Quick Cream Cheese & Cucumber Crackers with Philly Cream Cheese! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Quick Cream Cheese & Cucumber Crackers with Philly Cream Cheese!

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Last week, I shared a sweet snack that I like to make for my niece, and this week I would love to share our favorite savory snack!  It is quick, simple, kid-friendly, and delicious with the help of my secret ingredient...Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread!  I also love the fresh ingredients they use in their flavors, including the one I use in this snack: Garden Vegetable.  Not only do I use this as an every day snack, I use it as a quick appetizer for when company comes over because it is tasty and pretty!


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I love this snack for a few reasons not only because it is super easy and delicious, but it is nutritious and has 3 food groups: whole grains, vegetables, and dairy.  Check, check, check!  Also, because Kraft Philly cream cheese comes in different flavors, you can switch them out to try lots of different combinations.  Let's get snacking!


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First of all, when I head to Walmart, I find the different flavors in the Dairy aisle in the cream cheese. This time I picked up the Garden Vegetable variety, which is one of my favorite flavors!  Look out for a few of my other favorites, including Chive & Onion, Blueberry, and Strawberry all made with wholesome ingredients.


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Quick Cream Cheese & Cucumber Crackers
A Vintage Zest original



Ingredients
  • Philadelphia cream cheese spread, Garden Vegetable flavor
  • Cucumber
  • Multigrain crackers, your choice!
  • Optional: Red bell pepper

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Directions

1.  Prep the cucumber by slicing into discs of any width.


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2.  Dab a bit of the cream cheese onto the center of the cracker.

  • Note: I can't say how much you will need for sure because you might have teeny tiny crackers or huge ones.  Just test one out, and then you can eat the evidence if it isn't quite right.  ;)

3.  Take a disc of cucumber and place on top.


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4.  Squish down the cucumber and watch the cream cheese spread out!


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Normally, that is all I do when I am feeding myself a snack...


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However, when company comes over, I add a bit of color with some diced bell pepper.


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Then, I spread out a few extra crackers, cucumbers, out along with my cream cheese and cucumber crackers.  Simple!


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And that's all there is to my "fancied" version.  :)  Quick prep, wholesome ingredients, and a crowd-pleasing taste that everyone enjoys.  What more could you ask for?

Enjoy!


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12 comments:

  1. These look yummy and they would make an elegant snack for guests!! and i am sure the kids would literally finish the whole thing in a minute! thanks for sharing this on Take a look Tuesday!
    Marwa @ BlossomFamily.net

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  2. I, too, love the veggie cream cheese flavor. These look yummy and easy enough to make any time! Thanks so much for sharing on The Yuck Stop Here! HUGS

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  3. Thanks! Sometimes I make it as a mini lunch to tide me over when I'm crunched for time. :) In fact, I think I'm going to make some now!

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  4. I love cucumbers with cream cheese and dill, never thought of serving it on crackers. #growingcircleshop

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  5. This looks so elegant and delicious!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  6. Hi Diane,
    What lovely little appetizer's, we will just love you Cream Cheese Cucumber Crackers. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Oooo! I can use fresh veggies from my garden to make these appetizers! Well... when it's time for harvesting, that is!


    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Please join us again this Saturday morning!


    ~ Ashley

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  8. Definitely try it, it's one of my favorites! :)

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  9. Thank you for visiting, and I hope you stick around!

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  10. That's awesome! My mom used to grow zucchinis when we were younger, but she stopped. Now it's just tomatoes, but I love those even more. Maybe I can get her to try zucchinis this season!

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  11. This sounds like a wonderful summer cookout appetizer idea! #client

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