Chedz Ice Cream Sandwiches – Courtesy of Susan Hall

If you like ice cream sandwiches, make them using Chedz sticks.  The savory cheese crunch goes very well with any flavored ice cream.  Since Chedz are made with high quality Tillamook cheese, we naturally selected Tillamook vanilla ice cream if we are not making homemade ice cream.  The two pair perfectly.  This would also be a fun activity for kids to make with you or on their own!

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  1. Open your bag of Chedz and pair as many Chedz sticks as you would like to make.
  2. Smear ice cream on the flat side of the Chedz sticks (not bumpy side) and stack the other one on top like a sandwich. Repeat with remaining sticks.
  3. If you would like to drizzle chocolate on top of the Chedz sandwiches, melt chocolate chips and scant of coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Watch carefully so it does not burn. Remove from microwave and stir. Using a fork, drizzle on top of Chedz sandwiches.
  4. Put in the freezer until ice cream and chocolate drizzle has set up (15-30 minutes). Enjoy your creation!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas with Chedz Topping – Courtesy of Susan Hall

Make this slow cooker chicken carnitas and add Chedz crumbs toppings to kick it up a cheesy notch for a Cinco de Mayo party or quiet family dinner.

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  1. Add the first 9 ingredients in a slow cooker: chicken, broth, onion, garlic, chipotle, cumin, black pepper, chili powder, and salt. Add lime juice if preferred. Gently toss to combine.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours until the chicken is completely tender and shreds easily with a fork. If you prefer that the chicken be more crispy, you can transfer the meat into a baking pan, pour the juice on top and broil for 5-10 minutes. We skip this step.
  3. Serve on tacos, burritos, salads, rice, etc.
  4. Crush the Chedz sticks into fine crumbs using a rolling pin, Magic Bullet or food processor. Sprinkle to taste for an extra cheesy crunch.
  5. Garnish with cilantro if preferred.
Recipe Notes

The chicken can be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 3 days, or frozen in a sealed container for up to 3 months.

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Chedz Chocolate Pecan Dates Eggs – Courtesy of Susan Hall

If you LOVE dates, you will love them with Chedz, chocolate and pecans.  Try these “eggs” for different occasions such as Easter.  You can mix up the sprinkles to your liking with coconut, nuts, sprinkles and whatever you can dream up!  Your guests will find a delicious surprise in every bite!

 

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Chedz Chocolate Dates Pecan Eggs - Courtesy of Susan Hall
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  1. Select 6 short Chedz sticks from the bag. Use the Medjool Dates as a length reference.
  2. Cut each Medjool Dates lengthwise and take out the pit. Do not cut all the way through the dates.
  3. Smear almond butter inside each Medjool Date.
  4. Stuff 1 pecan half in each date.
  5. Stuff 1 Chedz sticks in each date.
  6. Carefully close the dates together and form an egg like shape by trying to seal the top together as closely as possibly. It is ok if the Chedz sticks breaks inside.
  7. Put the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwavable safe bowl and microwave on high for about 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. If the chocolate chips have not fully melted, put back in the microwave and heat for another 30 seconds, watching to ensure that it does not burn.
  8. Dip each date in the chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl, then carefully place the date on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Sprinkle the tops of the dates with preferred toppings to taste.
  10. Put the dates in the refrigerator to allow chocolate to set up. Serve when ready. The Chedz may get mushy in the refrigerator for an extended amount of time so it is recommended that the chocolates are consumed timely. But, you shouldn't have any problems making these treats disappear quickly! :)
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Chedz Deviled Eggs – Courtesy of Susan Hall

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  1. Crush Chedz finely to get about 2 teaspons of Chedz crumbs (more or less on preference) using a rolling pin, food processor or Magic Bullet.
  2. Place eggs in a saucepan, and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover, and let eggs stand in hot water for 20 minutes. Remove from hot water, and cool. To cool more quickly, rinse eggs under cold running water.
  3. Pop out (remove) the egg yolks to a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard powder, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
  4. Fill the empty egg white shells with the yoke mixture and sprinkle each shell with Chedz crumbs (if serving immediately).
  5. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one day before serving. If not serving right away, do not sprinkle Chedz crumbs on top as it gets soft in the refrigerator (which is ok if you do not prefer the crunchiness). Sprinkle Chedz right before serving.
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Chedz Jalapeños Rings & Cheese Crisps – Courtesy of Susan Hall

This is a recipe that you can make and have 2 different types of appetizers at one time!  If you want to bring the Chedz heat up an extra notch and you like jalapeños, definitely try this!

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Chedz Jalapeños & Cheese Crisps - Courtesy of Susan Hall
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  1. Preheat oven to 450 F degrees.
  2. Crush Chedz into fine crumbs by using a rolling pin, food processor or Magic Bullet.
  3. Slice your jalapeno into thin slices or rings. Cut out seeds if you don't want them spicy.
  4. Toss jalapeno slices or rings with olive oil, Chedz crumbs, and your choice of spices: onion powder, garlic powder and/or salt,
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until jalapeno slices are crispy.
  6. Remove jalapenos from the oven and let cool.
  7. Lower oven temperature to 400 F degrees. Place the jalapenos slices on another plate or tray. Re-line your baking tray with parchment paper.
  8. Cut choice of cheese slices in half.
  9. Place 12 half slices of cheese on the parchment paper. Put one slice of jalapenos ring on the edge of the half cheese slice. See pic.
  10. Fold over the half cheese slice to cover the jalapenos ring. See pic. You will have some left over jalapenos rings that can be used as a crunchy appetizer, in addition to the cheese crisps to add variety.
  11. Bake for about 10-20 minutes or until cheese is crispy. Provolone and Havarti a little longer to bake. Be sure to check after 5 minutes so they don't burn. Remove from oven, let cool, then season with salt if desired. Serve with your favorite sauce.
Recipe Notes

Recipe inspired by: http://www.cottercrunch.com/gluten-free-low-carb-baked-jalapeno-cheese-crisps/

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Chedz Peanut Butter Chocolate Sticks – Courtesy of Susan Hall

Chocolate and peanut butter are a great combination and they are superb with Chedz sticks.  They are quick and easy to make when you have a craving for something sweet.  These may also remind you of your favorite chocolate Halloween candies.  Make them to find out which one(s) they remind you of! 🙂

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  1. Spread peanut butter on each Chedz sticks (as thick or thin as you prefer) and put on plate that can go in the refrigerator or freezer.
  2. Put in refrigerator for 20 minutes to 1 hour (depends on how cold your refrigerator is. You can also put the sticks in the freezer for faster process.
  3. Once the peanut butter has harden enough to dip in chocolate, take out. Line a plate or small pan with parchment paper.
  4. Put 3-4 ounces of chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl and 1/2 TSP of coconut oil. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and microwave in increments of 30 seconds until melted; watch carefully so it does not burn. Approximate time is 1 minute 30 seconds.
  5. Dip each stick in chocolate, remove excess chocolate and place on parchment paper until completed.
  6. Put the sticks in the refrigerator for the chocolate to harden (about 30 minutes to 1 hour). Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Chedz Cheese and Ham Sandwiches – Courtesy of Grant Hall

We love this kid and appetizer friendly recipe that our oldest son, Grant, created.  He is excited to take these little sandwiches to school and make them on his own.

Watch Grant’s instructional video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxAgQzDNG4g

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Chedz Cheese and Ham Sandwiches - Courtesy of Grant Hall
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  • 12 Sticks Chedz (Any Flavor) More or less depending on number of desired sandwiches
  • 12 Pieces Cheese Any flavor cut into quarters
  • 12 Pieces Ham Or preferred meats such as turkey cut into similar quarters as cheese
  • Optional Toothpicks Use if preferred
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  • 12 Sticks Chedz (Any Flavor) More or less depending on number of desired sandwiches
  • 12 Pieces Cheese Any flavor cut into quarters
  • 12 Pieces Ham Or preferred meats such as turkey cut into similar quarters as cheese
  • Optional Toothpicks Use if preferred
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  1. Cut cheese into 4 quarters to equal 24 pieces (if making 12 sandwiches); more or less if preferred.
  2. Cut ham or desired meat into similar quarter pieces to equal 12; more or less if preferred.
  3. To assemble: place piece of cheese on the bottom, add meat, add Chedz sticks, add cheese. Insert toothpick if using. Repeat for the remainder 11 sandwiches or desired number.
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Chedz Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches – Courtesy of Parker Hall

Here is a kid-friendly recipe that our youngest son created and kids can make this on their own!  If there are peanut allergies, omit the peanut butter or use a substitute.  Watch Parker’s instructional video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwPCGxOC5js

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  1. Pair similar size Chedz sticks on a plate or surface. Put the bumpy sides together and the smooth sides on the bottom and top.
  2. Smear peanut butter on one stick (on the bumpy side) and jelly on the other stick. Put sticks together. Repeat for next 11 sandwiches (more or less as needed).
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Chedz Mushrooms with Garlic & Oregano

Love mushrooms?  Spruce them up with Chedz!  This recipe can be fried or roasted in the oven.

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  1. If baking, preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Crush Chedz finely into crumbs using a food processor, rolling pin or Magic Bullet.
  3. Clean mushroom caps with a wet paper towel. You should have about 16-18 pieces.
  4. Chopped garlic cloves finely.
  5. If frying, add 3-4 TBS of olive oil in a pan on medium low heat.
  6. Add chopped garlic cloves to oil and fry until fragrant; be careful not to burn.
  7. Add mushrooms and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add butter and toss mushrooms.
  9. Add fresh lemon juice, toss thoroughly.
  10. Add spices: Oregano, Dried Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper to taste. Toss thoroughly.
  11. Add Chedz crumbs and mix. Serve and enjoy.
  12. If baking, arrange the mushrooms in a a 9x13 cooking dish
  13. Melt the butter in microwave or stove top.
  14. Add garlic, dried garlic, Oregano, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Add Chedz crumbs and mix thoroughly.
  15. Pour evenly over mushrooms.
  16. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or golden around the mushroom caps.
Recipe Notes

This recipe was inspired by: http://cakescottage.com/2014/05/24/roasted-mushrooms-garlic-thyme/

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Chedz Cheese Football – Courtesy of Susan Hall

We discovered how easy it is to make a cheese football decorated with Chedz sticks.  This recipe uses the similar base recipe as the Mini Chedz Cheese Ball recipe on this sight.  Any cheese ball recipe will work.  Follow the instructions to decorate the football.  Putting the Chedz sticks on the cheese football was almost like completing a puzzle.  It was fun to find the right size sticks (Chedz sticks vary in sizes) to decorate the cheese ball.  Try it yourself!

 

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  1. Mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl with an electric mixer until completely blended.
  2. Place the cheese mixture in the refrigerator to harden to make it easier to roll up into balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Take the cheese mixture out of the refrigerator and place the cheese mixture onto a sheet of waxed paper or parchment paper and form it into the shape of a football.
  4. Decorate the cheese football with the Chedz sticks (this is the fun part!) until cheese is fully covered.
  5. To add "laces", take a slice of mozzarella cheese or any preferred white cheese (even a stick of string cheese will work) and cut it into thin slices. Cut one long slice for the center of the football and smaller slices for the laces. Place the long slice horizontally along the center of the football, then arrange the small slices horizontally on top.
  6. Add the remaining Chedz around the football on the serving platter so guests can use those for dipping.
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