Easy Cheese Carrots Recipe
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Check out these fun and easy Cheese Carrots. They are sure to please any hungry rabbits.
If you’re looking for a simple appetizer to add to your spring time menu, these easy Cheese Carrots are the perfect addition. Not only would they be cute for your Easter or spring holiday spread, but perfect for April Fool’s Day too! And they could not be easier to make. Really!
Only a few ingredients are required for this tasty appetizer, plus a little mixing, then shape them into carrots. From start to finish these only take about 30 minutes to make, depending on how quick you are at sculpting. It’s just like playing with play-dough, only tasty. These cheese carrots are so easy and fun to make! Easy enough for the kids to get involved. Kids of any age would love to play in the kitchen and make these for snack time.
Years ago I first made these easy 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 will not be eating them) easily kick these carrots up a notch or two by adding a few pinches (or more!) of cayenne pepper.
A few easy 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.
- These easy Cheese Carrots can be made ahead of time by 2 days then tightly wrapped with plastic wrap and refrigerated until ready to serve.
Easy Cheese Carrots Recipe
A fun twist on rabbit food. Perfect for special occasions in spring and summer!
- 3 ounces (weight) cream cheese (I used a reduced fat, but use what you like)
- 6 ounces (weight) cheddar cheese, finely shredded
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
- a few sprigs of fresh parsley
- 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.
- Divide the cheese mixture into 5-6 sections (or however many "carrots" you want to create). Using your hands form carrots shapes.
- Add details to cheese carrots with a knife.
- Arrange cheese carrots on platter. Add sprigs of parsley to create carrot tops.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve with crackers or crudités.
Thank you for this recipe. I needed to bring an appetizer to Easter dinner. I brought these carrots and they were a *huge* hit!
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
These are the cutest carrots EVER and made out of cheese….well even better!
My but these are gorgeous tasty carrots….yum!
Too Cute!! I’ll try these for Easter – wishing you and your family all the best!
These are seriously SO cute! So impressed. Love them!
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
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.
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.
A pumpkin would be cute!
THESE NOT ONLY LOOK GREAT, BUT TASTE GREAT TOO. I TOOK THEM TO AN EASTER THEMED POTLUCK AND THEY WERE A HUGE HIT!
I’m so happy to hear that, Carole! Such a fun dish to a holiday spread.