Lady Bugs


  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Black paste food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced green onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 36 butter-flavored crackers
  • 18 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 18 large pitted ripe olives
  • 72 fresh green onion pieces (about 1-1/2 inches long)


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Remove 1 tablespoon to a small bowl and tint black. Place tinted cream cheese mixture in a small plastic bag; set aside.

  2. Add the green onion, garlic salt and parsley to the remaining cream cheese mixture. Spread over crackers. Arrange two tomato quarters on each for the ladybug wings.

  3. For heads, halve the olives widthwise; place one half on each cracker. Insert two pieces of green onion into olives for antennae. Use tinted cream cheese mixture to pipe spots onto wings.

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2 Responses Dec 4, 2012

That looks very nice & I am sure taste great too. Thanks for sharing :)

looks good.. Going to include cream cheese on my shopping list today..