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Herbed Cream Cheese Cucumber Crackers are perfect for all your Springtime entertaining!
It seems that when Spring arrives, get-togethers, parties, baby showers, and so on, make a come back as well. It also means saying goodbye to all those delicious, stick-to-your-ribs foods, and hello to more fresh fruits and vegetables! These Herbed Cream Cheese Cucumber Crackers are the perfect snack for Springtime entertaining.
When the weather is beautiful, I don’t really want to be baking and cooking in a hot kitchen. I want to be enjoying the day and the company of my friends and family. Easy appetizers and finger foods, that are incredibly delicious, are a must!
This super easy recipe is actually a twist on classic Cucumber and Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches. Instead of bread, RITZ Crackers provide the perfect crunchy base for cream cheese blended with fresh herbs. A slice of fresh, crisp cucumber tops them off!
You want to be sure to let your cream cheese come to room temperature. This will make mixing in the herbs and spreading the cream cheese onto the crackers much easier!
Finely chop the herbs and cut the cucumber into slices that are about 1/4 inch thick, then quarter each slice.
Mix the herbs and garlic into the softened cream cheese until well-combined. Spread the cream cheese onto the RITZ crackers and top with a piece of cucumber. Easy! You can add a little pinch of smoked paprika to each cracker to add some color and a touch more flavor, if desired.
Place the Herbed Cream Cheese and Cucumber Crackers onto a serving tray. Or, to save yourself even more time, set out a bowl of the Herbed Cream Cheese, RITZ crackers, cucumber pieces, and cheese spreaders for guests to assemble their own crackers.
Your guests will love snacking on these Herbed Cream Cheese and Cucumber Crackers and you will love all the extra time you have to spend with them!
Where to Buy
You can find RITZ Crackers and all the other necessary ingredients for this recipe at Walmart!
Looking for even more RITZ inspiration? Spin the wheel on this RITZ website for more recipes! You can also head over to Walmart on April 15, 2017 for an in-store demo that’s in partnership with Peter Pan Peanut Butter! You will be given a handout with a coupon and get to spin for a chance to win a Walmart gift card or a free box of RITZ!
- 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperture
- 1 teaspoon chives minced
- 1 teaspoon basil minced
- 1 teaspoon dill minced
- 40 Ritz Crackers
- 1 large cucumber
- smoked paprika *optional
Mash the chives, basil, and dill into the cream cheese. Cut the cucumber into 10 1/4" thick slices, then quarter each slice. Spread the cream cheese onto the Ritz Crackers and top with a piece of cucumber. Sprinkle on smoked paprika, if desired.