This one would be cute for a Halloween party - at home or in the classroom - especially since we're all trying to combat the sugar overload from the candy with something not quite so teeth-rotting. ;)
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
1 8-ounce package shredded taco-flavored cheese
1/4 cup margarine or butter
2 tablespoons milk
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
Red pepper-stuffed olives
Green sweet pepper
Place 2 packages of cream cheese, taco-flavored cheese, and margarine in a mixing bowl. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add milk to the cheese mixture in the mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, stopping the mixer occasionally to scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula. Cover bowl and chill 4 to 24 hours.
Form cheese mixture into a head shape and place on a serving plate. In a bowl, stir the remaining cream cheese until smooth. Spread head with softened cream cheese. Press in tortilla chips for ears. Using wooden toothpicks, attach a pickled whole pepper for nose, pimiento-stuffed olives for eyes, and pepper-stuffed olives for toes. Cut zigzag pieces of sweet pepper for eyebrows. Use shredded beets for hair and press in carrot sticks for teeth. Serve with assorted crackers. Makes 20 servings.
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