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Snowman Cheese Ball

Snowman Cheese Ball

Prep time15 min
Total time1hr 15min
ServingsMakes 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) cream cheese spread
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. peppercorns
  • 1 baby carrot
  • RITZ Crackers
  • 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 all remaining ingredients except crackers to resemble photo. Serve with the crackers.
Recipe Tips
  • Variation
    Prepare using reduced-fat cream cheese spread and shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese.
  • Variations
    Prepare cheese mixture as directed, then shape as follows: Yule Log: Omit Parmesan. Divide cheese mixture in half. Roll each half into log. Roll in chopped cashews and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley to resemble yule logs. Decorated Christmas Tree: Omit Parmesan. Drop cheese mixture 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 cheese mixture into 1/2-inch balls. Roll in Parmesan cheese, or in ground pecans, dry bread crumbs or chopped fresh parsley, if desired. Wreath: Omit Parmesan. Drop cheese mixture 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.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 15g 
   Saturated fat 7g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol 30mg 
Sodium 300mg 
Carbohydrate 12g 
   Dietary fiber 0g 
   Total sugars 2g 
   Added sugars 1g 
Protein 6g 
Vitamin A10 %DV
Vitamin C0 %DV
Calcium10 %DV
Iron4 %DV
Potassium2 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV

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