Handmade in the Heartland: Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

11/5/13

Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

Thanksgiving Cheeseball

I mean, really.  Have you ever seen such a cute turkey cheese ball?! No you haven't! My mom was in town last week and we whipped up a lot of fun holiday treats, so get ready the next 2 months are going to be filled with so many adorable eats you wont even be able to handle it. ;) So today i give you mr. gobbler Thanksgiving cheese ball he is tasty and adorable and is sure to be the hit of the party or appetizer table on thanksgiving day.  Keep reading for the recipe. 


Thanksgiving Cheeseball

Turkey Cheese ball
2 8oz pkgs of cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons minced onion
1/2 tablespoon minced green bell pepper
1 8oz can crushed pineapple well drained
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 cup chopped pecans
decorations:
pretzel sticks
whopper candy
beef jerkey stick
candy eyes
candy corn
fruit roll up
chocolate icing or melted chocolate 

Mix all ingredients other than the pecans together until well combined, i used my kitchenaid stand mixer.  With damp hands roll the mixture into a ball and then roll in chopped pecans.  Wrap it in wax paper and put it in the fridge to chill and firm up a bit. 

Oh and btw this cheese ball is super yummy. We made this just to photograph it and it was gone in a few days with only 3 people (well really only 2) snacking on it.  It's my favorite go to cheese ball recipe. 

Decorate: 
To make the turkey "feathers" stick your pretzel sticks into the back 1/2 of the cheese ball.  To create mr. gobblers head take a stick of beef jerkey and "glue" a whopper candy on top with icing.  Then attach the nose and eyes also with icing.  We made the gobbler by cutting a little strip of fruit roll up and then laying it over the candy corn.  

If you make one of these please send me a pic! or instagram and tag me @mrsmuir - i'd love to see yours!
Thanksgiving Cheeseball

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