Creepy Halloween Cheese Ball Recipe

This halloween cheese ball recipe makes a fun appetizer for your next halloween party! It’s one of those halloween recipes that’s totally creepy and easy to create!

Halloween Cheese Ball

This is the perfect appetizer for halloween parties – we simply take our favorite cheese ball recipe and wrap it in prosciutto to create a spooky skull shaped ball.

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I love how shocked and creepy this cheese ball skull looks! You can totally change up his look with a variety of options to create fun features with.

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Halloween Cheese Ball Recipe

What is a cheese ball made of?

A cheeseball is a mixture of cream cheese, grated cheese and other seasonings. They are often rolled in a sweet or savoury coating and served with crackers.

The best cheese for creating a cheese ball is original Philadelphia cream cheese because of its rich, creamy texture. Cheese balls can be made up to a week in advance, making them awesome for party planning.

Halloween Cheese Ball Recipe

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Halloween Cheese Ball Ingredients

Easy cheese ball recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz roasted red pepper cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes
  • 4 pieces of prosciutto
  • 2 white mints
  • Black food writer
Pumpkin Cheese Ball Process

Directions:

1. Combine cream cheese, shredded cheese and chili flakes in a large bowl.

2. Stir the cheese mixture until well combined.

3. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on the counter.

Halloween Cheese Ball Process

4. Drop the cream cheese mixture into the center of the cling wrap and wrap to form a skull shape.

5. Place the wrapped cheese ball in the refrigerator for at least one hour to firm up.

6. Unwrap the skull shaped cheese ball from the plastic.

Halloween Cheese Ball Process

7. Layer prosciutto over the top of the cheese ball, draping to cover the sides of the cheese ball as well.

Halloween Cheese Ball Process

8. Trim off excess meat with a knife.

Halloween Cheese Ball Process

9. Place the cheese ball on a tray and press indentations into the cheese to create a space for eyes and a nose.

Halloween Cheese Ball Process

10. Use the black food writer to add pupils to the white mints and place them on the skull.

11. Draw a nose and mouth on the prosciutto with the food marker.

Halloween Cheese Ball Process

12. Add your favorite crackers or sliced vegetables to the tray and finish off with the skull features.

Halloween Cheese Ball Recipe

How to store:

This easy cheese ball recipe is just as good the next day, in fact, its the perfect make-ahead appetizer for a fall party! Simply store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.

Halloween Cheese Ball Recipe

This recipe is so fun to play with! Try changing it up with a few simple things…

Recipe variations:

  • Use green olives or black olives for eyes instead of mints.
  • Create a pumpkin shape using kitchen twine and a pumpkin stem instead of a skull.
  • Add green onion, sour cream or garlic powder to the cheeseball mixture for a different flavor.
  • Coating the outside of the cheese ball in everything bagel seasoning or black sesame seeds.
  • Use sharp cheddar cheese, white cheddar or Tex Mex cheese instead of cheddar.
  • Divide up the cheeseball mixture into smaller portions to create a mini version of the skull.
Halloween Cheese Ball Recipe

What to serve with a homemade cheese ball:

  • Pretzel sticks
  • Ritz Cracker
  • Tortilla chips
  • Pita chips
  • Celery sticks
  • Pretzel twists
  • Sliced green pepper
  • Carrot sticks
Halloween Cheese Ball Recipe

Cheese balls back the perfect appetizer for parties or events! Check out these delicious cheese ball recipes too.

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Halloween Cheese Ball Recipe

I love that you only need a few simple ingredients from the grocery store. I try to keep these ones on hand, so that I’m ready for our next halloween potluck!

Halloween Cheese Ball Recipe

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Halloween Cheese Ball

Halloween Cheese Ball Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This halloween cheese ball recipe makes a fun appetizer for your next halloween party! It's one of those halloween recipes that's totally creepy and easy to create!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz roasted red pepper cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes
  • 4 pieces of prosciutto
  • 2 white mints
  • Black food writer

Instructions

  1. Combine cream cheese, shredded cheese and chili flakes in a large bowl.
  2. Stir the cheese mixture until well combined.
  3. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on the counter.
  4. Drop the cream cheese mixture into the center of the cling wrap and wrap to form a skull shape.
  5. Place the wrapped cheese ball in the refrigerator for at least one hour to firm up.
  6. Unwrap the skull shaped cheese ball from the plastic.
  7. Layer prosciutto over the top of the cheese ball, draping to cover the sides of the cheese ball as well.
  8. Trim off excess meat with a knife.
  9. Press indentations into the cheese to create a space for eyes and a nose.
  10. Use the black food writer to add pupils to the white mints and place them on the skull.
  11. Draw a nose and mouth on the prosciutto with the food marker.
  12. Place on a large platter and serve with your favorite crackers or sliced vegetables.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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