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Published on December 1st, 2015 | by Kristen Swain

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Snap into a Snowman

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During the holidays we are always going to events and gatherings and I often need fun ideas for creative food snacks to bring along, or add to the gathering table. We’re creating a fun idea, Snap into a Snowman!

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I love sausage trays during the Holidays! Creamy cheese with a spicy sausage, and perhaps a few briny olives? Yes, please! This snowman shaped tray is so cute, party goers might have an issue digging in, but once a few pieces are gone, they will clear the tray.

I had a lot of fun creating this cute snowman, with Slim Jim’s, cheese, and some olives, he was easy to set up and create in less then 20 minutes.

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For this easy snacking tray, you will need

One or two kinds of white block cheese( mozzarella, muenster, Monterrey Jack etc…)

One block of orange cheese ( sharp or mild cheddar etc..)

Round Wax covered cheese

Black Olives- drained

Two  Sprigs of Rosemary

1 Gable box 26 count Slim Jim’s

One 14 count box of Slim Jim’s

1 teaspoon cream cheese

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I stopped at Walmart to do a little shopping and picked up my Slim Jim’s while I was there.

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Now that we have our ingredients, let’s create this fun appetizer!

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To begin, peel the packaging off your Slim Jim’s. You need 12 for the hat, 6 for the brim, and 14 for the face of the snowman.

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I cut off a block of white cheese about 2 inches big. Then I sliced it into a thinner piece, and used a milk jug cap to act like a cookie cutter and cut out the round eyes. I also sliced off different ends of the black olives for the eyes ( the pitted hole is a great eye) and the punched end (for the button like mouth).

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To keep the Slim Jim’s from rolling around. I used a little pat of cream cheese on each end Slim Jim, and put two little dabs on the top and bottom, then placed it and pressed down to use the cream cheese as a glue, to hold the sausages in place and keep them from rolling around.

Cut another slice of the cheese, in orange this time, and trim out a triangle nose.

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For the easy berry and pine, add the wax covered cheese round, and break off some of the pieces of rosemary and place at the brim of the hat.

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To create the snow on the hat , slice the large white cheese into a long strip, then just trim off a wavy line to look like snow, place at the top of the hat.

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For the scarf, add two long pieces of orange cheese. Then cut two slices about 1/2 inch by 2 inches in the shape of a rectangle. Cut little slits into one end of the cheese ( for the fringe)and place the cheese on to  the long slices to look like the tied ends of the scarf. Cut a little off the top of one slice to angle it on the scarf.

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He’s done and ready to PARTAY!!

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Seriously? How cute is this sausage snowman?

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What a great idea for a party, especially where kids are there and this might tempt them into eating! Savory sausages and creamy cheese. I added some cubed cheese and olives on a separate plate, just to add a little more fun. I mean, who doesn’t put black olives on their fingers and chase their kids? just me? uh….. Can’t take me anywhere! lol!

What is your favorite appetizer for the holidays? Is it one you make, or one that you look forward too? Check out more ideas here! And check out Slim Jim’s facebook page!



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