With Christmas just around the corner, I'm sure many of you have tons of plans to get together with friends and family to enjoy the holidays with. And, what better way to celebrate this season, then with tons of delicious food. This Snowman Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe will be a great addition to any meal you share with your loved ones.
3packagesCream Cheese - 8 ounces each - Softened to room temperature
1cupParmesan Cheese - shredded
1/2cupMozzarella Cheese - shredded
1/2cupMonterey Jack Cheese - shredded
1teaspoonCoarse Ground Garlic Salt
1/4cupEverything Bagel Seasoning
1Tablespoon Orange Marmalade
2Black Olives - cut in small pieces - for decorating
1Carrot - tip - for Nose
A thin strip of Red Pepper for the neck scarf
In a mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese, until smooth. Add the Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, onion powder, Everything Bagel Seasoning, Pimentos, and Marmalade, and mix until well blended. Remove from the mixing bowl and place the cheese ball mixture on a large piece of parchment paper. Form 1 medium size ball, and 1 small ball from the cheese mixture. Place the medium size ball on the corn skewer, and then place the smaller one on top of the larger ball. Cover the balls in the shredded mozzarella cheese, and place on a plate, and then in the refrigerator. Cut the black olives into small pieces, and set aside. Cut the tip-off of a small carrot - for the nose - and slice a thin strip of Red Pepper for the scarf.
Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator, and place the black olive pieces on the cheese ball for the eyes, mouth, and buttons down the front. Place the small carrot tip in the center of the face for the nose. Place the red pepper strip around the cheese ball at the bottom of the small ball, for the neck. Place crackers, Bagel Chips, Garlic Chips, or crusty bread around the plate for dipping, or spreading the cheese ball. Serve and Enjoy!
Keep cheese ball refrigerated if not serving immediately, and refrigerate any leftovers.
NOTE: 'Corn Skewers' are wooden Skewers that are used for Corn on the cob, and are about 4 to 6 inches in height, and much bigger around than a regular wooden Skewer. They will hold the cheese-ball much better than a regular wooden skewer.