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This sweet carrot-shaped cheese ball recipe is a clever take on an Easter dessert favorite: carrot cake. Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, gingersnaps or apple slices for dipping fun that both kids and adults will love.

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total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk cream cheese, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Stir in 1 cup carrot, pineapple and raisins.

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  • Coat a large piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray. Scoop the cheese mixture onto it. Using the plastic wrap to help you, form the cheese mixture into a ball, then completely wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.

  • Just before serving, combine pecans, coconut and the remaining 1/4 cup carrot in a small bowl. Turn the cheese ball out onto a serving plate and form into a carrot shape. Coat with the pecan mixture. Garnish with carrot greens, if desired.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

2 Tbsp.
101 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 8.7g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 6.7g; fat 6.8g; saturated fat 3.3g; cholesterol 14mg; vitamin a iu 2078.8IU; vitamin c 4.1mg; folate 6.7mcg; calcium 31.3mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 8.1mg; potassium 107.6mg; sodium 120.1mg; added sugar 3g.

1 1/2 fat

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