Whoo-Hoo Hooty

Serve this easy cheese spread with fruit or crackers at your next party. Shape it like an owl for extra fun.

Whoo-Hoo Hooty
Photo: Marty Baldwin
1 owl


  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese

  • 2 cup finely shredded smoked cheddar, Swiss, or Gouda

  • ½ cup butter or margarine

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • 2 teaspoon steak sauce

  • 1 green apple

  • 3 cashews

  • sliced almonds

  • 2 capers

  • 1 breadstick

  • sprig of parsley


  1. Let cream cheese, shredded cheese, and butter stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add milk and steak sauce; beat until fluffy. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.

  2. Shape about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into an oval body. Shape 2 rounded teaspoons into a ball for the head. Press the shapes together.

  3. Cut 6 thin apple slices in assorted sizes for wings and press into sides of the body. Push 2 cashews into the body for feet and 1 cashew into the head for the beak. Cover the body with almond slices. Add caper eyes, almond slices and a sprig of parsley at the top of the head, and a breadstick for the tree branch. Makes 1 owl.

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