Snowman Cheese Ball

33  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each. (dip only)

Snowman Cheese Ball Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tub (8 oz.) cream cheese spread
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  •  peppercorns
  • 1 baby carrot
  •  RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  • Mix  first 5 ingredients until blended. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Divide  cheese mixture into 3 different-size balls (1 small, 1 medium and 1 large). Coat with Parmesan. Arrange in line on serving plate to resemble a snowman lying down. (Largest ball should be at bottom of plate for the snowman's base, and the smallest ball should be at the top for the snowman**s head.)
  • Decorate  with remaining ingredients to resemble photo. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

Variation Prepare using reduced-fat cream cheese and shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese.

VariationsPrepare cheese mixture as directed, then shape as follows: Yule Log: Divide in half. Roll each half into log. Roll in chopped cashews and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley to resemble yule logs. Decorated Christmas Tree: Drop by tablespoonfuls into triangular shape on small platter; smooth top with spatula to resemble Christmas tree shape. Add a few pretzel sticks for the tree trunk and chopped red, green and yellow peppers for the ornaments. Truffles: Shape into 1/2-inch balls. Roll in grated parmesan cheese, ground pecans, dry bread crumbs or chopped fresh parsley. Wreath: Drop by spoonfuls around drinking glass on serving plate; smooth top with spatula. Remove glass. Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley and red peppers to resemble a Christmas wreath.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each. (dip only)

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 110 
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Sodium 180 mg
  • Carbohydrate 2 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Sugars 0 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 10 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 15 %DV
  • Iron 0 %DV

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