Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Jack-o'-Lantern Cheese Ball

I found this recipe in Woman's World magazine as little appetizers and just tweaked it create a full size cheese ball. I believe that it will become my new go-to cheese ball recipe, minus the "Halloween" theme of course, but this was just adorable!! We did an entire dinner of Halloween themed items to surprise our kids and this was one of the dishes.

Jack-o'Lantern Cheese Ball


1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, at room temperature
2 3/4 cups finely shredded Cheddar cheese, about 12 oz
1 cup shredded pepper-Jack cheese, 4 oz
2 scallions, cut into pieces
1 tsp chili powder
2 pitted black olives, from 2.25 oz can, sliced
1 longer piece of scallion


In food processor, combine cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, Jack cheese, scallions and chili powder; process until smooth and scallions are finely chopped. Transfer to bowl; cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Chop remaining 1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese; transfer to plate. Shape cream cheese mixture into a ball and roll in Cheddar. For "eyes, nose and mouth," cut olives into triangles and press onto cheese ball. For stem, insert long scallion.

Serve with crackers.

Final Photo taken by Me :)

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