Cheese Pumpkins Anyone?

"Betty Crocker" Recipe
Here's what I'm going to make for my guests this weekend!
Aren't they adorable?  I'm going to serve them with assorted imported cheeses and some fresh bread!

8 tablespoons smoked Cheddar cold pack cheese food (from 8-oz container)

2 teaspoons finely chopped peanuts
4 butter-flavored pretzel spindles or sticks, broken in half
16 tiny pieces fresh parsley leaves

Line small serving plate with waxed paper. Roll each level tablespoon cold pack cheese food into a ball; place on waxed paper-lined serving plate. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes for easier handling.

With end of toothpick, draw ridges around balls to resemble pumpkins. Dip bottoms of cheese balls in chopped peanuts. (I'm going to use crushed pretzel crackers for mine).

Just before serving, insert pretzel halves into cheese balls for pumpkin stems. Decorate with parsley for leaves. Store in refrigerator.

On another note......My youngest daughter made this pumpkin with her cousin this weekend and I thought I'd show it off!
Good old sharpie markers work great on pumpkins!
Have a great "spooky" week!