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Easier than Pi (and fewer calories too!)

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Imagine having 24 pieces of pie for about 300 calories....whaaaat?!?!?!?!? 

That's right, this Instructable shows how to make mini appetizers that resemble small slices of pumpkin pie.  They are ideal to take as an appetizer to a book (wine/whine) club meeting, to cleanse the palate between a self imposed pie-tasting event, or as an extra Thanksgiving nibble.

Let's get going...
 
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Step 1: Gather Ingrediants

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Cheddar flavored Chex Mix
2 oz of block cheese
A wee bit of soft cheese, such as Neufchatel or Cream Cheese



Step 2: Sort through the Chex Mix

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To  resemble a slice of pie, you'll want to use crackers that have a trangular shape for the base of the crust, along with some that have a ruffled edge for the upper portion of the crust.

Rather than buying a couple of boxes of crackers, I found both of these shapes in the Cheddar Flavored Chex Mix, and after sorting through a new package of the mix I ended up with about 1/2 cup of combined triangles and ruffled shaped crackers.  This resulted in about 30 triangles and 27 ruffled crackers that were not broken. 

Step 3: (who) Cut the cheese...

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The packaging of my low fat cheese identied that an inch was about an ounce, and from 2 oz of cheese I was able to cut about 8-9 thin slices.  These slices were then cut into 4 triangles that were slightly smaller than the trianglar cracker, with (snacking) scraps on each side

Using my mixer, I whipped up the soft cheese so it would be easier to spread and placed it in a ziplock fitted with a star tip.
what creativly cute crackers!!! :D
kcli (author)  AussieAnglerGal1 year ago
Thanks ;-)
mprelle1 year ago
cool...and you must have a lot of patience...
kcli (author)  mprelle1 year ago
...and probably waaay too much time on my hands.

Finally my life is at a perfect pace!
itsraina1 year ago
I love these so much!
kcli (author)  itsraina1 year ago
Thanks...they are easy and fun to make ;-)
courtneydw1 year ago
This is seriously one of the most adorable things I've ever seen.
kcli (author)  courtneydw1 year ago
(smile)...that's probably because teensy things, like puppies, babies and kittens, have a way of being cute.
That is just the most adorable snack!
kcli (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Aww...thanks!