Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Spider's Nest Cheese Ball




Halloween is the funnest holiday for us because we get the chance to create spooky, yet cute recipes like this one! We served this up at a small get-together with friends and within minutes, half of it was gone! This cheese ball has a sharp flavor from the cheddar and a smooth texture from the cream cheese. The poppy seeds don't really have too much flavor, but give it the look we desired, so we added some freshly ground pepper to the exterior to add a little heat. The best part about this recipe is that you could alter the ingredients to suit your palate. The only thing we wouldn't change if you are serving on Halloween, is the mustard because it gives the ball its orange tin.t Hope you all enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 pound of cream cheese at room temperature
8 ounces of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons of poppy seeds

Kitchen Essentials:

Measuring spoons
Large bowl
Spatula
Plastic wrap
Refrigerator 
Plate
Platter

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the soft cream cheese, cheddar cheese, dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce and mix until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. You could also mix in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Next, lay out a long piece of plastic wrap and scoop the cheese mixture into the center of the plastic wrap forming a ball. Carefully wrap the mixture while forming into a ball. Chill the ball in the refrigerator for two hours or more. 

When the ball is nice and firm, remove from the refrigerator. On a plate or flat surface, combine the pepper and poppy seeds. Roll the cheese ball over it until it is fully coated. Place the Spider's Nest Cheese Ball onto a platter and place plastic spiders on it. Serve with crackers.






37 comments:

  1. You are very creative with this Halloween creation. These poppy seeds do look like spider eggs :D

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  2. Festive and delicious. The perfect recipe for fall! I can see why this went so quickly at your party! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  3. Such a fun appetizer! You are indeed very creative, Mrs. P.

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    1. Thanks Angie! We love to come up with fun new ideas.

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  4. Halloween is so FUN and I LOVE me some cheese balls! :)
    www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

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  5. A great Halloween idea. That cheese ball is awesome.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. I am terrified of spiders so this honestly creeps me out lol. It is a fun idea for Halloween though!

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    1. Haha! We don't like spiders either except for Halloween time!

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  7. So spooky and fun! I hate spiders though. Ewww!

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  8. You two are so fun, I know you're the life of the party! This cheese ball sounds fabulous and it's so cute!

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  9. Cheeseballs totally remind me of dinner parties my parents would throw.

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  10. Such a fun idea! And so yummy, too. Perfect for Halloween :)

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  11. This is cute, not too creepy just the way i like it! Anymore halloween treats coming up?

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  12. That's such a creative idea for Halloween!

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  13. LOVE this spider cheese ball, you two! Very creepy and so creative to use those poppy seeds!

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  14. This is such a cute idea for Hallowing and it looks very tasty too!

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  15. This cheese ball is so festive and fun! Great entertaining idea!

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  16. Very creative! I think Halloween allows you to be very creative and challenge you if you actually have creative side (and obviously I have zero... lol). Love the spider nest cheese ball. Halloween party can be more fun with all these fun dishes!

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  17. What a delightful idea - I love your decor with the cute spiders and your recipe sounds perfect for that Halloween buffet!
    Have a great Wednesday!

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  18. This is so festive! SO cute- such a great app!

    xx Kait

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  19. Such a creative post !! I love everything about halloween.. love the way u arranged cheese ball :)

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