This creamy, fun cheese ball will be the hit of your Halloween party! It’s worth the work to see the look on your guests’ faces! When I made this cheese ball for a Halloween party I had to encourage our guests to cut into it and begin eating. No one wanted to disturb the face!
I found this delightful Frankenstein decorative cheese ball at Taste of Home.com. Based on the comments of people who had made this recipe I adapted it for additional flavor.
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 cartons (4 ounces each whipped cream cheese)
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Garlic Powder
Moss-green paste food coloring
Black paste food coloring
1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
3 collossal or large ripe olives
1 slice Swiss, Jack, or American white cheese
1 pretzel rod
1 small cucumber or pickle
Assorted fresh vegetables and whole grain crackers
- Beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce until smooth. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. Shape into a rectangle approximately 5-inch x 4-inch x 3-inch. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled.
- Unwrap cheese rectangle and place on a serving platter with a 3-inch side on top. Tint two tablespoons of whipped cream cheese with black paste food coloring and set aside. Mix onion powder and garlic powder in the larger portion of whipped cream cheese and tint green; spread over top and sides of rectangle.
- Arrange chopped ripe olives on top for hair and use pepperoncinis for ears. Cut one large olive in half; use half-moons cut from a thick slice of cheese and olive halves for eyes. Use the black tinted cream cheese to pipe the brow, mouth and stitches.
- Break pretzel rod in half; add a large olive to each end. Press into sides of head-shaped cheese for bolts. Cut a small piece from the end of the cucumber or pickle for a nose. Serve with vegetables and crackers. This recipes makes approximately 3 cups (one Frankenstein-shaped cheese ball).
Tips and Variations
- Pepperoncinis (pickled peppers) can be found in the pickle and olive section of your grocery store or supermarket.
- You may substitute chopped pecans for bacon in this recipe.
- Use a pepperoncini (pickled pepper) instead of part of a cucumber for the nose.