Looking for a fun holiday appetizer? Avocado mashed with mayo and lime juice makes for some lovely greenery on a festive guacamole tree!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
1 fully ripe avocado
1 Tbsp. KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise
2 tsp. lime juice
1 jalapeño pepper
8 grape tomato es, halved
1 green onion, thinly sliced
80 RITZ Snowflake Cracker s
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Let's Make It
Cut block of cream cheese diagonally in half. Place triangles together on 12x10-inch piece of plastic wrap to resemble a tree. Cover with second 12x10-inch piece of plastic wrap. Press to flatten cream cheese tree into 7-inch-tall tree with 6-inch-wide base. Peel off top sheet of plastic wrap. Invert cream cheese tree onto serving plate; remove remaining plastic wrap.
Mash avocado in medium bowl. Add mayo and lime juice; mix well. Spread over cream cheese.
Cut 3 thin slices from pepper; place on top of tree. Seed and chop remaining pepper. Decorate tree with peppers, tomatoes and onions. Place 8 crackers, in 2 stacks of 4 each, at base of tree for the trunk. Serve with remaining crackers.
Choose avocados with firm skin that yields to slight pressure when ripe. Once ripe, store in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat, making them a good substitute for foods with saturated fat.
If cream cheese gets too soft when shaping it into the tree shape, place it, with plastic wrap, in refrigerator for 5 to 10 min. or until desired consistency.
Substitute original RITZ Crackers for the Snowflake Crackers.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.