- ½ bunch Chives
- 6 ounces Cream cheese (13% fat)
- 1 teaspoon ground paprika
- 6 slices Pumpernickel bread
Rinse chives and shake dry. Cut into thin rings.
Season cream cheese with a little salt and pepper. Divide cream cheese into two bowls.
Into one bowl of cream cheese, stir in the chives. Stir the paprika into the remaining cream cheese.
Thickly spread the chive-cream cheese mixture on 2 slices of pumpernickel. Thickly spread the paprika-cream cheese on another 2 slices of pumpernickel.
Stack a paprika slice on top of a chive slice and top with a plain slice of pumpernickel. Repeat with the second set of bread slices. Press the stacks down firmly.
Secure the stacks with 6 evenly spaced toothpicks. Cut each stack into 6 cubes.