    How cute, Amy! I’m looking for some ideas to make our Easter family dinner extra special this year, and I think these have to be on the menu! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    HAHAHAHA! That’s awesome. When I first saw the picture on FB, I was like ‘Ummmm… I think you may need to start shopping at a different grocery store” So, I’m glad to learn that they’re not real carrots. :-) So crafty!

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    Candace Karu says

    I love these! Can’t wait to tell our Facebook friends about this clever idea!

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    OMG – I love this spin on a cheese log. Making them the next time my god-daughter comes over. She will love it!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen says

    These are darling! I would have never thought of it myself so I’m thrilled to have seen Tidy Mom post this to her facebook page! I am SO making these for Easter this year. Thanks for the super cute recipe idea.

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    Lisa | With Style and Grace says

    This is brilliant! Love that you made carrots out of cheese.

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    Margie Wolczak says

    So glad to see this just in time for our family Easter gathering! Cutest ever!

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    Judy B says

    Thank you for this recipe. I needed to bring an appetizer to Easter dinner. I brought these carrots and they were a *huge* hit!

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    Sonia says

    Made this yesterday for Easter lunch..was a big fascination among kids and adults.Needless to say they were tasty and polished off in no time
    Thanks for the idea

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    Diane {Created by Diane} says

    These are the cutest carrots EVER and made out of cheese….well even better!

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    Missy says

    Too Cute!! I’ll try these for Easter – wishing you and your family all the best!

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    Linda says

    I see that nobody ask so I guess I am the only one that does not know what ” weight cheddar cheese is’ sorry but never heard of it. I thought you may have meant white cheddar but they are yellow so that is why I am asking. Sorry but I don’t know

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      The “weight” refers to the measurement on weight not volume. I added parenthesis to make it more clear. Sorry for any confusion. It was to avoid someone trying to measure shredded cheese in a measuring cup instead of by weight.

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    Raquel Silies says

    Tried this for Easter! So easy and love the taste. I made just one big carrot and everyone thought it was really neat. Would definitely try again, maybe as a pumpkin in the fall.

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