Cheese Carrots

Cheese Carrots

If you’re looking for a simple appetizer to add to your spring time menu, check out 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, all mixed up, then formed by hand into “carrots.” It’s just like playing with play-dough, y’all. Easy and fun! You can’t beat that.

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I first made these years ago during Easter when my children were very young after discovering the recipe in my Aunt’s cookbook. I’ve adapted the recipe slightly since, using the spices I have on hand. Next time (as long as I know young children won’t be eating it) I’ll going to spice things up a bit or two with a touch of cayenne pepper.

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A few notes:

- You could certainly use any cheese spread, or cheese ball recipe that would hold a shape for this too.
- I used reduced fat cream cheese, but use what you prefer.
- Don’t try to use the pre-shredded cheese. For the cheese mixture to come together it really needs to be soft, and pre-shredded cheese sometimes has a hardness or funky coating that would make a weird texture in this.

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Cheese Carrots
 
A fun twist on rabbit food.
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Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Carole Radford's Hearts Go Home for the Holidays.

Comments

  1. 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!

  2. says

    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!

  3. 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.

  4. Margie Wolczak says

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

  5. 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!

  6. Sonia says

    Amy,
    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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