2 oz cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp sour cream
Black Paste food coloring ( I didn't have this, so I used equal parts of yellow, blue and red food coloring until I got it dark enough)
1/2 tsp chives, minced
1/8 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp fresh parsley, mincedRitz crackers
Cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters or grape tomatoes, cut into halves (width wise)
Large, ripe pitted olives
Chive pieces, cut into 1-1 /2 inch long pieces for antennas
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Remove 1 tablespoon to a small bowl and tint black. Place tinted cream cheese mixture in a small plastic bag and set aside.
Add the chives, garlic salt and parsley to the remaining, non tinted, cream cheese mixture. Spread over crackers. Arrange two tomato pieces on each cracker, for the ladybug wings.
For heads, halve the olives width wise and place one half on each cracker with the larger hole end facing up. Insert two chives into the olive head for antennae.
Use tinted cream cheese mixture to pipe spots onto wings.