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QuesO’ Lantern

QuesO’ Lantern

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Ingredients

1⁄2 cup

TOSTITOS® Chunky Habanero Salsa (Hot)

2 (8 oz.)

Packages Cream Cheese, softened

1⁄3 cup

Finely chopped fresh cilantro

1

Minced small fresh habanero or jalapeño pepper (Optional)

2 (8 oz.)

Blocks extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1

Bell Pepper

4

Extra large black olives

1 bag

TOSTITOS® Bite Size

4

Rubber Bands

How to Make

1

Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Add in TOSTITOS® Chunky Habanero Salsa, cilantro and habanero (or jalapeño) pepper and mix until blended. Add 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese and mix until combined.

2

Pour cheese mixture onto parchment paper, wet hands and shape into a ball.

3

Press remaining 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese around ball and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Stretch rubber bands evenly around ball, forming pumpkin shape. Chill for at least 3 hours and up to 2 days.

4

When ready to serve, remove entire stem of a bell pepper and cut olives to create two eyes, a nose and a mouth.

5

Carefully remove rubber bands and plastic wrap. Transfer to a serving plate and press down lightly to flatten. Press a chopstick or wooden skewer into indentation to accentuate the pumpkin shape, if desired.

6

Add olives to one side to create a face, and top with the bell pepper stem before serving with TOSTITOS® Bite Size Tortilla Chips.

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