Funny-Face Cheese Ball

Funny Face Cheese Ball

Funny Face Cheese Ball

Prep Time 15 minutes


Makes 24 servings (2 tablespoons cheese mixture plus 4 crackers)


2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
1-1/4 cups shredded carrots, divided
2 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 slices pimiento-stuffed olive
1 peperoncini pepper
red or yellow bell pepper pieces
96 reduced-fat shredded wheat crackers or celery sticks


  1. Beat cream cheese, cheese blend, 1 cup shredded carrots, milk, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  2. Shape mixture into ball. Arrange remaining 1/4 cup shredded carrot on top of ball for hair. Use olive for eyes, peperonicini pepper for nose and bell pepper for ears and mouth.
  3. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until serving time. Serve with crackers or celery sticks.

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