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11 Next-Level Cream Cheese Spread Snacks For Your Grown-Up Picnic

Dust off your blankets because picnic season is here! And these Philadelphia® cream cheese spread snacks are seriously sophisticated.

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1. Deconstructed Deviled Egg

Bright and sunny — just like you! (And let's hope the weather, too!)* ½ hard-boiled egg, halved* 2 tsp. Philadelphia® Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread* ⅛ tsp. lemon zest

Bright and sunny — just like you! (And let's hope the weather, too!)

* ½ hard-boiled egg, halved

* 2 tsp. Philadelphia® Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread

* ⅛ tsp. lemon zest

2. Cherry-Chicken Salad Crackers

So sweet, so simply classic. Other picnickers will be offended they didn't think of it themselves!* 3–5 whole-wheat crackers* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Black Cherry Cream Cheese Spread* 1 Tbsp. shredded cooked chicken

So sweet, so simply classic. Other picnickers will be offended they didn't think of it themselves!

* 3–5 whole-wheat crackers

* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Black Cherry Cream Cheese Spread

* 1 Tbsp. shredded cooked chicken

3. Hawaiian Flatbread

Throw on some sunnies, close your eyes, and you're basically there!* 1 flatbread cracker (5 inch)* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread* 1 slice applewood-smoked ham

Throw on some sunnies, close your eyes, and you're basically there!

* 1 flatbread cracker (5 inch)

* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread

* 1 slice applewood-smoked ham

4. Red Pepper Bites

First Hawaii, now the Mediterranean. What is this, an endless summer vacay with unlimited PTO?* 4–6 pita chips* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Olive With Red Bell Pepper Cream Cheese Spread* 1 Tbsp. finely chopped red pepper

First Hawaii, now the Mediterranean. What is this, an endless summer vacay with unlimited PTO?

* 4–6 pita chips

* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Olive With Red Bell Pepper Cream Cheese Spread

* 1 Tbsp. finely chopped red pepper

5. Cucumber Turkey ‘n’ Cheese

Delightfully crisp and light — and we're not just talking about the breeze.* 3 English cucumber slices (¼-inch thick)* 2 tsp. Philadelphia® Original Cream Cheese Spread* 1 Tbsp. chopped roasted turkey slice

Delightfully crisp and light — and we're not just talking about the breeze.

* 3 English cucumber slices (¼-inch thick)

* 2 tsp. Philadelphia® Original Cream Cheese Spread

* 1 Tbsp. chopped roasted turkey slice

6. Apple Bites

A little cinnamon and a lot of slice make everything at this picnic extra, extra nice!* 5 apple slices* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Honey Pecan Cream Cheese Spread* ⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon

A little cinnamon and a lot of slice make everything at this picnic extra, extra nice!

* 5 apple slices

* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Honey Pecan Cream Cheese Spread

* ⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon

7. Bread ‘n’ Butter Bites

An elevated snack that puts the "cute" in "charcuterie"!* 1–2 flatbread crackers* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Original Cream Cheese Spread* 1 slice salami, cut in half* 1 tsp. chopped bread-and-butter pickles

An elevated snack that puts the "cute" in "charcuterie"!

* 1–2 flatbread crackers

* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Original Cream Cheese Spread

* 1 slice salami, cut in half

* 1 tsp. chopped bread-and-butter pickles

8. Blueberry-Watermelon Cooler

It's not a picnic without some watermelon!* 1 small watermelon slice* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Blueberry Cream Cheese Spread* ¼ tsp. lime zest

It's not a picnic without some watermelon!

* 1 small watermelon slice

* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Blueberry Cream Cheese Spread

* ¼ tsp. lime zest

9. Sesame Boats

Lean, green, and not an ounce mean!* 1 stalk celery, cut into thirds* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Original Cream Cheese Spread* ⅛ tsp. sesame seeds

Lean, green, and not an ounce mean!

* 1 stalk celery, cut into thirds

* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Original Cream Cheese Spread

* ⅛ tsp. sesame seeds

10. Grown-up Ants on a Log

"Olive this snack. Olive it a lot!" —every guest at your picnic* 4 baby carrots* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread* 4 pitted sliced black olives

"Olive this snack. Olive it a lot!" —every guest at your picnic

* 4 baby carrots

* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread

* 4 pitted sliced black olives

11. Smoked Salmon Snackers

Plenty of poppyseed + bright pops of color = picnic perfection!* 3 poppy and sesame thin crackers* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Spread* ¼ tsp. lemon zest

Plenty of poppyseed + bright pops of color = picnic perfection!

* 3 poppy and sesame thin crackers

* 1 Tbsp. Philadelphia® Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Spread

* ¼ tsp. lemon zest

Picnic perfect! Summer just got even better with Philadelphia® cream cheese spreads.

Photographs by Lauren Zaser / © BuzzFeed.