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Wickedly Wonderful Witchy Cheese Ball Recipe



Place this wonderful witch on your Halloween table and she’ll magically disappear!

Prep time:  15 minutes | Chill time:  4 hours | Assembly time:  15 minutes

Wickedly Wonderful Witchy Cheese Ball

Wickedly Wonderful Witchy Cheese Ball

 Ingredients

  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mixed cheeses, such as Kraft White Mexican Style Shredded Cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1  ounce envelope of Good Seasons Italian Dressing & Recipe Mix
  • 1/4 cup of green salsa
  • 2-3 tablespoons green food coloring
  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 1 ice cream cone with pointed (not flat) end
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons blue food coloring
  • 1 whole fresh jalapeno pepper
  • 2 pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut 2 thin strips (eyebrows)  plus 1 or 2 strips (witch’s mouth)
  • 2 cups angel hair shredded cabbage (coleslaw mix)
  • Toothpicks
  • 1 6-inch bamboo skewer
  • Black decorating gel
  • Assorted crackers
  • Assorted vegetables

Directions

  1. Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.  Stir in dressing mix, shredded cheeses, then jalapeno salsa.  Mix until smooth and combined.   Add green food color, several drops at a time until desired tint of green for witch’s face is reached. Make sure dip is thoroughly mixed.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or up to 24 hours.
  2. Remove the chilled cheese mixture from the refrigerator. Place the mixture on a piece of waxed paper and shape it into a round ball for the witch’s head. Place 3 strips of waxed paper around the edges of serving plate, leaving and open space in the center to place the witch cheese ball on.    This to keep the plate clean while assembling the witch.
  3. Lay out a piece of wax paper to work on.  With a 4-inch round pastry cutter, cut a circle from the flour tortilla.  Set on wax paper.  Place cone, mouth-side down, on wax paper.  In a small bowl, combine the red and blue food coloring. With a pastry brush, paint both sides of the tortilla circle, and outside of cone, with the food coloring until they are the desired color. Set aside to dry.

  4. Stick a toothpick halfway  in the wide end of the jalapeno and attach it to the center of the head to make a nose. Press the pimiento-stuffed olives into the head for eyes. Use the 2 red bell pepper strips to make eyebrows.
  5. Press the red pepper lips into the head to form the witch’s mouth.  Hold the head onto the platter with a spatula and gently pull away the waxed paper. Press the cabbage into the top of the head to make hair.
  6. Now assemble witch’s hat.   Press 6″ skewer into top center of cheese ball with pointed side facing up.  Carefully pierce tortilla and slide it down skewer to rest on top of witch’s head. Place cone over skewer.   Secure cone to tortilla with black decorating gel.
  7. Serve with crackers and assorted vegetables.

Our Recommendations:

Ateco Food Coloring Kit 6-inch Bamboo Skewers Good Seasons Italian Dressing and Recipe Mix Fiesta Oblong Serving Tray



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