8 oz (2 cups) Land O' Lakes Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup finely crushed cheese-flavored bite-sized crackers
1 medium bell pepper with stem
How to make it
Melt 2 tsp butter in small skillet until sizzling; add garlic and sugar. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until garlic just starts to brown (3 to 5 minutes). Immediately remove from heat.
Combine garlic mixture and all remaining spread ingredients in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy.
Shape cheese mixture into a pumpkin shape with hands.
Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Place crushed crackers into a large shallow pie plate. Roll cheese ball into crackers; press evenly to coat. Place on serving dish.
Create a stem for the top of the pumpkin from bell pepper slices.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight to blend flavors. Just before serving; score vertical lines on pumpkin with knife.
Serve with crackers and vegetables.
Tip: Cut remaining bell pepper to serve with the cheese spread.