Tuesday, October 27, 2015

~ Halloween Cheese Ball Appetizers ~

You can use any cheese ball recipe that you like. Once mixed thoroughly, place in plastic wrap, like Handi Wrap. Then shape into a skull or use a mask and press into that.  Chill thoroughly before serving.  You might have to chill for a bit before you can shape it.  Use sliced almonds for teeth and stuffed olives for eye balls. I kinda think I'd take the olives later for a dirty Martini!  :)

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

With a mixer, blend 16 ounces room-temperature cream cheese with 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar, 3 tablespoons minced onion, 2 tablespoons salsa, 2 teaspoons ground cumin and 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno. Scoop onto plastic wrap and use the wrap to form the mixture into a 5-inch pumpkin-shaped ball; chill at least 2 hours. To serve, unwrap, roll in crushed nacho-flavored tortilla chips or your choice of flavor, and press a bell pepper stem into the top.

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  1. Awesome Halloween food, I love it! Love the skull dip.
    Thanks for sharing sweet lady. I'm pinning.

  2. Hi Pat, what fantastic ideas for Halloween goodies. Love the skull cheese ball and the pumpkin with the nachos looks so good.. What fun this is. Thanks for sharing the recipes.
    Have a great rest of the week and Happy Halloween. xo

  3. Both of these are sooo fun and would be a great addition to a Halloween feast, especially great because it is not a sweet. Joni

  4. How fun!!! And they sound like they taste every bit as good as they look!!! I haven't had a real Halloween party in years and years!

  5. Oh...how cute!!! I make the pumpkin guy but the ingredients are a bit different.

    Thanks for your nice comment, Pat. I hope you and your area are okay after the torrential rains.

    Jane x

  6. Cute ideas:) I have a yummy cheese ball recipe with pineapple, may have to make one of these pretties! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  7. Both of those cheese balls look perfect for Halloween entertaining, Pat! I'm planning on making a pumpkin cheeseball to take to a luncheon this Friday, but next year I like the idea of the skull...too fun!

  8. Hi Pat, these appetizers are awesome, thanks for sharing!

  9. Those olives for the eyes are so spooky!!! Both of these sound amazing!

  10. Oh, this is so clever. That skeleton looks sooooo real. I will pass this on to the girls, as they always have small Halloween get togethers.


  11. Hi Pat! I wish I were hosting a Halloween party so I could make that cheese skeleton head! So clever. Pinning this one :)

  12. Just adorable, the cutest ever! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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