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Scary Skull Cheese Ball

Scary Skull Cheese Ball

This creamy bacon, cheddar and ranch cheese ball will be a slightly scary appetizer for any Halloween party. Perfect served with WHEAT THINS.

Prep time20 min
Total time2hr 20min
ServingsMakes 20 servings, 2 Tbsp. cheese spread and 16 crackers each.
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat white cheddar cheese (4 oz.)
  • 3 Tbsp. real bacon bits
  • 2 Tbsp. ranch dressing mix
  • 1 pimiento-stuffed green olive, cut crosswise in half
  • 8 sliced almonds
  • WHEAT THINS Original Snacks
  • Beat Neufchatel cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and ranch dressing mix in medium bowl with mixer until blended.
  • Shape into ball, then flatten into 5-inch disc.  Wrap in plastic wrap. 
  • Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Shape cheese mixture to resemble a skeleton skull as shown in photo.  Gently press olives into cheese mixture for the eyes, then press almonds into cheese mixture for the teeth.
  • Serve with WHEAT THINS.
Recipe Tips
  • Serving Suggestion
    Serve with carrot and celery sticks in addition to the WHEAT THINS.
  • Note
    This fun appetizer can be refrigerated up to 2 days before adding the olives and almonds just before serving.
  • Substitute
    Substitute Gouda or Monterey Jack cheese for the cheddar cheese.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 12g 
   Saturated fat 4g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol 20mg 
Sodium 470mg 
Carbohydrate 23g 
   Dietary fiber 3g 
   Total sugars 5g 
   Added sugars 5g 
Protein 6g 
Vitamin A8 %DV
Vitamin C0 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV
Calcium10 %DV
Iron6 %DV
Potassium2 %DV

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