Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Scrumptious Snowman

The photo above is of the Salmon Dip Snowman I made for my sister, Andrea's, Christmas Eve party last year...this year I made two of them (one for my mother-in-law, Beverly's, Christmas and the other one for my BIG family Christmas party).

This delicious, festive, and absolutely adorable appetizer is really a crowd pleaser! Not only does everyone comment on how cute and unique the snowman hors d'oeuvre looks, but they also complement his yummy flavor! Below I have listed my "Salmon Dip Snowman" recipe that I want to share with everyone...Enjoy!

Salmon Dip Snowman

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 of a can of red salmon (14.75 oz. can); you can use more salmon if desired
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable cream cheese
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 5 dried cranberries, divided
  • 2 pretzel sticks
  • 1 small pitted ripe olives
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 green onion
  • Assorted crackers
  • In a large bowl, beat the first four ingredients until blended. Shape into three balls, one 3-1/2 in., one 3 in and one 2-1/2 in. Place the 3-1/2-in. ball on an 8-in. serving plate; top with the 3-in. ball, then the small ball. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • With a knife, smooth spreadable cream cheese over each ball; spread remaining cheese around base of snowman. Arrange rosemary sprigs on snowman's head, forming a wreath. Place three dried cranberries inside wreath. Insert pretzel sticks for arms.
  • Cut two thin slices from olive and make two 1/8-in. circles. Place circles on head for eyes and slices on body for buttons. cut one cranberry in half widthwise; place in the center of olive buttons. Cut remaining cranberry in half lengthwise; shape one piece into a smile and place on snowman's face (discard remaining cranberry half).
  • Trim carrot to make a small nose; position on face. Cut top of green onion into a 1/4-in. strip; tie around neck for scarf. Serve with crackers. Yield: 14-16 servings.


Emily-Claire Ballou said...

ADORABLE! I almost wouldn't want to eat him because he's so cute, but he looks delicious. I'll have to try making one next year. Thank you :)

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Thank you Emily! I know, you can tell that it is a bit difficult for the first person to dig into this yummy snowman...at first people are just standing around and admiring him. However, once the first person gets a taste, everyone starts swarming in to finish him up because he is very tasty! ;-) I love that this snowman really ties in the Christmas theme for a party.

Angela said...

Oh how cute! I will have to remember this one for next year.

Andrea said...

It was hard to eat him because he was so cute, but boy was he tasty. :-)

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Thank you Andy and Angela! ;-*