If there’s anything people love at a party, it’s cheese! A cheese ball recipe like this is always a crowd-pleaser and one of the easiest ways to feed your guests a tasty bite with a festive twist.
Classic cheese ball recipes are often served for almost every occasion. Whether it’s a big football game, a holiday dinner party, or a spooky Halloween gathering at the house, cheese balls are tasty appetizers.
This Halloween cheese ball is made like most other cheese ball recipes. The majority of the recipe is typically made up of cream cheese. This type of cheese is soft and works well for molding into different shapes, such as a spider for this Halloween version.
The cheese is flavored with a fragrant and bold spice mix like taco seasoning. You can always use your own custom blend of spices, but taco seasoning tends to have yummy spices like cumin, paprika, and garlic salt in the mix that add plenty of great flavors.
Also adding a wonderful taste to this cheese ball recipe are the chopped green onions. Green onions have that pungent onion flavor, yet aren’t as spicy as the yellow or white onions you cook with. They add a very pleasant flavor to mild cheeses like cream cheese.
It’s important to note that you need to allow for several hours of chilling time in the fridge before you can mold and shape your cheese into the spider shape shared here. If you try to mold room temperature cheese, you’ll struggle with getting a stable, neat design.
Feel free to experiment with other seasonings or garnishes with this cheese ball recipe. We used pretzel sticks for the spider legs, but you could also use veggies like celery sticks as a healthy alternative.
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