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.