Appetizers & Side Dishes

Enchanted Broccoli Forest

Prep Time: 20 Min  |  Cook Time: 45 Min  |  Servings: 18  |  Calories: 300
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Enchanted Broccoli Forest
Prep Time
20 Min
Cook Time
45 Min

  • SOIL:
  • 1 loaf pumpernickel sandwich bread
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 8 oz smoked almonds - reserve 2 oz for ROCKs in the Enchanted Broccoli Forest
  • 2 Tbsp dehydrated onion
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp dehydrated onion
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp chopped Italian parsley
  • 3 broccoli crowns, washed, rinsed and trimmed into florets
  • 2 packages Sargento® Snack Bites® Colby-Jack Cheese
  • 1 package party picks
  • Serving dish - 9 x 13 or similar sized dish
  • Floral Foam - purchased from local Craft Store. Cut to fit your serving dish
  • Plastic Wrap - wrap the cut Floral Foam in plastic wrap
  1. SOIL:
  2. Preheat oven to 275. Lay bread onto baking sheet, overlapping slightly. On a second baking sheet, spread raisins and smoked almonds. Bake 45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  3. When cool, place raisins and nuts into a food processor fitted with a chopping blade. Add lid and pulse 5-6 times to roughly chop raisins and nuts. Remove lid and break bread into chunks and add to food processor bowl. Add dehydrated onions. Place lid and chop until mixture resembles potting soil. Add oil and pulse until fully combined.
  5. Add all ingredients to bowl and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate until serving.
  7. To assemble broccoli trees: skewer a Sargento Snack Bite onto party pick, leaving enough of the pick at the bottom to insert into the styrofoam base. Top with broccoli floret.
  8. TO SERVE:
  9. Wrap styrofoam block with plastic wrap and place in bottom of a baking or serving pan. Top with “soil”. Insert broccoli tree into base. Place remaining smoked almonds among the forest floor.
  10. TO EAT:
  11. Remove tree from forest, splash into onion dip pond, roll in dirt. Enjoy!

Serving Size 18

Calories 300

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 20.00g 31%
Sat. Fat 6.00g 30%
Mono Unsat. Fat 8.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 4.00g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 32RE
Vitamin C 15mg 5%
Calcium 209mg 20%
Iron 2mg 8%