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Holiday Cheese Balls that Win the Prize

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By Staff | Dec 20, 2017

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It’s that time of year for holiday parties whether at the office, at school, church, or social group. So much wonderful food, but cheese balls always seem to be one of the main appetizers. You can find oodles of recipes for every kind from peanut butter balls to spicy, hot jalapeno blends.

This year, why not make a holiday cheeseball that stands out above the rest? The type of cheese or ingredients going into the cheese ball doesn’t really matter – it’s what you put on it afterward that counts.

Christmas Tree Cheeseball

Easy Quick Cheeseball Recipe:
• 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
• 8 ounces sour cream
• 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
• 8 ounces ranch dressing powdered mix

Instructions:

1. Mix thoroughly. Shape into form. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours or until set. Then let the creation begin!

This scrumptious beauty was created with the basic cheese ball recipe. Shape it into a cone. After washing the vegetables, proceed to stick broccoli, cherry or grape tomatoes, radishes, and carrot slices into the cheese with toothpicks. To create the star effect in the carrots, cut a wedge into the whole carrot before slicing.

Parsley & Pimento Christmas Wreath

Create this beautiful, edible wreath by shaping your cheeseball into a wreath shape. Cover with parsley, broccoli pieces, and/or green pepper pieces. Sprinkle pimentos, or pieces of radish over the top for color!

Frosty the Snowman Cheese Ball

Create this cute snowman, compliments of Fahrenheit 350.com, by stacking your cheese balls. Cover with shredded cheese and add black olives for buttons and eyes. A carrot nose and a cheese hat complete this little guy.

Antipasto Cheeseball

Sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, black and green olives – is your mouth watering yet? Serve this tangy cheese ball with salami and crackers – sure to be a hit at any office party! Find the instructions here!

Strawberry Tree Cheeseball

This strawberry Christmas tree by Kara’s Party Ideas show a great way to create an edible tree. I would think a wonderful white or dark chocolate cream cheese fudge could serve as the base and a dip for the strawberries too. What do you think?

If you tried any of these recipes, it would be fun to know! Leave a comment!