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2 (8oz) pkgs. of fat free cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup of shredded low-fat Monterey Jack cheese

1 cup of shredded nonfat cheddar cheese

1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles, drained

1/2 cup sliced green onions

2/3 cup fat free sour cream

1 medium red pepper

chopped fresh parsley

In large bowl combine cream cheese and shredded cheeses. Blend well. Stir in chiles, onions. Place mixture on sheet of plastic wrap. Shape into 12" log and bend upper 1/3 to form a candy cane shape. With plastic wrap, transfer to serving plate and reshape if necessary. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Just before serving, spread "candy cane" with sour cream. Decorate with red pepper strips to make the stripes. Use parsley to accent stripes. Serve with assorted low point crackers. Store in the refrigerator.

Makes 10 servings at 2 points each or Core + 1-Point per serving

cblessum on 1/13/2008